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Stilwell Farm Cemetery

No other name known for this burial plot.

Located on Rte 227, just beyond where Curry Road intersects, going towards Perry City. Located on what was the Stilwell farm, in a small grove of trees on the left. 2nd directions, cemetery is in back of the old Stilwell Farm behind the
home of Emilio & Paula Sposito, 6053 Mayo Road.
Town of Ulysses, Tompkins County, NY.
Believe this area was Hector, Tompkins Co., NY.

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Cemetery is inactive.

This record is as complete as possible at this time.
Burial ground is in poor condition,
and over grown with brush and weeds.
Inscriptions read September 11, 2004
by Stephen L. & Janet M. Nash

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Please use Notes as a guide only!

This cemetery seems to have many burials in it. Few headstones are found today.
One would wonder if this was a small community burial ground.
The boarder edge around the cemetery is slate markers with bolts drilled in each slate stone,
believe this had wood fencing bolted to each slate stone surrounding the cemetery.
Area enclosed with the slate stones about 1/2 acre or a little less.
Located on the old Elihu Stilwell farm.

Name Birth/Death/Age Notes
In memory of Robert Swartout who departed this life June 14, 1840 aged 61 yrs., 4 mo., 28 dys Note: his headstone is the only one left still standing in this burial plot. He was the son of Barnardus & Mary (Brower) Swartwout. Surname found spelled Swartout/Swartwout. Robert was born Jan. 16, 1779 in Wappingers Creek, Westchester County, New York. He lived in Hector, Tompkins Co., NY. Per Landmarks of Tompkins Co., NY, Robert Swartwout, was a county judge of Schuyler County, and a member of Congress, he was also one of the early settlers of Hector.
In memory Sarah wife of Robert Swartout born at Hertford, N. Caroline, died October 31, 1811, age 35 yrs., 7 mo., 18dys. Her headstone is broken, lying flat on ground. Robert Swartout & Sarah Cornelia Richards married Oct. 10, 1796 in Edenton, North Carolina. She was born May 13, 1780
? died ? age ? yrs., ___mo., 26 dys Headstone is faded/broken, lying flat on ground
? In memory of ? Headstone is faded/broken, lying flat on ground
David King died March 20, 1838 ae 79 yrs., 17 dys Headstone is lying flat on ground, still clear to read inscription. Sod was removed to find this headstone.
Margaret wife of David King Died Nov. 15, 1813 aged 47 yrs. Headstone is lying flat on ground, still clear to read inscription. Sod was removed to find this headstone. (Margaret Jeffrey, daughter of Jeremiah & Ann Blackford Jeffrey.
?   Footmarker only, no headstone found
?   Footmarker only, no headstone found
?   Footmarker only, no headstone found
?   Footmarker only, no headstone found
Susan wife of Daniel Brown born Nov. 12, 1781 died Setp. 17, 1839 Headstone is lying flat on ground, inscription is in good condition. Foot marker S. B.
Daniel Brown born Dec. 28, 1779 died March 28, 1860 Headstone is lying flat on ground, inscription is in good condition. Foot marker D. B.
D. U. B. no headstone found Footmarker only, near Daniel Brown, he also has a footmarker, so this marker is not Daniel Brown's.
Susan no headstone found Marker with the name of Susan only written on it, about 3 graves from Daniel and Susan Brown, not Susan wife of Daniel Brown's marker, that Susan has a footmarker at her grave with S. B. written on it. This marker is another Susan.

Inscriptions are from the headstone readings on September 11, 2004
by Stephen L. & Janet M. Nash

Thank you Karen Dickson for the first record of this cemetery.
Thank you Emilio Sposito for taking us to this cemetery.
Thank you Stephen L. Nash for helping record the headstone inscriptions.

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(Originally created June 14, 2000.)
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