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Compton Family Cemetery

This family burial plot has not yet been located.
Town of Danby, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive.

This record is as complete as possible at this time.

The headstones & bodies may have been moved to
Danby Rural Cemetery

In Danby Rural (also known as Curtis Cemetery) there is a row of Compton headstones. See photo - The headstone inscriptions are the same as the headstones that were recorded in Compton Cemetery at an earlier date.

photograph of cemetery
(Photo by Cathy Knauff - April 29th 2003)
(larger photo)

Please use Notes as a guide only!


 
Surname Given Name(s)/Relationship Date of Death/Age Notes
Compton Silas August 23, 1895
ae 97y 4m 22d
Same inscription in Danby Rural Cemetery.
View obituary
Compton Mary, w/o Silas June 1, 1865
ae 59y 10m
Same inscription in Danby Rural Cemetery.
Believe to be Mary Bacon
Information given by Ella Foster
Compton William May 18, 1848
ae 12y 5m
Same inscription in Danby Rural Cemetery
Possibly s/o Silas & Mary?
Compton Richard, s/o Silas & Mary January 27, 1851
ae 26y 5m
Same inscription in Danby Rural Cemetery
Compton Charles, s/o Silas & Mary March 27, 1861
ae 33y 5m
Same inscription in Danby Rural Cemetery

Danby Rural Cemetery has the following headstones for this Compton Family. See photo for pictures of these headstones.

Compton Silas August 23, 1895
ae 97y 4m 22d
Same inscription in Compton Family Cemetery
Compton Mary, w/o Silas June 1, 1865
ae 59y 10m
Same inscription in Compton Family Cemetery.
Compton William May 18, 1848
ae 12y 5m
Same inscription in Compton Family Cemetery
Compton Richard, s/o Silas & Mary January 27, 1851
ae 26y 5m
Same inscription in Compton Family Cemetery
Compton Charles, s/o Silas & Mary March 27, 1861
ae 33y 5m
Same inscription in Compton Family Cemetery
Compton Mary J. April 1867
ae 2y 4m
Not listed in Compton Family Cemetery
Compton Theodore D. 1859 - 1926 Not listed in Compton Family Cemetery

The 1825 New York State Census, Town of Danby, lists Silas Compton as well as a John Compton. Both men are between 18 and 45 years of age. There is a John Compton buried in the Danby Presbyterian Cemetery who died on May 18, 1860, 70y 11m 21d of age. Using a birth date calculator, John Compton would have been born about May 28, 1789, and Silas Compton would have been born about April 1, 1798. Perhaps Silas and John were brothers and came together to New York to settle in Danby.

Silas Compton also appears in the 1830 and 1840 US Federal Census, Town of Danby. In the 1850 US Federal Census, Town of Danby the following information on Silas and his family is found:
Silas Compton, 50, b. New Jersey
Mary Compton, 48, b. Vermont
Charles Compton, 23
Amos Compton, 20
Betsy Compton, 16
Lewis Compton, 12
Leonard Compton, 4
Richard Compton, 25
Jerusha Compton, 19 (Richard's wife?)
Fanny Pitts, 6.

A search of the LDS records revealed a Silas Compton, b. March 31, 1798 in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey to John and Abigail Hanes Compton. This Silas Compton was baptized in 1799 at the Clove Valley Dutch Reformed Church, Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey. Perhaps these are the records for the Silas Compton who is buried in Danby; the age and the state of birth seem to fit.

Thank you Janet M. Nash for transcribing the original records into digital format (1998).
Thank you Janet M. Nash & Cheryl Hall for updating this record (Dec. 2003).

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