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South Danby Cemetery
Also known as: Old Episcopal Cemetery and Episcopal Hill Cemetery
Located at: Peter Road, South
Unless old church burial records are located, this cemetery is now as complete as possible. Although many headstones were missing and could not be compared to the old record, additional headstones for Banfield, Birch, Bogart, Howard, Jennings, Rittenhouse, St. John, VanKleeck, Wilcox, and Wright were found and have been recorded here.
(Photo by Cathy Knauf)
Please use Notes as a guide only!
|Surname||Given /Maiden Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Age at Death||Epitaphs, Notes, Corrections|
|Adgate||Eliza D.||Sep 19, 1862||68y 4d||w/o Luther Adgate|
|Banfield||Moses||Apr 1, 1785||Jan 1, 1862||75y 9m|| s/o James & Tabitha (Jones) Banfield.
Came to Danby in 1802 from NJ.
Married Grace Beers abt. 1806.
|Banfield||Grace Beers||Nov 22, 1786||Mar 8, 1869|| w/o Moses Banfield.
d/o Joel & Phoebe (Osborn) Beers.
Born in CT.
|Banks||Alanson||Apr 30, 1891||87y|
|Banks||Lorinda||Dec 9, 1891||88y||w/o Alanson Banks|
|Banks||Moses||Nov 3, 1860||32y||old record did not have da. of death|
|Banks||Henry||Aug 16, 1870||43y|
|Bennett||Cynthia||May 9, 1834||31y 5m||w/o Walker Bennett|
|Bennett||Walker||Feb 6, 1842||46y 11m 12d||Headstone was previously read as age being 16 yrs. Recent reading
clearly indicates age as 46 yrs. Walker Bennett, b. 25 Feb 1795, son
of James Bennett and Anna Cable, and brother to Aaron Bennett buried
Danby Rural Cemetery.
|Bennett||James||Dec 27, 1829||80y 1m 22d|| "Sacred to the Memory of James Bennett Who Died";
Thou tomb shall safe refrain
Thy trust sacred
Till life devine
Reanimates his dust
Believe this to be the father of Walker & Aaron Bennett.
James Bennett m. in Weston, Fairfield, CT, 4 April 1776, Anna Cable,
b. 4 Nov 1750, d. 13 Sept. 1826 at Trumbull, CT. James had a known
brother, Aaron, b. 11 Mar 1755 Fairfield County, CT, served in the
American Revolution and was pensioned; d. 27 Mar 1835, Catharine,
Schuyler Co., NY, buried Agard Cemetery with his wife, Ruth who
d. 17 Mar 1832. Aaron died leaving no widow or children and only
heirs being two nephews, Aaron and Walker Bennett of Danby.
|Birch||Rachel P. Wesley||1828||1910||w/o David Birch|
|Birch||Maria||1m|| d/o David & Rachel (Wesley) Birch.
Old record has yr. of death 1865.
There is no date on headstone.
|Birch||Mary||1856||1865|| d/o David & Rachel (Wesley) Birch.
Old record has yr. of death 1856
but viewing the headstone it
is clearly written that
birth year is 1856 and
death year is 1865
|Birge||Augustus||Aug 1, 1843||50y|
|Bogart||Jacob||May 8, 1872||55y 3m|
|Bogart||Mary L.||Mar 15, 1887||60y 2m 17d|| w/o Jacob Bogart;
old record did not have mo. of death
|Bogart||Infant||Jan 26, 1857||d/o Jacob & Mary Bogart|
|Bogart||Wellington||Sep 29, 1864||6y||s/o Jacob & Mary Bogart|
|Bogart||Alton R.||Jan 17, 1906||Mar 27, 1906|
|Bogart||Phebe||May 16, 1874||78y 7m 6d||w/o John Bogart|
|Bogart||Levi||May 8, 1883||58y 8m 18d|
|Bogart||George C.||Jun 7, 1862||Apr 17, 1909|
|Bogart||Isabella||Feb 5, 1887||17y 9m 9d||First w/o George C. Bogart|
|Bogart||Lydia||Jun 26, 1891||31y||Second w/o George Bogart|
|Brock||Polly||Jun 4, 1874||72y|
|Comstock||Sarah||Aug 1/13, 1842||46y 7m 10d|| 2 separate records on
death day listed in old record.
Headstone not found in 2001.
w/o Elisha M. Comstock
|Comstock||Cynthia||Jul 25, 1881||19y 27d||d/o Elisha M. & Sarah Comstock|
|Cool||J. J.||Old stone; unable to read dates|
|Cool||Malinda||Mar 7, 1857||63y 7m|| w/o J. J. Cool
[old record had w/o T. J. Cool]
|Cool||Anna||May 31, 1890||71y||w/o J. J. Cool|
|Cooper||Price||ca 1756||Jul 16, 1827||71y|| In Memory of. Flag at grave;
A Soldier of the Revolution, PVT CT.
|Cooper||Henry||Jan 18, 1884||87y 3m||At Rest s/o John Price Cooper.|
|Cooper||Chloe McDaniels||Nov 30, 1869||67y 6m||w/o Henry Cooper|
|Cooper||Alanson||May 14, 1861||61y||s/o John Price Cooper|
|Cooper||Ann Bush||Aug 24, 1877||66y||w/o Alanson Cooper|
|Cooper||Lyman H.||Feb 7, 1891||63y 6m 22d|
|Cooper||Esther Ann VanGilder||ca 1837||Apr 26, 1928||w/o Lyman Cooper|
|Denniston||George||Jun 28, 1868||60y 9m 8d|
|Denniston||Dorithy T. Smith||May 31, 1891||77y|| w/o George Denniston.
Given name as spelled
|Dickerson||Mary||Sep 29, 1838||48y 7m 29d|| Stop passenger as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me
w/o William M. Dickerson
|English||Joseph||Apr 9, 1858|| 17y [or 77y]
| old record indicates records for
17y and 77y have been found.
Headstone not found in 2001
|Head||Cora I.||Jan 10, 1872||15y 8m 12d|| d/o Lewis & Myra Head;
age looks to be 5 yr.;stone worn
|Hill||Lewis||Feb 22, 1864||32y 3m 14d|| old record did not have mo. of death.
Son of Andrew & Louisa (Landon) Hill
|Hill||Luther||Feb 21, 1879||61y 1m 16d|| Son of Andrew & Louisa (Landon) Hill. Luther married
|Hill||Andrew U.||May 21, 1876||87y 7m 24d|| Born abt. 1788, probably in Shokan, Ulster Co., NY
to Uriah and Mary (Swartwout) Hill.
|Hill||Louisa Landon||Nov 15, 1867||72y|| w/o Andrew U. Hill; born 19 Nov 1795 in
Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT, to John & Louisa (Bingham) Landon.
|Howard||Hiram H.||Feb 23, 1854||46y 3m 26d|
|Howland||Seneca||Feb 12, 1780||Jul 26, 1834||51y 3m 11d|| Born in Beekman, Dutchess County, NY
to Charles and Lavinia (Mosher) Howland.
Date of birth from family bible.
|Howland||Agnes King||1788||1859||w/o Seneca Howland|
|Howland||Charles||1818||1900||s/o Seneca & Agnes Howland|
|Howland||Maria A. Bassett||1826||1901|| w/o Charles Howland.
Born in Ansonia, CT to
Josiah & Betsey Bassett
|Howland||Doct. John||Mar 1, 1809||Apr 15, 1835||26y 1m 15d||s/o Seneca & Agnes Howland|
|Howland||Frances K.||Mar 3, 1878||70y 5m 18d|
|Howland||Clarissa Casterline||Oct 22, 1808||Feb 10, 1888|| w/o Frances K. Howland.
Believed to have been born in NJ.
d/o Joseph [b. Jul 10, 1779] & Margaret
(Atkinson) [b. Oct 10, 1784] Casterline.
The family was from Newfield, NY.
|Howland||Doty||Feb 7, 1860||3y 5m 4d||c/o William & Louisa M. (Loring) Howland|
|Howland||"Little Freddies Grave"||3y||s/o William Howland|
|Jennings||Charles W.||Apr 14, 1881||38y 7m|
|Jennings||Esther||Sep 8, 1839||49y 2m||w/o Isaac Jennings|
|Jennings||Isaac 2nd||Oct 9, 1832||10y 5m||s/o Isaac & Esther Jennings|
|Jennings||Wakeman||Apr 13, 1863||51y 3m 15d|
|Jennings||Abigail T.||Mar 5, 1896||87y 6m 15d||w/o Wakeman Jennings|
|Jennings||Mary E.||Mar 14, 1866||25y 6m|| Not dead but sleepth
d/o W. & A. Jennings
|Larue||Irving E.||May 1, 1906||Mar 22, 1907||s/o O. C. & C. B. Larue|
|Manley||Marandy||Sep 16, 1903||81y||w/o John W. Manley|
|Manning||Tassea Larue||1821||1900||w/o Robert P. Manning|
|Manning||Joseph||Nov 10, 1811||Dec 24, 1875|
|Manning||Jane||Aug 12, 1813||Mar 14, 1893||w/o Joseph Manning|
|Manning||Lavina Ann Howland||Jul 15, 1853||37y 6m 13d|| w/o John Manning;
d/o Seneca & Agnes (King) Howland
|Manning||Maria||Jan 15, 1875||88y 2m 21d||w/o Charles I. Manning|
|Manning||Mary Ann||Dec 23, 1871||60y 8m 17d||d/o Charles I. & Maria Manning|
|Manning||Martha||Oct 28, 1876||48y 1m||d/o Charles I. & Maria Manning|
|Manning||Sarah Melissa||Feb 27, 1901||80y 4m 27d||d/o Charles I. & Maria Manning|
|Mead||Cora L.||Jan 10, 1872||5y 8m 12d|| d/o Lewis & Myra Mead
(see note for Head entry)
|Nelson||Phineas||Jul 2, 1844||82y|
|Nelson||Hannah||Nov 25, 1855||94y||w/o Phineas Nelson|
|Porter||Celina St. John||Feb 3, 1847||40y 4m|| w/o Rev. C.S. Porter;
d/o J. St. John, Esq.
|Rankin||Thomas M.||Aug 11, 1883||52y|
|Rittenhouse||William M.||Sep 10, 1821||Apr 7, 1876|
|Rittenhouse||Harriet A.||Oct 27, 1829||Feb 8, 1899||w/o Wm. M. Rittenhouse|
|Rittenhouse||Perry C.||Mar 27, 1870||Nov 21, 1890|
|Saunders||Ann||Aug 31, 1871||55y 2m 11d||w/o Z. M. Saunders|
|Smiley||John||Mar 13, 1874||85y 8m 3d|
|Smiley||Polly||Apr 5, 1875||81y 6m 13d||w/o John Smiley|
|Smiley||Cornelia C.||Sep 26, 1847||15y 5m 9d||d/o John & Polly Smiley|
|Smiley||Angeline A.||Mar 31, 1890||79y 4m 4d|
|Smiley||Susan Banfield||Jul 8, 1862||42y 7m 2d|| w/o William Smiley;
d/o Moses & Grace (Beers) Banfield
|Smiley||Avaline L.||Jan 14, 1907||85y 7m 1d|
|St. John||William H.||1813||1899|
|St. John||Mary C.||1826||1899||w/o William H. St. John|
|St. John||Theron||Jun 8, 1883||28y 1m 8d||old record had mo./day of death transposed|
|St. John||Alice J.||Aug 27, 1877||2m 19d||d/o T. & M. St. John|
|St. John||Timothy||Nov 26, 1883|
|St. John||Hannah||Mar 10, 1873||87y||w/o Timothy St. John|
|Steenberch||Little Mattie||Oct 2, 1880||4y 5m 3d|| Folded to our Saviours breast
Our darling child has gone to rest
d/o Theo & Esther J. Steenberch.
|Swartout||Georgie L.||Feb 27, 1882||5y 8m 20d||s/o B. & M. E. Swartout|
|Taylor||Mertie||Apr 24, 1881||2y 6m|| Of which is the Kingdom of Heaven
d/o Walter & Mina Taylor.
old record had age as 6m
|Tripp||Mrs. Phebe||______, 1830|| from old record: w/o ____os Tripp.
Headstone not found in 2001
|Tripp||James||Apr 29, 1877||84y 10m 20d|| old record had given name
incorrectly as Ames
|Tripp||Harriet||Nov 5, 1876||82y||w/o James Tripp|
|Tripp||James S.||Jan 10, 1896||73y|
|Tripp||Rachel A.||Sep 27, 1892||69y||w/o James Tripp|
|VandeBogart||Martha||Apr 29, 1844||66y 12d||w/o Frances VandeBogart|
|VandeBogart||Flora L.||Sep 22, 1853||5y 3m 29d||d/o Peter & Delia VandeBogart|
|VanKleeck||John M.||Feb 9, 1805||Jun 21, 1892|
|VanKleeck||Amy Jane Brock||Oct 30, 1877||69y 7m 18d||w/o John VanKleeck|
|VanKleeck||Phebe A.||Mar 16, 1863||23y||d/o J. M. & Jane VanKleeck|
|VanKleeck||John J.||Mar 28, 1867||39y|
|VanKleeck||Ann M.||Jan 10, 1908||78y 10m 6d||former wife of J. J. VanKleeck|
|VanKleeck||Anna||__T 5, 1846||58y||only "T" remains in month|
|VanKleeck||Jane||May 14, 1884||74y 2m 22d|
|VanKleeck||James L.||_____ 29, 18__|| Mo. possibly March;
year may be 1863
|VanWoert||Alfred H.||Sep 30, 1864||7y 5m|| s/o L. B. & Irene VanWoert;
old record had left off father's initials
|Wall||John T.||Mar 21, 1884||66y 4m 8d||Father|
|[Wilcox]||Avaline [Hoyt]||1888||72y||stone cracked; w/o Wilco[x]|
|Wilcox||Sheldon||Nov 17, 1807||May , 1879|
|Wilcox||Mary||Feb 28, 1884||61y 1m 3d||w/o Sheldon Wilcox|
|Wilcox||Lewis H.||Sep 4, 1872||3m 24d|| Little Loie's Grave
s/o Gaylord & Mary Wilcox
|Wilcox||Ira||May 19, 1891||88y||stone broken|
|Willcox||Janna||Oct 16, 1833||78y||surname as spelled on headstone|
|Willcox||Sibil||Jan 9, 1829||61y|| w/o Janna Willcox.
Surname as spelled on headstone
|Williams||Eliza Ann||Feb 27, 1844||24y 9m 8d||w/o Ziba Williams|
|Williams||Augusta||Sep 11, 1851||27y 4m 10d|| w/o Ziba Williams;
old record had ae 27y 1m 10d
|Williams||Esther||Feb 20, 1858||74y 9m 2d|| w/o Daniel Williams;
old record had ae 71
|Woodruff||Timothy T.||Aug 7, 1873||73y 7m|| For me to live is Christ
But to die is gain"
|Woodruff||Eliza A.||Apr 6, 1806||Mar 23, 1895||w/o T. T. Woodruff|
|Woodruff||Lucy E.||Nov 4, 1865||16y 5m||d/o T. T. & E. A. Woodruff|
|Wright||Charles W.||Feb 23, 1830||39y 1m|
|Wright||Mary N.||Nov 7, 1872||79y 11m||w/o Charles W. Wright|
|Wright||Abby B.||Jul 27, 1845||23y 9m 13d||d/o Chas. W. & Mary N. Wright|
|Wright||Isaac||Mar 20, 1759||1842|| Born in Canaan, CT, Isaac was a Soldier of the Revolution,
enlisting in December 1776. He was with Hazen's Congress Regiment.
Veteran Marker placed by Cayuga Chapter DAR.
|Wright||Sally||Aug 16, 1839||75y 1m 7d|| In Memory of,
w/o Isaac Wright
|Wright||Isaac D.||Aug 27, 1873||73y 6m 7d|| Son of Capt. Isaac and Sarah (Douglas) Wright.
Isaac's second wife was Emaline.
|Wright||Betsey||Mar 20, 1847||40y 7m||Betsey McCumber, w/o Isaac D. Wright|
|Wright||Isaac D.||Mar 20, 1843||1853||10y 2m 5d||Son of Isaac and Betsey (McCumber) Wright|
|Wright||John Ferris||Jan 31, 1842||3y 9m 7d|| s/o Isaac & Betsey Wright;
old record incorrectly listed him
with surname as Ferris.
Viewed headstone in 2001 and name is
clearly John Ferris Wright.
|Wright||Luther I.|| Possibly the first son of Capt. Isaac & Sarah Wright named Luther
who died in infancy
|Wright||Luther A.||Feb 2, 1810||Dec 29, 1831||21y 10m 7d||Youngest s/o Capt. Isaac & Sarah Wright|
|Wright||Bessey||Dec 29, 1831|| Possibly this is Elizabeth "Bessey" Judd, w/o Orson Wright,
oldest son of Capt. Isaac and Sarah Wright. Her last child with
Orson, Charles Wright, was born about 1829. She died before the 1850 census.
|Wright||Narcissa||Sep 4, 1854||28y 1m 4d|| d/o Zebulon & Esther (Manchester) Wright.
Zebulon Wright died Jun 10, 1831 and it is believed
that he is buried in this cemetery. Esther was still alive
in the 1850 census.
|Wright||Apalonia D.||Apr 17, 1842||20y 2m 28d||d/o Zebulon & Esther (Manchester) Wright|
|Wright||Charles L.||1828||1899||old record had birth year as 1829|
|Wright||Phebe||1829||1880||w/o Charles L. Wright|
|Wright||Lydia||1835||1902||w/o Charles L. Wright|
Small stones from old record:
M. M. near Manning burials
M. N. W.
L. I. W.
J. M. near Manning burials
A. B. L.
Some of the headstones for the Wright burials were missing in 2001. Much of the information in this record is taken from the old record.
NOTE: Additional information (in brackets) on Wilcox burials is from "The Crewdson-Rockwell Family History" by Ernest Crewdson, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1990.
Thank you Elaine Wright Mount, a descendant of Capt. Isaac & Sarah Wright, for providing corrections and updates to the Wright family information (2008).
Updates to Hill family information (2008). Updates to Bennett family information (September 2006)
Thank you Georgia Whitson for providing the additional Banfield family information.
Thank you Roger Howland for the update on "Little Freddie's Grave", and for providing the additional Howland family information.
Thank you Debbe Hagner for transcribing the original records into digital format.
Thank you Janet Nash for updating these records.
Thank you Howard Kriezek for updating the Wilcox information.
This cemetery was last updated and recorded by walking it in the months of June and July 2001 by Sarah (Christofferson) McKane, Nina (Christofferson) McAndrews, and Cheryl Hall. Material transcribed and donated by Cheryl Hall.
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