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Yates Cemetery

Also known as: Bush, Mill, Slaterville, & Town Cemetery "The old cemetery at Slaterville Springs"

102 Harford Road
Corner of Slaterville Road & Harford Road, behind a house on the corner. Hard to see from the road in the summertime with growth on the trees.
Town of Caroline, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive.

Map (Off-site from MapQuest)

This record is as complete as possible at this time.
This cemetery was completely restored in the summer of 2002.

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Yates Cemetery Map of burials


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  Surname Given Name(s) Notes
  Barney Lydia See wife of Francis Norwood
  BELKNAP Candace wife of David BELKNAP
died Sept. 13, 1857 aged 42y 7m 1d Footmarker C. B. Think of me kindly when my life id o'er, I ask no tears, I ask no useless sighs But when the heart that loved thee throbs no more, Let not the memory in they bosom die; Forget the errors that have caused thee pain, Think only of the virtures that you knew, When linked together in love’s willing chain Life o’er its pathway its sweet blossoms threw.
 
Note: Lemuel & Lucinda Yates had a dau. Canvice I believe the name is Candace/Candice, Candace is buried at the foot of Lemuel & Lucinda & next to Mary Yates their other daughter. Belknap's are also found buried in Charles Mulks Cemetery, Town of Caroline - 1850 census records for Dryden, Belknap, David age 42 born Pa, Candice age 34 yrs., Amos age 18 yrs., George age 14, Aurilla age 1.
 
(2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  Bowne Martha See Martha Bush, wife of Isaac Bush
  BRADY Philip P. died June 2, 1864 aged 60 yr. Footmarker P. P. B.
 
Note: (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker. The headstone also was repaired where broken)
  BRAINARD Ansel T. born 1804 died 1856 (on monument) Ansel T. Brainard (on headstone) died Aug. 9, 1856 aged 52 yrs., 1 mo., ___dys (headstone)
 
Note: buried in fenced in area with Nancy his wife, & Harriet B. Truman and Kate B. (Truman) McIntyre
  BRAINARD Nancy Bush w/o Ansel Brainard, born 1806 died 1884
 
Note: Believe she is the daughter of Isaac & Martha(Bowne)Bush They had a daughter born 1806 named Ann Nancy Bush, Believe this to be that person. Isaac & Martha are buried two graves from Nancy. 1850 Dryden census records has the following: Braynard, Ansel T. age 46 [Tobacconist] born in Mass., Nancy age 43, William age 17, in same household William H. Braynard age 32 [Pedlar), Caroline age 31, Edward age 3
  Bush Nancy See wife of Ansel T. Brainard
  Bush Sally See Sally Deuel wife of Lyman Deuel
  Bush Catherine See wife of Stephen Yates
  Bush Martha See Martha Ann Robison, w/o Zachariah & James Robison
  BUSH Gershom Bowne son of Isaac & Martha Bush
 
died Apr 2, 1832 ae 15y, 4 m.,15d Footmarker G. B. B. In memory of Gershom Bowne, Son of Isaac and Martha Bush, Who died April 2, 1832 Aged 15 years, 4 months, 15 days
 
Note: Per Bowne Genealogy - born Nov. 18, 1816 (2002 update: footmarker had fallen, it is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  BUSH Isaac Rev. War Soldier (Per Town of Caroline History) Who died Aug. 2, 1848 aged 84y 3m 8d Footmarker I. B. In the Memory of Isaac Bush Who died Aug. 2, 1848 aged 84 years 3 months 8 days Here lies the Honorable dead
 
Note: (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. The headstone has been repaired where broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker.
  BUSH Martha wife of Isaac BUSH, died Apr. 5, 1846 aged 69y 5m 22d, Footmarker M. B.
 
Note: headstone had fallen, found under sod February 2002 Believe this is Martha Bowne, married Isaac Bush Feb. 27, 1794 dau. of Gershom & Elizabeth (Gildersleeve) Bowne
 
Notes on Martha's parents: GERSHOM BOWNE, son of Obadiah, 41, born Apr. 21, 1745; died 1799; married, first, Married: 2 DEC 1773 in, NY to Elizabeth Gildersleeve; b: 1751 in Hempstead,Nassau, NY she died about 1783; Gershom Bowne married, second, about 1786, Nancy Gosling, b. Oct. 1, 1756; d. about 1819. Gershom resided at Johnsville, in the town of Fishkill, N.Y. Gershom Bowne was an enlisted man in the Dutchess County, New York Militia, Second Regiment, during the Revolution. Land Bounty Rights. New York in the Revolution.
 
(2002 update - The headstone could not be repaired. Base was not found. This headstone is lying flat on the ground and set in gravel. Footmarker found and re-set.
  BUSH Martha A. dau of Abram I. & Sally BUSH, died July 14, 1833 aged 10 years, Footmarker M. A. B.
 
Note: her headstone was found under sod, 2002 - found lying next to Isaac Miller's grave. Abram I. Bush was the son of Isaac & Martha (Bowne) Bush (2002 update - headstone reset, footstone reset.
  BUSH Susan daughter of Isaac & Martha Bush, died March 9, 1871 aged 60 yrs., Footmarker S. B.
 
Note: She was living with her sister Martha Ann Robison 1850 Per Bowne Genealogy: born March 12, 1813 (2002 update: Headstone had fallen. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
Note: No headstones were found for the Cornell Family. It is also unknown the location of where these burials are in this cemetery. All notes for the Cornell family are from the Cornell Family records given by Madeline Hopkins (d/o Adolphus Whitted & Gladys Cornell)
 
  CORNELL Frank d. Jan. 10, 1917 "Unmarked Grave"
 
(records from Town Clerks records) Note: Frank Cornell b. July 11 1916, He was born & died in Slaterville Springs, NY 12th child born to Edmund & Ida (Rumsey) Cornell
  CORNELL Harry James d. Dec. 13, 1921 "Unmarked Grave"
 
(records from Town Clerks records) Note: Harry James Cornell born about June 1919 son of Harry & Lena M. (Finch) Cornell born and died in Slaterville Springs, NY.
  CORNELL Howard d. Dec. 19, 1921 "Unmarked Grave"
 
(records from Town Clerks records) Note: Howard C. Cornell born about 1921 Son of Harry & Lena M. (Finch) Cornell
  CORNELL Edmund L. d. Feb. 9, 1929 "Unmarked Grave"
 
(records from Town Clerks records)
 
Note: Edmund Lamont Cornell, born June 12, 1860, VanEtten, NY, son of Joseph Cornell & Charlotte R. Bailey He married about 1886 to Ida Rumsey, dau. of James & Mary J. (Starks) Rumsey. Ida his wife is buried Ludlowville Cemetery. Edmund was a blacksmith, he came to Slaterville Springs about 1909 from Alphine, NY to work on the Crispell's Potatoe farm, there he was a blacksmith for the Crispell's. His daughter Glayds remembered when they lived in the house right in front of the cemetery as it was then the Crispell's tenant house.
  CORNELL Lena d. Nov. 12, 1934
 
"Unmarked Grave" (records from Town Clerks records)
 
Note: Lena M. Finch born about 1901, wife of Harry Cornell, daughter of Edward Finch Harry was the son of Edmund & Ida (Rumsey) Cornell Her husband Harry Cornell died Mar. 14, 1962, He was buried in the Soldier's Plot in Ithaca City Cemetery
  CORNELL Ralph d. Apr. 26, 1935 "Unmarked Grave"
 
(records from Town Clerks records)
 
Note: Ralph R. Cornell born about 1928 Son of Harry & Lena M.(Finch) Cornell
View Stone CRISPELL Matthew died Apr. 16, 1869 aged 82y 6m 26d Yet again we hope to meet thee When the day of life is past. Footmarker M.C.
 
Note: son of Elisha & Catharina (Davis) Crispell Matthew Crispell came early in the 19 century, he came from Ulster Co., with a team of oxen and built a log cabin up Six Mile Creek in the Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY. (This area is known as 600, some of this area is now in the Town of Caroline) (2002 update: Headstone had been repaired with iron rods. Rods were removed and the headstone was repaired with epoxy.
 
(Headstone photo by Janet M. Nash)
  CRISPELL Elizabeth wife of Matthew CRISPELL, died Aug. 25, 1871 aged 75y 1m 14 d Footmarker E. C. (First lines of epitaph defaced) And in heaven in joy to greet thee Where no farewell tear is shed.
 
Note: dau. of Walter & Elizabeth (Eighmey) Norris
  CRISPELL Catharine daughter of Matthew & Elizabeth CRISPELL Born Apr. 23, 1818 died June 16, 1840 aged 22 years, 1 month, 24 days. Footmarker C. C.
 
Note: Spelled CHRISPELL on headstone. (2002 update: Headstone was re-set. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  CRISPELL Benson son of Matthew & Elizabeth Crispell, died Oct. 3, 1913 age 82 yrs. [his wife was Cynthia(Evans) Note: burial record is from town clerk's office. No headstone found. Benson & Catherine had no children that are known. Obituary for Benson: Benson Crispell died Wed at the home of his niece, Mrs. Willis Brace, He was 83 yrs.old. Mr. & Mrs Crispell, both feeble, were taken last week to the home of his niece to be cared for. He died of old age & liver trouble.
  Crispell Cynthia Note: No grave found, unsure if she is buried here. Born abt. 1836 was still living Oct. 1913 Believe she was Cynthia Evans, dau. of Bailey & Charlotte (Crandall) Evans.
  DARLIN George L. son of Philo & Polly A. DARLIN, died Sept. 11, 1853 aged 2y 4m
 
Note: Philo & Polly A. Darlin are buried in Caroline Grove Cem. Philo Darlin b. Sept. 20, 1825 d. Mar. 11, 1907 Polly A., his wife b. July 25, 1829 d. Jan. 27, 1901 Believe Polly A. was a daughter of Amariah & Phebe Yates (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  DARLIN George M. son of Philo & Polly A. DARLIN, died Aug. 11, 1861 age 2y 8m 24d.
 
Two we loved has left ________
 
Note: George M. & Sarepta A. Darling are listed on same monument. (2002 update: Monument had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position)
  DARLIN Sarepta A. dau of Philo & Polly A. DARLIN, died Aug. 11, 1861 age 12y 3m (or 8m) 1d
 
Note: Listed on same monument as George M. Darling (2002 update: Monument had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position)
  DARLING Susan Yates wife of Preston Darling, died March 30, 1899 age 59 yrs., Daughter of Francis & Lucy (Marsh) Yates
 
Budded on Earth to, Bloom in Heaven. Marker "Susan"
 
Note: Name on headstone with Francis & Lucy Yates Preston Darling is buried in Carolilne Grove Cemetery with His first wife Jane - as follows: Preston Darlin d. Oct. 27, 1918 Jane, w/o Preston Darlin d. Oct. 27, 1892 ae 62y 4m (2002 update: Monument had tipped, it is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  DEUEL Sarepta wife of Benjamin DEUEL, died July 22, 1847 age 20y 5m 20d
 
Note: footstone has S. R. (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  DEUEL Benjamin Bowne born Feb. 8, 1824 died Nov. 26, 1886
 
Note: son of Lyman & Sally Deuel (2002 update: Headstone had fallen. It is now re-set in an upright position)
  DEUEL Sylvia Maria wife of Benjamin Bowne Deuel, born Jan. 17, 1832 died May 17, 1877
 
Note: Sylvia Maria Jenks, dau. of Seth & Laviah Jenks married Oct. 8, 1850 Benjiman Deuel This headstone had been recorded in earlier years as that of Benjamin.
 
Found in 2002, headstone has fallen, but is clear to read. (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position)
  DEUEL Phedora died Apr 16, 1878 aged 47y
 
One less to love on earth, One more to meet in heaven.
 
Note: dau. of Lyman & Sally Deuel (2002 update: Monument was re-set
  DEUEL Sally wife of Lyman DEUEL, died Apr 10, 1875 aged 73y
 
Note: Believe this is the daughter of Isaac & Martha(Bowne)Bush Sally named her son Benjamin Bowne Deuel Susan Bush was born Jan. 16, 1802 (per Bowne Genealogy)
 
(2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position)
  DEUEL Lyman died March 3, 1858 aged 65y 4m
 
Prepare to meet thy God
 
Note: Lyman Deuel was the son of Reuben & Amy (Arnold) Deuel (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position)
  EASTMAN Emery L. son of A. and R. A. Eastman, died Sept. 6, 1857 aged 5m 11d, Footmarker E. L. E.
 
Gone but not forgotten Note: Emery Lane Eastman s/o Amos & Rachel Ann (Lane)Eastman His parents are buried in Mulks Cemetery. He is listed with them in that cemetery also. Emery’s grandmother was Charity Norris Lane, Who is also buried here in Yates Cemetery
 
(2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  EIGHMEY Benjamin died Aug. 23, 1861 aged 85 yrs., 18dys
 
Note: headstone found Feb. 2002, headstone has tree growing around headstone. Not recorded in earlier years Believe he is the brother to Elizabeth Eighmey Norris
  EIGHMEY Janet wife of Benjamin Eighmey, d. Sept. 4, 1836 age 54y, 21d, Footmarker J. E.
 
Note: headstone found under sod, lying flat. She is buried next to Gershom B. Bush on one side, her husband At the other side. (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  Eighmey Elizabeth See wife of Walter Norris
  Freeman Joanna See wife of Solomon Robison
  GASSO James M. son of Peter & Delight GASSO, died Apr. 15, 1844 age 1y 5m 8d, Footmarker J. M. G.
 
Note: Delight was the daughter of Walter Norris. Gasso's lived up on the Hill in 600 near where there is another old burial ground, no grave markers are found today 2002 (2002 update: headstone & footmarker have been re-set)
  JAMES Davis A. died Oct. 29, 1861 age 11y 2m 26d
 
Note: On The James Monument Son of Arnold & Maria James With grave marker "D. A. J." (2002 Update: Gravemarker has been re-set)
  JAMES Helen J. died Oct. 24, 1861 age 18yr 6mo 1d
 
Note: On The James Monument dau. of Arnold & Maria James With grave marker "H. J. J." (2002 Update: Gravemarker has been re-set)
  JAMES Rosalia M. died Oct. 20, 1861 age 16y 9m 20d
 
Note: On The James Monument dau. of Arnold & Maria James With Grave marker "R. M. J." (2002 Update: Gravemarker has been re-set)
  JAMES Susan M. died Oct. 31, 1861 age 9y 12d
 
Note: On The James Monument dau. of Arnold & Maria James With Grave marker "S. M. J." (2002 Update: Gravemarker has been re-set)
  JAMES Arnold died May 7, 1870, age 61 yrs., 5 mo., 26 dys.
 
Note: On The James Monument With Grave marker "Arnold" Arnold James was Justice of the Peace in Slaterville Springs, (1868) (2002 Update: Gravemarker has been re-set)
  JAMES Maria L. wife of Arnold James, born Sept. 10, 1817 died Sept. 5, 1898
 
Note: Maria L. Straight On The James Monument, with Grave marker "Maria" (2002 Update: Gravemarker has been re-set)
  JAMES Fred E. son of Arnold & Maria James died at Evanston, Wyoming Ter. on Dec. 15, 1880 age 21 yrs., 7 mo., 8 dys. Note: (Name & dates of Arnold James Monument) No footmarker, nor grave marker found for Fred E. James
  JAMES Erville dau. of Arnold & Maria James b. Nov. 9, 1839 d. Feb. 14, 1886 Note: On The James Monument With "Erville" to mark her grave (2002 Update: Gravemarker has been re-set)
  JAMES Harriet see wife of Milo Yates
  JOHNSON James E. son of John and Alice (Watson) JOHNSON Born May 17, 1844 died Aug. 25, 1865 ae 21yr 3mo 8d We know not what a day nor an hour may bring forth. He was lovely in life and not changed in death. Dear James, around thy tomb we come To drop a silent tear; And Oh! How lonely are the hours Since thou art no more nigh. Footmarker J. E. J. Note: James was killed in a farming accident on the Yates farm. Headstone found Sept. 2001 - broken - lying face down. (2002 update: It is now repaired & re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  JOHNSON Lizzie E. dau. of John and Alice (Watson) JOHNSON b.Jan. 29, 1840 in Eng d. Oct. 28, 1867 aged 27y 8m 29d "Gone Home" Footmarker L. E. J. Note: Elizabeth headstone found Sept. 2001 - lying against a tree. (2002 Update: Headstone has been repaired and re-set, as has the footmarker.
  JOHNSON Alice (Watson) wife of John Johnson, b. abt 1805 in Eng d. aft 1875
 
(Note: no marker was found in 2001)
  JOHNSON John b. abt 1790 in Eng d. Sept. 1873 in Dryden
 
Note: no marker was found in 2001 Believe graves of John and Alice are next to their two children - two unmarked graves are clearly seen, a search for headstones was unsuccessful. John Johnson and his wife, Alice Watson Johnson, came from Leeds, England by ship in 1841. He went up the Hudson River by boat to Newburg leaving his family there, including a baby girl born on the trip over, which took three months, as they were blown of course. The baby was Caroline "Carrie" Johnson (1841-1900) who later married William Crispell (1822-1900) son of Matthew & Elizabeth (Norris) Crispell of Slaterville Springs. John and his 16 year old son, William W. Johnson, walked to Ithaca to the farm at the corner of Route 79 and Pine Tree Road, and borrowed an oxen team and returned to Newburg for the family. John had been to New York State on two occasions, probably knew the farmer. He settled on the Hanford Farm on Slaterville Road where his son farmed and he worked at boat building, on the site of the late Remington Salt works.
  KEELER Abigail wife of Albert KEELER died Sept. 2, 1850 ae 33y 10m 22d Footmarker A. K. Her gentle spirit sores away to dwell with God in endless day. Note: believe this is Abigail Thurston 1850 Caroline census records: Albert Keeler ae 37, Abigail age 14, David age 12, Olive age 5, Zilpha age 47, Albert H., age 16. (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  KEELER Adison son of Albert and Abigial KEELER died Aug. 19 1850 age 2y 7m 19d Sweet little flower for earth too fair Has gone to heaven to blossom. Footmarker A. K. Note: (2002 update: Headstone had fallen and was broken. It is now re-set in an upright position, as is the footmarker)
  KNICKERBOCKER Polly see wife of James Robison
  LANE Charity wife of Abraham W. LANE died Nov. 9, 1858 aged 55y 6m 17d Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord Notes: Charity was the dau. of Walter Norris, Her husband Abram Lane, died May 4, 1885 age 83yrs.,6 mos., he is buried in Central Chapel Cemetery, Town of Caroline. 1850 Caroline Census; Lane, Abraham age 48, Charity age 46, Rachel A. age 17, Abraham E. age 13, Charles age 9. [Rachel married Amos Eastman, in 1860 they were living with Abram Lane. Living next door was Walter Lane ae 26, Louisa ae 28, with Jonas Sweet ae 10, Sophia Sweet ae 8 living with them. (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  LANE Charles W. died Oct. 16, 1861 aged 20y 10m 16d Rest in peace until the morn of the resurrection
 
Note: son of Abraham & Charity (Norris) Lane Charles married Sarah Norris d/o Benson Norris & Eliza Catherine Quick She married 2nd Peter Crispell s/o Matthew & Elizabeth Crispell (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  Marsh Lucy B. see wife of Francis Yates
  McINTYRE Kate B. Truman wife of D. H. McINTYRE born July 8, 1854 died May 22, 1889 Note: Name on Brainard Monument Grave inside fence with Ansel & Nancy (Bush) Brainard Believe she is a granddaughter of Ansel & Nancy Brainard, Her mother could be Harriet A. Brainard Truman. Ansel, Nancy his wife, Harriet Truman and Kate B. McIntyre are All buried in a fenced in area next to each other.
  MIDDAUGH Mary Elva dau of V. and S. A. MIDDAUGH died Mar. 22, 1863, aged 11 months Note: Headstone found February 2002 - Lying flat under sod. Believe that V. could be Valentine Middaugh Believe that S. A. is Survilia A. Robison (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  MIDDAUGH Survilia A. wife of V. MIDDAUGH d. Mar. 10, 1867 ae 36y 7m 18d She hath entered into rest. Note: Believed to be d/o Solomon & Joanna Robison A Valentine Middaugh is found in 1850 census Survilia is buried next to Joanna Robison. (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  MILLER Achsah C. dau of Isaac and Esther MILLER died July 29,1845 aged 27y 2m 7d Footmarker broken with no letters that can be viewed. Note: (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  MILLER Isaac died June 28, 1818 in the 26th year of his age. Footmarker I. M.
 
Note: He is listed in Landmarks of Tompkins Co., as an early Merchant in Slaterville Springs. Quote from Landmarks of Tompkins Co. The first sale of land by Mr. SLATER was to Isaac MILLER in 1816, about three acres, owned in later years by D. B. DRUMMOND. MILLER built a frame store across the road from the tannery and started in trade, but died soon after, and Mr. SLATER succeeded to the business.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  NOBLE Bernardus N. s/o Ezekiel H. & Ann NOBLE, died July 22, 1849, aged 3 yrs., 6 mo., 2 dys, Footmarker B. N. N.
 
Note: 1850 Caroline Census records Living in Slaterville Springs, NY Ezekiel H. Noble age 44, Blacksmith Ann age 40, Chapman N. age 18, Margaret age 17, Martha J. age 14, Ezekial H. Jr. age 12, Asa S. age 10, Mary age 8, Sarah age 2. (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  Norris Elizabeth See Elizabeth wife of Matthew Crispell
  NORRIS Walter D. died Nov. 1, 1850, aged 82y 7m 4d
 
Note: Walter came from Shandaken to Caroline in 1826 (believe Shandaken was in Ulster County, NY) (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set)
  NORRIS Elizabeth wife of Walter NORRIS, died Aug. 31, 1849 age 75 yr 8m 10 or 19 days
 
Dearest Mother thou hast left us Here thy loss we deeply feel But its God that has bereft us He can all our sorrows heal
 
Note: Elizabeth Eighmey
  NORRIS Rachel dau. of Walter & Elizabeth Norris), born Oct. 5, 1811 died Jun. 28, 1853
 
Blessed are the dead Which die in the Lord
 
Note: (2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  NORRIS Anna dau of Walter & Elizabeth NORRIS, died Mar. 1, 1833 age 24yr 1mo 1d
 
Ye mourners, who in silent gloom Bear your dear Kindred to the tomb, Grudge not when christians go to rest. They sleep in Jesus and are blest.
  Norris Delight See James M. Gasso, s/o Peter & Delight (Norris) Gasso
  NORWOOD Francis A Revolutionary War Soldier died Oct. 23, 1842 aged 87yr 1mo 5d Ye mourners who in silent gloom, Bear your dear beloved to the tomb, Grudge ye not when christians go to rest. They sleep in Jesus and are blest.
 
Note: s/o Francis & Anna Norwood. Francis Jr.; born 1755 at Dunstable, Middlesex, Mass. married Lydia Barney, dau. of David & Elizabeth Barney on 9th of July 1778 at Richmond, New Hampshire
 
(2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set, as was the footmarker)
  NORWOOD Lydia (Barney) wife of Francis Norwood, b. 1855 d. March 2, 1842
 
Note: headstone has not been found. May not be buried here. Lydia was the Daughter of David & Elizabeth Barney
  Norwood Lucinda see wife of Lemuel Yates
  PETTIGROVE John Co. B. 6 Reg't, NY Vol. H. A., born July 23, 1833 died Jan. 21, 1905
 
"At Rest"
 
Note: (2002 Update: Monument re-set)
  PETTIGROVE Hannah M. (Yates) wife of John Pettigrove, born May 1, 1836 died November 14, 1921
 
Note: dau. of Francis & Lucy B.(Marsh)Yates
 
(2002 Update: Monument re-set)
  Reed Phebe see wife of Amariah Yates
  ROBISON D R 1818 May 23
 
Note: Headstone next to Isaac Miller is defaced from weather, the only writing on this that can be read is what looks like it was chiseled in by hand, D R 1818 May 23 No other inscription is visible. This is the headstone of David Robison, who died May 23, 1818 See below under Anna Robison, his name and death also listed on her stone.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone re-set in an upright position)
  ROBISON John A Revolutionary War Soldier, d. Feb. 20, 1838, aged 72 y 4m 1d
 
Note: son of Josiah & Catrina (VanWagenen) Robison John came to the Town of Caroline in 1801 (per Caroline history) The first school-house erected in Slaterville was a small log addition to the residence of John Robison, on the present site of Slaterville, in 1802. The following is from Landmarks of Tompkins Co., NY by John H. Selkreg, 1894; D. Mason & Co., Publisher Chapter XV - The Town of Caroline. A post-office was opened in 1823, with John ROBISON as the first postmaster, and the name of Slaterville was given to it, he also kept a tavern at the same time (1823). John ROBISON, grandfather of Henry, came in 1801 from Marbletown and settled next east of Levi SLATER, where C. H. DEUEL's house now stands. In 1816 or 1817 John ROBISON and Mr. HEDGES built a tannery and operated it a few years; it stood on the site of the present barn of Carn's Hotel. ROBISON and HEDGES were succeeded in the business by Milo and James HEATH, who continued it many years. Other history notes on John Robison: Ephraim Chambers and John Robison were the first Justice of the Peace in the Town Of Caroline. John Robison served 2 years as Town Supervisor.
  ROBISON Anna wife of John ROBISON, d. Aug. 9, 1830 ae 64yr 9mo 26d
 
Note: Antje Terwilliger married John Robison Record found of Antje Terwillinger, daughter of Solomon Terwilliger and Lena (Helena) Bosch/Bush She was born 1765 in Kingston (formerly Wildwyck and Esopus of New Amsterdam), Ulster County, New York.
 
David Robison listed on bottom of her headstone, see below Headstone had fallen, found under sod March 2002, broken.
 
(Writing on the bottom of Anna’s headstone reads:
 
David Robison At the foot died May 23, 1818 aged 17 years 10 months ? dys Age could be 15 years. (David is buried at the foot of his mother) ROBISON, David d. May 23, 1818, ae 17 yr 10 mo., ? da (see above)
 
Note: Listed on the headstone with Anna Robison He has another headstone D R 1818 May 23
 
(2002 Update: Headstone was re-set – broken – base not found)
  ROBISON Obadiah G. s/o Zachariah & Martha Ann ROBISON, d. Sept. 30, 1836 age 6mo 13da
 
Note: His mother was Martha Ann Bush Unknown where Zachariah Robison is buried or when he died.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone re-set)
  ROBISON Martha Ann (Bush) born July 29, 1813 died April 8, 1890, wife of Zachariah & James Robison
 
Note: Front of headstone states "Our Mother"
 
Her name and dates are on the back of headstone. Martha Ann Bush is believed to be the daughter of Isaac & Martha (Bowne) Bush, she married Zachariah Robison and 2nd she married James Robison.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone re-set)
  ROBISON James Resigned, he bade this earth adieu, Resigned, We gave him up to God.
 
Note: son of John Robison Headstone found Feb. 2002, headstone had fallen and was under sod - stone broken in the center and at the base. James Robison married first Polly, 2nd Martha A. Bush - Martha and James had a child Mary b. in the spring of 1850 after his death. Martha married 1st to Zachariah Robison
 
(2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set)
  ROBISON Polly wife of James ROBISON, d. Mar 14, 1848 aged 48yr 4m 17d
 
The righteous shall be an everlasting remembrance.
 
Note: Headstone found (Feb. 2002) is still standing Record found that a James Robison married Polly Knickerbocker b. Oct. 27, 1799
 
(2002 Update: Headstone re-set)
  Robison Martha C. b. 1836 died March 11, 1848, dau. of James & Polly Robison
 
Note: a space for a grave is next to her mother, with two large cedar trees hat have grown together. Her headstone could be under the tree roots. Grave not found, unsure if she is buried here. She died on March 11 and her mother died March 14th 1848
  ROBISON Soloman d. Oct 9, 1868 ae 76yr 4m 9da
 
Gone but not forgotten
 
Note: Son of John & Anna Robison Ran a tannery in Slaterville Springs. From Landmarkes of Tompkins Co., NY. A flour mill was built at Slaterville in 1820 by Solomon ROBISON, who rebuilt it in 1836. It was burned in 1863, and three years later the second mill was erected by Jason D. ATWATER. This mill was burned down in 1891 and not rebuilt.
 
The Caroline Literary Association was organized Jan. 13, 1818, Established the first circulating library in the town, if not the First in the county. Board of Trustees for the first year, Solomon Robison sat on this board.
 
Headstone for Solomon was found in 2002, broken
 
(2002 Update: Headstone repaired & re-set)
  ROBISON Joanna wife of Soloman ROBISON, d. Aug. 10, 1866 ae 70yr 6m
 
Not lost, but gone before
 
Note: Joanna Freeman b. in Connecticutt (per 1850 census) Soloman & Joanna have a son buried in Caroline Grove Cem. Henry Leroy, son of Soloman & Joanna Robison Died Oct. 17, 1836 age 2 yrs.
 
Headstone found broken and fallen over.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone repaired and re-set)
  ROBISON Sophia A. d. Aug. 17, 1864 aged 45 years
 
Note: dau. of Soloman & Joanna Robison
 
Headstone found broken and fallen over.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone repaired and re-set)
  Robison Sally see wife of Joseph C. Yates
  SHOEMAKER Edward C. 1840 - 1895
 
(with large footmarker "Edward"
 
Note: son of Samuel & Betsey (Hyde) Shoemaker 1892 Caroline Census, he is listed as a butcher.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone and foot stone re-set)
  SHOEMAKER Mary R. 1850 - d. Jan. 29, 1931
 
Note: wife of Edward C. Shoemaker & dau. of James & Martha (Bush) Robison Mary R. Shoemaker, dau. of James & Martha Ann (Bush) Robison was A rural correspondent for The Ithaca Journal-News & Postmistress at Slaterville for 58 years. She was born in Slaterville on June 16, 1850, Her mother Martha Ann Bush Robison was born July 29,1813 died April 8, 1890, she was the wife of Zachariah Robison & 2nd wife of James Robison. Martha was the daughter of Isaac & Martha(Bowne)Bush. Mary R. Shoemaker, resided in Slaterville all of her life. Not only was she one of the oldest postmistresses in this Section of the country, but was one of the oldest rural correspondents, having served The Joural-News since 1874. At the age of 15, Miss Robison, who later became Mrs. Edward Shoemaker. She started out to learn the printing trade. Mary went to work in the printing office of Ashel B. Clapp at Dryden, publisher of the Dryden Weekly News. For five years, she set type and absorbed the technique of the printing profession. Because of illness in the family, she went back to her home in Slaterville and became an assistant to her elder sister in the post office. She died on Jan. 29, 1931. 1892 Caroline Census has Gerald SHOEMAKER age 11 living in the same house hold as Mary and her husband, unsure if this is a son of Mary’s. The sister that is spoken about was, Nancy E. Robison Wattles, wife of D. Webster Wattles. D. Webster Wattles, d. June 11, 1883 ae 43y 3m 8d and Nancy E. (Robinson) w/o D. Webster was born Oct. 21, 1838 and died May 31, 1903, Nancy & her husband are buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone re-set)
  STICKLE George W. son of Alexander & Aleda STICKLE, d. Sept. 20, 1818 or 1848 aged 2yr 1m 6d
 
(Headstone is very worn, looks like death year could be 1848)
 
This lovely child ____ ______ ___ ______
 
Note: headstone found 2002, lying face down. An earlier reading states son of Alexander & Alida STICKLE
 
(2002 Update: Headstone re-set)
  STRAIGHT Deborah wife of Thompson STRAIGHT, d. Feb. 13, 1858 ae 44yr 6m 27d
 
Far from affliction, toil and care. The happy soul has fled. The breathless clay shall slumber there, Among the silent dead.
 
Note: Record found in 1850 Census Virgil, Cortland County, New York pg 388 - 389 - 29th day of August 1850 901/934 - Thompson Strait age 43, Farmer, Deborah Strait age 37 Hiram Strait age 13, Martin age 11, Riley age 9, Adaline age 7, Sabra age 4, Saphronia Strait age 1
 
Headstone was found lying flat and broken.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone was repaired and re-set)
  STRAIGHT Sabria d. Sept. 19, 1841 aged 74 years, Gravemarker S. S.
 
Note: Believe death date is incorrect. She is buried next to the James family, Her inscription is on the Arnold James Monument. Still living 1850. In 1850 a Sabria Strait is found living with the Arnold James family,(her son - in - Law) age was 74, born in Mass. I believe death date should be 1851.
 
She is buried between Rosalia & Erville James (grandchildren)
 
(2002 Update: Grave marker re-set)
  Terwilliger   see Anna wife of John Robison
  TRUMAN Harriet B. b. January 1, 1830 d. July 9, 1912
 
Note: Record found in Divorced people in Tompkins County, New York taken from the 1880 census in Danby, NY of Harriet A. Brainard Truman age 50 being divorced from her husband in 1880.
  Truman Kate B. see wife of D. H. MacIntyre
  VanWagenen   see John Robison, s/o Josiah Robison & Catrina VanWagenen
  Watson Alice see wife of John Johnson
  Yates Hannah M. see wife of John Pettigrove
  YATES Amariah b. Aug. 6, 1801 d. Sept. 9, 1877, Footmarker "Father"
 
Note: son of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates Amariah’s name on monument w/wife Phebe and dau. Xzena Yates. Monument found in 2002 tipped over.
 
(2002 Update: Monument re-set)
  YATES Phebe (Reed) wife of Amariah YATES, b. June 16, 1806 d. Oct. 24, 1856, Footmarker "Mother"
 
Note: Information above on Monument 2nd inscription on her headstone has the following: Phebe wife of Amariah Yates Died Nov. 24, 1856 aged 50 yrs., 4 mo., 8 dys.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone & footmarker re-set)
 
  YATES Xzena dau of Amariah & Phebe YATES, b. Oct. 23, 1842 d. Aug 15, 1844
 
Note: Name on Monument with parents. 2nd inscription on her headstone. Xzna, daughter of Amariah & Phebe Yates Died Aug. 15, 1844 aged 1 year 9 months, 15 days. Her gentle sprit soars away To dwell with God in endless day
 
Spelling of Xzna on headstone/ Xzena on monument Her headstone was found 2002 lying flat in hedge.
 
Headstone found lying in hedge, broken at base.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone repaired and re-set)
  YATES Milo H. b. Dec. 30, 1832 d. July 16, 1909, Footmarker "Milo"
 
Note: son of Stephen & Catherine (Bush) Yates
 
(2002 Update: Monument re-set)
  YATES Harriet E. JAMES wife of Miles H. YATES, b. May 12, 1841 d. May 10, 1911, Footmarker "Harriet"
 
Note: dau. of Arnold & Maria L.(Straight)James
 
(2002 Update: Monument re-set)
  YATES Francis d. May 1, 1883 aged 77y
 
A light from our household gone; A voice we loved is stilled.
 
Footmarker "Father"
 
Note: son of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates
 
(2002 Update: Monument re-set)
  YATES Lucy B. MARSH wife of Francis YATES, d. Nov. 13, 1891 ae 79y
 
A place is vacant in our homes That never can be filled.
 
Footmarker "Mother"
 
(2002 Update: Monument re-set)
  Yates See Susan Darling wife of Preston Darling
  YATES Stephen b. Nov. 11, 1799 d. Dec. 31, 1875
 
Note: son of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates
  YATES Catherine BUSH wife of Stephen YATES, b. Mar. 20, 1804 d. Feb. 16, 1887
 
Note: Believe her to be the daughter of Isaac & Martha (Bowne) Bush, their daughter Catharine Bush was born 20th MARCH 1804
  YATES Gersham B. son of Stephen & Catherine Yates, d. Oct. 9, 1836 age 1 yr, 5 mo., 13 dys, Footmarker G. B. Y.
 
Note: Headstone found near Isaac & Martha (Bowne) Bush graves Spelling of GERSHAM on this headstone. The spelling of GERSHOM is found also in this families records.
 
(2002 Update: Headstone & footstone re-set)
  YATES M. Elizabeth 1830 - 1905
 
Note: d/o Stephen & Catherine (Bush) Yates (on monument with Stephen & Catherine Yates)
  YATES Chester d. June 1, 1900 aged 76y
 
Note: son of Stephen & Catherine (Bush) Yates
 
(2002 Update: Headstone & Footmarker re-set)
  YATES Jane M. wife of Chester YATES, b. Feb. 22, 1829 d. Feb. 13, 1891
 
Note: dau. of Bailey & Charlotte (Crandall) Evans
 
(2002 Update: Headstone & Footmarker re-set)
  YATES Joseph C. 1822 - 1900, Footmarker "Father"
 
Note: Son of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates
 
(2002 Update: monument & footmaker re-set)
  YATES Sally A.(Robison) wife of Joseph C. YATES, 1826-1910, Footmarker "Mother"
 
(2002 Update: monument & footmaker re-set)
  YATES Alma dau of J. C. and S. YATES, d. Sept. 16, 1861 aged 7y 3m (or 8m) 15d
 
Note: dau. of Joseph & Sally Yates
 
Monument for the children of Joseph & Sally Yates (2002 Update: Monument & footstone re-set)
  YATES Mary dau of J. C. and S. YATES, d. Oct. 9, 1861 aged 5y 2m 8d
 
Note: dau. of Joseph & Sally Yates
 
Monument for the children of Joseph & Sally Yates (2002 Update: Monument & footstone re-set)
  YATES Hattie dau of J. C. and S. YATES, d. Aug. 1, 1860, aged 4 mo
 
Note: dau. of Joseph & Sally Yates
 
Monument for the children of Joseph & Sally Yates (2002 Update: Monument & footstone re-set)
  YATES Johnnie son of Joseph C. and Sally A. YATES, d. Oct. 1, 1861 aged 11yr 1m 21d
 
Monument for the children of Joseph & Sally Yates (2002 Update: Monument & footstone re-set)
  YATES Lemuel d. Aug. 23, 1854 age 84 years, 1 mo., 6 dys
 
Note: Has been given credit for being a Revolutionary Soldier. I believe this is in error, his age does not fit that time period. He may have served in the war of 1812, no record has been found to credit him there either. His father was a soldier of the Revoluntion. Headstone found, still standing - sinking in ground D.A.R. records state he was buried on the farm. Record found he was born July 23, 1773 in Mass. (see census for other birth place) Son of Amariah & Margaret (Thayer) Yates He married in Apalachin, NY on Feb. 20, 1799. 1850 Caroline census: Yates, Lemuel age 77 a farmer, born Rhode Island, Mary A. age 24 born in NY, William age 30 born in NY. Living in the same household was Lemuel Nash age 17, Lemuel Nash is believed to be a grandson of Lemuel Yates.
 
(2002 update: Headstone re-set)
  YATES Lucinda (Norwood) wife of Lemuel YATES, d. June 11, 1848 ae 67y 9m 25d
 
Dearest Mother thou hast left us Here thy loss we deeply feel But tis God that has bereft us He can all our sorrow heal
 
Note: daughter of Francis & Lydia (Barney) Norwood Headstone found Feb. 2002 under sod, lying flat, & broken
 
(2002 Update: headstone repaired and re-set)
  YATES Mary Ann dau of Lemuel and Lucinda YATES, d. Jan. 10, 1862 ae 42y 8m 15d
 
(2002 Update: Headstone repaired and re-set)
  YATES Wm. died Sept. 5, 1865 aged 48y 2m 11d
 
Thy Brother shall rise again
 
Note: William Yates, s/o Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates
 
(2002 Update: Headstone repaired and re-set)

Credits:

Family records of the Johnson & Crispell Families. Gladys Cornell Whitted's, Cornell family records donated by her daughter, Madeline Hopkins. John Yates, decsendant of Chester Yates. Updated and corrected from walking the cemetery to check the headstone inscriptions. There are still unmarked graves that are not recorded.

A clean up of this cemetery was started in the spring of 2002, with headstone repair being over the summer months. (Summer of 2002).

A total to date of 35 headstones were found that had fallen and were under sod. A total of over 220 plus hours have been spent clearing brush, trees and debris removal to restore this cemetery.

Volunteers at this time are: Janet Nash, Steve Nash, Randy Crispell, Greg Crispell, Paul Crispell, & Cathy Knauff, Dennis Whittaker & Jessie Davis. Many headstones had fallen and were in need of repair. Dennis Whittaker has been doing the repair on the damaged headstones and resetting them. He has done an outstanding job in restoring the headstones. Thank you Dennis for all your hard work.

A project to collect donations has been underway to help pay for the expenses to restore this cemetery, and to maintain what we have restored. Thank you goes out to all of you for your volunteer work in this project.

At this time we would like to thank the following for their donations that helped greatly to restore this cemetery: Linda Ely, Florence Starr, Janet Nash, Dennis Whittaker.

In reviewing all the inscriptions I find in the months Aug. - Dec. in the year of 1861 this little town lost 12 people, mostly children to some illness. 7 of these deaths were in the month of Oct. The families that lost their loved ones were that of the following families: Darlin, Eighmey, James, Lane & Yates.

The Cornell Family is also buried here with no headstones to be found. (6 grave's)

History note:

SLATERVILLE. -- This small village is situated on Six-Mile Creek, on the northern line of the town. Families should properly be mentioned, as residents early in that vicinity were John ROBISON, Robert FREELAND, Lemuel YATES, Francis NORWOOD and others.

In 1816 or 1817 John ROBISON and Mr. HEDGES built a tannery and operated it a few years; it stood on the site of the present barn of Carn's Hotel. ROBISON and HEDGES were succeeded in the business by Milo and James HEATH, who continued it many years. About the same time (1816/1817) Isaac MILLER built a frame store across the road from the tannery and began trade; he died soon afterwards. (his grave is found in this cemetery, he died in 1818.)

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