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Halseyville Farm Plot
Route 96, Halseyville.
Nichol Halsey, son of Dr. Silas Halsey of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY., settled in 1808 in the location known as Halseyville. He built his home here, which is marked by a New York State historical marker.
|NYS marker reads as follows:
Please use Notes as a guide only!
It is here there has been a claim that there were several gravestones on the rise of ground to the north. This burial plot has not been located, nor do we know who may have been buried here. We will add any information about this burial ground if the information becomes available to us.
|Nicholl HALSEY was born Mar. 8, 1782 in Southampton, Long Island, and died Mar. 3, 1865 in Ovid, New York. He was the son of Silas HALSEY and Hannah Jones HOWELL. Nicholl married Euphius McDOWELL on Aug. 10, 1806, dau. of Robert & Margaret McDOWELL. Nicholl Halsey is buried in Trumansburg Grove Cemetery in Lot 31, his age at time of death was 82 years 11 mos. 25 days. His wife Euphius (McDowell) is also buried in Lot 31, she died July 7, 1870 ae 86y 1m 11d Children of Nicoll & Euphius (McDOWELL) HALSEY : Hannsh, Robert, William, Richard, Emma Jane, Margaret, Emma (2nd), Henry, Waren, Mortimer.|
Hannah Howell HALSEY was born June 4, 1807, and died Jan. 18, 1884. Married Oliver C. COMSTOCK on Feb. 4, 1829. (from Landmarks of Tompkins Co., NY: Dr. O. C. COMSTOCK was in town before 1810, was a prominent early physician, the first postmaster of the village of Trumansburgh, member of congress, etc. His son, O. C. COMSTOCK, jr., married a daughter of Nicoll HALSEY. Also note that buried in the Old Trumansburg Cemtery is the following children; COMSTOCK, Margaret dau of O.C. and H.H. d.. 3-15-1815 age 1 yr 9 mo; COMSTOCK, Sarah D. dau of O.C. & H.H. d.10-5-1835 age 2y 29dys. These two daughters are also listed in the records of Trumansburg Grove Cemetery.
Robert HALSEY was born Aug. 7, 1809 in Halseyville, New York. Married Sarah STEWART on Dec. 31, 1834.
William HALSEY was born April 27, 1811 in Ithaca, New York, and died July 9, 1881. Married Mary E. BUTLER in 1839. Mary died 1840. Married 2nd to Eliza GOSMAN on Aug. 22, 1844, dau. of Jonathan B. GOSMAN.
Richard Pelton HALSEY was born March 14, 1813, and died Jan. 27, 1836 in New Orleans, La. Richard also has a headstone in Trumansburg Grove Cemetery.
Emma Jane HALSEY was born Nov. 13, 1815, and died Jan. 26, 1816. She also is buried in Trumansburg Grove Cemetery, d. Jan. 26, 1816 age 2 mos. 13 days. It is also possible she was first buried on the family property, and removed to Grove Cemetery.
Margaret HALSEY was born May 24, 1817, and died May 4, 1880. Married Madison MILLS on Dec. 23rd 1840. Trumansburg Grove Cemetery has the following record: Mills, Gen. Madison, Lot 799, d. Apr. 28, 1873 ae 63y; Mills, Margaret Halsey, Lot 799, d. May 3, 1880 ae 63y; Mills, George Madison, s/o Madison & Margaret, Lot 31, d. Oct. 14, 1848 ae 3y 1m 17d
Emma HALSEY was born October 10, 1819. Married Henry SAYLES.
Henry HALSEY was born August 24th 1821 in Ithaca, New York. Henry died August 14th 1887. He married Mary Ann BEATTY on July 15th 1844.
Warren HALSEY was born August 22nd 1823 in Halseyville, New York, he died aft. 1888.
Mortimer Nicoll HALSEY was born Sept. 22nd 1826, he died Feb. 20th 1828. He is also buried in Trumansburg Grove Cemetery, it is possible that he was first buried on the farm and later moved to Grove Cemetery.
The following history on the Halsey family has been added here only for the reason of this family living on the property where this burial plot was located. Some of these people below could be buried here? The will of Nicoll Halsey can be viewed at the following link; His Will
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