Ephriam Cummings Wetherby: Birth: 15 MAY 1795. Death: 1814
Title: Nancy Lacock 2025003.FTW
Title: Weatherbee Round-Up, Volume XVII, Number 2
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Note: [Nancy Lacock 2025003.FTW]
They lived on a farm in Rindge where 12 children were born. In 1804, they emigrated from New Hampshire to northeastern Pennsylvania, locating in what was then Greenfield, Luzerne County. They settled on a fine farm in which is now the southern par t of Scott Twp, Lackawanna County. It is said that Elder John Miller, the pioneer Baptist preacher helped Abraham Wetherby (this spelling used in PA) select the location of his farm, and a fine choice it was indeed. He purchased 175 acres of th e best farming land in Scott Twp. From his farm, beautiful views are open in almost all directions; on the east lies the Moosic range of mountains; to the north there is a fine view of Elk Hills in Susquehanah County, and to the west one can se e for miles of into Wyoming County. This farm is located three miles east of Waverly, PA, near Edella and the Blakely Home. The original farm has since been divided into three farms and the homestead is now (1955) owned by the Stanley Grzybowsk i family. The Wetherby Cemetery is located on this farm. It was begun in 1814 when Ephriam , youngrst son of Abraham and Joanna Wetherby, was laid to rest there. Later it became the last resting place for the Revolutionary patriot himself, his wife, si x of their children, and many of his descendants as well as many of their neighboring families and friends. The cemetery was enclosed with a well built stone wall built by John Baker and today contains over 100 graves, but is in a neglected condit ion and needs care. Abraham and Joanna Wetherby were staunch Baptists by religious faith. They were constituent members of the Scott Valley Baptist Church when it was organized in 1817, and many of its early church meetings were held in their log cabin home. They wer e hard-working, God-fearing pioneers, honest and upright in their lives and widely respected by their fellow settlers. They had 12 children, several of whom became prominent citizens of Scott Township. Today the descendants of these worthy ancesto rs are scattered...far and wide. (Note: This compilation was done by William F. Lewis and is dated 1955. Throughout, he does not have complete dates of birth, marriage, and death, but rather only uses the year of the event, which is regrettable. He does, however, pursue som e of the girls through several generations. Some information, even though incomplete, is better than no information at all.)
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