Pg 2 - Bucks County Burial Grounds – Feaster and Hagaman Burial Grounds
History of Feaster – Hagaman Burial Grounds
Names copied from stones, typed, indexed and history taken from records of Mrs. Chester L. Fesmire, Sr. who lives in the hone (built 1806) next to the Burying Grounds, by Mrs. Wilbur S. Cornett, Sackettsford Road, R.D. #1 Ivyland PA. A member of the Lenape Chapter NSDAC (ed. - NSDAR?) and the Bucks County Chapter NSDAR. April 25, 1969.
Lutheranism in Bucks County 1734-1934
Services were to be conducted in the homes. The site of Lutheran activities is to be definitely located as the Feaster Burying Grounds, two miles south of Richboro, PA. The tract consisting of an acre of ground, by lease and release granted and confirmed in 1748 was for the use benefit and behoof of the Religious Society of People distinguished by the name of Lutherans and no other.
Ground purchased 1748 by John VanHorn to 1871. $1500.00 bequested to Trustees of Reformed Church Addisville upon condition that they obligate themselves to care for the Feaster and Hagaman Burying Grounds for perpetual care that was one Lutheran Mission in Northampton Township.
This was mainly supported by the VanHorn family. The Burying Grounds are located on Middle Holland Road and is said to have many graves but only a few stones mentioned here remain. At light Richboro, coming from Phila. On route 232, turn right onto Richboro and Newton Rds. Route 332. Go to Holland Rd. turn right, go to Middle Holland Rd. turn left, it is on the left side of the road about a city block and has a stone wall around it.
1st Row (left side of front gate, front to back)
Revolutionary Soldier, in memory of David Feaster who departed this life September 30th 1808 aged 69 years, 6 months (Ed – 1739 -1808)
In memory of Mary Feaster wife of David Feaster who departed this life (dates worn March 28?, 17? ? 44th year? of her age.
In the fourth row –
Many other Feasters are listed, including J.R.F and J.F. and a Mary Feaster aged 44 who died 17??.
(Editor – David and Mary are interesting because the Bucks County PA Abstract of Wills 1686-1795 says that Henry and David are the sons of John Feaster. The John Feaster in the Abstract did not name a wife in his will so she was probably dead. Rachel Feaster, the wife of John Feaster above, preceded him in death. John Feaster in the abstract died Dec 18, 1775 so it almost certainly the same John Feaster.
One possibility could be
John and Rachel are parents of David and Henry, David is the person buried in Row 1 and Henry is the person buried in Row 2. However, it is not clear that all of these folks are the connected.
Revolutionary Soldier, Henry Feaster who departed this life (rest illeg. Aug ? 2nd 1821 or 1822?
In memory of Susanna Feaster wife of Henry Feaster who departed this life Dec 9th 1794 in the 54th yr of her age (Ed 1740-1794)
(Editor – Feaster Genealogy has Henry Feaster 1731-1822 and Susanna Feaster. Henry is said to be a Revolutionary War soldier, living in Bucks County. Henry was married three times and Susanna was his second wife. Based on the birth dates of children born to Henry’s third wife, Susanna must have died prior to 1800. These are almost certainly the proper Feasters).
(Editor - John Feaster is listed next to Henry in the cemetery. Perhaps this is the proper John Feaster. Henry could have been buried next to his father.
(Editor – There are many other Feasters listed, but it is impossible to directly link them to this family.)