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BUSTI, NY (Cowing Road)

In the year 1811 there arrived in the town of Busti one Josiah Plameter who located on lot 14 in that town.  In 1814 he was joined by his brother David who settled on a portion of the same lot.  There was a road cut through the eastern portion of this lot which is now known as the Cowing Road.
On this road is the little Palmeter Cemetery, now all but gone.  The remains of an old iron fence and a few dilapidated stones, mostly of the family of Josiah still stand.  This small plot is under some shady trees almost at the intersection of Shadyside Road.
These two brothers were born in Sheffield, MA (Josiah Sept. 9, 1785 and David Oct. 19, 1778) sons of Josiah (6) and Susan Palmeter.  (Other sons were Ebenezer 5, Ebenezer 4, Daniel 3, Joseph 2, Robert 1, Parmenter.)  Somewhere along the line the "r" became an "l" and the "n" was dropped changing the original Parmenter to Palmeter.  There was a third brother, William, who came to Chautauqua County.  He married Lois Hollister and lived for a time in Westfield before moving on to Wauconda, IL.  Phineas Palmeter Sr. and his illustrious son Phineas Jr. who came to Jamestown were distant cousins having Daniel 3 as a common ancester.
Shortly after the death of their son Millard, Theron Palmeter, son of Josiah, moved with his wife Ulrica Bentley, daughter of Uriah Bentley, to Clear Lake, Iowa.  Josiah went with them.  He died there Aug. 2, 1876, at 90.  Theron died Jan. 22, 1910, age 92, and Ulrica died Sept. 10, 1887, age 66.  All are buried in the Clear Lake Cemetery.  Theron had three children:  Herbert 1848-1935, Dwight 1845-1931, and Mary who married a McGraw and died in Florida.
David Palmeter married about 1802 a Mary Eastman, born in Vermont, April 6, 1784.  They had 12 children, most of whom are traced to the last baby in the David Palmeter Reunion Records.  Both died in the town of Busti.  David July 21, 1853 and Mary, May 19, 1852.  We have never found their graves elsewhere and there is no reason to doubt that they are in this small Palmeter Cemetery with Josiah’s wife and children.  And why not be buried on their own land in their family cemetery!
When the records of this cemetery were copied in 1944 only a few stones were found.  An old man passing by helped raise Lydia’s little shaft out of the hole into which it was stuffed so that it might be read.  He said that his son had seen a house nearby with a beautifully carved cellar.  Twenty six footstones were lined up around the fence that day and the old man commented that apparently someone else planned on a nice cellar.  He must have been right, for the next morning, when we went there with Rhoda Foster Root, the 26 stones were gone.  We found three in the grass last week.
Anyone who can add to the following names, please do.  We are especially anxious to have the death date for John Smiley.


A28  BARNEY, Luther.  In the list of his children by second wife Ruth Garrison, is one marked Anna Clark, born June 30, 1814, in the DAR records.  In the Revolutionary Soldiers of Chautauqua County (1925) Anna and Clark are separated by a comma.  Were they two children or only one?  Luther had 10 children and if they are only one child, the list totals nine.  Whom did Anna marry?  RE of Idaho.

A29  DAUGHARTHY (Daugherty-Dougherty), George, died Nov. 28, 1883, age 77 in town of Kiantone.  He had lived there but one year and was taken to Hanover to be buried.  Where in Hanover?  He married Eunice Hall who died about 1842.  Who were her parents and when and where did she die?  They had a son Owen, born April 28, 1840.  Another son Bradley George Daugharthy, wife and children, are buried in the Stillwater Cemetery.  Bradley lived in Villenova in 1861, age 21, and was in Kiantone in 1833.  The last child of George and Eunice was Eunice born May 26, 1842.  We know nothing more about her.  Information asked.  KL

A30  DEXTER, Horace, born Feb. 25, 1800, died July 13, 1870 in Tyrone, Mich.  He married Oct. 1, 1832 Lucy Weaver, born June 16, 1809, Greenfield, NY and died June 14, 1860 in Tyrone, Mich.  Lucy was the daughter of Caleb and Hannah (Franklin) Weaver of Arkwright.  Who was this Horace Dexter?

A31  HARRIS, Roderick, born Nov. 30, 1799, married March 24, 1822 Ruth Grummons, born May 19, 1804.  They lived either in Portland or Stockton.  Wanted death dates for each.  Roderick was a son of William Harris and wife Rachel Rundel who are believed to have been members of the Baptist Church in Portland 1819.  William Harris, believed to be a Revolutionary soldier, died in Hamburg, Sept. 24, 1840, at the home of his son-in-law, Joel S. Smith.  Another daughter, Rachel Sarah (called Sue), married June 18, 1814, Sylvester Andrus and lived in Portland until 1828 when she moved to Silver Creek.  William also had sons William Jr. 1797-1885, Orry, John, Morgan, and Daniel.  We wish to learn more of this family.  LMW

A32  BLY, Myron of Ashville had a daughter Sarah, who married Brainard Thayer about 1850 and had four children, Edward Adelbert Thayer, born 1851, Frank W. Thayer, born about 1856, Minnie who died young, and Nellie Adele, born 1863 at Ashville.  Nellie married Charles Belding.  We want information about Myron Bly.  EH

A33  BLY, John, born Madison Co., NY, buried May 16, 1908, age 91 (born about 1816) son of Asa Bly and Polly Howard Bly.  John was born in Massachusetts.  This is in an undertaker’s book in Sherman.  He is not the son of above Theron Bly;s father Asa who married Desire and had children from 1806 to 1820.  Who is this John and who is his father Asa?

A34  ISHAM, Dr. E. (what was first name?) born 1843 in Westfield, NY, died 1919 in Bath, NY but is buried in Westfield Cemetery without a marker.  He was a Civil War veteran.  He married, 1868, Nancy Bush, born 1844 or 1846 at Cherry Valley, NY, died Westfield 1908.  Wanted:  Dr. Isham’s parentage.  BJA

A35  WORSTER, Ebenezer, listed in 1850 census for town of Ripley as aged 72.  His wife was Annie Sayles.  Where was Ebenezer born?  Who were his parents?  He had a daughter Altha who married Lewis Reynolds.  Where are Altha and Lewis buried?  ES

A36  CLARK, Alfred, born June 14, 1819 in Chautauqua County (where?).  His family moved to Illinois around 1835 where he married Lutheria Dickerman and reared two sons, one of whom is my gt. Grandfather.  Who were his parents?  MC

A37  ALLEN, George Arthur, born Chautauqua County (where?), April 10, 1821, married Greenfield Tp. Erie Co., PA, May 21, 1843 to Julia Cordelia Moses and had eight children.  Who were his parents?  EJE


A29  DAUGHARTHY:  George. Have received the George Bradley Daugharthy Bible records and additional data on this family.  Still wish to know where in Hanover, George and wife Eunice (Hall) were buried. Whose daughter was Eunice?

A29  DAUGHARTHY, George.  Received Bible records and much data on children.  Still wanting to know where in Hanover, George and Eunice are buried.  Does anyone have the Hanover Centre records?  Suspect they are in that cemetery.

A30  DEXTER, Horace 1800-1870 was the son of Leonard Dexter, born Feb. 25, 1767 and wife Mariam, born Aug. 20, 1773.  Where did they live?  Did they ever come to Chautauqua Co.?  Did they join Horace in Tyrone Mich.?  Horace was married to Lucy Weaver 1809-1860, daughter of Caleb and Hannah (Franklin) Weaver of Arkwright.

A31  HARRIS:  In the Patriot Index of the DAR, William Harris, born about 1755-7 married Rachel Rundle.  He died 24 Sept. 1840, was a private from New York and was on the pension roll.  WGS

A33  BLY:  The 1865 Census records of Town of Harmony No. 215 shows:  Myron Bly, age 56, born Otsego, Laurinda his wife age 54 born Onondaga, Lydia A., age 36, born Chautautqua, Sarah Button, daughter age 29 born Chautauqua, Charles M., son age 19, born Chautauqua, Frank Thayer, grandson, age 10 born, Chautauqua, Ella Thayer, granddaughter age 26 months, born Chautauqua. (Fenton)

A33 BLY:  Ruth Lamphere married Wilber Bly from Chautauqua County, 22 Aug. 1893.  Had a son Asa S. who resides on Flamingo Avenue in Cleveland, OH.  Also had a daughter, Lefa who marred a Dunbar and lives in vicinity of Erie, PA.  She is the one most likely to have Bly records.  WGS

A34  ISHAM  (Same answer from two persons)  Doctor was his first name and he was a farmer living near Westfield, son of Joshua and Lucinda (Chamberlin) Isham, born 19 Sept. 1843 at Westfield.  He enlisted at Westfield 22 Aug. 1862 in the Union Army, was a private in Co. E 154 Inf NYVI, 1st Brig 2nd Div. 11th Army Corps.  He was wounded at Battle of Chancellorsville losing his left foot, and was discharged at Washington, DC 22 Jan. 1864.  He took up carpenter work, married 8 Jan. 1868, Nancy Bush, born 25 Nov. 1844 at Cherry Valley, NY, daughter of Henry and Polly (Macfee) Bush.  They had four children:  Arlington D., Stella V., Claude E. and Ernest J.  His Grandfather, Daniel Isham, fought in the Revolution.  His father Joshua was a drummer boy in the War of 1812.  His brother Anson G. was a member of Co. E 112th Inf. NYVI.  Ref. "Presidents, Soldiers and Statesmen." MSB

A35  WORSTER, Ebenezer had a son David who lived on the Irish Road in the Town of Ripley in 1867.  A granddaughter of David, presently lives at 8 Warren Ave., Chautauqua, NY and her aunt Charlotte lives with her.  WGS

A36  CLARK, Alfred – The Dickerman ancestry by E.D. Dickerman 1897 lists Luthera born 1829 daughter of Oliver and ___ (Baker) Dickerman, married Alfred Clark who died 1863.  By him she had two sons Harry A. and Alsah L.  Can’t give you Alfred’s parents but can furnish Luthera’s ancestry back to emigrant Fenton.
We have received a nice record of the descendants of Castle Sischo who was listed in our Old Gerry Cemetery and a record of the Kelley family of Stockton.  We also received a list of cemeteries in Cattaraugus.  We also received a request from Mrs. Rebecca Scofield Jackson, Northwood, Iowa, 50459 asking for the names of descendants of Daniel Scofield, emigrant, who are living in the Jamestown area.  The Ellery Scofields came from Stamford, CT, but we do not know if they are descendants of Daniel.  So we leave this query to the Scofields.

SOURCE: Fenton Historical Society Deserted Cemetery Series.  From the Jamestown Journal 29 June 1968, compiled and written by Edna Ingham