The Old Homestead or Howland Cemetery
(Town of Ledyard- Cayuga County, NY) #94
This is located near the junction of the Poplar Ridge Rd. and the Angling Rd. in the town of Ledyard. Cemetery extends to the Dog corners Rd. This entire plot covers two acres , the walled plot 1/4 acre. The area is bounded by a gully on the south side and by a woven wire fence in fair condition on the west and north sides. Most of the fence on the east side has been moved , apparently on account of road widening. There are vehicle entrances with iron gates at both the east and west entrances. The gate posts is down at the west gate , there is an iron gate for pedestrians at the east end , which is blocked by a locust tree. A rough stone will enclose the 1/4 acre area where burials have been made. There is an iron gate at the entrance to this plot. A limestone hitching post stands near this entrance. There are 26 Norway Spruce trees and 3 Elms and 1 white Cedar , in or around the larger area. These trees appear to be more than 100 years old . A smaller part has been greatly improved during the past two years by cutting the brush , smoothing and lawn mowing. The cover is now mostly myrtle and Lily of the Valley.
The caretaker is employed by the National Bank of Auburn , which has custody of the trust fund. Repairs apparently needed. Repairs of fence at east end , new gate post at west end , painting of iron gates , a few stones need repairs or resetting. The GOULD FAMILY plot is enclosed by a fence of iron bars and limestone posts. within the enclosure are eight limestone Sarooph-aguses which are examples of beautiful craftsmanship. The inscriptions are in perfect condition . They are not cut into the stone , but were cut out of the stone so that the letters were above the surface of the tomb.
ALLEN , John G. b. 9/10/1860 d. 2/22/1889 ae 24 Yrs. ALSOP ,Thos. b. 7/1789 d. 3/16/1839 ae 52 Yrs. ALSOP , Mary b. 3/26/1788 d. 12/18/1864 ae 76 yrs. ALSOP , John b. 1753 d. 4/28/1832 ae 79 yrs. ALSOP , Martha S. b. 9/28/1814 d. 1/5/1838 ae 24 yrs. BLOWERS , George W. son of John & Mary d. 9/17/1848 ae 10 mos. BROWN , Warren d. 4/3/1850 ae 28y/4m/17d CHADSEY , Samuel d. 5/20/1844/42 ae 76/56 yrs. CHADSEY , Polly w " d. 1/17/1832 ae 53 yrs. CUDDEBACK , Peter S. d. 4/12/1878 ae 76y/2m/14d CUDDEBACK , Jesse d. 2/26/1889 ae 10 mos. CUDDEBACK , Kate d. 8/10/18-- DEAN , Samuel d. 12/12/1850 DEAN , Sophia EAGER W " d. 7/28/1840 ae 42 yrs. DEAN , Warren d. 1860 ae 28 yrs. EAGER , Theo. T. Corp. 3rd Inf. N.Y.V. d. 1/6/1885 ae 42y/6m/19d EAGER , James H. d. 10/20/1879 ae 79 yrs. EAGER , Lydia ( stone broken ) d. 1887 EAGER , Chas. Lew son of J. & L. d. 10/31/1879 ae 23y/11m/22d FOOTE , Jethro Wood b. Delaware Co. d. 1/8/1827 only child of Jeremiah & Maria Foote FOOTE , Maria Wood w of Jeremiah b. 4/11/1801 d. 5/28/1871 ae 70 yrs. GARDNER , Helen b. 1/6/1832 d. 5/5/1846 ae 14 yrs. GOULD , Benjamin d. 10/24/1885 ae 84y/8m/3d GOULD , Anna HEAZLET w " d. 6/17/1869 ae 66y/4m/3d GOULD , Sylvia Ann WOOD w " d. 5/6/1891 81y/2m/24d GOULD , William H. son of B. & A. d. 11/11/1863 ae 28y/8d GOULD , Mary H. dau. of B. & A. d. 2/24/1844 ae 15y/10m/22d GOULD , Eliza dau. of B. & A. d. 8/9/1844 ae 10y/8m/2d GOULD , Thomas son of B. & A. d. 2/15/1864 ae 55y/10m/24d GOULD , James J. son of B. & A. d. 1/27/1856 ae 18 wks. GOULD , Mary WILLIAMS d.12/27/1870 ae 18y/9m/13d ( dau. of Thomas & Jennie Gould ) GUNN , J. Leroy son of John & Sarah d. 6/15/1860 ae 3m/8d HEAZLIT , Mary d. 6/12/1844 ae 69 yrs. HEAZLIT , Ledra d. 5/29/1840 ae 35 yrs. HEAZLIT , Rebecca w " d. 9/23/18-- ae 33 yrs. HEAZLIT , William d. 5/2/1830 ae 52 yrs. HEAZLIT , Martha A. HOWLAND w " _______________ HOWLAND , Isarel b. 5/21/1859 d. 12/4/1942 ae 83 yrs. HOWLAND , William b. 11/5/1823 d. 2/23/1905 ae 82 yrs. HOWLAND , Hannah LETCHWORTH b. 12/15/1829 d. 10/19/1902 ae 73 yrs. HOWLAND , Slocum b. 9/20/1794 d. 6/21/1881 ae 87 yrs. HOWLAND , Hannah I. b. 9/28/1808 d. 9/17/1867 ae 81 yrs. HOWLAND , Emily b. 11/20/1827 d. 6/29/1929 ae 101 yrs. HOWLAND , Benjamin b. 10/12/1751 d. 9/23/1831 ae 80 yrs. born Dartmouth , Ma. HOWLAND , Mary SLOCUM b. 9/7/1755 d. 10/30/1840 ae 85 yrs. McDOWELL , Elizabeth EAGER w of Henry d. 8/14/1836 AE 60 yrs. NICHOLS , Jas. b. 1824 d. 1805 ae 81 yrs. NICHOLS , Mary Ann ATWATER w " b. 1828 d. 1880 OTIS , John b. 1783 d. 1856 ae 73 yrs. from New Bedford OTIS , Deborah DAVIS w " b. 1784 d. 1847 ae 63 yrs. PERRY , Oliver Horatio d. 2/6/1836 ae 1y/5m son of Samuel & Polly SISSON Perry SHERMAN , Charley b. 10/12/1857 d. 6/27/1864 ae 7 yrs. SHERMAN , Russell b. 7/4/1816 d. 10/18/1873 ae 57 yrs. SMITH , James b. 4/10/1832 d.______ SMITH , Sarah J. b. 9/10/1835 d. 8/22/1904 ae 69 yrs. SPILLER , Aaron b. 1807 d. 9/17/1851 ae 44 yrs. SPILLER , Ned " Dear Child " b. 1828 d. 1930 ae 2 yrs. STRANGE , Edward b. 12/26/1844 d. 3/3/1882 ae 38y Eng. TRIM , Justin d. 2/14/1864 ae 37 yrs. WOOD, Jethro d. 9/28/1831 ae 56 yrs. WOOD , Sylvia d. 9/1/1845 ae 67 yrs. WOOD , Phebe dau. b. 1/10/1804 d. 3/10/1880 WOOD , Jno. d. 5/6/1843 ae 45 yrs. Maiden names found in Old Homestead and Howland Cemetery Atwater , Mary Ann see Nichols Davis , Deborah see Otis Eager , Elizabeth see McDowell Eager , Sophia see Dean Heazlit , Anna see Gould Howland , Martha see Heazlit Letchworth , Hannah see Howland Sisson , Polly see Perry Slocum , Mary see Howland Williams , see Gould Wood , Maria see Foote Wood, Sylvia Ann see Gould
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