Author Topic: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry  (Read 831 times)

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Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« on: Tuesday 18 April 17 20:55 BST (UK) »
Looking for someone to check and photograph a few gravestones at the Bethesda Baptist Cemetery
at Ponthenry. I have the Family History Survey microfiche, but would like photos.

Thomas Thomas died 28 April 1854, age 60
Mary Thomas died 21 October 1886, age 96 (wife of Thomas)
John Thomas died 11 January 1872, age 80
Mary Thomas died 6 May 1889, age 77 (wife of John)
Mary Thomas died 28 December 1844, age 37 (?) my question mark--may be 32 ?
Note: These stones are in the old section of the cemetery.

Thank You.
S. E. Simon, CT, USA

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Re: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 July 18 16:02 BST (UK) »
Did you ever get the pictures of Bethesda?

There is a gravestone just behind my Great Grandparent's grave which has all these names on it but the dates are all different. It also has the names Esther Jane and Harriet on it. The inscriptions are in Welsh. The picture I have of my Great Parents headstone shows this one also.

I will be going up there shortly, I'll have a look around and get some pictures for you. It is not a very big graveyard so this may well be a completely different family.

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Re: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 July 18 17:19 BST (UK) »
Hi--
    Thanks. I know the gravestones are old and hard to read. I appreciate your checking.
No--no one ever took the photos.
THANKS for trying!!
Stephen Eric Simon, CT, USA

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Re: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 July 18 18:32 BST (UK) »
I had a look around, There are 3 John Thomas that I could see, the one I mentioned d1891, Mary d1915. Another grave for John Thomas d1902 and also Jane d1909, the final one that I could see was for John M. Thomas d May 7th 1909.

The first one I mentioned has most of the names you mentioned but different dates:
Thomas d1865 aged 1.5 years
John d1891 aged 62
Esther Jane d1896 aged 16
Mary d1915 aged 76
Harriet d1952 aged 85

I will go back soon and have another look, my Grand Parents, Great Grand Parents and Aunt are all buried there so I take flowers up fairly regular.

It is not a big graveyard, trouble is that some headstones have fallen over and face downwards so there is no chance of ever reading them.

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Re: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 July 18 01:16 BST (UK) »
Hi--
   I appreciate that you have looked. I know someone said
mine were in the older section--faces a slightly different way??
THANKS!
Stephen

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Re: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 July 18 18:53 BST (UK) »
This is the graveyard https://www.google.com/maps/@51.7609223,-4.2061837,86m/data=!3m1!1e3

About 6 graves in from the chapel itself there is an open space with some headstones that face a different way but the ones I could read had the surname Samuel on them. I might get a chance to go tomorrow again, I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 July 18 00:03 BST (UK) »
Hello--
    There was a Samuel that I was related to. A Thomas married a Samuel.
You are in the right place. THANKS.
Stephen

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Re: Bethesda Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Ponthenry
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 July 18 01:14 BST (UK) »
Hello--
    There was a Margaret Thomas who married David Samuel. She died in 1916.
He died many, many years earlier.
Stephen