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Stewart Cemetery

The Port Penn Area Historical Society maintains the Stewart Cemetery, named after the founder of Port Penn. This is the private cemetery of the Stewart family; several generations of the family are buried here.

The cemetery was used for almost 150 years: the earliest burial was 1793, the latest 1944. The photo below shows how the cemetery looks today.

Four generations of David Stewarts are buried here:

David Stewart II     (1733 – 1793)
David Stewart III     (1777 – 1827)
David Stewart IV     (1813 – 1899)
David Stewart V     (1845 – 1915)

David Stewart I (1707 – 1776), the founder of Port Penn, is buried in St Georges. There is another David Stewart buried in the Stewart Cemetery; he was the nephew of David Stewart IV and died as a child.

Stewart Cemetery

Below is a chart showing the location of the stones, and below that is information on the people buried here. This is part of the brochure that is available at the cemetery. Note that the stone on the left in the above photo is designated "5-2" on the plot below.

Stewart Family Cemetery

The full brochure is available here.



Burials


Site Name Inscription
1-1 Thomas Robinson

died Sept 22nd 1831 / aged 63 yrs

1-2

Eliza Stewart Robinson

David Stewart Robinson
Thomas Robinson
Eliza Robinson

wife of Thomas Robinson / died July 26th 1809 / aged / 31 yrs and 10 mos
August 13th 1799 / aged 1 yr & 7 mo
August 16th 1803 aged 2 yrs
Dec 1809 aged 9 mo
1-3 Mary Cox & John Cox

died Sept 22nd 1831 / aged 63 yrs

1-4 N/A missing or illegible [see note 1]
1-5 N/A plain cement [see note 1]
1-6 N/A plain cement [see note 1]
2-1 Nicholas Nixon In memory of / Nicholas Nixon / who departed this life / 26 Sept, 1793, aged 31 yrs.
2-2 Rachel Nixon Rachel Nixon / who died Nov. 14th / 1789 / aged 20 yrs / she was a fervent Christian / and affectionate wife and a / tender parent
2-3 Dr David Stewart [II] In memory of / Dr. David Stewart / who departed this life / 29 Sept 1793 / aged 59 years
2-4 Mary Van Dyke Stewart Mary Van Dyke / Relict of / Dr. D Stewart / died 18th May 1820 / aged 71 years & 8 mos
2-5 Ann Stewart Ann Stewart / died Aug 1800 / aged / 25 years & 5 mos
2-6 James V. D. Stewart James V. D. Stewart MD / died Dec 25th 1812 / aged 32 yrs 9 mos
2-7 Dr. David Stewart [V]
Esther Stewart
Dr. David Stewart / 5th / 1845 – 1914 /
Esther Stewart / 1857 - 1944
3-1 Wm W. Darrach Wm W. Darrach / died Sept 15th 1827 / aged 18 years / & 2 mos
3-2 John Darrach

Mary Jane Darrach
John Darrach / died at the age of 28 years / Oct 16th on his birthday / 1809 /
Mary Jane D. / died July 5th 1808 / Et. 4 mos & 28 dys

3-3 Margaret Stewart Darrach Margaret / relict of / John Darrach / born Nov 8, 1783 / died Aug 15, 1872
3-4 Grace Sharp Grace Sharp / died Dec 25th 1822 / aged 65 yrs
3-5 Elizabeth O’Hea Elizabeth O’Hea / born in Ireland / died Dec 17th 1877 [see note 3]
4-1 Sarah Lee Stewart
H. Phillippa Lee Stewart
David Stewart
Sacred to the memory of / Sarah Lee /
H. Phillippa Lee / &
David / children of / K J & Hannah Stewart 1817
4-2 Kensey Johns Stewart Rev Kensey Johns / Stewart DD / born at New Castle Del / March 12, 1817 / entered into rest / June 10, 1902
4-3 Susannah Johns Stewart Susannah Johns / relict of / Dr. David Stewart / born Dec 16, 1789 / died Dec 5, 1862
4-4 Dr David Stewart [III] Dr. David Stewart / died April 12th AD 1827 / aged 50 years & 2 mos
4-5 Mary E. Kennedy Stewart Mary E. Kennedy / wife of / Dr. D Stewart / Died April 29th 1810 / Aged 21 years & 5 mos
4-6 Margaret L. Kernohan Margaret L. Kernohan / died / Dec. 30, 1863 / aged 68 yrs / and 5 days [see note 3]
4-7 N/A missing or illegible [see note 2]
4-8 Dr David Stewart [IV] Sacred / to the memory of / David Stewart MD / born in Port Penn / Feb 14, 1813 / entered into rest / Sept 3rd AD 1899 / a ruling elder 62 years / marking a perfect man
4-9 Emma P. Stewart Sacred / to the memory of / Emma P / wife of / David Stewart MD / born / April 1 1821 / died Sept 19, 1904
4-10 Mary Elizabeth Kennedy Stewart Sacred to the memory of / Mary Eliza Kennedy / Stewart / born / Dec 25, 1819 / died / Mar 20, 1903
5-1 Dorothy Stewart Kingsland Dorothy Stewart / Kingsland / February 16, 1885 / June 30, 1919
5-2 Emma Stewart
Mary Stewart
Emma Stewart / 1850 – 1922
Mary Stewart / 1862 - 1918

Notes

Notes courtesy of William Stewart

Note 1 – A chart of the graveyard found in an envelope dated 1909 from David Stewart 5th to his brother Thomas Dale Stewart indicates that in the area of stones 1-4 to 1-6 are the unmarked graves of Mary A. Livermore, daughter of Elizabeth Stewart and Thomas Robinson, and her two sons Wm W D Livermore who was drowned while bathing at the age of 21 years and URIGE(?) R. Livermore who died about the age of 22 of spotted fever.
Note 2 – the same chart indicates stone 4-7 is Elinor Dale, daughter of James B. and Mary D. Stewart, born Dec 1, 1883, died Sept 5, 1884
Note 3 – Census information indicates Elizabeth (O'Hea) was a cook for the Stewart family and Margaret (Kernohan) was a friend of Margaret (Stewart) Darrach. The recollections of David Stewart IV say Margaret (Kernohan) was a cousin, related through Mary E. Kennedy, first wife of David Stewart III. When Margaret’s mother died, she was placed in Mary’s care. When Mary died, she was placed in Margaret (Stewart) Darrach’s care.