Driftwood Drive, Western, NY
This inactive cemetery is located at the end of Driftwood Drive in the town of Western, on the northwest side of Delta Lake, overlooking what was the village of Delta. The graves in this cemetery were moved here about 1910 when the State of New York built the Delta Dam. There were five known cemeteries in and around the village of Delta prior to the flooding of the land for the reservoir. None of the cemeteries were incorporated and all had been neglected for many years. All except one were family plots containing from one to a dozen graves, mostly old and unmarked. One was on the Moses T. White farm along the old Stokes Westernville Road, the second was on the Wager property just west of Westernville, the third was in the vicinity of what is now the Delta Lake State Park, and the fourth was on the old Stokes Westernville Road south of Kettle Hill. The Wager plot was said to contain the remains of several slaves brought to the area by General Floyd. The one graveyard that was more than a family plot was the Rudd Cemetery.
The cemetery has not been maintained and is overgrown with weeds and brush. Even though over 600 graves are here, there are very few tombstones present. Due to the condition of the grounds the few tombstones that are there are not visible. Most of the graves moved here from Delta had no means of identification at the time they were relocated.
The tombstones that remain in the cemetery were transcribed on October 12, 1998 by Kathleen Last. For those stones not found, the names and inscriptions were taken from a DAR listing of records by L. S. Abrams, dated November 1934.
Updated June 2008
Kathleen Last & Virginia Ackerman
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Barnes, Herald, d. Sep 29, 1855, Aged: 1 Yr 5 Mo 10 Da, son of Walter & Jenett Barnes.
Bearss, Jane, d. Jul 2, 1846, Aged: 23 Yr 3 Mo, wife of Eli S. Bearss, N: no stone found.
Bennett, Joseph D., d. Mar 15, 1846, Aged: 1 Yr 13 Da, son of Samuel & Maria Bennett, N: no stone found.
Bettis, Jonathan, d. Jul 7, 1859, Aged: 93 Yr 11 Da.
Boutelle, Eleanor, d. Feb 1, 1840, Aged: 43 Yr, dau of Samuel Boutelle of Windham Co., VT.
Catlin, John, d. Aug 3, 1834, Aged: 22 Yr
6 Mo, son of Putnam & Polly Catlin, N: no stone found.
Catlin, Polly, d. Jul 15, 1844, Aged: 73 Yr Da, wife of Putnam Catlin.
Cheney, Betsey, d. Jul 12, 1809, Aged: 3 Yr 9 Mo 7 Da, dau of Joseph Cheney, N: no stone found.
Cornish, Lafayette C., d. Oct 20, 1851, Aged: 15 Mo 16 Da, son of Hosea & Emily Cornish.
Cox, Calvin, d. Jul 20, 1842, Aged: 1 Yr 10 Mo 11 Da, son of Catharine & Henry Cox.
Dewey, Almira H., d. Dec 24, 1848, Aged: 24
Yr 6 Mo, wife of S. A. Dewey.
Dewey, Almira P., d. Mar 19, 1849, dau of S. A. & A. H. Dewey, age 16 weeks.
Edgerton, Charles F., d. Jan 24, 1839, Aged: 5 Yr, son of Hiram & Lucinda Edgerton, N: no stone found.
Elmer, Jane, d. Feb 8, 1825, Aged: 6 Mo, dau of Andrew Elmer, N: no stone found.
Ely, Maria C., d. May 26, 1845, Aged: 2 Yr
1 Mo, dau of Francis & Susan Ely, N: no stone found.
Ely, Willard, d. May 21, 1845, Aged: 4 Mo 5 Da, son of Francis & Susan Ely, N: no stone found.
Fellows, Cyrus, b. 1778, d. 1815.
Fellows, Rozel, d. Sep 1813, Aged: 62 Yr, VETERAN: Rev War Veteran.
Felton, Daniel, d. Feb 1, 1835, Aged: 75 Yr,
VETERAN: Rev War Veteran, N: no stone found.
Felton, Jane, d. Nov 14, 1828, Aged: 30 Yr, wife of Darling Felton, N: no stone found.
Felton, Mary, d. Jan 5, 1839, Aged: 69 Yr, wife of Daniel Felton, N: no stone found.
Felton, Robert, d. Jul 8, 1830, Aged: 69 Yr.
Felton, Silvey, d. May 8, 1838, Aged: 66 Yr, wife of Robert Felton.
Gould, Althea E., d. Oct 31, 1863, Aged: 9
Yr 1 Mo 29 Da, dau of John H. & Cordelia Fould.
Gould, Ebenezer, d. Jul 23, 1865, Aged: 81 Yr.
Gould, Ebenezer B., d. Apr 10, 1814, Aged: 64 Yr 4 Mo.
Gould, Mary, d. Nov 30, 1862, Aged: 74 Yr 11 Mo 18 Da, wife of Ebenezer Gould, N: no stone found.
Hall, Charles A., d. Jan 26, 1852, Aged: 2
Mo 26 Da, son of Alonzo & Henrietta Hall.
Hall, Henrietta, d. Jan 31, 1859, Aged: 32 Yr 6 Mo 24 Da, wife of Alonzo Hall.
Hamilton, Adaline, d. May 12, 1836, Aged: 19 Yr 3 Mo, wife of T. H. Hamilton Jr, MD.
Harrington, Hannah B., d. Apr 14, 1846, Aged: 45 Yr, wife of Nelson Harrington.
Heaton, Angeline C., d. Nov 20, 1828, Aged: 22 Yr, dau of Seymour & Sarah Cowdy Heaton, N: no stone found.
Hutchinson, Purmel, d. Oct 29, 1832, Aged: 24 Yr, wife of Paul Hutchinson.
Jenks, Evander, d. Apr 21, 1856, Aged: 2 Yr 2 Mo 20 Da, son of Almon & Mary Paine Jenks, N: no stone found.
Lord, Andrew, d. Aug 18, 1856, Aged: 83 Yr,
son of Benjmain & Lucy Lord, N: no stone found.
Lord, Lucy, d. Oct 20, 1813, Aged: 83 Yr, widow of Benjamin Lord.
Manchester, Samuel, d. Dec 5, 1863, Aged: 53 Yr, N: no stone found.
Mason, Eliza, d. Mar 17, 1841, Aged: 29 Yr 4 Mo 9 Da, wife of Ezra Mason.
McDonald, Lathrop H., d. Mar 7, 1834, Aged: 2 Yr 1 Mo.
McIntosh, infant dau, d. Apr 20, 1857, Aged:
3 Da, dau of J. & M. McIntosh, N: no stone found.
McIntosh, infant son, d. Jun 22, 1858, Aged: 21 Da, son of J. & M. McIntosh, N: no stone found.
McIntosh, Mary, d. Sep 3, 1860, Aged: 25 Yr 5 Mo 16 Da, wife of John McIntosh, N: no stone found.
Muscott, Levi K., d. Feb 15, 1813, Aged: 4
Yr 3 Mo 13 Da, son of Nehemiah & Hannah Felton Muscott, N: no stone
Muscott, Ralph H., d. Jul 21, 1817, Aged: 10 Mo 2 Da, son of Nehemiah & Hannah Felton Muscott, N: no stone found.
Olmstead, Hezekiah, d. Feb 15, 1847, Aged: 63 Yr, N: no stone found.
Raymond, Polly, d. Jul 2, 1833, Aged: 2 Yr 6 Mo, dau of Joseph & Abigail Raymond.
Rudd, Clarissa H., d. Jan 20, 1828, Aged:
15 Yr, dau of Jabez F. & Elizabeth Rudd.
Rudd, Eliza, d. Jul 15, 1839, Aged: 86 Yr, wife of Prosper Rudd, N: no stone found.
Rudd, Hetta, d. Aug 7, 1827, Aged: 37 Yr, wife of Benjamin Rudd.
Rudd, Jabez F., d. Nov 26, 1835, Aged: 60 Yr.
Rudd, Prosper, d. Jan 27, 1833, Aged: 80 Yr.
Salisbury, Sarah S., d. Jun 10, 1798, Aged: 27 Yr, N: no stone found.
Sears, Adalade F., d. Nov 15, 1845, Aged: 4 Yr, dau of Elisha & Ruth Sears.
Seymour, Caroline A., d. Feb 15, 1848, Aged:
2 Yr 10 Mo 9 Da, dau of Timothy H. & Charlotte Hall Seymour.
Seymour, Collins, d. Jul 14, 1861, Aged: 80 Yr.
Smith, Abigail, d. Jun 20, 1805, Aged: 35
Yr, wife of Benjamin Smith.
Smith, Abigail H. Lord, b. Mar 7, 1775, d. May 1, 1833, wife of Benjamin Smith.
Smith, Allice, d. Jan 1, 1873, Aged: 59 Yr, wife of Shubal Smith.
Smith, Alonzo B., d. Sep 17, 1814, Aged: 1 Yr 6 Mo, son of E. W. & N. D. Smith, N: no stone found.
Smith, Benjamin, b. Jul 18, 1769, d. Aug 11, 1816.
Smith, Henry H., d. Jun 1, 1830, MD, N: no stone found.
Spencer, Edward E., d. May 16, 1842, Aged: 22 Yr 2 Mo 22 Da.
Stark, Israel, d. Mar 7, 1830, Aged: 76 Yr,
VETERAN: Rev War Veteran.
Stark, Sarah, d. Jun 3, 1827, Aged: 57 Yr, wife of Israel Stark.
Stevens, Israel, d. May 15, 1834, Aged: 82
Yr, VETERAN: Rev War Veteran.
Stevens, Love, wife of Israel Stevens, N: no stone found.
Stevens, Susanna, N: no inscription, field stone with name only.
Stevens, Truman, d. 1820/26, N: no stone found.
Stevens, Zadok K., d. Jun 1, 1850, Aged: 47 Yr, VETERAN: Corp., War of 1812 Veteran.
Valentine, Datus E., d. Oct 8, 1840, Aged: 31 Yr 5 Mo 12 Da, N: no stone found.
Walker, Margaret Wentworth, d. Feb 15, 1848, Aged: 27 Yr 5 Mo 25 Da, w/o Albert F. Walker, d/o Oliver & Margaret Wentwo.
Wells, Joel, d. Mar 29, 1843, Aged: 43 Yr.
Wentworth, Oliver, d. Mar 22, 1841, Aged: 60 Yr, N: body moved to Evergreen Cemetery.
Westfall, Harriet, b. Oct 11, 1799, d. Jul
11, 1883, wife of Philip Westfall.
Westfall, Philip, b. Feb 18, 1792, d. Feb 21, 1857.
White, Caroline Seymour, d. Jan 17, 1837, Aged: 26 Yr 4 Mo 22 Da, w/o David White, d/o C. & S. Seymour.
Williams, Alvan H., d. Mar 24, 1850, Aged:
Williams, Catharine, d. Nov 20, 1843, Aged: 71 Yr, consort of John Williams.
Williams, Edward H., d. Mar 26, 1858, Aged: 6 Mo 3 Da, son of George & Annie S. Williams.
Williams, Jane, d. Dec 9, 1847, Aged: 57 Yr 2 Mo 17 Da, wife of Samuel Williams.
Williams, John, d. Sep 11, 1848, Aged: 90 Yr.
Williams, Samuel, d. Oct 24, 1838, Aged: 56 Yr 10 Mo 12 Da.
Williams, Samuel B., d. Jun 24, 1834, Aged: 11 Mo 9 Da, son of Peter & Sophronia Williams.
Williams, Sarah, d. Nov 1, 1832, Aged: 72 Yr 2 Mo, consort of John Williams.