THE CHURCHES OF ORWELL, PENNSYLVANIA
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Burial inscriptions, Allis Hollow Cemetery, Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pa Page 281
|Allen||George S. March 10, 1857 - Sept. 30, 1902||Burchard||Henry, d. Nov. 10, 1887 aged 66y. & 8m. (Co. D, 17th Pa. Mounted Vols.)|
|Allis||Eleazar died Nov. 28, 1837, in his 72nd yr.||Laura Ellen, d. Jan. 18, 1885 aged 56 yrs. 8m. 8d.|
|Esther wife of Eleazar Allis, died Sept. 23, 1831 in her 52nd yr.||Lucy, wife of Harvey, d. Sept. 10, 1878 aged 79yr.|
|Allis||Ezra R., Oct. 16 -Feb. 14, 1885||Lydia E., wife of R. R. Brown, d. Oct. 17, 1873, aged 43 y. & 10 m.|
|Margaret (wife of Ezra) Aug. 7, 1811 - Mar. 6, 1881||Phineas, d. June 2, 1866, aged 31yr. 1m.|
|Frank (son of Ezra & Margaret) July 15, 1854 - Apr. 12, 1856||Julius, son of Harvey & Lucy, d. July 23, 1860, aged 20 y., 9m. & 20 d.|
|Helen E., daughter of Silas & Margaret Allis, d. Oct. 10, 1839 aged 1 yr.2 m.6d||Burchard||Ruth d. Oct. 8, 1863, age. 32 y. 9 m. "Gone but not forgotten"|
|Allis||Henry S., Feb. 4,1829 - July 16, 1915||Gleed||Isaac aged 80 yrs. 21 days.|
|Mary E died Mar. 3, 1886 aged 54 y., 7m., & 29d.||Hendershot||Peter born Dec. 3, 1827, d. June 10, 1899|
|Allis||Harrison C. Mar. 24, 1845 - Aug. 17, 1926||Amanda his wife, born Apr. 15, 1838, d. May 11, 1896|
|Pluma Robinson, wife of Harrison C., Sept. 17, 1846 - Mar. 8, 1916||Parks||Emerson Adelbert son of Harry & Henrietta A. Parks, d. Feb. 28, 18_3 aged 25 y. 9 d.|
|Allis||Haley C. (son of Silas) 1835 - 1902||Lewis son of Harry & Henrietta A. Parks, died Mar. 6, 1874, aged 7 y. & 5 m.|
|Helen E., (dau. Of Silas) 1838 - 1840||Thayer||Viletta daughter of Lewis & Eliza, d. Sept. 18, 1841, aged 2 y. & 6 m.|
|Allis||Limon I. (son of Harrison) 1879 - 1882||Infant daughter of C. E. & H. R. Thayer, d. Jan. 24, 1870|
|Infant 1869 - 1869||Walker||Elijah d. May 17, 1883, aged 82 y. 7 m. 1 d.|
|Allis||Silas died Nov. 1, 1869 aged 76 y. 5 m. (born Mar. 14, 1784)||Lucy, wife of Elijah Walker, d. Mar. 12, 1862, aged 56 y.|
|Margaret Lent (beside Silas) Mar. 15, 1801 - Feb. 23, 1894.||Wickizer||Emily P. wife of Geo., d. Dec 22, 1890, aged 64 y. 3 m. & 13 d.|
|Mable daughter. Of C. H. & Flora M. Allis, b. July 9, 1888, d. June 9, 1891. "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven".||G. L. Dec. 4, 1847|
|Burchard||Amy O. daughter of Henry & Susannah, died Aug. 5, 1867 aged 13 y. & 7 m.||Georgie C. son of G. L. & M. A. d. Apr. 19, 1876, aged 6 y. 5 m. & 6 d.|
|Harvey, d. Nov. 1, 1871 aged 75 y. & 6 m||Emma d. Apr. 9, 1876 aged 3 y. 1 m. 24 d.|
|Wickizer||Sarah A., wife of John Horton born Mar. 4, 1825, d. Aug. 7, 1900||Jacob d. Mar. 5, 1868 aged 83 y.|
|Wickizer||Maria, wife of G. L., Mar. 14, 1847 - Mar. 14 1922||Thankful wife of Jacob, d. Dec. 28, 1862 aged 72 y. 10 m. & 8 d.|
|Maryame daughter of Jacob & Thankful, died Feb. 1837, aged 7yr.|
LIST OF NAMES OF PERSONS BURIED IN THE ORWELL VALLEY CEMETERY, INC.
This list comprises the names of persons buried in the original cemetery covered by the first deed of November 1, 1826.
After copying from the tombstones the names of persons buried in the cemetery, it was found that members of the same family were not buried in contiguous graves and that it would be difficult for persons to locate some graves if analphabetical list of names of persons buried in the cemetery was the only means of finding a particular grave. Therefore, this list of names follows the order in which the names were copied from the tombstones.
The names were copied row by row beginning at the roadway on the North side of the cemetery, thence to the South side. The first row of graves listed is on the West side of the original cemetery beginning with "COLE" "CIVIL WAR SOLDIER'S GRAVE" (there is no tombstone) thence South to and including grave of SYPHER, S. e., ageed 3 yrs., 2 mos. & 5 days. (This child's name also appears on the monument of her parents, W. H. & Martha A. Sypher.)
The second row of graves is directly East of the first row and begins at the roadway on the Norht side with the grave of ALGER, OWEN M., thence South to and including the grave of POLLY (wife of Jonathan Prince).
The third and subsequent rows of graves follow the same order, i.e., each list of names of persons buried in each row begin at the roadway on the North side and run thence South to the new lots acquired in 1943 of Cleveland Russell and his wife, Irene.
First Row of Grave:
Cole, Civil war Soldier's Grave
|7||Unmarked graves||1||Unmarked Grave|
|1||Civil War Soldier'sGrave
(Probably Albert W. Hotchkiss)
|Prince||Richmond, H. (son of Chandler H. & Sally Prince) Died August 25, 1856, aged 22 years.|
|Hotchkiss||Elizabeth H. (wife of Albert W. Hotchkiss) died 1891||Hogkiss||Laura A. (wife of Albert Hogkiss) Died Sept. 9, 1854, aged 23 yrs.|
|Sarah E. (daughter of A. W. & H. E. Hotchkiss) Died May 1, 1858, aged 8 yrs. 3 days.||Prince||Chandler H. Died Feb. 9, 1852, aged 55 yrs.|
|Martha M. (daughter of A. W. & H. E. Hotchkiss) Died July 17, 1861, aged 2 yrs. 21 days||Rogers||Adelade A. (daughter of George & Sally Rogers) Died Jan. 29, 1851, aged 2 yrs. 4 mos. & 21 days.|
First Row of Graves:
|Sypher||William H., Born June 30 1830||Prince||Dan B. (son of Merrick B. & Harriet Prince) Died Aug. 10, 1841 aged 10 mos. & 2 days.|
|Martha A. (His wife) Jan. 27, 1828 - Dec. 8, 1901||Prince||Jonathan Died Feb. 23, 1830 aged 63|
|Ella (their daughter) Died May 27, 1859, aged 3 yrs. 2 mos. 5 days.||Polly (wife of Jonathan) Died Nov. 24, 1831 aged 62 yrs.|
|Sypher||S. E. Died May 27, 1859, aged 3 yrs. 2 mos. 5 days.|
Second Row of Graves Third Row of Graves
|Alger||Owen M. (son of John W. and Minerva) Died Sept. 2, 1840 aged 3 mos.||Dimmick||Amasa Died August 5, 1861, aged 74 yrs.|
|Grave marked with field stone, no visible lettering.||Sophia P. (wife of Amasa) Died April 1, 1885, aged 97 yrs.|
|Grave marked with field stone, lettering J & L||Sophia P. (daughter of Amasa & Sophia) Died July 2, 1825, aged 1 yr. 10 mos. & 18 days.|
|Grave marked with field stone, no visible lettering||John (son of Amasa & Sophia) Died July 2, 1825, aged 1 yr. & 8 mos.|
|Grave marked with field stone, no visible lettering.||Amasa (son of Amasa and Sophia) Died July 5, 1825, aged 9 yrs. 4 mos & 9 days.|
|Higgins||James Died Aug. 6, 1892, aged 88 yrs.||Hicok||Esther (wife of Nathaniel Hicok & daughter of T. Henman) Died May 17, 1813, aged 51 yrs.|
|Eliza (wife of James) Died Oct. 11, 1909, aged 94 yrs.||Ann (daughter of Nathaniel Hicok, Junior) Died Oct. 12, 1814, aged 3 yrs.|
|Addie (daughter of James & Eliza) Died Sept. 21, 1908, aged 64 yrs.||Grave marked with field stone, no visible lettering.|
|Higgins||Mervin P. (son of James & Eliza Higgins) Company G, 50 Penna. Infantry Died in Salisbury prison, N.C., Feb. 20, 1864, aged 23 yrs.||Higgins||Charles O. (son James & Eliza Higgins) Died April 2, 1854, aged 5 yrs 7 mos.|
|Prince||Darwin J. (son of Merrick B. & Harriet Prince) Died Feb. 13, 1844, aged 9 mos.||Ellsworth||Samantha (daughter of D. C. & Sabrina Ellsworth) Died Jan. 21, 1856, aged 14 yrs & 8 mos.|
|Aaron G. (son of Merrick B. & Harriet Prince) Died Mar. 22, 1843, aged 6 yrs. 5 mos. & 12 days.||Hill||Samuel H. Died Sept. 13, 1853, aged 56 yrs.|
|Eliza M. (wife of Samuel H. Hill) Died Nov. 9, 1887, aged 81 yrs.|
|Hill||Laura M. (daughter of Samuel H. and Eliza M. Hill) Died Jan. 30, 1831, aged 4 yrs.||Moher||Sarah (sister) Died Apr. 30, 1835, aged 1 yr. 1 mo. (daughter of John M. & Tryphena M. Smith)|
|Wilson S. (son of Samuel H. and Eliza M. Hill) died Oct. 24, 1864 at Andersonville, Ga., aged 30 yrs. A member of Company D, 141 Regiment, Penna. Volunteers||Smith||Tryphena M. (wife of John M. Smith) Died April 14, 1856 aged 60 yrs. & 6 mos.|
|Grave marked with field stone lettered J. P.||Hill||Chester Died Feb. 23, 1879, aged 87 yrs. 3 mos. 5 days.|
|Fourth Row Of Graves:||Hill||Dolly (wife of Chester Hill) Died May 19, 1891, aged 94 yrs. 8 mos.|
|Dimock||LaFayette G. (son of Simeon Dimmick and Nancy Robinson) Oct. 18, 1833 - Aug. 6, 1916||Russell||Burton Died Nov. 15, 1877, aged 71 yrs. 2 mos. 6 days.|
|Agnes R. (his wife) Sept. 4, 1850 -- Mar. 12, 1926||Sally (wife of Burton Russell) Died July 6, 1872, aged 61 yrs. 3 mos. 20 days.|
|Grave marked with field stone, no visible marking.||Samuel C. K. (son of Burton & Sally Russell) Died July 26, 1868, aged 17 yrs. 3 mos.|
|Dimmick||Simeon Sept. 9, 1793 - Feb. 6, 1866||Sophronia L. (daughter of Burton & Sally Russell) Died Mar. 2, 1845, aged 2 yrs. 9 mos. 9 days.|
|Dimmick||Nancy Robinson (his wife) April 7, 1796 - Nov. 30, 1880||Fifth Row Of Graves|
|Caroline R. (daughter Simeon & Nancy Dimmick) June 22, 1818 - Jan. 23, 1895.||Dimmick||Rev. Francis A. Feb.1, 1818 - nov. 30, 1892|
|Children of Simeon and Nancy Dimmick:||Drusilla A. Dawes (his wife) Mar. 12, 1820 - July 15, 1898|
|Mary G. died Aug. 4, 1825, aged 13 mos.||Vesta A. (daughter of F. & D. Dimmick) July 8, 1848 - Mar. 21, 1855|
|Harvey died Feb. 5. 1827, aged 4 mos.||Francis D. (son of F & D. Dimmick) May 30, 1861 - June 6, 1868|
|William N. died Aug. 8, 1820 aged 2 mos.||Infant son, died September 4, 1843|
|Carlos died Aug. 5, 1819 (no age)||Infant son, died April 23, 1859|
|Smith||Mary E. (wife of Harvy H. Smith) Died Jan. 31, 1861, aged 20 yrs. 2 mos. 22 days.||Sixth Row of Graves:|
|Smith||Maranda J. (daughter of John M. & Tryphena M. Smith) Died Jan. 14, 1833, aged 6 mos.||Thatcher||Thomas Died July 20, 1825, aged 51 yrs.|
|Thatcher||Jane (wife of Thomas Thatcher) Died July 20, 1825 aged 51 yrs.||Russell||Asa M. 1853 - 1922|
|Broken marble tombstone, no lettering, presumably belongs to Thomas Thatcher group. (Possibly second wife)||Sarah (wife of Asa M. Russell) 1856 - 1931|
|Lent||Henry died Feb. 15, 1801 (or 1811) aged 56 yrs. New York Militia, Revolutionary War.||Burton (son of Asa M. & Sarah Russell) aged 3 mos. 8 days|
|Lent||Zipporah Died Oct. 13, 1821, aged 26 yrs.||Etta (daughter of Asa M. & Sarah Russell) Died Dec. 10, 1885, aged 8 yrs. 7 mos. 10 days.|
|Lent||Chester (son of James & Chloe Lent) Died June 28, 1816, aged 1 yr. 28 days.||Rossa B. (daughter of Asa M. & Sarah Russell) Died Aug. 29, 1880, aged 11 mos. 29 days.|
|Seventh Row Of Graves:||Eighth Row Of Graves:|
|Lent||Almira A. (daughter of Richard & Lucinda Lent) Died July 7, 1825 aged 2 yrs. & 7 mos.||Russell||Hezekiah Died Dec. 17, 1847, aged 64 yrs. 16 days.|
|Lent||Galard (son of Richard & Lucinda Lent) Died May 26, 1831, aged 22 days.||Polly (wife of Hezekiah Russell) Died April 12, 1811, aged 28 yrs. 6 mos. & 27 days.|
|Lent||Sofranas (son of Richard & Lucinda Lent) Died April 21, 1832, aged 4 days||Eunice (wife of Hezehiah Russell) Died Sept. 23, 1872, aged 81 yrs. 7 mos. & 26 days.|
|Alger||Roger Died Oct. 5, 1851, aged 69 yrs. 8 mos.||Russell||Hezekiah Died Jan. 3, 1823 aged 79. Revolutionary War Soldier. Capt.|
|Lovisa (wife of Roger Alger) Died April 6, 1857, aged 73 yrs. 1 mo.||Lydia (wife of Hezekiah Russell) Died Oct. 11, 1819, aged 73 yrs.|
|Lovett||Rozamond (wife of James Lovett) Died Feb. 17, 1849, aged 88 yrs.||Broken marble tombstone, no lettering , probably Russell, as it is in Russell group.|
|Alger||John W. Died Jan. 20, 1866, aged 50 yrs. 5 mos. 5 days.||Collins||Anson Died April 7, 1833, aged 44 yrs. 2 mos. 22 days.|
|Minerva (wife of John W. Alger) died Mar. 13, 1888 aged 70 yrs. 4 mos. 12 days.||Grave marked with field stone, no visible lettering.|
|Grave marked with field stone, no visible lettering.|
|Chubbuck||Nathaniel Died August 1, 1865, aged 76 yrs.||Cooley||Addison W. (son of Samuel S. & Jane Cooley) Died Dec. 27, 1856, aged 6 yrs. 24 days.|
|Hannah (wife of Nathaniel Chubbauck, Jr.) Died Feb. 10, 1861, aged 72 yrs.||Beers||Catherine (daughter of David and Abigal Beers) Died Sept. 11, 1845, aged 10 yrs. & 6 mos.|
|Phoebe Gleason (wife of L. Sheldon Chubbuck) Sept. 1, 1822- Apr. 13, 1900||Allen||Sabin E. (son of Sabin & Wealthy Allen) Died Jan. 16, 1857, aged 5 mos. & 21 days.|
|Ninth Row Of Graves:||Two infant sons of Sabin and
Wealthy Allen. Died July 13, 1852
Died May 25, 1853
|Russell||Roswell Died Jan. 16, 1852, aged 52 yrs & 6 mos.||Pitcher||Sidney D. Died Jan. 6, 1877, aged 31 yrs.|
|Roxanna P. (wife of Roswell Russell) Died Dec. 7, 1878, aged 73 yrs. 8 mos. & 26 days.||Gridley||Nannie Frank's Grave (daughter of T. E. and Harriet N. Gridley) Died Oct. 7, 1864, aged 13 mos. & 1 day.|
|Rosanna (daughter of Roswell and Roxanna P. Russell) died Oct. 11, 1842, aged 15 yrs. 3 mos. & 5 days.||Tenth Row Of Graves:|
|Charlotte S. (daughter of Roswell and Roxanna P. Russell) Died Oct. 28, 1842, aged 8 yrs. & 30 days.||Rusel||(infant) (daughter of John and Sibyl Rusel) Died August 12, 1826|
|Russell||Dan Died Oct. 20, 1851 aged 81 yrs.||Rusel||Laura D. (daughter of John & Sibyl Rusel) Died Oct. 5, 1833, aged 6 yrs. 1 mo.|
|Polly (wife of Dan Russell) Died March 13, 1820, aged 50 yrs.||Rusel||Nancy E. (daughter of John & Sibyl Rusel) Died Jan. 24, 1834, aged 9 mos.|
|Candice (daughter of Dan and Polly Russell) Died May 29, 1822, aged 22 yrs. 2 mos. 11 days.||Chubbuck||Chloe C. (daughter of Jacob & Minerva Chubbuck) Died May 13, 1822, aged 7 mos.|
|Russell||Ruth Died Oct. 17, 1863, aged 82 yrs.||An infant son of Jacob & Minerva Chubbuck died Sept. 1823|
|Tamson S. (daughter of Dan and Ruth Russell) Died july 8, 1825 aged 3 yrs. 10 mos. And 6 days.||Christopher (son of Jacob & Minerva Chubbuck died Sept. 8, 1829 aged 10 mos.|
|Reed||Mary A. (wife of William S. Reed) Died July 16, 1850, aged 28 yrs. & 20 days.||Smith||Charles E. died Dec. 5, 1839, aged 24 yrs. 5 mos. 13 days.|
|Clark||Ruth Died Jan. 12, 1842, aged 88 yrs. 8 mos. 12 days.||Stone marker, unset, marked with letters F. G.|
|Clark||Wicome Died Feb. 1, 1831, aged 80 yrs.||Eleventh Row Of Graves:|
|Field stone marked W. C. placed in head row, but evidently a foot stone, to mark a grave.||Russell||Nathaniel Died Mar. 27, 1860, aged 40 yrs. 10 mos. 8 days.|
|Arnold||Artimesia (wife of John D. Arnold) Died Aug. 28, 1853, aged 21 yrs. 2 mos. 25 days.||Juliaette (wife of Nathaniel Russell) Died June 22, 1874, aged 64 yrs. 1 mo. 6 days.|
|Alger||Lydia (wife of William G. Alger) Died Feb. 26, 1852, aged 54 yrs. & 22 days.||George (son of Nathaniel & Juliaette Russell) Died Oct. 1, 1851 aged 6 yrs. 11 mos. 21 days.|
|Alger||William G. Died Nov. 13, 1879, aged 83 yrs.||Perry N. (son of Nathaniel & Juliaette Russell) Died Mar. 14, 1863, aged 20 yrs. 10 mos. & 11 days|
|Stetson||Sophia P. (wife of Leonard Stetson) Died Oct. 18, 1851 aged 31 yrs. & 21 days.||Frances ( daughter of Nathaniel and Julia Russell) Died August 2, 1873, aged 33 yrs.|
|Alger||Dan R. (son of W. G. and Lydia Alger) Died Dec 16, 1850, aged 25 yrs. 4 mos. & 28 days.||Carpentor||Emerson A., son of (marking not legible) Died August 5, 1829, aged 14 yrs. & 4 mos.|
|Stone marker unset, marked with letters A - A||Russell||Charlotte L. (daughter of Austin and Aner Russell) Died Jan. 13, 1835, aged 8 mos. & 11 days.|
|Stone unset, marked||Holmes||Edgar H. (son of Asher and Candace R. Holmes) Died Feb. 10, 1854, aged 6 mos. 21 days.|
|Minter||Clifton E. , son of S. & C. M Minter Died Nov. 16, 1852, aged 7 mos. & 20 days.||Williams||Willie E. (son of Stephen & Rosidia Williams) Died Jan. 3, 1873, aged 14 mos.|
|Rowe||William S. Aug. 4, 1834 - Dec. 24, 1900||Dimmick||Anna Died Nov. 8, 1845, aged 77 yrs.|
|Elizabeth (wife of William S. Rowe) Sept. 6, 1837 - April 13, 1926.||Dimick||John Died June 6, 1836, aged 50 yrs.|
|Charles E. (son of William S. and Elizabeth Rowe) Died Aug. 12, 1870, aged 2 yrs. 6 mos.||Rowe||In the W. S. Rowe lot:
Leon, 1894 - 1894. Also a child's grave, no lettering, field stones.
|Genie C. (son of William S. and Elizabeth Rowe) Died August 8, 1870, aged 4 yrs. 4 mos.|
|Twelfth Row Of Graves||Sexton||Mary Jane (daughter of J. E. and J. Sexton) died May 7, 1853, aged 17 yrs. 4 mos. 11 days.|
|Upham||Betsey T. (wife of Cyrus W. Upham) Died Nov. 7, 1837, aged 27 yrs.||Ruth M. (daughter of J. E. and Phebe Sexton ) died Dec. 24, 1855, aged 6 yrs. 9 mos. 10 days.|
|Rusel||John, Jr. (son of John & Sibyl Rusel) Died July 1, 1844, aged 1 yr. 3 mos.||Charley E. (son of J. E. & Phebe Sexton) Died Sept. 10, 1860, aged 1 yr. 11 mos. 8 days.|
|Hiney||Elizabeth (wife of Henry Hiney) Died March 1, 1836, aged 61 yrs.||Russell||Stephen Dec. 8, 1834 - Sept. 1, 1900|
|Sexton||William Died Aug. 5, 1849, aged 78 yrs.||Mary E. Cleveland (wife of Stephen Russell) May 5, 1836 - Aug. 12, 1922|
|Sexton||William R. Died Oct. 31, 1864, aged 51 yrs. 7 mos. 9 days.||Annis M. (daughter of Stephen & Mary Russell) Died April 5, 1864, aged 2 yrs. 2 mos. & 7 days.|
|Matilda E. (wife of William R. Sexton) Died July 17, 1873, aged 59 yrs. 7 mos.||Mary L. (daughter of Stephen & Mary E. Russell) Died April 5, 1864, aged 2 yrs. 2 mos. & 7 days.|
|Sexton||Nellie (daughter of William A. & Bell Sexon) Died June 2, 1876, aged 5 yrs. & 22 days.||Nellie (daughter of Stephen & Mary Russell) Died Feb. 18, 1871, aged 14 mos. 23 days.|
|Arnold||Lydia (wife of Seneca L. Arnold) Died May 5, 1870, aged 27 yrs. 7 days.||Joseph (son of Stephen & Mary E. Russell)|
|Sexton||Jabez E. Died Sept. 13, 1878, aged 70 yrs. 9 mos. 11 days.||Josephine (daughter of Stephen & Mary E. Russell)|
|Jennett (wife of J. E. Sexton) Died Jan. 1, 1845, aged 34 yrs. 1 mo. 13 days.|
|Phebe (wife of J. E. Sexton) Died Dec. 5, 1872, aged 61 yrs. 9 mos. 1 day.|
Names Of Persons Buried In The First Addition To The Orwell Valley Cemetery, Inc.
This list so far as obtainable comprises the names of persons buried in the first addition to the original cemetery. This addition is covered by deed dated November 29, 1893, given by Stephen Russell and Mary E.
Russell, his wife.
This first addition to the original cemetery was subdivided into 36 burial lots. This plan of subdivision facilitates the finding of a particular grave. The names of persons buried in these burial lots were copied from the tombstones and from lot plan of this first addition to the original cemetery.
Lot's 1, 13, 25 and 12, 24, and 36, abut the roadway on the North side of the cemetery.
The names were copied lot by lot beginning on the North
side of cemetery, in two sections. Section 1, the burial lots on the West
side of roadway passing through this part of the cemetery from North to
South, and Section 2, the burial lots on the East side of said roadway.
|Lot 26||Bosworth||Alphonzo Apr. 15, 1829 - Feb. 1, 1900||Lot 15||Nourse||Caleb 1817 - 1899|
|Ruth (wife of Alphonzo Bosworth)||Fannie (wife of Caleb Nourse) 1827 -|
|Delos (son of Alphonzo and Ruth Bosworth) 1857 - 1907||Russell||Merton L. 1852 - 1904|
|Lot 28||Holmes||Asher H.||Nourse||Angie E. (wife of Merton L. Russell) 1856 - 1929|
|Candace R. (wife of Asher H. Holmes) Born Aug. 10, 1823 - Died Mar. 23, 1900||Lot 3||Reynolds||Mrs. Sadie Born Jan. 6, 1872 - Died July 23, 1916 (daughter of Sidney D. Pitcher and Kate J. Allen Pitcher- Tyrrell)|
|Mary (wife of William Holmes)||Lot 16||Pettis||Myrtie (wife of B. J. Pettis) Born Aug. 17, 1872 - Died June 4, 1899.|
|Lot 30||Russell||William J. 1874 - 1943||Lot 18||Pitcher||Mamie Ann Birs(wife of Charles Sidney Pitcher) Nov. 12, 1871 - Nov 18, 1932|
|Millie A. (wife of J. Orestes Alger) Born July 22, 1849 - Died Mar. 12, 1911||Lot 5||Thomas||(Wifeof
(Daughter of Wesley Thomas and his wife) ( Infant child of Wesley Thomas and his wife)
|Lot 1||Alger||J. Orestes Born June 22, 1837 - Died Aug. 20, 1917.||Lot 12||Sexton||William A. 1842 - 1911|
|Orvilla M. (wife of J. Orestes Alger) Born July 22, 1849 - Died Mar. 12, 1911||Belle (wife of William A. Sexton) 1846 - 1925|
|Cummings||Effie A. (daughter of J. O. and O. M. Alger) 1884 - 1924||Welley (son of William A. and Belle Sexton) 1871 - 1941|
|Lot 13||Alger||Orin A. 1840 -1896||Nichols||David Died May 25, 1899, aged 85 yrs.|
|Fiorilla L. (wife of Orin A. Alger) 1840 - 1896||Cordelia (wife of David Nichols) Died Mar. 14, 1903, aged 83 yrs.|
|Lot 14||Allen||Sabin Nov. 20, 1829 - Nov. 11, 1908|
|Wealthy (wife of Sabin Allen ) Jan. 21, 1828 - Oct. 22, 1899|
|Lot 24||Rowe||Walter V. Dec. 15, 1862 - July 1, 1932||Lot 39||Kilmer||John A.|
|Mary (daughter of W. V. and Elizabeth Rowe) 1902 - 1902||Lot 21||Spaulding||Jerry M. 1866 - 1921|
|Floyd (son of W. V. and Elizabeth Rowe) Sept. 15, 1897 - April 4, 1914.||Harold D. (son of Jerry M. and Ella S. Spaulding) 1912 - 1927|
|Ernest (son of W. V. and Elizabeth Rowe) June 21, 1892 - Jan. 29, 1921||Stanley B. (son of Jerry and Ella S. Spaulding) 1912 - 1927|
|Lot 36||Rowe||Betty Jane (daughter of W. G. and Laura Rowe) Nov. 11, 1931 - Mar. 4, 1932||Lot 33||Hill||Orin and wife Ella|
|Ernest (son of Howard W. and Berniece Rowe) Dec. 18 - Jan. 13, 1940||Lot 8||Cass||Guy W. Sept. 17, 1890|
|Lot 11||Alger||Alfred A. Nov. 27, 1856 - Jan. 28, 1936||Lot 8||Gleason||Benjamin1816 - 1901|
|Lot 23||Sibley||William A. 1842 - 1918||Emeline (wife of Benjamin Gleason) 1815 - 1905|
|Mary M. (wife of William A. Sibley) 1842 - 1914||Lot 7||Cass||Amanda M. (wife of Wesley L. Cass) 1879 - 1943|
|Lot 35||Russell||Mercur J. and his wife.||Francis L. (son of Wesley L. and Amanda M. Cass) 1913 - 1939|
|Lot 9||Cass||Seneca J. 1853 - 1936||Francis Jr. (son of Francis L. Cass) 1939 - 1939|
|Mary E. (wife of Seneca J. Cass) 1856 - 1932|
Plan to finance care of Cemetery with U. S. Bonds
By Hugh W. Alger
The Orwell Valley Cemetery, Inc. is one of the historic cemeteries of our locality. It was founded in the pioneer days by the first wave of settlers who came her from New England, particularly from Connecticut and from New York State. For many years this part of Pennsylvania was governed by Connecticut. The first Yankees came to parts of this state in the year 1770 and were subject to Connecticut until 1789 when Washington's first Congress settled the disputed territory known as Westmoreland -- the upper third of the present state of Pennsylvania, making the 42 degree parallel of latitude the northern boundary.
The oldest marker in the cemetery is dated 1801 or 1811 on Henry Lent's tombstone. Henry Lent, a Revolutionary soldier, came to Rome, Pa.
With his family in 1798. Another soldier of the Revolution was Hezekiah Russell, who died in 1823 and is buried just east of the Henry Lent grave. Esther Hicok, wife of Nathaniel Hicok and daughter of T. Hannah was buried in 1813 and Ann, daughter of Nathaniel Hicok was buried in 1814. There is little doubt that this plot of ground was used several years previous for burial purposes. In several cases five generations of the same family have been buried here since its beginning to the present time.
This cemetery is one of the most beautifully situated in this area. It rests upon a knoll gracefully sloping in all directions like so many of the "God's Acres" back in Connecticut. It is surrounded by well tilled farms and wooded hills and is in the widest portion of the Orwell Valley where the Wysox creek finds its way southward toward the Susquehanna. Its exact location is at the intersection of the north and south highway connection Wysox and Nichols, N. Y., and the east highway leading toward LeRaysville.
At the present time this cemetery is in a first class condition with close clipped grass, few weeds, no scrubby growths and erect markers. For its front it is enclosed by three heavy chains hung between concrete posts.
The first deed was made the first day of November, 1826, between Dan Russell, the first settler of Orwell township and the following named lot holders: Richard Lent, James Lent, Thomas Thatcher, Aaron Chubbuck, Simeon Dimmick, Henry Ransom, Jacob Chubbuck, Chester Hill, William Sexton, Elijah Alger, Roger Alger, Cicero Dimmick, Anson Collins, Hezekiah Russell, Roswell Russel, Daniel Hill and George Fox. This indenture was drawn up and signed by Aaron Chubbuck, Justice of the Peace, and witnessed by Burton Russell and Thomas J. Thatcher. This original yard was an oblong running 4 1/2 rods on the east and west sides and 6 1/2 rods on the north and south sides. (This original deed written with a quill pen is still in the possession of the cemetery association and is perfectly legible).
It was not until October 26, 1891, that a petition for a charter was made according to an act of the General Assembly, April 29, 1894. The five following men acted as subscribers or petitioners: J. O. Alger, Eugene Chubbuck, Stephen Russell, W. A. Sexton and S. J. Cass. For the first year the above named men were chosen as trustees with the name of A. A. Alger added.
The following men were signers or witnesses to the document dated October 26, 1891: J. O. Alger, C. Hill, M. J. Russell, Stephen Russell, W. A. Sexton, A. M. Russell, W. A. Sibley, A. A. Alger, F. N. Moore, O. Alger, Stephen Wickham, S. J. Cass, L. S. Chubbuck, E. Eugene Chubbuck, F. A. Dimmick. The document was approved December 3, 1892, by Judge Benj. M. Peck, and recorded by Charles M. Hall.
On account of more lots being needed, the first addition to the original plot was made November 29, 1893, by Stephen Russell and Mary E. Russell, his wife, of the first part, and J. O. Alger, E. Eugene Chubbuck, W. A. Sexton, S. J. Cass and A. A. Alger, trustees of the Orwell Valley Cemetery Association of the second part. This addition consisted of a square six and one half rods on a side and was developed along the east side of the old yard. This deed was drawn and signed by c. H. Stone, J. P.
An epochal period came to the cemetery August 1, 1934. For years it had fallen into disgraceful neglect. Wild shrubs, weeds, vines, etc., had overrun everything particularly in the old yard. In driving past one could scarcely recognize it being a cemetery. On August 1, 1934, a goodly number of friends met at the cemetery. They were interested in retaming the land and had visions of making it a beauty spot or memorial park for those departed as well as for future burial. That same afternoon these people began with tools, trucks and willing man labor to clear away the wild growth and begin its restoration. Two other bees followed, one on August 11 and one on August 23. On the latter date all the debris had been cleared, all old sod removed and new grass seed, lime and fertilizer had been put on the land. From that year on a steady improvement has resulted.
At the August 1, 1934, meeting, the association elected the following trustees who have served since: Hugh Alger, president; Cleveland Russell, secretary/treasurer; Harold Russell, Lee Cass and Walter Alger. In 1940 Frank Dimmock became a trustee. In May of the present year, Charles Pitcher was elected a trustee upon Cleveland Russell's resignation. At present Walter Alger is secretary/treasurer.
It is only fair to say that it is largely due to the loyalty and interest of these men who have given thought, time, money and work, that the cemetery is solvent and in a good physical condition today. We are not unmindful of neighbors not directly interested who have given work and moral support to our undertaking.
The second addition to the cemetery has come about this year. A strip of very desirable lots has been purchased on the west side of the original yard and also another strip of highly improved land for lots along the entire length of both cemeteries on the south side. It gives ample room for expansion by way of additional sale of lots besides the few unsold lots in the first addition.
Finally, we are launching a drive in collaboration with our country's U.X. War Bond Drive, opening September 9, 1943, to request friends to by War Bonds, Series G, to put our cemetery on a perpetual care basis. We have a beautiful, adequate and accessible cemetery in first class condition. But we, who are living, feel it is our duty to have financial investments that will insure a respectable, perpetual care of the Orwell Valley Cemetery for many generations to come.
In the spring of 1950, the trustees erected a substantial, good looking tool house in the cemetery, constructed of paneled cement blocks. Contributors to meet the cost: Messrs. Ferris Alger, Hugh Alger, Walter Alger, Fred Carrington, Lee Cass, Frank Dimock, Charles Pitcher, Cleveland Russell, Harold Russell and Jacob Yeagle.