Bones at refinery site are relatives from 1800s

The Associated Press

A coroner says bones dug up last month by workers at the proposed site of a Shell Chemical refinery last month may belong to as many as eight relatives who owned the land in the 1800s.

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says bones dug up last month by workers at the proposed site of a Shell Chemical refinery last month may belong to as many as eight relatives who owned the land in the 1800s.

Descendants of those folks, including Jay Hoskinson who has kept records of the Stone family, have helped Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi since the remains were found Aug. 6.

The coroner says two skulls, several long bones, vertebrae and coffin nails were found along with a headstone for an Adam Stone, who is described as dying in his first year of life.

The remains will be buried together in one casket. Because only partial remains were found, it could not be determined how many people's bones were unearthed.

The Potter Township tract was a farm when the Stones owned it.

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