Town of Sheldon, WWyoming County, NY

Transcribed from Historical Wyoming, Vol VII No. 3, April 1954, page 94.


This abandoned graveyard, west of North Sheldon, on present Route 20A, was probably the first opened in the township, but apparently not used after the Civil War period. Located on the North side of the highway at the brow of a hill, the grounds are several feet above the present road level and little care has been given them in recent years. The stones are scattered and broken, while bushes have overgrown much of the site. The first settlement was made in this area in 1804.

[Transcriber's note: the cemetery was cleaned up in the 1970's and has been maintained since.]

BRACE      Curtis, Son of Capt. Orange and Sarah Brace, d. Sept. 15, 1809, 21y.

BROWN      Elkanah Brown, d. Feb. 5, 1863, 73y 6m 5d.
           Sarah, wife Elkanah, d. July 23, 1855, 67y.

BUELL      John L. Buell, d. Sept. 8, 1833, 31st yr.

CASTLE     Dyer, son Amos H. & Ann Phillips Castle, d. Sept. 19, 1834. 5m 7d.

DONDERSON  Sabrah, wife Nelson O. Donderson, d. Jan. 21, 1844, 23y.

DONELSON   Sarah L., dau. Nelson O. & Sabra Donelson, d. Aug. 1, 1872, 28y.
               (What appears to be a stone for her mother, has the family name
                spelled "Donderson.")

DUNBAR     Charles, died 1847 no age given.
           Esther, wife Dana Dunbar, d. July 22, 1839, 71y.

HAMILTON   Dr. Ziba Hamilton, d. Nov. 23, 1855, 87th yr. (He came to Sheldon
             in 1809, and continued occasionally to practice medicine even
             after his 80th year.)
           Zipporah, wife Dr. Ziba, d. April 1, 1843, 72y.
           Cyrus F. Hamilton, d. Feb. 24, 1844, 48y.

MATHEWS    Job N Mathews, son Job R. and Harriet, d. July 3, 1835, 12y.

PERSONS    Uriah Persons, d. March 11, 1842, 79y. (He was born in New 
             Jersey in 1763; came to Sheldon in 1806, and built the first
             tavern & frame house at Persons' Corners.)
           Mary (Sesion), wife Uriah, d. May 1, 1856, 88y.  (Native of Conn.,
             and his second wife by whom he had three children.)
           Henry, son Uriah, d. Sept. 26, 1819, 19y
           Solomon, son Uriah, d. Nov. 16, 1861, 41y 7m
           John Persons, d. July 21, 1849, 56y. (Son of Uriah.)
           Nathaniel H., son John D. & Mary Ann Persons, d. July 27, 1843, 22y
           Mary, wife Uriah Persons (Jr.), d. Jan. 11, 1854, 66y

POWERS     William H., son Lyman L. & Savilla, d. June 12, 1844, 1y 8m 

REES       Sally E., dau. David & Sally Rees, d. March 10, 1813, 2y 3m

WARREN     Daniel Warren, d. Sept. 12, 1812, 44y.
           R.H________, wife Daniel, d. June 8, 1846, 80y. (Stone broken)
           Thomas Warren, d. July 29, 1824, 30y.

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