RIPLEY CEMETERIES

RIPLEY, NY

Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York

LT. CAMPBELL ALEXANDER BURIAL SITE

at the winery on old US 20 at Forsyth.

Tomb table, no longer ledgible.

He was an officer of War of 1812 - died of a fever - buried on family
land.

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Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York

JONATHAN BATES BURIAL SITE

South side of Irish Street - one stone - near an over grown cellar

INSCRIPTION:  Jonathan Bates  died January 20, 1840  aged 67yrs  8mos
5days.

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Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York

GOODRICH FAMILY CEMETERY

North side of Main Street, between Hamilton and Barnes Roads, Ripley.

No longer in existence - Cemetery INC. 1849, graves moved 1885 to Quincy
Cemetery.
 

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Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York

COLTON CORNERS BURIAL GROUND

Colton Road ar Miller Road.

No longer in existence

Old tales only.  Ledgend says that the bodies were moved to Fluvanna.
No documented
evidence.

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Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York

CULVER BURIAL GROUND

Welch Hill Road

No longer in existence.

Remnants of stones found in 1988, nothing legible

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Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York

WATTLESBURG CEMETERY

near Wattlesburg Church

ADAMS         Ada or Rhoda  died                       age 27

AIKINSON        Ralph   July 31, 1849  ae 39yrs

BACON         Louisa  d/o James & Eliza Bacon   31 July 1848 age 14

DEMMIS          ??   wife of  ??????   d. Jan 30 1859 age 66/0/23

PALMER  Israel  died Dec      1852/7  age 71yrs.

REYNOLDS    Levi  died Feb 21, 1853  age 76/0/11 (Feb 11 1777) computed

SPENCER       Betsey Ann dau of Daniel and Catherine
                           died  23 Jan 1855  age 15-8-3

Broken stone   aged 27years

4 Field stone markers
 

Copied 1965 by Elsie Hamilton of Sherman, N.Y.
“ A sadly neglected cemetery.”

Young’s History of Chautauqua  says that Jonathan R. Reynolds bought land
in lot 32 in Sherman, March 1823.  The following year he built a cabin for
 himself and the family of his father.  This probably is Levi Reynolds.

On page 528 Young’s states that in 1817 Israel Palmer, a native of
Dutchess County emigrated to the town of Ripley and settled 3 miles
south of Quincy.  He had a son Israel Jr. who is listed in the 1874
county directory.  This must be Israel Sr.  Israel Jr. had a son
George W. who graduated from Albany Law School in 1857 and
made quite a name for himself in NYCity.

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Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York

INDIAN BURIAL GROUND

North of NY 5 near the lake, west of Brockway Road.

of historical interest only.  The Indian (Eries) Burial Ground was
excavated 1905 by New York State Museum and is well
documented.



SOURCE: Compiled by Donna Mills, 1999