Jacques Cemetery article Daily Mail 28 Dec 1977 Hagerstown, Maryland

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Jacques Cemetery article
Daily Mail 28 Dec 1977
Hagerstown, Maryland - (Photo b Or* Gilbert Hull with tombstone in th*...
(Photo b Or* Gilbert Hull with tombstone in th* "re-discovered" Jacqtwt family cemetery «t Qre*n Spring Ann Erntt) Furnace. Old burial plot of county family rediscovered at Green Spring By ORA ANN ERNST ' A "mini-safari" near Ihe site'of Ihe oln Green Spring Furnace has resulted in the re- discovery discovery of Ihe Lancelot Jacques family cemetery, a burial plot that Jacques def ceridants:-.thouglii was obliterated by construction construction of Interstate Itoule 70. In tl:e accompanying photo, Gilbert Hull, Clear Spring resident who led the exploring parly, reveals one of the several tombstones that were founil. None of Ihe 150-year-old grave maikeis . are in good condition, and all are illegible or nearly so. The burial plot is hidden in brush on a hillock reached 6y lording or leaping -- Ihe forked Green Spring Hun. -. ' The "Green Spring Cemetery"- is so marked on a 1962 survey map published by Ihe Washington County Soil Conservation Service. Service. Andrew "Jack" .Michael, present oivner of the farm that conlains the.Jacques plot, recalls that v tV.e grave markers were more reailable when he purchased the property in 1959. -.. . " An iron fence, remembered by Jacques relatives, is gone but Michael believes that a piece of it now serves as a.lamp post at a Cteai Spring residence. · V'. The late George Lancelot Brewer, a ·J.lcqucs descendant wlto lived ai Cedar Lawn, had researched the family tree headed by Lancelot Jacques.a French Huguenot u ho settled at Green Spring and developed a thriving iron ind-jslrj; there in 1768. Itcco'rds found by Brewer list the following following burials in ihe Green Spring Cemetery: LVnton J. McCoy, 1850; Demon J. McCoy, 181!: Arthur Jacques; 1815; Sarah Jacques, 1848; John G. Jacques, IMS: Mary Jacques, . 1(119; Ann Jacques, 1881; Man 1 Jacques, 1885; Olive N'hitson, W73; Susan K. Mowers, 1833; -· Harry K.'[towers, 1871; Viola Moore. 1906; Hrakiah liickson, "1S»; and Lancelot Jacques. Jacques. 1813. Although tlw first Lancelot Jacques in Ihis area was a bachelor, he had a nephew who bore his name, and each succeeding .' generation lists a Lancelot Jacques, One, n grandfather of George Brewei. .married Julia Ann Gehr and operated a store and post office at Indian Springs during Civil \V;ir times. ' , .· Ho was originally buried at Green Spring, but his body uas removed by his son. Uincetol Jacques, of Smithsburg and taken lo Sinillisburg for rcburial about 1915. I ^ ^ Ili-ulilg lv/1 I I U U J K 1 I tlUULU lillD,

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  2. 28 Dec 1977, Wed,
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