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PORK ROAD CEMETERY

STOWELL'S CORNERS CEMETERY

CLYMER, NY
Located beside Pork Road in the northwest part of Clymer, this cemetery was abandoned long ago. There are still a few very old stones still there, mostly fallen and broken. In 1976, Marguerite Neckers VanderSchaff, Town Historian of Clymer at the time, reported the following inscriptions:

Thelma Heil sent this additional note;
"The late Velma Simmelink, who grew up on Pork Road, wrote about her recollections of
the families who lived on that road. (Her Dutch immigrant grandparents
settled there in 1849.) She wrote this, "A fellow by the name of Tamerlane
Stowell skinned a calf that had died of rabies and Tamerlane got the rabies
from it. His family had to lock him in the corncrib because he went crazy
and tore everything up."

SOURCE: Original Reading contributed by Thelma TenHuisen Heil, Clymer, NY and  M. Pauline Shunk, Shippensburg, PA
                  Corrections & research (below) provided by Dolores Pratt Davidson, 2004.


ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONS

In the 1880 census of French Creek is AARON M. DURFEE age 70 b Vermont (1810)
Wife JANE is 65 b NY

In 1850 A.M DURFEE age 40 in Arkwright, Chautauqua, New York
wife JANE, 38
Children were
Walter 17,
Francis 16 female
Syntha, 14
Ellen 13
Delilah 9
ORLIN 8 date above May 7, 1862 is his DEATH date not his birth date
Alice 4

Aaron was AARON MOSES DURFEE b 19 APR 1810 in Benson, Rutland County, VT
son of Walter and Anna "ASHLEY" DURFEE Walter was a Soldier in the Revolution,
serving in Captain Caleb Carr's Artillery Company, Colonel William
Richmond's regiment from April 13, 1776, to October 10, 1776. He also served
in Captain Sayer's Company , Colonel Elliott's regiment. He fought in the
Battle of Newport.

Jane was Jane Moriah BUTTERFIELD, b 22 FEB 1815 in Putnam, Washington
County, NY dau of William and Lucy Morton JOHNSON Butterfield
Death: 11 MAR 1884 in French Creek, Chautauqua County, NY
Married: 18 NOV 1830
Children
1 Walter W. DURFEE b: 8 JAN 1832 in Benson, Rutland County, VT d 22 JAN
1893 m Sarah MARK
When the U. S. 1880 census of French Creek, Chautauqua County, NY, was taken
Walter's family was Walter W. 48, farmer, born VT, his father was born in
VT, and his mother in NY, Sarah 44, born NY, her parents were born in NY,
Nora 12, born NY, and Walter 4, born NY. Also living with them was a servant
named William Scholton.
Walter was a farmer and bee keeper, producing a ton of honey in 1892. He was
Protestant in religion, a Republican in politics and for a time served as
assessor of French Creek. He was a life long resident of French Creek.
In 1903, Sarah was living in Canton, Stark County, OH.
Walter was buried in Sherman Valley, Chautauqua County, NY.

2; Frances A. DURFEE b: 24 FEB 1834 in Benson, Rutland County, VT married
Calvin A. MARK b: 28 DEC 1823 in Mina, Chautauqua County, NY
Married: 30 SEP 1860 in French Creek, Death: 31 OCT 1887 in Warrensburg,
Johnson County, MO
Calvin's grandfather John Mark was a soldier in the Revolution and went with
Arnold to Quebec.
Calvin and Frances were buried in Warrensburg, MO.

3 Cynthia A. DURFEE b: 24 JUL 1835 in Benson, Rutland County, VT m John
UPTON in Chautauqua Co ,
They settled in Belvidere, Thayer County, NE, in 1872, and were living in
Deer, Newton County, AR, in 1904.
Children, all born at French Creek--
George Herbert8, born July 19, 1855.
Albert Murray8, born Dec. 4, 1856.
Arthur Birdsell8, born Sept. 19, 1858.
John Elbridge8, born March 16, 1860.
Walter William8, born Nov. 19, 1861.
Wallace Grant8, born June 10, 1864.
Robert Butler8, born Sept. 14, 1867

4, Ellen O. DURFEE b: 16 MAY 1837 in Arkwright, Chautauqua County, NY m
Philip MARK
On August 9, 1862, at French Creek, Chautauqua County, NY, he enlisted as a
private in D Company, 112th New York Volunteer Infantry and was killed in
the battle of Cold Harbor, VA.
m 2nd 1865 to Alba FOX, who died ca 1873, 3rd to George BROADBROOK

4 Son DURFEE b: 24 OCT 1838 in Arkwright, Chautauqua County, NYDeath: 27 OCT
1838 Arkwright

5 Delilah H. DURFEE b: 22 OCT 1840 in Arkwright, Chautauqua County, NY m
David MARK b: 27 JAN 1832 in Mina, Chautauqua County, NYIn June 1897, Mrs.
Delilah H. (Durfee) Mark, then of Belvidere, Thayer County, NE, and later of
Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County, NE, wrote William F. Reed that her
grandfather never drank and that during the Revolutionary War much of his
time was spent as a courier.
Delilah stated that she and her husband moved from Mina, NY, in January
1872, and took up a homestead in Belvidere, Thayer County, NE, where David
was a farmer.
In 1904, she was living in Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County, NE.

6 Arlin B. (as ORLIN) DURFEE b: 6 APR 1842 in Arkwright, Chautauqua
County, NY
Arlin enlisted at French Creek, Chautauqua County, NY, September 25, 1861,
as a private in B Company, 9th New York Cavalry. He died of disease at Camp
Fenton, Washington, DC., March 8, 1862, and his body was returned to French
Creek for burial.
Stowell Hollow Cemetery, on Pork Road, at Marks Corners in Clymer,
Chautauqua County, NY, that is inscribed Arlin B. son of A. M. & J. M.
Durfee, died March 7, 1862, aged 19 Yrs. ? months and 1 day

7, Alice M. DURFEE b: 6 JUL 1845 in Arkwright, Chautauqua County, NY m
Charles H. PAGE b: 6 JUN 1840 in Amity, Orange County, NY
Charles enlisted September 3, 1864, in F Company, 211th Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry and took part in the battles of Bermuda Hundred in
September 1864, and Fort Steadman in March 1865. He was discharged June 6,
1865.
On May 24, 1897, Mrs. Alice M. (Durfee) Page, of Venango, Crawford County,
PA, wrote William F. Reed that her grandfather settled in Benson, Rutland
County, VT, in 1782, or 1783. His occupation, in addition to farming, was
making nails, as was his father's. He spent his summers clearing land and
growing crops and in the winter, working in Bennington, Bennington County,
VT, or Burlington, Chittenden County, VT, making nails. Alice further stated
that while serving in the army in the Revolution he passed through Rutland
County and decided then to settle there after the war. After six years
(about 1789) his father and mother moved to Vermont and lived in Benson
until their deaths. She also wrote that " ... there never was a Democrat or
drunkard in our family ... as far as I know all are temperate, industrious,
honest, honorable and truthful ... loyal and true to country ... ".
In 1904, they were living in Wattsburg, Erie County, PA.
Alice was buried in Venango, Crawford County, PA

8 Grace DURFEE b: 4 SEP 1850 in Arkwright, Chautauqua County, NY Death: 1
SEP 1851
Data sources
The Descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, RI Vol I and II
Charles Durfee file at Ancestry.com
charlesdurfee@cox.net
the UPTON Memorial
census data Chautauqua Co NY

PORK ROAD CEMETERY
Also known as
STOWELL Hollow Cemetery
3 Nathan STOWELL, d. Mar 29, 1858, age 70 years
4. Lucinda, wife of Nathan Stowell, d. Oct 8, 1830, age 48 years
** 8. Lucy MORTON, d. (unreadable)
LUCY was Lucy Morton Johnson
Birth: 3 OCT 1788 in Old Freetown, Bristol Co., MA
Death: 7 MAR 1853 in Clymer, Chautauqua Co., NY
she was the SECOND wife of Nathan STOWELL
she was a widow and married FIRST to William BUTTERFIELD and was the mother
of JANE M BUTTERFIELD who married AARON DURFEE buried here

"William Butterfield and Lucy M. Johnson married June 5, 1806."

"Wm Butterfield. Born May 25th, 1785 in the State of New Hampshire, Co of
Cheshire, Town of Keene. Died Oct 18-1827 in Putnam.
Lucy M. Johnson, Born Oct 3rd, 1788 in State of Massachusetts, Town of Old
Fretown.
Was married together June 5--1806 in Pesman Rutland Co town of Sherburn.
Died in Climer, Chautauque, NY April 7--1853."
"Mrs. Lucy M. Butterfield married Aug 12th 1844 to Captain Nathan Stowell."
data from family bible
* according to census data Nathan was born in CT about 1782 in 1850 he is 67
Lucy M is 61
SAMUEL STOWELL buried here is living in Sherman in 1850 born about 1807
Vermont,
his wife is MARY, Samuel is 42 Mary is 40 TAMERLANE A is a male, age 8
Harriet O 6, Henry is 4 and Alexana is 2 female
the birth date for TAMERLANE A. STOWELL should probably read born Feb 3 1843
not 1813
he is 17 in 1860 census of Sherman, Samuel is dead, MARY a widow, Harriet
15, Henry 14, Alexana 11, New is JOHN 9, Helena 8
MARY widow of Samuel is in RIPLEY 1870 ch named above she is gone by 1880
May also be buried Pork Rd
dau Alexina never married lived in Buffalo NY 1920 / 30