Old Griffith Cemetery-Burial Ground on Mac Lowman's Place

Located on the property of Penrhyn S. Watts Jr. at 8187 Telegraph Road in Severn/Odenton area of Anne Arundel County. The graveyard is located in a wooded area of the property near where the Severn Run crosses Telegraph Road. Sold from the Griffith family to the Lowman family in the late 1800's, and from that time cemetery known as the "Burial Ground on Mac Lowman's place."


#NameBirth DateDate of DeathInscription
1Basil Griffith3 June 18459 April 1880 "In thee O Lord I put my trust"; Basil Griffith; son of Charles R. & Mary A. Griffith; born June 3, 1845 Died April 9, 1880
2Mary Anne Griffith23 Jan 182226 June 1865 Mother, Mary Ann Griffith, Wife of C. R. Griffith; Born January 23, 1822; Died June 26, 1865
3Chas. C. Griffith14 April 187412 aug 1899 Chas. C. Griffith; Husband of Ahrie G. Griffith Born April 14, 1874; Killed by lightning August 13, 1899; age 25 years; My wife, Mother & Sisters farewell With you I can no longer stay. I hear my saviour calling And I must_________
4George H. Tase14 July 184818 June 1880 There is rest in heaven; George H. Tase; Born July 14, 1848; Died June 18, 1880; My wife and children fare thee well (rest of verse unreadable)
5George H. Tase 18 Oct 187910 May 1885 George H. Tase; Son of Geo. H. & Priscilla Tase; Born Oct. 18, 1879; Died May 10, 1885
6Charlie H. Tase14 Feb 187731 Oct 1877 To our Darling Babe Charlie H. only and beloved son of Geo. H. & Priscilla Tase; Born Feby 14, 1877; Died Oct'r 31, 1877; Little Charlie was our darling. Pride of all our hearts at home But an angel came and whispered Little Charlie to come home.
7Ellwood D. Anderson11 July 18842 Dec 1884 Ellwood D. Son of Isaac J. & Priscilla Anderson; Born July 11, 1884; Died Dec. 2, 1884
8Isaiah P. Griffith5 Oct 18552 April 1877 Asleep in Jesus Isaiah P. Griffith Son of Chas. R. & Mary A. Griffith Born Oct. 5, 1855 Died April 2, 1877 I will go to them that are at rest.
9Maggie L. Griffith25 Oct 187219 March 1875 Maggie L. daughter of Chas. R. & Alverda Griffith Born Oct'r 25, 1872 Died March 19, 1875
10Thomas J. Lowman27 Feb 184128 Jan 1875 (about 20 feet behind the Griffith plot is a small black Granite stone) Thomas J. Lowman Feb. 27, 1841 Jan. 28, 1875
Many fieldstone marker. also present


Additional information from Audrey M. Bagby and Raymond Ringgold, descendants of Charles Robert Griffith, from assorted death certificates, land records, Bible records and other sources:

1-Basil Thomas Griffith one of the many children of Charles Robert Griffith and his wives. Married Emily Hawkins [3 May 1852-20 Jan. 1929] 22 Nov. 1870 and had four children. Emily Hawkins married 2nd George Durner and is buried with him at Friendship Cemetery on the property of BWI airport.

2-Mary Ann Sappington Griffith, the daughter of Jonathan and Eleanor Pumphrey Sappington, married Charles Robert Griffith 2 Feb. 1842 in Baltimore City. Charles Robert Griffith is believed to be buried next to her in an unmarked grave according to his death certificate.

3-Charles Columbus Griffith, was the son of Basil Thomas & Emily Hawkins Griffith. Long account of his death by lightning in the Baltimore Sun newspaper. Married Ahrie Gertrude Stone 15 Aug. 1899, daughter of Daniel Louis Stone and Elizabeth Gorsuch his wife. She is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, AA.Co. Md.

4-George Henry Tase married Ida Priscilla Griffith, dau. of Charles Robert and Mary Ann Sappington Griffith, May 28, 1872. Ida Priscilla Griffith Tase Anderson [11 Feb. 1854-2 June 1936] is buried with second husband Isaac James Anderson in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

5-George Henry Tase, son of Ida Priscilla Griffith & George Henry Tase.

6-Charlie Henry Tase, son of Ida Priscilla Griffith & George Henry Tase.

7-Ellwood Doran Anderson, son of Ida Priscilla Griffith & her second husband Isaac James Anderson. She married Isaac J. Anderson 1 Jan. 1881.

8-Isaiah P. Griffith, son of Charles Robert and Mary Ann Sappington Griffith.

9-Maggie Laurenah Griffith dau. of Charles Robert & his second wife Alverda Pumphrey Jackson. Alverda Pumphrey [13 Aug 1841-13 July 1931], the dau of Isaiah Pumphrey and his wife Sarah Belt, and the widow of John Thomas Jackson. She is buried in Friendship Cemetery at BWI airport in the plot of her granddaughter Vida May Gardner.

10-Thomas J. Lowman the brother of John Mac Lowman, the owner of the property on which the the cemetery was located. He owned the property in the early part of the 20th century.


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