The cemetery where Rev. Thos Dungan, Rev Keach and a other notables (Edward Doyle) were buried is indeed in Edgely, PA, although there is little evidence to recognize Edgely as a town. The cemetery has been lost to re-development long ago...most famously by becoming a commercial nursery/garden where the Queen of Edgely Rose was propagated. Early 1900 historian, W.W.H. Davis, said a few grave markers were still visible on-site at that time, well before the nursery. The best Cold Spring Cemetery research monograph/map is typed/drawn on loose sheets of paper by Rev. J.R Howell in 1958. This monograph is housed in Doylestown's Sprague Library. Rev. Howell says (parentheses are mine) "Mr. (not Rev?) Dungan built a meeting house...(I have read of no convincing proof, for or against, that the Cold Spring congregation ever met in a dedicated building rather than in a home.) ... nothing belonging to his church edifice or cemetery now remains to mark the spot so full of interest to Pennsylvania Baptists except some foundations which can be distinctly traced across and to one side of a road (N. Radcliffe St) which passes by the celebrated Cold Spring...The church site is 2 miles (West) from Tullytown, Bucks County, and about 2 rods (33 feet) from the pike leading to it and the same distance from the tollgate on Tullytown Road (Radcliffe St)..."
Rev. Howell includes a map with detailed distances from his landmarks, landmarks that had disappeared by the time I visited in 2000. In 2000, as you drive East from Bristol toward Tullytown on Radcliffe St on a strip of land between the Penn RR and the Delaware River, Edgely Ave, Grieb Ave and Randall Ave are successively passed by as they head North, followed by 2 tiny roads heading South to the riverside separated by a small baseball field. The first road was to the Bristol Yacht Pier on the Delaware River and the second to the Edgely Yacht Pier. This Edgely Pier road is for sure on the Penn/Dungan et al land grant (Thos, Wm and Clement Dungan, Mordecai Halpern, John Tully...not-otherwise divided on the Holmes 1687 Map) as this road passes very close by "Suburban Water Plant #2" (AKA Cold Spring--where elderly residents remembered swimming in extremely frigid water on hot summer days--now capped but still producing 2 million gallons per day). The water storage tank provides the remaining landmark to compare with Rev. Howell's map (although there is a new-appearing fireplug that may match location with his). The round white tank shows brightly on satellite internet maps. I searched both sides of Radcliffe for masonry, foundation stones, toll gates and toll houses, without success. I made a feeble application to the State for a roadside monument to Rev. Thos/Original PA Baptist Congregation, but ran into both concerns about fiscal and political correctness regarding religious sects.
This land grant as shown on the Holmes Map peaked my curiosity, even though I found no remnant of the old Cold Spring settlement:
1] How did Clement get his name on this grant on the Holmes Map?? Clement was a son of Rev. Thos, younger than both his brothers, Thos II and Wm. Was this grant to Rev. Thos and his brother Wm, as per AO Justice (no firm record exists in RI nor PA describing activities of Rev. Thos' brother, Wm, while numerous good records describe Rev and his sisters and step-siblings)?? ...or did the 3 sons of Rev Thos precede him to PA to obtain/develop the grant (we know Rev Thos came later than his sons...but his sons should have been too young to sign legal papers).
2] Edward Doyle (not Edmund and not off the Lion-of-Liverpool--as per AO Justice), according to the Doyle Family History, immigrated from Ireland to RI, then followed the Dungan Family to Cold Springs where Edward eventually bought-out Clement's part of the grant and married Rev. Thos daughter, Rebecca Dungan (all the Buck's Co Doyles are also Dungans). Ed Jr. supervised road building north to Dyers Mill. Ed jr bought some property where his new road crossed another road between New Hope and New Britain. His cousin, Wm Dungan II bought a larger parcel to the East near the crossroads and his son, Wm III bought to the West and South. Ed Jr's son, Wm, bought the NW corner of the crossroads (State and Main) for his second Doyles Tavern, the one that gave Doylestown its name. By the time approaching the Revolutionary War, according to property maps in Wilma Rezor's "Doylestown and How It Came To Be", nearly half of what is now downtown Doylestown was owned by a Doyle or a Dungan. The foundation stones from Doyles Tavern are said to be part of the foundation of historic "Fountain House" that sits on the site today.
3] After a bang-up Dungan start on original RI colonial history, with step-dad, Jeremy Clarke, as Newport co-founder and first serving elected RI governor (Roger Williams was appointed by the King. Jeremy Clarke was first elected deputy-governor. He assumed the governorship from the election because first governor-elect Coddington would not serve (he refused to accept a united mainland and island). Dungans were deeply enmeshed in both the Ann Hutchinson and Roger Williams histories. Dungan sisters, Barbara and Frances, married early legislators (Barker) and Portsmouth/Shawomet co-founder (Randall Holden). Rev. Thos was himself a co-founder of Greenwich and served asits legislative representative. Suddenly the Dungan surname is erased from RI colonial history by this move of Rev. Dungan and all his children to Pennsylvania.
More than you asked for...likely. I welcome answers and corrections to info I have not found or have mis-interpreted.
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