Gravesite of William Theaker Coyan
I took the following pictures of the grave markers for William Theaker Coyan (brother of my gggg-grandfather Hugh Coyan), his 2 wives Hannah and Caroline, and sons William H. and Milton Sutton Coyan, in 1998 on one of my trips to McKeesport, Allegheny county, PA.
Above is the grave of William Theaker Coyan. The stone, too worn to be discerned in this photo, reads as follows: "Loving ____. Wm. Coyan, born Oct. 27, 1805. Died Aug. 04, 1891"
Above is the grave of Caroline Lumm Coyan, the first wife of William T. Coyan. Her marker is just to the right of William's. It reads as follows: "In Memory of Caroline. Consort of Wm. Coyan, Who departed this life May 27, 1845. Age 32 years, 2 months, and 9 days."
Above is the grave of Hannah J. Coyan, the 2nd wife of William T. Coyan. She also died at an early age. William would not marry again. Hannah's marker reads as follows: "Hannah J. Wife of William Coyan. Died July 2, 1852 in the 42nd year of her age". There is a bible scripture at the bottom but I was not able to make it out. This marker has fallen over and my photo was taken while standing over it.
Above is the grave of William H. Coyan, son of Wm. & Caroline Coyan. William H. was tragically murdered during the Civil War by a fellow Union army soldier in the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves. His marker reads as follows: "William H., son of Wm. and Caroline Coyan. Born Dec. 23, 1840. _____ in Maryland, July 2_, 1861. Montgomery(?) County, D.C. 20 years in age."
Above is the grave of Milton Sutton Coyan, son of Wm. and Caroline Coyan. His marker reads as follows: "Milton Sutton. Son of Wm. and Caroline Coyan. 1844-1911. Servc. PRV1C(?)".
This is a picture of the gravesites mentioned above. To the left, and out of the picture, is the marker of William's wife Hannah. That marker lies (unfortunately) flat on the ground. Markers shown L to R are: William T. Coyan, wife Caroline L . Coyan, son William H. Coyan, and son Milton Sutton Coyan.