Considerably over a century ago, the Dennis family established a burial site on the present Lake Hiram Road on the Anderson farm. It is known that Ephraim Dennis owned the site, as he had a store and inn on the northwest corner at Route 39. In subsequent years an orchard protected the spot about 75 feet west of the highway and possibly 300 feet south of the Anderson home. Several burials were made then and no removals made. In due course the orchard was cleared and the site leveled. In 1949, at the request of descendants in western states, the writer located the spot, but found the remaining stones are deposited in a nearby stone pile where they are largely broken. Stones to Isaac Dennis, who arrived in Arcade from Vermont in 1812, for his wife Hannah and other family members were fitted together, photographed, and remain on the stone pile. There are a large number of known descendants of this family.
Source: History of Wyoming County, New York
Harry S. Douglas 24 Oct 1949
There are four other headstones, that were not readable:
_________died Aug. 19, 1849, aged 20 years
Hannah, wife of _________(31, 1851 ?) (3 mons.?)
______ia, ________Dennis, died March 10, 1846, aged 8m 3d
_____________________ aged 7m 27d
Mr. William Shaffner, Bliss, a descendant of Isaac Dennis, says there were more burials on the plot and more stones. Those were not found. The plot was south f the orchard of the house then occupied by David Anderson, on the northwest corner of the intersection of the Eagle Road and the Cummings Rd., at Dennis's Corners.
Written by Harry S. Douglas, 24 Oct 1949
- Added: 10 Jan 2017
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