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Located on left side of road about 1 mile from Rt 79 on Brooktondale Road, just east of Banks Road intersection.
Town of Caroline, Tompkins County, New York
Map (Off-site from MapQuest)
Was an incorporated Cemetery.
Inactive - burials are from 1811-1914
(Photo by Janet M. Nash)
Please use Notes as a guide only!
|Aldrich, Charles D.||Adopted son of J. & M. Aldrich, died December 7, 1858, age 10 years, ? mo’s ? days||Headstone is weathered, inscription is hard to read. Months and days of his age can no longer be read.|
|Aldrich, George A.||1844 – 19__||Note: No death year on headstone, only 19__
Town of Caroline death and burial records lists: George Aldrich died April 24, 1918, burial in Roe Cemetery, Brooktondale.
|Aldrich, Ophelia R. Piatt||his wife, 1853-1912||(wife of George A. Aldrich)|
|Aldrich, James M.||died February 11, 1860 age 43 yrs, 2 mo, 7 days||Grave marker is broken, lying on ground, poor condition.|
|Aldrich, Jane C.||wife of James M. Aldrich, d. December 28, 1878 age 56 yrs||Grave marker is broken, lying on ground, poor condition. Her age had been recorded in an earlier record as 86 yrs.|
|Aldrich, Joannah C.||wife of Ira Aldrich, d. February 14, 1845 age 58 yrs, 21 days||Behold now as you pass by,
As you are now so once was
I, As I am now you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me.
[Note: an Ira Aldrich is found living in Ithaca in 1850.]
|Aldrich, John A.||died August 16, 1871 age 63 yrs||No other information found on him.|
|Allen, David H.||died July 22, 1850, aged 72 yrs||Double grave marker for David and his wife Buly. Their marker is broken and lying on ground. [note: in an earlier record he was listed as David R. Allen, that inscription was in error.]|
|Allen, Buly||his wife, died Jan. 11, 1859, aged 70 yrs||(Buly Price, wife of David H. Allen)|
|Allen, Maud||daughter of John & Julia Allen, d. March 13, 1858 age 1 yr, 9 mo’s, 22 days||This inscription had been recorded in an earlier record as Maria, d. March 13, 183_, the inscription is clearly Maud, and not 183_, but 1858.|
|Allen, Martin S.||son of John & Julia Allen, d. March 21, 1845, age 1 yr 9 mo’s, 21 days||His age may be 4 years. His marker is very faded, broken, lying on ground. This inscription is either in error or John and Julia had a second son Martin, born in 1850. He was 2 months old in the Town of Caroline 1850 census.|
|Carle, Henry||d. June 25, 1835 aged 35 years, 5 months||His headstone is still standing and clear to read. Old record listed his surname as Carl.|
|Case, Franklin P.||only son of Phillip and Lydia P. Case,
d. May 26, 1844, aged 7 months
|When marble shall moulder,
And worlds the flaming fire Decay,
thou shall light thy,
Toreh with the last blazing,
Fragments of expiring nature,
And live eternally in the skies.
Note: his death month had been recorded in an earlier record as March 26, 1811 or 1844.
|Egleston||In memory of Hiram Egleston,
departed this life February 22, 1831, aged 25 yrs, 5 mo’s, 8 dys
|Tis Heaven that bids my spirit flee,
Then mourn not o'er my grave,
The sighs and tears you weep for me,
Can never, never save, But if some to this spot repair,
To mourn when I am gone,
Let no unfelt grief mingle there,
Weep tears of love or none.
|Finch, Elizabeth||wife of Seely Finch, died August 26, 1843, aged 70 yrs, 4 mo, 28 days||Her death year had been recorded in an earlier record as 1842. Note: born MAR. 29, 1773, daughter of William & Mary/Mariah (VanDeusen) Roe|
|Hallett, Bulah||daughter of Elijah and Sarah Hallett
born November 20, 1825 died July 28, 1850
|Her inscription is on the Hallett monument with her parents. She died giving birth to her daughter Julia. She was married to Cornelius B. Personius. They had two daughters, Frances and Julia.|
|Hallett, David,||born December 29, 1832 died Oct. 29, 1870||Co. K 137th Reg. NY Vol Inf. - Civil War
son of Elijah & Sarah Hallett, his inscription is on the Hallett monument with his parents.
|Hallett, Elenor||daughter of David & Sarah A. Hallett died December 1, 1886, age 18 years||Sweetly sleeps, blessed one.
Note: on an earlier record her inscription was listed as as d. 1866 age 13, See photo of Elenor Hallet's headstone, taken by Cheryl Hall.
|Hallett, Elijah||born April 5, 1801 died December 16, 1875||Hallett monument has fallen over. His obit states he died in 1874, the inscription is clearly 1875.|
|Hallett, Sarah||his wife, born December 8, 1808 died February 7, 1882||Note: wife of Elijah Hallett & daughter of David & Buly Allen|
|Heller, Charles H.||son of N. H. & Melinda Heller, died May 27, 1864 aged 5 yrs, 13 days||His age had been recorded in an earlier record as 3 yrs.|
|Heller, Melinda||wife of N. H. Heller, died April 17, 1864, aged 21 yrs, 10 mo, 20 da||She may be Melinda German. Nelson H. Heller is buried in South Hill Cemetery with his 2nd wife. In 1860 Nelson H. Heller and his wife Melinda are living in Danby, Tompkins Co., NY. Nelson age 27, Melinda age 19, with twins William and Charles age 1.|
|Jewell, Churchel||born March 22, 1832 died July 13, 1864||The only Churchel found was in 1850 Ithaca: George Jewell age 73, Elizabeth age 49, John age 19, Churchill age 17: In 1860 Ithaca: Church Jewell age 28, Angeline age 25, Warren age 2.|
|Joiner, Hannah||b. March 29, 1811 d. October 15, 1881||(un-marked grave) dau. of Rachel Lockey Genung & William Pew and wife of Robert V. Joiner|
|Joiner, Robert V.||b. May 28, 1805 d. May 1888||(unmarked grave)|
|Joyner, William||died March 15, 1875 age 38 yrs., 3 mo’s 19 dys||Surname spelled Joyner on grave marker, family spelling is found also Joiner. Son of Robert V. Joiner and Hannah Pew., born November 29, 1836 Note: * His wife, Mary Wyman was born May 4, 1839. She remarried Simon Sawyer, and moved to Hornellsville, NY.|
|Keyzer, Jacob,||died January 18, 1838 in the 50th year of his age.||Erected by his son, Hami ____.
[His headstone is made of slate, the part of his headstone where his son’s name is has started to flake off]
|McKean, Hannah||wife of William McKean, d. April 26, 1859, aged 76 yrs, 3 mo|
|McKean, James||died December 26, 1862, AE 54 yrs.||My home is above|
|McKean, Mary||daughter of William and Hannah McKean. Died November 1, 1857, aged 37 yrs, 10 mo.||Rest, gentle spirit, rest.,
Thy conflicts o'er thy labors done,
They friends the angels, thy home,
The presence of the Holy One.
|McKean, William||died March 18, 1848, aged 69 yrs, 10 mo||His inscriptions had been recorded in an earlier record as: aged 60 yrs., 11 mos. That was in error, the inscription is clear. He was 69 yrs., 10 mo’s old at the time of his death.|
|Minton, Charles H.||son of Henry E. and Amelia Minton, d. July 3, 1840, age 4 mo, 16 days|
|Oliver, Caroline||wife of Phillip Oliver, d. August 11, 1861, aged 46 yrs, 4 mo, 7 days||Let me weep, the tears are swelling,
Eyes which smiles so often gave,
For each hour the tale is telling,
One we loved is in the grave.
|Phelps, Lydia||wife of John W. Phelps, d. September 25, 1838. aged 20 yrs, 4 mo, 7 days||Ye mourning friends, now cast an eye
To that bright world above the sky,
See her you mourn in bright array,
Freed from this load of heavy day.
|Phelps, Mary A.||daughter of Thomas J. & Eliza Phelps, died January 21, 1840, aged 1 yr, 4 mo’s, 3 days.|
|Piatt, C.A.||1836-1914||Note: Believe this is Charlotte Piatt who died April 2, 1914,
buried in Brooktondale cemetery - per Town of Caroline death and burial records. Ancestry.com has Charlotte A. Piatt, born Dec. 14, 1837 daughter of Christopher P. Piatt and Rebecca Morris. In 1880 Christopher P. Piatt, and Rebecca his wife, with Charlotte Piatt are living in Danby, Tompkins Co., NY.
|Piatt, Ophelia R.||wife of George A. Aldrich, 1853-1912||See above, Aldrich, Ophelia|
|Pool, Frank||Died June 23, 1888, aged 20 yrs, 28 days||At home and at rest.|
|Randall, Hannah||wife of Job Randall, d. May 19, 1869 aged 80 yrs, 7 mo’ s, 14 days||An earlier record gave her death date as: March 19, 1869, age 80 yrs., 9 mo., 14 days. That inscription was not correct. Her inscription is clear to read, She died May 19, 1869 aged 80 yrs., 7 mo’ s, 14 days.|
|Randall, Job||died April 26, 1861 aged 70 yrs, 5 mo’ s 11 days|
|Randall, Marilla||Daughter of Job & Hannah Randall, died April 5, 1833, age 8 yrs, 7 mo, 18 days||Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
|Randall, Obed W.||d. April 4, 1833, age 21 yrs, 3 mo’s|
|Roe, Cornelia||daughter of John M. and Catharine Roe, d. February 3, 1837, age 20 yrs|
|Roe, David||d. Nov. 15, 1860, age 54 yrs, 1 mo, 8 days||Note: son of Gamaliel & Sarah Bates Roe.
David was born Oct. 7, 1806
|Roe, Gamaliel||Died Oct. 23, 1857, age 79 yrs, 11 mo.||Note: born Nov 23, 1777, New Windsor, Orange Co., NY, son of William & Mary/Mariah (VanDeusen) Roe. He married Sarah Bates|
|Roe, Melinda||wife of Gamaliel Roe, d. October 22, 1855, aged 80 yrs, 7 mo, 10 days||Behold now as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me
|Roe, George W.||died June 27, 1864. age 28 yrs, 11 mo, 1 days||Comp A 109 Reg. N.Y. 5. V.
Far from affliction, toil and care, The happy soul is fled.
The breathless day shall slumber there, Among the silent dead.
For the Union he fought, for the Union he died, With the foe of his country before him.
Let the Nation remember his valor with pride And the star spangled banner wave o'er him.
Note: He was the son of Phillips & Mary Jones Roe,
he was born in the town of Candor, Tioga Co., NY Aug. 4, 1835. He married Sarah Adaline McPherson, dau. of Hugh & Sarah VanEtten McPherson., born May 12, 1838, she married William Hazen for her second husband, Sarah died June 12, 1915 and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, Tioga Co., NY. George and Sarah had two children: Evaline and George F.
|Roe, Infant||son of John M. & Catharine Roe died July 8, 1823|
|Roe, John M.||died March 27, 1867, aged 82 yrs||His headstone has fallen over, is broken lying on ground. Note: son of William Roe; he and his wife had 11 children: Infant son; Cornelia; Jane, wife of Mr. Bates; David C.; John H.; Dorcas C., who married Mr. VanEchten; Nathaniel J.; James W.; Lucinda; Mary Ann; Triphena.|
|Roe, Catharine||wife of John M. Roe, died March 16, 1859, aged 68 yrs||Her headstone has fallen over, broken and lying on ground.|
|Roe, Lucinda||daughter of John M. & Catharine Roe, died October 10, 1830 age 2 yrs|
|Roe, Mary Ann||daughter of John M. & Catharine Roe, died April 19, 1855, age 34 yrs|
|Roe, Mr. William||died August 31, 1830, aged 87 years||Afflection sore Long time I bore Physicians were in vain Till God was pleased To give me ease And free me from my pain.
Note: Captain in the Quartmaster Corp., Orange Co. Militia, 2nd Reg. Serving with General Putnam in the Highlanders through out the war. William ROE was born April 1, 1743 in
[2004/His headstone still stands tall in the middle of this cemetery and is good condition.]
|Roe, Mary||his wife, died July 25 1830, aged 85 years||(wife of William Roe)
My children dear, Assemble here,
A mother's grave to see, I dealt with you,
And soon you'll dwell with me.
Note: Mariah VanDusen
|Roe, Nettie||daughter of Gamaliel & Amanda Roe, died August 6, 1865 (or 1868) age 2 yr, 9 mo||Nettie’s name and death are also on her parent’s monument in Smith Valley Cemetery, Tioga Co., NY. Listed on her parents monument is: Nettie died Aug. 1865 age 2 yrs. Her parents, Gamaliel & Amanda Roe. Her headstone in this cemetery (Roe) is in very poor condition and a true inscription can not be taken. Her inscription listed on this record is from a record of Elmer Lockwood. I believe she was born Dec. 18, 1862 and died Aug. 6, 1865.|
|Roe, Phillips||died Jan. 8, 1885, aged 83 yrs, 9 mo’s, 29 days||In Heaven
Note: Phillips Roe was born April 10, 1801 in Orange Co., NY. He was the son of Gamaliel Roe & Sarah Bates.
|Roe, Mary||wife of Phillips Roe, died June 20, 1873, aged 69 yrs 1 mo||Gone Home
Note: Mary Jones, born May 20th 1804 in New Jersey
|Roe, Triphena||daughter of John M. and Catharine Roe, died June 27, 1834, age 20 yrs||Stone broken|
|Roe, William||died June 1, 1866 aged 53 yrs, 10 mo||Note: William Roe born Aug. 1, 1810, son of Gamaliel & Sarah Bates Roe.|
|Shurter, Jane||Jane, wife of Josiah Shurter, born November 21, 1825 died June 23, 1897||William Schutt age 66 & Sarah Schutt age 62 are living in the household of Josiah & Jane Shurter, this may be her parents.|
|Shurter, Josiah||died August 5, 1877, aged 62 or 52 years||Headstone in poor condition. 1860 Caroline Census: Shurter, Willis, age 29; Jane age 25; Harrison age 24; Josiah age 55; Jane age 49.|
|Shurter, Philmore||son of Josiah & Jane Shurter, died Jan 25, 1851 age 5 mo's 12 days.||Name spelled Fillmore on the 1850 census.|
|Shurter, Mary L.||daughter of Josiah & Jane Shurter, died Sept. 20, 1862 age ? mo's 15 days.||This headstone had been missed in earlier records.|
|Shurter, Willis||died January 17, 1914, aged 73 yrs||Co. A 109th Reg't N. Y. Vol. Inf. A flag had been put on his grave every year, until one year it could not be found. His headstone was recorded by Elmer Lockwood in the 1950’s also, buried next to his wife Jennie. What happened to his headstone is a mystery (not found in 2004), his death is found in the Town of Caroline death and burial records, also stating his burial was in Roe Cemetery. (Believe he is the son of Josiah & Jane Shurter.|
|Shurter, Jennie||wife of Willis Shurter, died March 12, 1872, aged 27 yrs||Jennie Girman/German, she may be the daughter of James & Sarah Roe German.|
|Tence, Mr. Selden||died June 1, 1832, age 29 yrs|
|Whelden, Mr. David||died March 3, 1834, aged 96 yrs||My glass is out. My race is done.n>
My work in Christ Completely done
|Woodward, Alonzo||son of Park and Priscilla Woodward, d. August 24, 1843, ae 11 mo, 15 da.||No prayers,
no tears its flight could stay,
When Jesus called his soul away.
Transcribed by Janet M. Nash.
Inscriptions taken from the headstones in Roe Cemetery in the summer of 2003 and re-checked in August of 2004.
by Janet M. Nash and Cheryl Hall.
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