SOME SMALL CEMETERIES

Town of Warren

Herkimer County, NY




The reading of the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery was done by Mrs. M. M. Hatch of South Columbia, Herkimer County, in the early 1920s. It was noted on the November 1926 typescript of this list that the original Methodist Episcopal Church was entirely gone, including the foundation.

Thank you to Barbara Allen Empey Elmore for contributing this article from the June 22, 1922 Richfield Springs Mercury:

LEST WE FORGET

Pursuant to notice, a meeting was held in Warren, Friday afternoon, June 16,1922, for the purpose of incorporating the "Old Warren" M.E. Church cemetery. Saturday, July 1st was decided upon as "clean-up" day. Naught but the foundations stones of the church built in 1814 remain, but it is well to recall some of those whose voices rose in prayer and praise when its walls were strong and protecting, whose nearby graves are submerged neath a dense growth of unsightly bush and bramble and the way to them utterly inaccessible. Three Revolutionary soldiers are bivouacked here neath an accumulation of debris. Abram (sic) Lighthall enlisted and served as corporal under Col. Abraham Wemple, Col. Goose Van Schaick, Peter Bellinger and in the 1st NY Regiment was at Valley Forge and served through the entire war. There are many incidents on record of the daring and bravery of the Lighthalls, three of whom were in the service, but now-

Their swords are rust
Their bones are dust
Their souls are with the saints trust.

Abraham Lighthall died with the closing hours of 1831, aged 96 years. (His wife died at 110 years in Michigan). Isaac Holmes, born in Williamstown, Mass. in 1751 was a private in the 2nd Mass Regt and was in the battle of Bennington Aug 16, 1777. Mrs Holmes carried her year old child up the mountain side where she remained during the action. In 1793 (?) their daughter Phoebe married Ezekiel Comstock and all came to Warren where Mr Holmes cleared the farm later known as Fern Croft. Isaac Holmes died 17 dec 1843 aged 92. (Wife Ann died illegible but is buried with him) These patriot graves were marked by the Mohawk Chapter DAR in 1912.

Isaac Freeman Jr, born in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co, NJ, Sept 14, 1747, married Elizabeth Elston and served in the 2nd Essex County Militia during the Revolution and came to Warren in 1788. He was a millwright and carpenter and built the first Mill on Fish Creek in 1795 and the locality was called Freeman' Mills.In later years the property was purchased by the Weatherby's (sic). Their 2nd daughter Rhoda married Benjamin Cory Jr who published the first newspaper in Herkimer County, the first west of Albany "The Telescope", of which no known copy exists. Isaac Freeman died in 1824, aged 71, His grave was marked by Henderson Chapter DAR in 1921.

Captain Charles Fox was born in Middletown, Conn. in 1783 and came to Warren in 1805 and was one of the most prominent men of his day and generation. He served his country in the War of 1812. He owned a farm of 600 acres [see note below] and kept a dairy of 100 cows and is accredited the honor of making the first cheese south of the Mohawk. His beautiful headstone is broken and prone.

Near the west gate is the grave of Jesse S Burgess, whose father was a quartermaster in the Revolution. He was an early hotel keeper in Winfield, Brighton, and in 1836 succeeded Robert Benedict for whom the old Richfield Hotel was built. Near him is his son Sgt John H Burgess of the Civil War, wounded 4 times at Salem Heights and again at the Wilderness, Winchester and at Gettysburg.

At an early date Jacob Elwood Sr and Jr kept a general grocery store at Page's Corners. Two of the sons of Jacob Jr, Menzo and Moses, were in Co D 121 Infantry in the Civil War, where Menzo lost his eyesight and the lamp of life went out.

Tunis Vrooman, a prisoner of the Rev. War, died June 30, 1865. aged 100 years. He saw many members of his family massacred in his infancy.

Here are the family plots of Daniel Marshall, Cyrus Williamson, Garrett Wykoff, John Gano, Richard Hopkinson, Samuel Segar, John Hamm and many others.

A Note From the Submitter - "Change Charles Fox from 600 to 200 acres. Further research reveals that the info in the Mercury was incorrect."

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Allen Empey Elmore

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY
TOWN OF WARREN
HERKIMER COUNTY NY
BUCHANAN, Nancy
d. June 4, 1861
ae 17 yr 11 mo 22 da
wife of Allen S. Buchanan
dau. of F.J. and J.A. PETRIE
ECKLER, Anna
no date


ECKLER, Albert
no date

on same stone as Anna; stone was a lamb on a cushion
FLAGG, Philo
no date


FLAGG, Cordelia
d. Feb. 5, 1854

on same stone as Philo
FREEMAN, Isaac
d. May 18, 1824
ae 77 yr

FREEMAN, Elizabeth
d. Sept. 24, 1822
ae 71yr

FRETTS, John
d. Apr. 26, 1843
ae 75 yr

FRETTS, Catharine
d. March 15, 1869
ae 85 yr

FRETTS, David S.
d. Sept. 4, 1854
ae 15 yr 4 mo 24 da

FINLAYSON, Mary
d. Jan. 6, 1843
ae 34 yr
wife of Alexander Finlayson
b. in Newcastle on Tyne, England
GANO (CANO?), John
d. Nov. 2, 1818
ae 70 yr

GANO (CANO?), Catharine
d. Nov. 6, 1838
ae 87 yr

GANO (CANO?), Garret
d. Dec. 13, 1850
ae 72 yr

GANO (CANO?), Isaac
d. July 12, 1863
ae 83 yr 10 mo 15 da

GANO (CANO?), Mary
d. Nov. 6, 1867
ae 89 yr 3 mo 3 da

HARWOOD, John
d. Jan. 23, 1825
in his 53rd yr

HOLMES, Seth
d. March 5, 1861
ae 60 yr 7 da

HOLMES, Isaac
d. Dex. 17, 1843
ae 92 yr 11 mo 17 da

HOLMES, Ann
d. Sept. 13, 1850
ae 90 yr 7 mo 13 da

HOPKINSON, Richard
d. Nov. 26, 1862
ae 83 yr 10 mo 7 da

HOPKINSON, Alice
d. Oct. 17, 1867
ae 68 yr 7 mo 10 da

HOPKINSON, John
b. Apr. 24, 1810
d. Nov. 1, 1886
in his 77th year

LOOMIS, Lydia
d. Apr. 9, 1815
in her 29th year

MARSHALL, Mr. Jeremiah
d. July 6, 1843
ae 74 yr 4 mo

MARSHALL, Daniel
d. Feb. 23, 1862
ae 79 yr 10 mo 10 da

MARSHALL, Lucy
d. Apr. 2, 1858
ae 76 yr

SEGAR, Samuel
d. Apr. 6, 1844
ae 67 yr

SHOEMAKER, Henry
d. Feb. 20, 1861
ae 73 yr 2 mo 12 da

PEAKE, Elijah
d. July 23, 1889
ae 78 yr 8 mo

TEN EYCK, William
d. May 31, 1874
ae 47 yr 5 mo

Van HORN, Elizabeth
b. Jan. 1, 1774
d. June 23, 1861
ae 76 yr

VROOMAN, Tunis
d. June 30, 1865
ae 100 yr
a woman
WEBSTER, Daniel
d. Feb. 14, 1869
ae 20 yr 8 mo 5 da

WYCOFF, Garret
d. Jan. 27, 1849
ae 75 yr 8 mo 12 da


Pooler Cemetery was prepared and donated by Contributing Editor Betsy Voorhees.

POOLER CEMETERY
TOWN OF WARREN
HERKIMER COUNTY NY
Route 167 on REED FARM
CRIN, Elizabeth D.5-5-1835 65yr Hus. Henry
DEFOREST, Ann Elizabeth D.10-2-1844 2yr-5da dau. John & Elizabeth
DEFOREST, Elizabeth D.10-22-1845
Hus. John
DEFOREST, John D.10-22-1845
Wf. Elizabeth
DYCKMAN, Peter S. D.-11-1-1874 52yr VETERAN
DYCKMAN, Sarah D.5-17-1861 2yr-11mo dau. Peter & M.A.
MOUNK, Anna D.5-15-1831 (37?) 82yr Hus. John
MOYER, Mary D.8-6-1840 (90?) 62yr Hus. Loadurch
NORTON, Hannah D.5-6-1838 37yr-11mo-18da Hus. Bela
POOLER, Elizabeth D.1-20-1877 76yr-8mo-2da Hus. Joseph
POOLER, Henry D.10-28-1834 4yr-6mo-6da son- Henry & Margaret
POOLER, Joseph D.4-20-1876 78yr-4mo-21da Wf. Elizabeth
POOLER, Sally D.9-25-1837(57) 21yr-7mo-1da


The first reading below of the Paul Crim Cemetery was also done by Mrs. M. M. Hatch of South Columbia, Herkimer County, in the early 1920s. It was noted on the November 1926 typescript of this list that the Paul Crim Cemetery was located east of Jordanville leading from Cranes Corners to Henderson on the top of the first hill.

The second reading of the Paul Crim Cemetery is a radically different interpretation. Copied by Mrs. Thomas D. (Corinne Wheeler) Watkins, of the Oneida Chapter of the D.A.R. and dated 1927, it notes that two people who Mrs. Hatch stated were Jacob and Elizabeth Bell were Jacob Crim and his wife Elizabeth. Four other Crim stones are also noted. There could be several reasons for this type of discrepancy, such as: the Watkins reading may have been taken before the Hatch reading yet not presented until later; an older list may have been located and added to Mrs. Watkins' reading: or the cemetery may have been cleaned, and buried or turned-over stones exposed. However, Mrs. Watkins said that the age portion of Adam Bell's headstone was broken off at the time of her own reading and did not indicate that she had supplemented her reading with other sources. Because the S.A.R. marker was not noted by Mrs. Hatch, a cleanup undertaken for the dedication of the marker is a plausible explanation. Or she may have just not noted it on her list.

Since Mrs. Watkins was a member of the Genealogical Research Committee of the Oneida Chapter of the D.A.R., and her name is often attached to Mrs. Hatch's lists, perhaps she questioned this particular reading and turned over some stones to get a better reading. She did not use Mrs. Hatch's death age for Adam Bell. Although considered primary resources, tombstone readings and lists are not infallible. The eyes that read the stones, the memories that estimated birth dates, and the hands that etched those dates are all prone to error. The Watkins reading follows the Hatch reading below.

PAUL CRIM BURYING GROUND
TOWN OF WARREN
HERKIMER COUNTY NY
Reading of Mrs. M. M. Hatch
=
BELL, Adam
d. May 17, 1854
ae 81 yr 9 mo 25 da

BELL, Eve
d. Oct. 8, 1841
in her 70th yr

BELL, Polly
d. Feb. 20, 1877
in her 19th yr
their daughter (either the death date or age is in error)
BELL, Jacob
d. May 31, 1839
ae 79 yr

BELL, Elizabeth
d. Feb. 20, 1813
in her 59th yr


Mrs. Watkins noted that the Paul Crim Cemetery was situated on the old Paul Crim farm, about two and one -half miles from Jordanville and about one-half mile from Crane's Corners, Herkimer County, N.Y. The S.A.R. marker, for service between 1778 - 1783, stated:

Paul Crim

1730 - 1813

Service in Revolutionary War

Garrison at Fort Herkimer

Paul Crim built the first log house
on the Henderson Patent and was a survivor
of the Andrustown Massacre

Lana Steele, wife of Paul Crim
1733 - 1802


PAUL CRIM BURYING GROUND
TOWN OF WARREN
HERKIMER COUNTY NY
Reading of Mrs. Thomas D. Watkins
CRIM, Jacob
d. May 31, 1830
ae 79 yr
S.A.R. Marker
Elizabeth
d. Feb. 20, 1813
in 59th yr of her age
wife of Jacob Crim
CRIM, Elizabeth F.
d. Oct. 6, 1876
ae 85 yr

Abraham
d. Mch. 23, 1838
ae 10 yr
son of J. and E. Crim
infant daughter,
and Harriet his wife
no date

an infant daughter of J. and E. Crim
and Harriet his wife; this may mean
that Jacob had two wives and
Elizabeth's child was buried
with the other wife
Mary Margaret
d. Sept. 1, 1806
ae 43 yr 10 mo 5 da
wife of Henry Crim
BELL, Adam
d. May 17, 1854
ae (broken off)
1812 marker
BELL, Eve
d. Oct. 8, 1844
in 76th yr of her age
wife of Adam
BELL, Polly
d. Feb. 20, 1817
in 19th yr of her age
dau of Adam and Eve

This reading of the Bloomfield Cemetery was made by Mrs. M. M. Hatch of South Columbia, Herkimer County, in the early 1920s. It was noted on the November 1926 typescript that the cemetery was located between Richfield Springs and Jordanville, on the State Road, about 1/2 mile north of Richfield Springs (Otsego Co) in Herkimer County.

BLOOMFIELD CEMETERY
TOWN OF WARREN
HERKIMER COUNTY NY
ABBOTT, Aaron
d. Jan. 15, 1821
ae 72 yr

ABBOTT, Mary
d. Apr. 10, 1823
ae 72 yr

BROWN, James
d. July 29, 1855
ae 84 yr

BROWN, Viah
d. Nov. 4, 1841
ae 72 yr

BROWN, Laura
d. Nov. 4, 1831
ae 28 yr
their daughter
BROWN, Lirancy
d. Dec. 22, 1830
ae 8 mo 23 da
dau. of Norman and Mary Brown
BULLION, John
b. Oct. 6, 1815
d. May 25, 1892


BULLION, Caroline
b. March 17, 1819
d. May 28, 1906


BULLION, Anna
d. Oct. 7, 1862

ae 52 yr 7 mo 12 da

BULLION, Isabel
d. March 25, 1868
ae 46 yr 8 mo 5 da
Anna and Isabel, children of Andrew Bullion
BULLION, Andrew
d. Jan. 24, 1852
ae 88 yr 3 mo 16 da

BULLION, Jannet
d. Feb. 18, 1850
ae 69 yr 11 mo

BLOOMFIELD, Deacon Samuel
d. Dec. 23, 1866
ae 82 yr 4 mo

CLELAND, Persis
b. June 1804
d. August 1884



DELONG, Isaac
d. Apr. 9, 1858
ae 87 yr

DELONG, Rebecca
d. Sept. 23, 1865
ae 90 yr

HARWICK, Philip
b. Dec. 1795
d. May 1875


HUDSON, Mercy
d. 1849
d. May 1875
ae 79 yr
wife of Abijah Hudson
LAINE, Jacob
d. June 19, 1854
ae 72 yr

LAINE, Elizabeth
d. July 27, 1838
ae 53 yr 8 mo 7 da

LANE, Ida
d. Sept. 12, 1902


PRESTON, Volney
d. Oct. 9, 1844
ae 39 yr

PRESTON, Martha
d. June 8, 1889
ae 81 yr

SCHOOLEY, Richard
d. Dec. 13, 1853
ae 95 yr 5 mo 3 da

SCHOOLEY, Elizabeth SILVERTHORNE
d. Feb. 5, 1854
ae 91 yr 8 mo 7 da

STOEL, Sally LANE
d. Apr. 14, 1853
ae 38 yr 9 mo 1 da
wife of Melgar Stoel
SWEET, Holden
d. March 5, 1828
ae 60 yr

SWEET, Rhoda
d. Dec. 7, 1823
ae 48 yr

SWEET, George
d. Aug. 29, 1873
ae 78 yr 8 mo 7 da

SWEET, Benjamin
d. Nov. 23, 1846
ae 83 yr

SWEET, Rachel
d. May 1, 1839
ae 70 yr

TILDEN, Josiah
d. Apr. 26, 1862
ae 72 yr 10 mo 3 da

TILDEN, Mary
d. Sept. 19, 1864
ae 63 yr 3 mo 12 da
3rd wife of Josiah Tilden
TILDEN, Nellie
b. Apr. 1, 1865
d. March 31, 1874


TILDEN, Carrie
b. Jan. 7, 1867
d. Aug. 7, 1868


TILDEN, Tommie
b. May 24, 1870
d. Apr. 4, 1874


WILBUR, Gideon
b. Apr. 9, 1776
d. July 6, 1862


WINNE, Philip
d. Oct. 12, 1846
ae 71 yr 6 mo

WINNE, Miss Sarah
d. Nov. 17, 1826
ae 19 yr 11 mo 25 da
dau. of P. and Sarah



Source: These lists were typed from the original November 1926 lists of Mrs. M. M. Hatch, of South Columbia, NY.
Submitted by: Jerry Reed



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