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ALSO called BLOOMER / BOND - BUSHEE Cemetery
on BLOOMER ROAD
The Bushee Cemetery is located on the farm of Claude Harrington on the Bloomer Road just outside Mayville. I used the first road past the school house which brought me close to the farm. In 1947 when I copied this cemetery, one drove into the barnyard, circled the pig pen on foot and the cemetery was about 50 feet beyond, under the trees.
This cemetery reminds me of the little girl who was regaled with the feats of her ancestors in the early days of our country's history. According to the family, the family heroes won the battles almost singlehanded and were bosom companions to all the generals of that day, including Gen. George Washington. When she reached the school age of history books she was horrified and chagrined to find no mention of a single ancestor. We have looked for Bushee, Chace, Aspinwall and Preglitzer families without success. They just aren't in any of the numerous Chautauqua County history books nor is there such a name in the telephone book. Like the old adage, they must have "pulled the hole in after them." Isn't there a single descendant in all Chautauqua County?
SOURCE: Fenton Historical Society Deserted Cemetery Series. From the Jamestown Journal 31 May 1969, compiled and written by Edna Ingham
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