|In woods at Shannons Corners Road & Lakemont-Himrods Road|
New York USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Deaths range from 1813 to 1869.
Ref: Yates County Cemetery Project;
Bennettsville, or Bennett's Settlement, centered around the tavern at the intersection of what is now the Dundee-Himrod Road and Shannons Corners Road, was one of the earliest settlements in what is now Starkey. It antedated Dundee, but rapidly declined when that larger crossroads community began to grow.
This small neighborhood burying ground is all that remains of the settlement. It is located in the woods behind the houses near the corner, invisible from the road, neglected and abandoned. There is some evidence that dumping of trash and fill has obliterated the front part of the cemetery. The town has been petitioned about maintaining the plot but at this writing no steps have been taken in this direction.