Thornton Cemetery

Webster Hill Road., Town of Ava

This cemetery is located on the Thornton farm in the Town of Ava.  It is clearly
visible from the road although it sets far back from the road.  The stones found
date from 1837 into the early 1900ís although most of the burials were in the late
1800ís.  The stones were copied by Kathleen Last and Virginia Ackerman on
August 5, 1999.

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Kathleen Last and Virginia Ackerman
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Backer, Horace born Nov. 4, 1827 died Mar. 6, 1893
Backer, Maretta Petrie, wife of Horace Backer, Aug 10, 1828-Dec. 14, 1899

Chase, Lafayette, Co. H 7th NY Cal., died Jan 20, 1918 age 75 yrs

Cronk, Clarinda, wife of Philander Cronk, died Sep. 30, 1881 age 51 yrs
Cronk, Clarinda 1830-1881 (second stone for Clarinda)
Cronk, Frederick 1844-1910
Cronk, Philander 1825-1913
Cronk, Mary J., wife of Philander Cronk, born Jul. 1836 died Jun. 12, 1862
Cronk, Pollly, wife of Hiram Cronk the last survivor of the War of 1812, born Oct. 12, 1805 died Jun. 18, 1885
Cronk, Polly, wife of Hiram Cronk, died June 18, 1885 age 79 yrs 8 mos. (second stone for Polly)

Croup, Frederick  1844-(Jul. 11), 1910
Croup, Kate Reams, wife (of Frederick Croup),  1863-(no date)

Davis, Catherine, wife (of Edward Davis), 1816-1901
Davis, David H. died Sept. 1, 1883 age 67 yrs 2 mos 3 dys
Davis, Cassendra Field, wife of David H. Davis, died April 22, 1879 age 52 yrs 11 mos 15 dys
Davis, Edward 1803-1889
Davis, Jane died Apr. 28, 1890 age 87 yrs
Davis, Jane, wife of William Davis,  1848-1911
Davis, Kate 1851-1917
Davis, Thomas died Mar. 20, 1883 age 80 yrs 11 mos
Davis, William died Apr. 19, 1890 age 83 yrs

Ferguson, William born Jan. 30, 1819 died June 16, 1885
Ferguson, Willie R., son of Wm. & R. Ferguson, died Apr. 27, 1864 age 10 mos
Ferguson, Roxcena K., wife (of William Ferguson), 1822-(Sep. 7,) 1910

Field, Anna, wife of Thomas Field, died Jan. 18, 1869 age 75 yrs 5 mos 18 dys
Field, Thomas died Oct. 5, 1837 age 60 yrs

Humphrey, Ann, wife of David Humphrey, died Jul. 14, 1850, age 62 yrs
Humphrey, Esther, wife (of Owen Humphrey), 1832-1909
Humphrey, David died Apr. 25, 1873 age 87 yrs 9 mos
Humphrey, Owen 1823-1880

Kingsbury, Vincent A., son of E. & J. Kingsbury, died Aug. 7, 1862 age (stone buried)

Kroup, Frederick, born in Germany, 1822-1904
Kroup, Margaret, born in Germany, wife of Frederick Kroup, 1823-1918

Lewis, Grace Davis, wife of William Lewis, died Nov. 22, 1900 age 48 yrs
Lewis, Eddie died Sep. 28, 1888 age 4 mos
Lewis, Mary Ann died Nov. 17, 1883 age 1 yr 5 mos 9 dys

Miller, Elaenor, wife of Warner Miller,died Sep. 8, 1847 age 21 yrs

Ohm, Maggie, wife (of John Ohm) 1851-1932
Ohm, Helen May 1906-1913
Ohm, John 1846-1908
Ohm, Ruth Aolia 1904-1917

Palmer, Marcus died Oct. 15, 1892 age 64 yrs 2 mos 17 dys
Palmer, Catharine, wife of Shubel Palmer, died Apr. 6, 1865 age 74 yrs 10 mos

Rauscher, Caroline, dau of C. J. & M. Rauscher, died Oct. 27, 1862 age 2 yrs 4 mos.

Reams, Margaret, wife of John Reams, died Feb. 14, 1885 age 64 yrs
Reams, John died Jan. 20, 1892 age 74 yrs
Reams, John died June 1865 age 94 yrs
Reams, Benjamin died Jan. 17, 1892 age 32 yrs
Reams, William E.  1855-1937

Roberts, Ellen, wife of John H. Roberts, died July 28, 1878 age 41 yrs 7 mos 9 dys
Roberts, John H. Sep. 20, 1829-Dec. 4, 1901

Rowley, Sarah Cronk, (dau of Hiram & Poly Cronk), wife of J. Rowley, born Oct. 16, 1832, died (no date)

Rumble, Maggie E. Ohm, wife (of Merritt A. Rumble) 1876-1911
Rumble, Merritt A. 1875-(no date)

Stoddard, Elizabeth B., wife (of Jerome B. Stoddard) Feb. 28, 1828-Jan. 22, 1892
Stoddard, Jerome B. Jun. 1, 1821-Jan. 22, 1892
Stoddard, Josephine, dau of Jerome & Elizabeth Stoddard, died Feb. 7, 1871 age 16 yrs 3 mos 13 dys

Thomas, Alice E. July 15, 1851-May 24, 1881
Thomas, Cora E.  Jun. 1, 1855-May 11, 1895
Thomas, John W. 1849-1901
Thomas, Ann, wife (of John W. Thomas), 1843-(no date)

Thornton, Ann Humphrey, wife of J. H. Thornton, died Jan. 30, 1892 age 62 yrs 1 mos 16 dys
Thornton, Julius B. 1849-1929
Thornton, Julius H. died Apr. 12, 1914 age 89 yrs
Thornton, Susannah E. VanDyke, wife (of Julius B. Thornton) daughter of George Cornelius Van Dyke, March 22, 1857-Jan 3, 1941

     The following are not on a tombstone.  The inscriptions are on the gates of a small wrought iron fence in the middle of the cemetery.  The fence appears to surround two graves.

Traxel, Peter died Dec. 29, 1891 age 87 yrs 5 mos 3 dys
Traxel,  Mrs. Peter died Apr. 15,1885 age 81 yrs