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Dennis Cemetery

Located on Ridgeway Road.
North of road, about a quarter mile west of White Church Road.
Located on private property, across a field.

Cemetery is inactive; complete to Summer 1999.

photograph of cemetery
(larger photo)
Photo by Cathy Knauff

Notes as a guide only!


 
Headstone Inscription Notes
Phebe J.
daughter of E.N. & Caturah Bogardus
died Mar. 3, 1834 age 1m 17d
"A voice from the spirit land,
A voice from the silent tomb,
Listen brothers to a sister gone,
Calls from her starry high throne,
Brethren - come home."

 
Footstone P. J. B.
Note: Phebe J. Bogardus, was the dau. of Ephraim N. & Caturah/Keturah (Van Meter)Bogardus
Lucy
wife of Nathaniel Bracey
died May 12, 1832 age 42y 5m 7d
"Dearest Mother Thee hast left us here
Thy loss wee deeply feel
But tis God That hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal."

 
Footstone L. B.
No other information
Anna
wife of Peter Dennis
died Dec. 18, 1857 age 50y 5m 9d
Note: Anna Voorheis, (daughter of Daniel & Amy (Walker) Voorheis
Unknown Dennis
died May 26, 1860 age 3y 2m 2d
No other information - believed to be another child of Peter & Amy Dennis
Infant son of Peter & Amy Dennis
died July 7, 1842
"Suffer little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not for of such is, the kingdom of God."
(infant)
Polly Hill
died July 7, 1847 age 54y 1m 14d
"To the memory of my beloved wife"
No other information
Amy Elsie
wife of William Johnston
died July 13, 1850 age 37y 1m 6d
(dau. of Wilson & Rhoda (Thorp) Parker) (William Johnston was born 19 Apr 1802 in Genoa, Cayuga Co., NY, he died 21 Jan 1867 in DeKalb, DeKalb Co., IL. William Johnston was the son of James JOHNSTON & Ann HOBBY he also was a civil war veteran and was a POW.
Amy Elizabeth
daughter of William & Amy E. Johnston
died Dec. 2, 1850 age 3m 18d
 
Footstone A. E. J.
Her mother Amy E. was Amy Elsie Parker wife of William Johnston See above for information on parents
James Wilson
son of William & Amy E. Johnston
died Feb 28, 1851 age 11y 6m 18d
"FAREWELL"
J. H. J.
Footstone
His mother Amy E. was Amy Elsie Parker wife of William Johnston See above on information on parents
Nancy
wife of Theodore Meacham
died Dec. 20, 1847 age 42 yrs., 8m 13d
"Died in the full triumph of faith"
Footstone N. M.
Note: (d/o William & Huldah (Dann) Stevens; Theodore Meacham was b. abt 1800 at Cornwall, Litchfield, Conn. He was the s/o Silas & Lucy (Wood) Meacham. Nancy & Theodore were married 1824 in Candor, NY. Theodore m 2nd Hannah (_______))
Nancy J.
daughter of Albert & Mary Meacham
died Mar. 4, 18_9 age 4y 3m 23d
N. J. M. (Footstone)
Note: (death date could be 1829)
J. E. Footstone only found - Albert & Polly Meacham's daughter Amy married John Ebert, unknown burial location for him, this burial could belong to the Elbert family. Amy is buried in Lane cemetery, she married first Abram Lane.
Gaylord
son of Albert & Mary Meacham
died Jan. 22, 1833 age 9 months
No other intormation
Unknown
dau. of Theodore & Nancy Meacham
died Apr. 1, 1829
Note: (this stone is broken and in very bad condition)
James
son of Albert & Polly Meacham
died Dec. 16, 1859 age 25 yrs., 1 mo., 24 dys
Note: His mother Polly was Polly Stevens
Amy E.
daughter of J. & S. Meacham
died Dec. 28, 1858 age 9 mo., 3 dys
no other information
Albert Meacham
died Apr. 29, 1881 age 79y
"Our father has gone _____ ____"
Note: son of Silas & Lucy (Wood) Meacham Born abt. 1802 at Cornwall, Litchfield CT. (headstone broken and in two parts)
Polly
wife of Albert Meacham
died June 28, 1862 age 59y 6m
"She made home happy"
Note: (daughter of William & Huldah (Dann) Stevens) Born in Connecticut abt. 1803
Unreadable Merrill Headstone is faded and in very poor condition
Laura E.
daughter of Marcus & Sarah Stephens
died Oct. 5, 1850 age 16y 17m
L. E. S. Footstone
No other information
Unreadable headstone near Stephens headstone defaced
Unmarked grave with field stone 
Unmarked grave with field stone 
Unmarked grave with field stone 
Unmarked grave with field stone 
Unmarked grave with field stone 
Unmarked grave with field stone 
Many footstones with no markings left readable. 

Walked by Janet M. Nash and Cathy Knauff July 13 & August 23, 1999.
May be many unmarked Graves in this cemetery.
Any information in in notes are from research & family records, it is not listed on the headstones.

We visited this cemetery back in July of 1999 and found someone had been working on cleaning it up. When we went back in August of 1999 it was wonderful. The cemetery had been cleared of old brush and trees, a stone wall had been built around the cemetery, and a archway with a stone walk at the entrance had been also built. Stones that had been lying flat were placed upright. We learned that the clean up was done by: The Tompkins Co. Probation Dept., for The Town of Caroline. It was nice to see the pride that went into the work involved here.

Another visit was made in May 2002 to this little cemetery, I am sad to say it is back in poor condition.
No care has been taken after the clean up in 1999.

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