Old Sheldrake Burying Grounds

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Old Sheldrake Burying Grounds

County Road 139
Sheldrake, Seneca County, New York, USA Add to Map
Memorials 2 added (100% photographed)

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In the woods east of Sheldrake Cemetery. There is no sign and the site is overgrown and the ground uneven. There are a few fallen stones. I could read "Grove" on one and "Neal" on the other. The rest are most likely buried.

Two stones still stand in the center of the grove. Samuel Ingersoll and his wife, Jerusha.

Ovid historian, Gail Snyder, has planned a spring 2013 restoration providing funds become available.

Transcription from mid 1960's states:

Grove, Infant, dau d Jun 6 1848

Raymond, Pamelia wife of J.P. Raymond d Sep 23 1846 aged 22 yrs 10 mos

Neal, --- d Apr 9 1849 BTF ae 20(?) yr 5 mo (aged---this stone broken and fallen)

Ingersoll, Samuel d Aug 19 1818 ae 74-7-17
Jerusha d Sep 15 1819 ae 16-1-4 (obviously this is a transcription error. DP)

Grove, William d July (10?) 1859 ae 67-3-22

Graves, Hannah wife of Henry Graves d Feb 8 1854 ae 36 yr 6 da

Grove, Eliza Catherine dau of William and Isabel d June 10 1845 ae 20-4-28
William C. son of John V. & Margaret d Sep 11 1849 ae 13-4-15

The Methodist Episcopal Church, to which this cemetery belonged, was located about 15 rods to the east on the same side of the road. The Church was organized on June 13, 1811 and was the first M.E. Church in the town of Ovid, if not the county.


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  • Added: 31 Jul 2012
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