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Laura Ann Adsitt

Birth
Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 13 Dec 1828 (aged 1 month)
Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Burial Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 132519144 View Source
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Laura Ann was the fourth of nine children of Josiah M. Adsit and Maria Knapp. She died at one month and fourteen days of age. Like her older sister Chloe, the baby would have been buried at Elderkin Cemetery on Pierrepont avenue, or else in the larger Knowles (Village) cemetery at the foot of Willow street in Potsdam. However, both cemeteries were abandoned during the 1870s and nearly all of the bodies were re-interred at Bayside cemetery. This included the remains of the girls' grandparents, Asa Knapp and Mary Wright Knapp Raynsford. In fact, Asa, according to a published family history written in 1911 by his granddaughter Emma Leona Knapp Hall, supposedly dug the first grave at the cemetery along Pierrepont avenue. Then when he died unexpectedly in 1807, Asa became the second person buried at Elderkin.


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