Who’s Buried Here

Do you have a Presbyterian ancestor buried at Old Pine Street Church Graveyard? That’s a possibility if your family traces its roots through Philadelphia between 1764 and the 1860s.

Here’s What You Should Know

The First and Third Presbyterian Churches shared burial privileges at Pine Street from 1764 until the 1790s when the graveyard neared capacity and otherwise amicable relationships were fractured over a minister hired by The Third Church. Each church was forced to purchase separate lots adjoining the south and west boundaries of the 1764 graveyard.

By the 1800s, First Church sold their Bank Street burial ground and reinterred 900 bodies (with gravestones) to their west-side lot fronting on Pine Street. Later, they reinterred 1400 bodies (no gravestones) to a mass grave at the newly opened suburban Laurel Hill Cemetery. First Church continued burials in their west lot until the 1860s when they abandoned the property.

In the 1950s, the Philadelphia Presbytery deeded the property to the Third Church. Old Pine Conservancy does not maintain records for the Second, Fourth or other succeeding Presbyterian Churches.

Surnames of Those Buried between 1764-1860s at The Third Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia

A

  • Abbott
  • Abeeker
  • Able
  • Adams
  • Addams
  • Agnew
  • Aims
  • Aitken
  • Aitkens
  • Alder
  • Alexander
  • Alfred
  • Alison
  • Allison
  • Allardice
  • Allen
  • Allderdice
  • Allerdice
  • Allison
  • Anderson
  • Andrew
  • Angus
  • Armstrong
  • Ashmead
  • Ashton
  • Assaca
  • Athern
  • Atkinson
  • Atwood
  • Austin
  • Ayres

B

  • Babe
  • Bagner
  • Bailey
  • Bake
  • Baker
  • Bald
  • Baldwin
  • Ballantine
  • Balknap
  • Ballanton
  • Bangs
  • Bar
  • Barclay
  • Barnes
  • Barnett
  • Barns
  • Barry
  • Barton
  • Bass
  • Baur
  • Baxter
  • Bayley
  • Baymont
  • Bayne
  • Beach
  • Beale
  • Beaumont
  • Beck
  • Been
  • Beetts
  • Bell
  • Bellos
  • Bennett
  • Berriman
  • Berry
  • Berwell
  • Biddle
  • Biggert
  • Billington
  • Bingham
  • Bird
  • Bishop
  • Bissitt
  • Black
  • Blackwood
  • Blair
  • Bleakley
  • Blight
  • Blofs
  • Bockius
  • Boggs
  • Bond
  • Bonnell
  • Bower
  • Bowie
  • Bowman
  • Boyd
  • Boylan
  • Boys
  • Boze
  • Brackenridge
  • Bradford
  • Brady
  • Brainerd
  • Bran
  • Bravard
  • Bready
  • Breck
  • Brier
  • Brobston
  • Brooks
  • Brotherton
  • Brown
  • Bryan
  • Bryant
  • Buck
  • Bunn
  • Burke
  • Burns
  • Burnside
  • Busier
  • Bussier
  • Butler

C

  • Cain
  • Calbraith
  • Calder
  • Caldwell
  • Calhoun
  • Calpin
  • Cameron
  • Campbell
  • Carlton
  • Carlyle
  • Carlysle
  • Carman
  • Carnin
  • Carpenter
  • Carr
  • Carrey
  • Carson
  • Carstairs
  • Carswell
  • Cary
  • Casdrop
  • Casey
  • Castle
  • Castleton
  • Cathcart
  • Causey
  • Chamberlain
  • Chambers
  • Charles
  • Charlotte
  • Chase
  • Cheston
  • Cheves
  • Christ
  • Christie
  • Christy
  • Churchill
  • Clark
  • Clifton
  • Clow
  • Clubb
  • Cochley
  • Cochran
  • Cole
  • Coleman
  • Collins
  • Colton
  • Colvin
  • Condy
  • Coner
  • Connell
  • Connelly
  • Conrad
  • Constable
  • Cook
  • Cooper
  • Copeland
  • Corgie
  • Corner
  • Corning
  • Cornish
  • Correy
  • Corry
  • Coulton
  • Coulun
  • Cowan
  • Cox
  • Craige
  • Crane
  • Cranston
  • Crawford
  • Creighton
  • Crowell
  • Crowley
  • Cumings
  • Cummings
  • Cunninham
  • Curgees
  • Curren
  • Curry
  • Curtis
  • Cuthbert

D

  • Dalgren
  • Davenport
  • Dalzell
  • Darland
  • Davenport
  • David
  • Davidson
  • Davis
  • Davison
  • Dawson
  • Day
  • Deakyne
  • Deamer
  • Dean
  • Defrees
  • Demer
  • Dempster
  • Dennis
  • Denny
  • Dewar
  • Dewee
  • Dewees
  • Dewell
  • Dick
  • Dickey
  • Dickson
  • Donaldson
  • Doran
  • Dougherty
  • Douglas
  • Dowling
  • Downie
  • Downing
  • Drummond
  • Drysdoll
  • Duer
  • Duffield
  • Dunagan
  • Duncan
  • Dunkin
  • Dunlap
  • Dunn
  • Dunton
  • Dutilh
  • Dutton

E

  • Eagleson
  • Eastland
  • Eaton
  • Eayers
  • Eborne
  • Eccles
  • Eckard
  • Eckel
  • Edgar
  • Edward
  • Elder
  • Eldridge
  • Elliott
  • Ellis
  • Emery
  • Erwin
  • Evans
  • Ewing

F

  • Faries
  • Faris
  • Farr
  • Farris
  • Fassett
  • Fassitt
  • Fergus
  • Ferguson
  • Ferris
  • Fifthster
  • Finley
  • Fisher
  • Fiss
  • Flack
  • Fleming
  • Forbes
  • Ford
  • Forsyth
  • Foster
  • Fowler
  • Fox
  • Frankford
  • Franks
  • Frasier
  • Frazer
  • Frazier
  • Freno
  • Frick
  • Fry
  • Fryer
  • Fuller
  • Fullerton
  • Fulton
  • Fustran

G

  • Galbraith
  • Galloway
  • Gamble
  • Gardiner
  • Gardner
  • Garner
  • Garvin
  • Gaw
  • Geddis
  • George
  • Gibbons
  • Gibson
  • Gifford
  • Gilbert
  • Giles
  • Gilmar
  • Giroan
  • Girvin
  • Glanville
  • Glover
  • Goodwin
  • Gorgas
  • Gowan
  • Graham
  • Grahams
  • Grant
  • Gray
  • Graydon
  • Greble
  • Green
  • Gregory
  • Grier
  • Griffiths
  • Grill
  • Grinshaw
  • Guiler
  • Guin
  • Guy
  • Gwin

H

  • Hadaway
  • Hadder
  • Haing
  • Hall
  • Hamble
  • Hambleton
  • Hamel
  • Hamelin
  • Hamell
  • Hamill
  • Hamilton
  • Hamlin
  • Hamma
  • Hammitt
  • Hampton
  • Hance
  • Hand
  • Hann
  • Hanna
  • Hannah
  • Hanse
  • Harding
  • Hardy
  • Harman
  • Harper
  • Harriot
  • Harris
  • Harrison
  • Hart
  • Haselett
  • Haslem
  • Hawthorn
  • Hayes
  • Hays
  • Hazzard
  • Hearn
  • Heines
  • Henderson
  • Hendry
  • Henry
  • Hepperd
  • Heron
  • Herrel
  • Hetrick
  • Heyens
  • Hibbard
  • Higgins
  • Hill
  • Hillman
  • Hodgson
  • Hog
  • Hoge
  • Hogg
  • Holmes
  • Hoover
  • Hopkins
  • Horn
  • Horner
  • Houston
  • Huble
  • Hufty
  • Huges
  • Hugg
  • Hughs
  • Hughes
  • Humphrey
  • Humphries
  • Humphrys
  • Hunn
  • Hunneker
  • Hunt
  • Hunter
  • Hurry
  • Huston
  • Hutchinson
  • Hutton
  • Hyde
  • Hyland

I

  • Ingersoll
  • Innes
  • Ireland
  • Irvine
  • Irvin
  • Irwin
  • Irwing
  • Isaacs

J

  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jaggert
  • James
  • Jamison
  • Jamson
  • Janean
  • Jannent
  • Jannier
  • Jardin
  • John
  • Johnson
  • Johnston
  • Jones
  • Joseph
  • Justice

K

  • Kain
  • Kamer
  • Kay
  • Kean
  • Kearsley
  • Keen
  • Keeple
  • Kelle
  • Kelly
  • Kelsey
  • Kemp
  • Kennedy
  • Kerbe
  • Kerr
  • Ketter
  • Key
  • Kid
  • Kilgore
  • Killigan
  • Kimbel
  • King
  • Kinkaid
  • Kirkbride
  • Kiser
  • Kissick
  • Kitchen
  • Kite
  • Kneas
  • Knowles
  • Knox
  • Kyle

L

  • Lafferty
  • Lage
  • Laird
  • Lake
  • Lambert
  • Lancaster
  • Lanning
  • Lapsley
  • Larremore
  • Latimer
  • Lawerance
  • Lawrence
  • Lawton
  • Leach
  • Lee
  • Lees
  • Lennox
  • Lenox
  • Lept
  • Lerah
  • Lewis
  • Lindge
  • Lindsey
  • Lines
  • Lingbar
  • Linnard
  • Linton
  • Lisle
  • Litteu
  • Little
  • Logan
  • Long
  • Longcope
  • Longstreth
  • Louden
  • Loughery
  • Lowell
  • Lowrey
  • Lumsden
  • Lybrand
  • Lyell
  • Lyndall
  • Lytle

M

  • Maag
  • Maars
  • Macary
  • Macauley
  • Maccoun
  • Macfarlane
  • Macken
  • Mackie
  • Maclean
  • Madison
  • Maffet
  • Maffit
  • Maguelin
  • Mailet
  • Mains
  • Malin
  • Manfield
  • Mann
  • Margaret
  • Mark
  • Marks
  • Marroe
  • Marshall
  • Martin
  • Marven
  • Mason
  • Masters
  • Matland
  • Mathison
  • Matthews
  • Maxfield
  • Maxwell
  • Maylin
  • M’Call
  • McAllister
  • McCabe
  • McCall
  • McCalla
  • McCalley
  • McCalpin
  • McCaner
  • McCarragan
  • McCauley
  • McCawley
  • McCehan
  • McClellan
  • McClemons
  • McCleod
  • McClornan
  • McClure
  • McColluch
  • McConnell
  • McCorkle
  • McCormick
  • McCowan
  • McCracken
  • McCrea
  • McCreary
  • McCuddle
  • McCulloch
  • McCully
  • McCutchen
  • McCutcheon
  • McDonald
  • McDonell
  • McDowell
  • McElweine
  • McFadden
  • McFarlan
  • McFarland
  • McFarlane
  • McFayden
  • McFee
  • McGayhey
  • McGill
  • McGinley
  • McGlathery
  • McGoffin
  • McGowan
  • McGregor
  • McHenley
  • McIlvane
  • McIlvaine
  • McIntire
  • McIntosh
  • McKaraher
  • McKay
  • McKean
  • McKee
  • McKeighin
  • McKeller
  • McKenley
  • McKenzey
  • McKewan
  • McKibben
  • McKinley
  • McKinsey
  • McKinzie
  • McLane 
  • McLeod
  • McLoud
  • McMaken
  • McMackin
  • McMullen
  • McMullery
  • McMullin
  • McNair
  • McNear
  • McPhearson
  • McShane
  • McTaggert
  • Mease
  • Meeker
  • M’Elwee
  • Mercer
  • Merrack
  • Merritt
  • Mewhinney
  • Michel
  • Mifflin 
  • Milledoler
  • Miller
  • Milligan
  • Mills
  • Milner
  • Minach
  • Mingle
  • Mitchell
  • Monarch
  • Mitchelmore
  • Moffet
  • Moffit
  • Monk
  • Monks
  • Montgomery
  • Moody
  • Moore
  • Morris
  • Morrison
  • Morrow
  • Morten
  • Mortimer
  • Morton
  • Moss
  • Moylan
  • Mullen
  • Murphy
  • Murray
  • Murry
  • Myerle
  • Myers

N

  • Napier
  • Nassau
  • Neal
  • Neff
  • Neill
  • Neilson
  • Nelson
  • Newell
  • Nicholson
  • Nightengale
  • Nilson
  • Noble
  • Norberry
  • Norqua
  • Norris
  • North
  • Nutter

O

  • O’Brien
  • Ogden
  • Olmstead
  • O’Neill
  • Ord
  • Orr
  • Orvine
  • Osbourn
  • Osbourne
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Owen
  • Owens

P

  • Paisley
  • Palmer
  • Papley
  • Papper
  • Park
  • Parker
  • Parkhill
  • Parkinson
  • Passmore
  • Paterson
  • Patterson
  • Patton
  • Paul
  • Peace
  • Peal
  • Pearson
  • Pegg
  • Pennman
  • Penton
  • Peoples
  • Pepper
  • Perkeson
  • Pert
  • Peters
  • Peterson
  • Petitt
  • Pettit
  • Philips
  • Phillips
  • Pickands
  • Picker
  • Pidgeon
  • Pierce
  • Pile
  • Pink
  • Pinkerton
  • Polk
  • Porter
  • Potter
  • Potts
  • Prichard
  • Provost
  • Prowell
  • Purves
  • Purviance
  • Purvis

Q

  • Quige

R

  • Rain
  • Ralph
  • Ralston
  • Raquat
  • Raser
  • Ray
  • Raybold
  • Raymond
  • Reaird
  • Reed
  • Reeves
  • Reid
  • Reilly
  • Resird
  • Reynolds
  • Rice
  • Richards
  • Richardson
  • Rickie
  • Riddel
  • Riddle
  • Ridge
  • Riffets
  • Rigal
  • Rippon
  • Risk
  • Ritchie
  • Rob
  • Robb
  • Roberdean
  • Robert
  • Robertson
  • Robinson
  • Rogers
  • Rolph
  • Roney
  • Rosbothem
  • Rose
  • Ross
  • Round
  • Rowan
  • Rowley
  • Ruddach
  • Rush
  • Russell
  • Rutherford
  • Ryan

S

  • Sadler
  • Salter
  • Samuel
  • Sankey
  • Sargeant
  • Savage
  • Sawyer
  • Sayers 
  • Sayres
  • Schaffer
  • Schellenger
  • Scott
  • Seabrook
  • Sears
  • Sedley
  • Seip
  • Selby
  • Sergeant
  • Sergent
  • Service
  • Shankland
  • Sharp
  • Sharswood
  • Shaw
  • Shepherd
  • Sheppard
  • Shields
  • Shippen
  • Shuff
  • Shults
  • Shultz
  • Shurtleff
  • Shute
  • Sim
  • Simons
  • Simpson
  • Singleton
  • Skellenger
  • Skinner
  • Sleeth
  • Sloan
  • Small
  • Smallwood
  • Smiley
  • Smith
  • Snowden
  • Snyder
  • Somerville
  • Spangler
  • Sparks
  • Spence
  • Spencer
  • Sprogell
  • Staddard
  • Stanclift
  • Standly
  • Stedman
  • Steel
  • Steele
  • Steen
  • Stephens
  • Stephenson
  • Stevens
  • Stevenson
  • Steward
  • Stewart
  • Stillwell
  • Stock
  • Stoddard
  • Stoops
  • Stothart
  • Stow
  • Stratton
  • Struthers
  • Stuart
  • Summers
  • Sutherland
  • Sutter

T

  • Taggart
  • Taggert
  • Talman
  • Tarrant
  • Tarrent
  • Tatem
  • Taylor
  • Tempest
  • Tharp
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Thomson
  • Thornhill
  • Thornton
  • Tingley
  • Tittermary
  • Toby
  • Tod
  • Toland
  • Townsend
  • Traquair
  • Troy
  • Trump
  • Tumbleston
  • Turnbull
  • Turner
  • Tuster
  • Tustian
  • Twaddell
  • Tybout
  • Tyler

U

  • Urquhart

V

  • Valentine
  • Vallance
  • Vallence
  • Van Beck
  • Vance
  • Vanderchamp
  • Vannorus
  • Vanuxen
  • Van Wrigh
  • Vernon
  • Vinton

W

  • Waigh
  • Waine
  • Wakeford
  • Walker
  • Wallace
  • Wallhimer
  • Walters
  • Wands
  • Ward
  • Warden
  • Ware
  • Warren
  • Warrington
  • Waters
  • Watkins
  • Watson
  • Wayne
  • Weaver
  • Wedie
  • Weeks
  • Whelden
  • Whilden
  • Whiley
  • Whilldin
  • White
  • Whitenburg
  • Whiting
  • Whittingtom
  • Wickes
  • Wightenburg
  • Wigton
  • Wildie
  • Wiley
  • William
  • Williams
  • Willover
  • Willower
  • Wilson
  • Winemore
  • Wing
  • Winnemore
  • Wood
  • Woodcock
  • Woodman
  • Woods
  • Woodside
  • Woodward
  • Work
  • Wray
  • Wright
  • Writer
  • Wurts
  • Wynimore

Y

  • Yard
  • York