The Village Burial Ground once surrounded the original Methodist Church, which was built in 1801. When the present building was erected in 1842, it became necessary to relocate the bodies and establish a new cemetery. There are no records available on how many bodies were moved.
In 1849, when the Sauquoit Valley Cemetery Association was founded, some of the bodies were again removed to this newest cemetery. The Village Burial Ground gradually fell into ruin until the mid 1990's when a contractor (a new member of the SVUMC and his wife) became interested in restoring it. At his own expense, he removed many of the trees which had grown up in the cemetery. Another church member, a Boy Scout earning his Eagle Award badge, got in on the project. As we uncovered stones, I began documenting and photographing the stones as well as searching for information on each person. This listing is up to date information - and who knows how many more are buried there or if more stones may lie just under the surface.
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* BACON, MARY WIFE OF JOHN D. BACON. DAUGHTER
OF DAVID & SONA PATTERSON d. JULY 23, 1845 25 YEARS
* BACON, MARY ELIZA, DAUGTER OF JOHN D. & MARY BACON d. JULY 19, 1845 4 MONTHS
BLACKMAN, LAURA BLACKMAN, WIFE OF DANIEL BLACKMAN
d. MARCH 31, 1840 35 YEARS, 2 MONTHS & 11 DAYS
Daniel Blackman was born in New Milford Conn in 1801. Came to Sauquoit in 1806. Worked in old Paris Furnace (now Clayville). Established a foundry in Willowvale in 1835.
* BRIGGS, JERUSHA WIFE OF SPENCER BRIGGS d.
FEB 27, 1850
"Blessed are the dead which be in the Lord. They rest from their labors....."
* BRIGGS, SPENCER d. SEPT 13, 1845 79 YEARS
Spencer Briggs was Lt. Spencer Briggs.
Jerusha Briggs maiden name was Marsh.
CHASE, CLARK d. OCT. 29, 1851 67 YEARS
CLARK, HARRIET D., WIFE OF HENRY CLARK d. APRIL 28, 1840 23 YEARS
CORBET, ELIZA DAUGHTER OF JOHN & NANCY
CORBET d. OCT 20, 1851 37 YEARS
CORBET, JOHN M. SON OF JOHN & NANCY CORBET d. FEB 1, 1844 24 YEARS
Nancy Corbet - she was 89 years & 6 months in 1871, probably born about 1782.
*DAVIS, JERUSHA WIFE OF ELIJAH DAVIS d. MARCH
18, 1824 61 YEARS
*DAVIS, NANCY WIFE OF ELIJAH DAVIS d. 4 APRIL 1839 66 YEARS
(Elijah Davis was in the 1st or North Class of the Methodist Church.)
*DAVIS, ROSAMOND S. Daughter of Chauncy & Prudence Davis d. November 14, 1841 10 years old
*DUNHAM, TABITHA, WIFE OF DAVID DUNHAM (Spelled
Tabathy in Rogers Book). d. DEC 13, 1823 74 YEARS
*DUNHAM, LAURA JEAN, DAUGHTER OF POLLY & DAVID DUNHAM d. MAY 22, 1822 3 YEARS 11 DAYS
DUNHAM NOTES: (Tabitha is spelled Tabathy in Rogers Book).
EAGER, WILLIAM J. d. FEB. 14, 1840 32 YEARS
"Lo, where the silent....."
Willian J. Eager ran on the Whig ticket in 1835 for Justice of the Peace. Ran a tannery for 5 years until he died. Was a member of the Methodist Church.
GIFFORD, REV. ____(?) ANSON GIFFORD d. SEPT. 29, 1822 34 YEARS.
GRIGGS, DANIEL d. OCT. 8, 1826 30 YEARS
GRIGGS, SALLY, WIFE OF DANIEL GRIGGS d. MAY 27, 1825 25 YEARS
GRIGGS, CHARLES WETMORE, SON OF DAVID & CYNTHIA GRIGGS d. FEB 16, 1828 16 MOS & 27 DAYS
HEWETT, CLARISSA d. AUG. 28, 1846 43 YEARS
HEWITT, ELKANAH d. JUNE 12, 1824 81 YRS &
HEWITT, ELIZABETH, WIFE OF ELKANAH HEWITT, d. MAY 26, 1806 62 YEARS & 3 MONTHS
HEWITT, JANE ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF ELKANAH & D. HEWITT d. AUGUST 21, 1825
HEWITT, MR ELKANAH, JR. d. JULY 5, 1820 28 YEARS
HOSSELKUS, REV. JOHN d. AUG 24, 1822 54 YEARS
HULL, MR. AGUSTUS d. DEC 4, 1827 25 YEARS
HULL, JOSIAH d. MARCH 27, 1836 78 YEARS
ONLY A PIECE OF A STONE REMAINS.
PARKER, THEO A. PARKER, DAUGHTER OF JAMES
AND HANNA d. MAY 9, 1810
PARKER, HANNA, WIFE OF JAMES PARKER d. NOV. 4, 1836 73 YEARS
* PARMELE, CAMP d. SEPT. 10, 1841 54 YEARS
Camp Parmele settled in Sauquoit in 1792 (north of west Sauquoit). One of the first Trustees of the Methodist Church in 1801. No descendents remained in the
* POTTER, Levi Lamont d. FEB 14, 1826
49 YEARS & 3 MONTHS
* POTTER, ROENA L., WIFE OF LEVI L POTTER d. DEC 25, 1834 45 YEARS
* POTTER, BETSEY (Unreadable)
Some Potters were associated with the Methodist Church.
RISLEY, JAMES d. MAY 1841 34 YEARS
RISLEY, JAMES d. OCT. 9, 1848 AGE - ??
RISLEY, MIRIAM d. NOV. 10, 1854 21 YEARS
RISLEY, LYDIA, WIFE OF JAMES RISLEY d. MAY 5, 1841 34 YEARS.
Risley family associated somehow with the grist mill. No JAMES is mentioned in Rogers book.
* ROBINSON, NATHAN Died - MAY 4, 1844 74 YEARS
& 8 MONTHS
"Here lies the noblest work of God - an honest man".
* ROBINSON, PATTY, WIFE OF NATHAN d. DEC 24, 1802 34 years 7 months 20 days
* ROBINSON, ANNIS, WIFE OF NATHAN d. OCT 1848 42 years 1 month 23 days
Nathan Robinson settled in Sauquoit in 1791, north-east of the village. Was a member of the Methodist Church. Patty's maiden name was Dimmick (Spelled Dimick in somse instances). Her baptismal name was Martha. Annis was the daughter of Phineas Kellogg. Patty and Annis have a double stone. There is also mentioned a Mahitable Robinson.
*SMITH, NANCY, WIFE OF NATHANIEL SMITH d.
FEB. 25, 1844 63 YEARS
*SMITH, NATHANIEL d. AUG. 30, 1824 42 YEARS & 8 MOS.
"Deeply and justly lamented".
*SMITH, ANN LIZER, DAUGHTER OF NATHANIEL & NANCY SMITH d. OCT. 10, 1823 8 YEARS & 7 MONTHS
*SMITH, AMANDA, DAUGHTER OF NATHANIEL & NANCY SMITH d. OCT 15, 1831 18 YEARS
Nathaniel Smith was a member of the 2nd Class at the Methodist Church.
WALDRON, STEPHEN F., SON OF RUFUS p. & LUCY WALDRON d. MARCH 23, 1841
WALTON, MILTON H., SON OF M & HESTER WALTON d. OCT. 16, 1844 2 YEARS
?, WIFE OF DAVID ?
WING, MARIETTA, WIFE OF CYRENIUS WING d. APRIL
7, 1837 32 YEARS, 6 MONTHS & 22 DAYS.