Haight Cemetery, Town of Fenner, Madison County,
(aka Bingley Road, foot of Bingley Hill, Delano Bacon Farm, Hughes,
Field Check by Daniel H. Weiskotten, April 26, 1994
MNI = 11, names = 4, 1842 - 1859
Old lists consulted: Gallup
1948 (with ammendments by Meyer, et al.), Hendrix c.1970?
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This small cemetery is in very poor
shape. It is located in an abandoned and overgrown field or pasture
south of Bingley Road on a small, almost esker-like, gravel ridge which
parallels Munger Brook. The site is overgrown with vines and honeysuckles
but the surrounding ground is somewhat grown up with oldfield grasses.
The stones, marble and unmarked fieldstones, are in two short rows with
the headstone to the west and text facing west. The narrow ridge
upon which the graves are situated runs slightly north from east but the
graves are aligned directly east-west. The edges of the glacial ridge
form the north and south sides of the plot while a plow berm marks the
eastern border. A large dead maple tree stands on the southern edge
where the brow of the ridge begins to drop off. The bounds of the
cemetery are 30 feet by 30 feet. Four graves (or gravestones) have
names, five graves are marked by unmarked fieldstones, an unmarked marble
footstone stands at the eastern edge of a shallow sunken area (the latter
may be for one of the missing stones or for Lucius Haight), and two fieldstones
which might be former grave markers were found just outside the northern
edge of the plot. The body of James Haight, died July 7, 1839, age
62 years 6 months 18 days (Tuttle) must lie here in an unnamed grave beside
his wife Rebecca.
The few stones found in
1994 had been moved around or were fallen. Jeff Hughes, presently
the caretaker at Evergreen Cemetery in Cazenovia, and a neighbor of this
cemetery, says that several stones had been removed some time ago and used
to cover a wet spot on a nearby path. I have a vague recollection
of seeing these stones, as Mr. Hughes recalls, but although I found the
spot on the path, I could not could not relocate the stones.
Three stones and fragments
noted on the old list (made by Clezzie Gallup in 1948) were not found in
1994, these being the stones of Anna Marie Hall, an illegible stone of
someone who died in 1842 at the age of 23, and a fragment which had illegible
verse (I found a fragment without verse that might be the same).
One additional stone was found in 1994, being that of (Lucius?) Haight.
Those buried in the Haight Cemetery include:
Haight, Amana, died January 25, 1852, age 39 years 10 months
19 days, (stone fragmented).
END of Haight Cemetery list by Daniel H. Weiskotten
Haight, (Lucius?), son of Andrew (J.?) and Sarah Haight,
died June 14, 1844, age 1 year 1 month 26 days.
Haight, Rebecca, wife of James Haight, died September
8, 1859, age 85 years 3 months 4 days.
Hall, Anna Maria, wife of Hiram Hall, died July __, 1855,
age not given, (stone not found in 1994, data from Gallup 1948).
__________, __________, died 1842, age 23 years 10 months
25 days, (name not legible in 1948, stone not found in 1994, data from