Old Malta Hall

by Joan Lyons, Curator of The Old State Bank Museum

The Methodist Episcopal Congregation of Perryopolis erected this building in 1832 at a cost of $500. It was used by the Methodists until 1888, when the present building was erected. Church membership in 1888 was 75. Gravestones can be seen to the left of the building in the photo above. A list of those still legible in the 1960’s appears below.

Also by Joan Lyons: the Providence Meeting House and the cemetery list for the Providence Meeting House.
* “No stone” indicates that this burial was noted in a family Bible, but no grave marker could be found.
Alexander, Rob. I. Died Apr. 5, 1851 In the 66th year of his age. Remember me as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I, as I am now , so you must be, prepare for death and follow me.
Alexander, Susan Wife of Robert Alexander (remainder illegible)  
Anderson, John R. Son of C.U. & A. Anderson Died Oct. 2, 1865 Age 7 yrs., 7 mos. & 5 days  
Apage, Elizabeth Died Mar. 17, 1846 in the 20th year of her age.  
Baker, Harriet Dau. of Jonathon & Hannah Baker Died Jan, 1, 1839 Age 4 years, & 14 days  
Baker, Jonathon In memory of Jonathon Baker, who departed this life July 11, 1837 Age 45 years, 1 mo., & 6 days Blessed are they that dwell in the Lord.
Baker, Mary In memory of Mary Baker, who departed this life Aug. _ 1832, in the _7 year of her age.  
Bazier, Calvin Co. D. 32nd U.S.C.T.  
Blackledge, Infant Son of Hiram & Letitia Blackledge  
Carlisle, Jane Wife of Wm. Carlisle Sr. Died Oct. 9, 1819 Age 73 years & 6 mo.  
Cramer, Josiah W. Son of H. & C. Cramer Died __16, 1855  
Ebert , Mary Jan. 26, 1795 - June 28, 1874  
Ghrist, Nancy J. Dau. of _& M. Ghrist Died May 12, 18_ Age 5 yrs. 7 mo. & 5 days  
Hough, John P. Son of Bennett & Elizabeth D. Hough Died Apr. 14, 1873 Age 9 mos. & 19 days This little treasure God has snatched in early bud away To blossom in that world above Where it will not decay
Jacob, Strawn Jr. Son of ____b & Deli___ Strawn Died ___15, 1850 Aged 4 years, 8 mos., 11 days  
McConnell, Robert January (remainder illegible)  
McCulley Infant Son Thomas Died 1842 No stone*  
McCulley, Martha ( H or B ) Dau. of J.W.& L. McCulley Born Apr. 5, 1845 - Died Mar. 7, 1850 Scarlet Fever Age 4 yrs., 11 mo., 4 days  
McCulley, Mary L. Oct. 10, 1848- Mar. 24, 1850 No stone*  
McCulley, Virginia Scott Nov. 8, 1856- Dec,. 22,1867 No stone*  
Nielsons, Albert M. Son of A. & _ Nielsons (remainder illegible)  
Pect, William Died __20, 1861 Age 2 years & 8 mos.  
Sechrist, Lucinda Wife of William Sechrist Murdered ___dr Sept. 5, 1853 Age 35 or 36 years  
Shock, Jacob Died Aug. 12, 1817 In the 41st year of his age  
Shock, Marcy Wife of Jacob Shock Died A__. 15, 1874 in her 77th year.  
Shunk, John Harrison Son of G. & A.E. Shunk Died Apr. 13, 1817 Age 10 years  
Speelman, Robert I. Died Jan. 9, 1843 Age 1 yr., 2 mos., & 4 days E'er time could last, or sorrow fade, the Lord with tender care, this lovely but to heaven conveyed, and bade it blossom there.
Strawn, Andrew Stewart Son of Joel & Caroline Strawn Died July 23, 1817 Age 5 mos., & 21 days  
Strawn, Infant Dau. of J. & D. Strawn  
Strawn, Jacob Died Dec. 18, 1855 In the 62 year of his age Lord has gladly called away.  
Strawn, John Son of J. & D. Strawn Died Nov. 10, 1812 Age 10 years, 7 mos. 3 days  
Strawn, Mary Died Apr. 8, 1840 Dau. of Joel & Caroline Strawn Age 2 years, 1 mo. & 29 days  
Strawn, Sarah K. Dau. of Joel & Caroline Strawn Died Apr. 4, 1840 Age 4 years & 26 days  
Strawn, Sa____ Dau. of J.&.D. Strawn Died Nov. 9, 1812 Age 3 years, 7 mos., & 17 days  
Sutton, Jane Brown Feb. 7, 1778 - fall of 1852 No stone*  
Sutton, Margaret Died June 7, 1856 Age 21 years & 13 days  
Sutton, Mary ( Polly ) Wife of Samuel Sutton Died Aug. 25, 1865 Age 55 yrs.  
Sutton, Nehemiah 1769 - Nov. 20, 1853 No stone*  
Unknown The last words this youth had to tell, He spoke and said all was well.  
Williams, William R. Son of Francis Williams Died Oct. 22, 1846  
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