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George Cemetery

West Dryden, behind a residence in a cluster of trees on a rectangular mound, bounded by a deteriorated fence, obscured by ground cover.  Alleged that there are two Rev. Soldiers buried there in unmarked graves. 
Several monuments had been dragged to the brook.  Worden about 1921 recorded 32 gravesstones from 1832-1862. Land owner of Cemetery is located at 713 West Dryden Rd.

Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive.

This record is as complete as possible at this time, is from
the headstones inscriptions of Dora Pope Worden done in the 1920's.

photograph of cemetery

Please use Notes as a guide only!

Surname Given Name/Inscription Notes
Fulkerson Mr. Josias,
died Aug 20, 1834 ae 62 yr
believe this should read Josiah and not Josias?
wife of Josias Fulkerson,
died July 13, 1845 ae 69y 6m 15d
Mary Cook married Josiah Fulkerson
Fulkerson Emer J.,
dau of Benjamin & Sarah M. Fulkerson,
died Sep 17, 1846 ae 12y 3m 14d
Note: should be Emma J.
Fulkerson Benjamin,
died Dec. 1, 1841 aged 37 yrs., 1mo., 13 dys
son of Chapman & Esther Fulkerson, some say the wife of Benjamin Fulkerson was Sarah Primrose, daughter of Jacob Primrose and Martha Dayton.
Fulkerson Maranda,
d. June 4, 1855 ae 45y 3m 9da
Unsure who she was.  As per 1850 Dryden Census Miranda Fulkerson age 40 was living in the household of Stephen R. Fulkerson (son of Chapman) as was Esther Fulkerson age 62 (wife of Chapman)
Fulkerson Esther, wife of Chapman Fulkerson,
died Jan 21, 1869 ae 81y
Fulkerson Chapman flag Note: Was buried here, but his son had his body moved to Willow
Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY.  War of 1812, he acted as a teamster for the army.  He died Dec. 1849 age 65 yrs.
Fulkerson Gorydon, son of Benjamin & Sarah M. Fulkerson
died May 2, 1842 aged 5 yrs. 4mos., 3 dys
believe the correct spelling should be Corydon Fulkerson
George John
died Aug 8, 1858 ae 61y 11d
Tompkins Co. Intestates records lists his wife at time of probate as Emily, he married at least 3 times.  Probate was Sept. 14, 1858, children listed were: son; Almanzo, daus; Mary wf of Wm. C. Bryant; Emily wf of Artemas L. Smiley; Sarch C., and Laura A.  (He married 1st Sally Fulkerson; married 2nd Caroline Comstock; married 3rd Emily Douglas a widow of Benjamin Fulkerson)  John was the son of Joel & Mary Tone George
George Caroline M, wife of John George
d. Oct. 26, 1843 aged 34y 4m 9d
Caroline Comstock
George In Memory of Sally, wife of John George who
died July 12, 1852 ae 52y
This inscription I believe is in error, should be died July 12, 1832 age 32 yrs.  Sally Fulkerson, daughter of Josiah & Mary Cook Fulkerson married John George. 
George In Memory of Caroline, dau of John George who
died June 27, 18__, ae 2 yr 9 mos., 2 dys.
George Josiah, son of John & Sally George,
died Dec. 15, 1839 aged 11(?), 10 days
Named after his grandfather Josiah Fulkerson
Vanderhoof Mrs. Marandy, wife of Isaac Vanderhoof,
died June 29, 1832 aged 25y 7m 3d
Miranda Kelsey born Sept. 26, 1806, daughter of James & Lavina (Howe) Kelsey married Jan. 3, 1830 Isaac Vanderhoof, born Mar. 26, 1805
Vanderhoof Mr. Elijah,
died May 28, 1837, aged 23 yrs., 6 mos.
Kelsey Samantha, dau of L.H. & S. Kelsey,
died Jan 7, 1847 aged 2 mos., 12 days
Lemuel Howe Kelsey, son of James & Lavina (Howe) Kelsey married Feb. 28, 1833 to Susan G. Morgan, their daughter Samantha Lavina was born Oct. 25, 1846.  Lemuel was a brother to Mrs. Marandy Kelsey wife of Isaac Vanderhoof buried close by.  Lemuel and Susan are buried in Mount View Cem., Olean, NY
Gilkey John C., son of Cary & Joanna Gilkey,
died May 23, 1845 aged 20 yrs.
Harris Hannah M., dau of Elisha & Mary Harris,
died Apr 1, 1839 aged 10 days
Harris William C., son of Elisha & Mary Harris,
died Sept. 24, 1839 agee 5 mos., 10 days
Reynolds Edward W., son of Spencer & Mary Reynolds,
died Oct 12, 1834 aged 5 mos.
Reynolds Mary, wife of Spencer Reynolds,
died Aug 20, 1834 aged 32 yrs., 8 mos.
Roosa Levania (?), daughter of John & Phebe Roosa,
died Jan 23, 1835
Sutliff David flag David Sutliff is said to be buried here, he served in the
American Revolutionary War. No grave has been found for him,
only for his wife and child.
Sutliff Silva, wife of David Sutliff,
died Jan 11, 1842 in the 74th yr of her age
Parintha, their daughter married Burnett C. Fulkerson, son of  Josiah & Mary Cook Fulkerson
Sutliff Mrs. Susan, dau of David & Silva Sutliff,
died Sept. 8, 1836 age 27 yrs.
Sperry Sarah P., adopted daughter of Lemuel & Mary Sperry
died Mar 3, 1842, in her 24th yr of her age
Brown Gaius M., son of Freeman & Ann Eliza Brown,
died June 18, 1840 aged 6 yrs., 10 mos.
Primrose Emma E., dau of Dayton & Elizabeth ______
d. Apr 10, 1846 ae 2y 6m 25d
In an earlier record the surname was not listed.
After some reseach this is Emma E.,
dau of Dayton & Elizabeth (Fulkerson) Primrose.
Dayton & Elizabeth are buried in Willow Glen Cemetery.
Emma's inscription is also on their monument in Willow Glen)
Clark Andrew J., son of John & Lorinda Clark
died Mar 13, 1859 aged 9 yrs., 4 mos., 26 days
Strong In Memory of Bernatah who
died May 20, 1840 aged 54 yrs., 1 mo., 7 days
Moss Eunice Moss, adopted daughter of G. & E. Fox
died Feb 16, 1844 aged 18 yrs.
Fox Elijah
died Mar 14, 1844 aged 36 yrs., 5 mos.
Fox Mary R., daughter of Jonathan & Susan B. Fox died Nov 29, 1863 aged 13 yrs., 9 mos. 1850 Dryden Census: Jonathan Fox age 54, Susan age 34, Jonathan A. 20, Wilber 14, William 8, Asa 2, Mary 11/12, Emma age 57.
Adams Sophia Josephine, d/o Samuel C. & Brillama Adams
died Aug 2, 1842 aged 9 mos., 24 days
Fox Samuel flag 
(Note: no headstone found, may not be buried here - see notes)
Note: Only listed here because he may be buried in this cemetery, no headstone was found.  Rev. War, Corporal Samuel Fox, buried in West Dryden, NY, per DAR records.  He was the first settler of Fox's Corners of West Dryden. b. Oct. 6, 1756 d. Oct. 10, 1844, age 88 yrs.  Married Mabel Webster. 
Mount Grant flag Note: Per DAR records he is buried in this cemetery, no headstone found for him. Served in the Rev. War, died at West Dryden, July 1841 aged 88 yrs.  DAR records state he was buried in George Cemetery, West Dryden, NY.

Thank you Harold Hooper for transcribing the orignal records of Dora Worden's.

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