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Morris Llewellyn Family Cemetery

near Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA

snowy lansdscape road on left
Looking North from Youngsford Road
overgrown woods in snow
South of Youngsford Road
1851 map highlights site of Llewellyn farm and cemetery
John Levering’s 1851 map of Lower Merion, detail. Gladwyne (Merion Square) is at lower right.

The Morris Llewellyn Family Cemetery dates to at least 1734, when “Young’s Ford Road” was created. The cemetery occupies 0.319 acres along the East side of Youngsford Road between Limberlost Lane and Stony Lane in Gladwyne, PA. The lot measures approximately 45 feet by 537 feet, and has fallen into disrepair. In 2003, none of the headstones are visible, and the lot is overgrown with trees and bushes.

Morris Llewellyn purchased approximately 500 acres of farmland in Haverford in 1697 for 100 pounds from the estate of Nathaniel Pennock. His son, Morris Llewellyn, Jr. received 400 acres in Gladwyne in the early 1700s in an area then called Indian Fields. The cemetery is marked on the map of John Levering in 1851 in Jonathan Llewellyn’s property, which by that time had reduced to 25 acres.

It is unknown how many members of the family were buried here.The only stone known to exist is that of a daughter of George and Margaretta Knorr, who died in 1832. Before 1895, some remains were removed and re-buried at “Old Dutch Cemetery” (St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran) and “Baptists on the Gulph” (Lower Merion Baptist Cemetery). It is not known if any remains were left at Llewellyn Family Cemetery.

Information on this page courtesy of S. Hamill Horne of the Lower Merion Historical Society.