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The first graveyard in Beaver County was at
McIntosh (now Beaver). It was known as the burial place of three
colonial soldiers who deserted from old Fort McIntosh January
25, 1786. They were pursued and captured at the mouth of the Little
Beaver, taken prisoner back to the fort. Major Wylis, who did
not want to wait for a court martial, is said to have ordered
out a file of soldiers who shot them within an hour of their return.
When Beaver was plotted, the northwest park covered the site of
the three soldiers' graves and this became the old town cemetery.