|These two rounded stone tops on the pillars that lead into|
the churchyard at St. James are the oldest features on the
grounds. They were carved from sandstone by Lancaster
stonecutter Tobias Reem in 1762.
THOMAS COOKSON - What I found most interesting was his headstone which sits in the wall of St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Lancaster, PA. It is embedded in the wall behind the organ. Mr. Thomas Cookson, Esq. lived on East Orange Street in the city, but I have been unable to determine the exact address.
|The church Mr. Cookson helped to build.|
|Jasper Yeates home on S. Queen St.|
|Yeates tombstone/monument in the|
St. James Churchyard.
|The front of his memorial in the churchyard|
|The rear of the memorial stone|
Well, if you have ever traveled to Lancaster and visited St. James' churchyard, you would know that my list of famous and revered members of the church who are buried in the churchyard could go on and on forever. I have chosen these three as a start and perhaps on my next visit will pick a few more and write about them. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.