DUTCH HOLLOW BURIAL SITE
On the Will Hale farm on Dutch Hollow Road. No longer exists.
Elmer E. Rundell in 1949 states that Polly Loucks was buried in a little cemetery at this location in the late 1820’s or early 1830’s. He says with certainty that these remains were never removed to Fluvanna as some had believed.
This cemetery was located on the lower end of Dutch Hollow Road, in the
Town of Ellery, at the top of the hill back of the old Will Hale farm,
(once owned by Dr. Julius Prince) close to the northern boundary line of
Lot 11, Township 2, Range 12, also across the road from the once Thomas
Most of these graves were removed to the Fluvanna Cemetery.
William G. Youker came to Ellery in 1818. His wife Polly Loucks, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Maybe) Loucks, along with others was buried in this cemetery.
SOURCE: Loraine C. Smith, 2002.
DUTCH HOLLOW PRIVATE CEMETERY
A private cemetery was located on top of the hill behind the former Percy Warner farm. This is located very close to the southern boundary line of Lot 12, Township 2, Range 12, on the lower Dutch Hollow Road, near the bridge.
John William Gray, an early settler, distiller, owned this farm. At an early date he was a Methodist Exhorter. He became paralyzed in his lower limbs, was bed ridden many months and doctors seemed unable to help. It was finally decided he was "bewitched". Considerable chicanery was resorted to. He died and was buried on top of the hill behind his home. Others may have been buried there, also.
In 1904, the father of Clayburne B. Sampson, Alexander Sampson, plowed this field, by orders of Ben W. Hayward, then owner of the farm, and the field was tilled for many years after that.
Reference: Clayburne B. Sampson records; Doris W. Carlson records.
Submitted by: Loraine C. Smith, 2002.
A private cemetery of the Lovell and Blowers families was located in Ellery
on the Ellery-Ellicott Town Line Road, on Lot 7, Township 2, Range 12, first
known as the Lovell farm, then the Blowers farm and later as the John Akin
Catherine Ploss first married Jessie Lowell and within a few years she buried two infant daughters and her husband, Jessie, in a private burial plot on their farm, located about three miles north of Fluvanna.
Her third daughter was born on this farm ,June, 30, 1820 and was named Catherine Lovell, but always called Carrie, who married Varcel Gates at the Blowers farm on August 27, 1837.
Phoebe Way Blowers, first wife of John Blowers died with the birth of their fourth child, Phoebe Blowers, born in the 1820’s. The other children were: Mary Blowers, James Blowers and Keziah Blowers.
In 1829, at the age of 44 years, John Blowers married second, the widow Catherine Ploss Lovell. Catherine P. Lovell Blowers was always called Mary Ann, because her husband John Blowers disliked the name Catherine. She was born in the Town of Ellery. At the time of her second marriage her daughter Carrie was eight years old. John moved from Jamestown with his three daughters and son to her farm where he lived 33 years and died there February 2, 1863, age 78 years and is buried in the Fluvanna Cemetery.
Five children were born to John and Mary Ann Blowers: Emily Blowers; Jessie Lovell Blowers; Lucy Ann Blowers; Hannah E. Blowers; Lorenzo Blowers.
Burials on the farm plot included:
1. Jessie Lovell (first husband of Catherine Ploss Lovell Blowers - called “Mary Ann”).
2. Infant daughter of Jessie & Catherine Ploss Lovell.
3. Infant daughter of Jessie & Catherine Ploss Lovell.
4. Jessie Lovell Blowers, born June 2, 1832, died at age 7 years and is buried on the farm in the family plot.
5. Lorenzo Blowers, born December 5, 1837, died 20 days later, on Christmas Day and is buried in the private burial plot on the farm.
Records of Clayburne B. Sampson.
Records of Doris W. Carlson
Chautauqua County History Books
Submitted by Loraine C. Smith. 2002
Union Ellery Cemetery was located on the south-east corner of Lot 3,
Township 3, Range 13 (corner of Maple Springs and Ellery Center Road and
the Lewis Road). On legal records three to five graves are refered
to as being on this plot.
Robertson Whiteside of the Town of Ellery gave a warranty deed dated May 2, 1826, in Liber 5, of deeds at page 357, consideration $10.00 to Elias Clark, Elihu Carpenter, and Daniel Hartwell of the same place, Trustees of a society formed by the inhabitants of the said town by name "Union Society" for the purpose of purchasing and keeping in repair a cemetery about one acre of land to be used and occupied by said society for a burying ground and for no other purpose what ever. To be fenced by rails, boards, or any material suitable to enclose the same so as not to injure or prejudice the said party of the first part, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns.
There seems to be no court record of when this cemetery was closed
Court records at Mayville, NY.
Clayburne B. Sampson files
Doris W. Carlson files
Submitted by Loraine C. Smith. 2002
An Act to authorize the trustees of Union Cemetery Association
in the Town of Stockton, in the County of Chautauqua, to fence said cemetery
and improve the lots therein.
Passed November 16, 1882, by the Board of Supervisors of Chautauqua County, by authority of Section 1 of Chapter 482 of the Laws of New York, passed June 5, 1875, a majority of all the members elected to the Board voting in favor thereof.
The Board of Supervisors of Chautauqua County do enact as follows:
Section 1. The trustees of Union Cemetery Association of the Towns of Stockton and Ellery, in said county are hereby authorized and empowered to build and properly maintain a fence around said cemetery lot or any part thereof, to improve the lots, grade, change and improve the drives and passage ways of said cemetery.
Section 2. It shall be the duty of the trustees of said association to prepare an assessment roll, in which shall be sufficiently designated and described the lots in said cemetery, and a fair and equitable assessment shall be made of each of said lots within the bounds of said cemetery that shall be occupied for burying purposes, and that shall be owned, improved, by or appropriated to the separate use of any person, for the purpose of building said fence and the improvements hereinbefore mentioned; and the sums so assessed shall be inserted in said roll opposite each lot so assessed and the names of the owner, person appropriating or improving the same, or occupant thereof; and the said assessment shall be made at the actual value of said lot, so near as may be. The aggregate sum hereby authorized to be raised shall not exceed the sum of two hundred dollars, and shall be collected as in the preceding section of this act is provided.
Section 3. The said sums so assessed against the several lots in said cemetery, after the same shall have been demanded of the owner, person or persons improving, occupying or appropriating the same to their separate use, shall be recovered by the trustees of said association, with costs of suit, before a Justice of the Peace of the Town of Stockton, or a town adjoining the same, in the manner provided by law.
Section 4. The trustees of said association are further hereby authorized and empowered to disinter and remove any of the bodies interred in said cemetery who are unknown to the trustees, for the purpose of grading, making driveways, passageways, in said cemetery, and the general improvement thereof; provided, however, that said trustees shall decently inter said bodies so disinterred in said cemetery, at such place as in their judgment is consistent and proper to make the improvements aforesaid.
Section 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
Reference: Board of Supervisors of Chautauqua County 1811-1923.
Submitted by Loraine C. Smith. 2002.
SOURCE: Information provided by Loraine C. Smith, 2002.