PERSONS PIONEER CEMETERY - TOWN OF SHELDON, WYOMING CO., NY
Transcribed from Historical Wyoming, Vol VII No. 3, April 1954, page 94.
PIONEER CEMETERY, SHELDON, ROUTE 20A
This abandoned graveyard, west of North Sheldon, on present Route 20A, was probably the first opened in the township, but apparently not used after the Civil War period. Located on the North side of the highway at the brow of a hill, the grounds are several feet above the present road level and little care has been given them in recent years. The stones are scattered and broken, while bushes have overgrown much of the site. The first settlement was made in this area in 1804.
[Transcriber's note: the cemetery was cleaned up in the 1970's and has been maintained since.]
BRACE Curtis, Son of Capt. Orange and Sarah Brace, d. Sept. 15, 1809, 21y. BROWN Elkanah Brown, d. Feb. 5, 1863, 73y 6m 5d. Sarah, wife Elkanah, d. July 23, 1855, 67y. BUELL John L. Buell, d. Sept. 8, 1833, 31st yr. CASTLE Dyer, son Amos H. & Ann Phillips Castle, d. Sept. 19, 1834. 5m 7d. DONDERSON Sabrah, wife Nelson O. Donderson, d. Jan. 21, 1844, 23y. DONELSON Sarah L., dau. Nelson O. & Sabra Donelson, d. Aug. 1, 1872, 28y. (What appears to be a stone for her mother, has the family name spelled "Donderson.") DUNBAR Charles, died 1847 no age given. Esther, wife Dana Dunbar, d. July 22, 1839, 71y. HAMILTON Dr. Ziba Hamilton, d. Nov. 23, 1855, 87th yr. (He came to Sheldon in 1809, and continued occasionally to practice medicine even after his 80th year.) Zipporah, wife Dr. Ziba, d. April 1, 1843, 72y. Cyrus F. Hamilton, d. Feb. 24, 1844, 48y. MATHEWS Job N Mathews, son Job R. and Harriet, d. July 3, 1835, 12y. PERSONS Uriah Persons, d. March 11, 1842, 79y. (He was born in New Jersey in 1763; came to Sheldon in 1806, and built the first tavern & frame house at Persons' Corners.) Mary (Sesion), wife Uriah, d. May 1, 1856, 88y. (Native of Conn., and his second wife by whom he had three children.) Henry, son Uriah, d. Sept. 26, 1819, 19y Solomon, son Uriah, d. Nov. 16, 1861, 41y 7m John Persons, d. July 21, 1849, 56y. (Son of Uriah.) Nathaniel H., son John D. & Mary Ann Persons, d. July 27, 1843, 22y Mary, wife Uriah Persons (Jr.), d. Jan. 11, 1854, 66y POWERS William H., son Lyman L. & Savilla, d. June 12, 1844, 1y 8m REES Sally E., dau. David & Sally Rees, d. March 10, 1813, 2y 3m WARREN Daniel Warren, d. Sept. 12, 1812, 44y. R.H________, wife Daniel, d. June 8, 1846, 80y. (Stone broken) Thomas Warren, d. July 29, 1824, 30y.
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