OLD SETTLERS CEMETERY (OR HOWARD CEMETERY)
Town of Owasco, NY (#159)
Located on Broadway Road about 1/8 mile N of junction of Melrose Road & North Rd, on what was the Marvin farm. One of the Howards was a son-in-law of Marvin. It is good-sized, but completely covered with myrtle and trees. Miss Vera Howard, one of two sisters living in the Skaneateles area, and direct descendants of the Howards buried in this cemetery, explained why there are no more headstones leaving the graveyard looking depleted. Two Howard brothers owned sections of land adjoining and each set a small piece aside, on the line, for their burying ground to be together. Family troubles intervened and feeling ran so high that they had the bodies dug up and transferred to Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, NY. Probably the Hunter and Howard headstones, at least, no longer mark any graves, according to Miss Howard. Possibly the other four may still be there.
These records are combined from Skilton and those taken in 1961 by Mable Crosby.
BROWN "Little IDA's grave" d Feb 19, 1859 ae 5 months 14da dau of Harman G. or Harrison & Harriet BROWN HOWARD Cyrus d Dec 28, 1848 ae 71y 3mo 24da Sally d Apr 2, 1807 in 27th year Joanna, dau of Cyrus & Diana d Mar 2, 1833 ae 42y 8mo 4da William W., son of " d Apr 2, 1846 ae 22y 1mo 25da HUNTER Elisha d Apr 2, 1811 ae 87y 9mo 11da Amy, his wife d Feb 17, 1822 ae 84y 7mo 20da JONES Amos d June/Jan. 4/7 1839 in 77th year KEELER Elizabeth, dau of Benjamin & Abigail d Mar 1, 1830 ae 9y 9mo 5da Sally nothing else OLMSTEAD Thaddeus d June 27, 1828 ae 60 yrsz
Thanks to Wilda Brown for transcribing the information on this page into a digital format.