KING, Abigail, wife of Jesse died 22 Feb. 1835 age 52-2-?.
KING, Jesse J. Jr., died 1 May 1841 age 26-3-?.
KING, Cyrus N., son of Abigail and Jesse died 14 Jan. 1833, age 6-3-?.
MARSH, Elijah H., died 13 Feb. 1830, age 7 mos.
MARSH, Thomas C. died Oct. - broken, rest gone.
MARSH, Daniel C. died 16 Aug. 1858, age 37.
TILLISON, Jared, died 18 Feb. 1851, age 26-11-14.
WAY, Betsey, died 26 June 1846, age 55-6-?.
WAY, William, died 25 March 1854, age 32-0-2.
WAY, James D., son of F. & L. Way died 30 March 1850, age 5-5-?.
WAY, Diana L., dau. of F. & L. Way died 2 April AD, age 3-6-?.
(James & Diana on double stone)
WAY, W. Earle, son of E. Way, died 6 Oct 1869, age 1-5-17. Only his name left in 1966, bottom of stone gone.
WOODIN, Hiram J. 1828-1865.
WOODIN, Amanda, wife of Hiram Woodin and dau. of Betsey Way, dates unknown.
Married about 1862-3. No stones for Hiram and Amanda.
The lady who put in query A104 re Turner is back with another query.
B73 TURNER. Was Elder Asa Turner the first pastor who organized the Baptist Church in Ellery Centre the father of William Turner, a pioneer in Ellery and grandfather of John P. Rinus and Isaac Graham Turner? CHS, Boulder, CO.
B74 RANSOM, Cementha was born 5 April 1801, died 3 Sept. 1880, buried in Dry Brook Cemetery, wife of Norton Bill. Where were her parents? Where did the Ransoms come from?
B75 a. FORBES, Mary Ann, born 14 May 1816, died 21 June 1845 dau of Aaron and Betsey Forbes of Town of Poland. Was Aaron the son of Aaron & Lois (Hills) Forbes of East Hartford, CT? JLT Houston, TX. b. What was Betsey’s maiden name and names of her parents?
B76 HOISINGTON, Daniel 1804-1886 early settler of Arkwright? Who was his wife Mary 1802-1880? Both buried in Burnham Hollow Cemetery. Who as the Hoisington Bible? Fenton.
B77 HUTCHINS Want infor on this family. Asenett Hutchins married a Mr. Hoag and in 1836 moved to Perry, Lake Co., OH where Mr. Hoag died. She then married John Hawkins in 1841 and died in childbirth in 1843. B.B. Greenville, CA.
B78 OLMSTEAD, Justus W. died 1 May 1876, age 77. Want dates for his wife Almeda Gifford.
B79 BUTTON, Squire is bired in the Pioneer Cemetery at Ellington. He died 5 Oct. 1854 age 59. He is buried in the extreme rear corner in weeds and poison ivy. There seems to be only his son Sylvester with him. According to the 1850 census his wife was Lovica born about 1803. What was her maiden name and when did she died? Is she buried on the lot? Their children were William 1826, Jane 1830, Laura 1832, and Sylvester 1839-1861. There is no mention of these children in Ellington records. What happened to them.
A80 COWDEN, William, a Revolutionary Soldier is buried in the Cowden Corners Cemetery on Rte 83 not far from Laona. His wife was Sarah Crawford but there is no stone for her nor for any children. Want dates for her and parentage for both. Are there any descendants in Chautauqua County? There was a Robert Cowden who came from Madison County in 1811, and an Andrew J. Cowden born 1852 married in 1877 Locicy Ann Weaver daughter of Walter Smith Weaver. What relation if any are these two men to William Cowden?
The Libestadt’s who presently own the land on which this cemetery is located generously loaned us their search to copy. As the property was sold through the year it carried a clause: "excepting and reserving the burying ground of half an acre of land near the southwest border." The deed of Abram and Anna M. Woodin of the Town of Busti proprietor and owner of the following described burying ground, Liber 40 of Deeds p. 304: "Conveys all that certain piece of parcel of land lying in the Town of Busti, aforesaid, being a part of lot 33 Town 1 Range 1w, being known and described as the burying ground lot, 8 rods by 10 heretofore fenced out as reserved in a deed this day made by Abram and Ann M. Woodin to Hiram L. Barton."
So the burying ground must still belong to the estate of Abram Woodin. Or does it in time revert to the County? An interesting question. The only Abram Woodin listed in the Woodin Family records is Abram born 3 October 1809 and died 23 November 1860 who is said to have moved to Michigan. He was the son of Jeremiah Woodin 1786-1872 and wife Martha Walling 1793-1861, who came to Warren County, PA in 1816. They lived in Lottsville until 1820, then moved to Sugar Grove and then to Busti where he settled on the northern part of lot 41. Jeremiah died in the Town of Harmony. He possibly lived there with a child after the death of his wife. They are buried in the Busti Village Cemetery.
WAY – There has been a great deal of interest in this family.
Quite a number of people have phoned or written us. RupertLoucks
was one. He gave us the name and address of a man from Gary, Indiana
who was here a few years back looking for Ways. We will contact him.
We had written to Miss Mary Elizabeth Way in California asking if our Chautauqua Ways were in her new book on the Way family. She said no but she had received the mildewed manuscript of Charles Granville Way which was not published. She is in the process of deciphering it and copying it. She gave us quite a bit of information—too much to review here—and she corrected our data of those in the Wintergreen Cemetery. We spent Wednesday in the Warren Historical Society Center and copied Way data which corroborated what she had written us.
Betsey Way was the daughter of Timothy Way and wife Mollie Baker (or Barker) who were married in Pittsfield, MA 1778. She was born January 1791 and was a cripple. The charts do not show a marriage for her. Amanda Way who married Hiram Woodin was the daughter of Chauncey Way born 1813 in Cayuga County and wife Sophronia Trask born 1834 dau. of Elziah and Azuba (Farlin) Trask. We have not yet found the burial place for Chauncey & Sophronia. They are ing the 1870 census of Busti although the records say they were residents of Sugar Grove. The Warren Historical Society has copied all the cemeteries in Warren County. We searched those in and near Sugar Grove but did not find them and there is no record or any stone for them in Busti. We are interested too in Elziah Trask. Silas Trask is in the Busti Cemetery.
William Way in the cemetery 21 March 1822-24 March 1854 was the son of Alvin and Louisa Slayton (see Slayton query). He married Catherine Purdy born Clymer 9 Oct. 1846, dau. of Silas Purdy. James D. ad Diana L. the children of F & L Way were the children of Alvin and Lois (Way) Way We must have misread the A for an F.
And strange to say, we had a letter from a lady in Springfield, NY asking about Alvin and Lois (Slayton) Way and her people. Fortunately we have the Slayton Genealogy in our library and can help the lady out nicely. See partial answer to B83.
GRAVES. We received the Graves data we spoke of in our last article.
It says Henry and wife Charlotte Woodworth Graves were born and married
in Canada. Six of their children were born there. They then
moved to near Meadville where six more were born. Another report
says that Henry was born in Germany and lived several years in Onondaga
County. He served in the War of 1812 under General Perry. His
mother lived to the age of 110 (she being remembered by some of the older
ones of today – written 1927). It goes on to say that they resided
for a while in Athens in Crawford Co., PA and had in all twelve children,
all of whom are named and spouses and children given for each. One
son was Abraham Kightlinger Graves who married Lydia Lovina Toby.
They had a daughter Christine who married ___ Hopkins and had a son William
Hopkins who died in 1900 and a daughter Minnie M. who died in 1879.
Abraham and Lydia lost three daughters by diphtheria May 18 to 27 1863.
They are believed to be buried in the Graves Cemetery. One Jennie
(think a daughter of Abraham) married William Burch the father of Ross
Burch from whom we received this data. There are four typed sheets of data.
We are interested in the 110 year old mother. Did she die in Crawford County or is she here in the Graves Cemetery?
CHROWE. Last month we spoke of a Mary Chrowe. We found her grave in the Gerry Hill Cemetery. There are no other Chrowe stones listed in Clayburne Sampson’s records. Her husband must be with her. Who as the records for this cemetery?
B77 HUTCHING-HOAG. The History of the Town of Portland mentions a William and Mariah Hutchins and among the children is an Asenath. We didn’t find any Hoag family in Portland. We are still looking for Asenath’s marriage to a Mr. Hoag.
B80 COWDEN. From Clymer we had a letter suggesting we read
the Tales of Early Fredonia by Ellen E. Adams published 1931, pages 72
through 74. In it is mentioned a William Cowden which she believes
is the Revolutionary Soldier mentioned in the Query. It also speaks
of a son Robert Cowden and a grandson David, both of Fredonia. Fenton
does not have a copy of this book. Who has one to loan us?
From Cherry Creek another lady writes that Lovicy Weaver who married Andrew J. Cowden was a cousin of her mother. Andrew kept a clothing store in Fredonia. She mentions, too, a David who lived near Fredonia in the early 1900s who had Jersey cattle. She said there was a Levi Cowden living near Laona.
B80 COWDEN. Two readers responded to our plea for a copy
of Tales of Early Fredonia. Mr. Vern Nagle of Panama brought a copy
in for us to read and Mrs. Shirley Wilcox of the Cherry Creek-South Dayton
Road offered hers. We are most grateful to both of them for being
so kind and cooperative. The book is very informative. Does anyone
have a copy they would donate or sell to the Fenton Library. According
to the book on pp. 72-74, William Cowden, father of Robert had come to
Arkwright to visit him. Robert had set a bear trap and the two went
to see if anything was in the trap. As they drew near, they could
hear the infuriated howls of the bear. The excitement was too much
and William Cowden dropped dead from a heart attack. Now we know
why his wife is not buried with him but we don’t know from whence William
came. Robert came from Madison County but his father might never
have left New England until this visit.
SOURCE: Fenton Historical Society Deserted Cemetery Series. From the Jamestown Journal 31 January 1970, compiled and written by Edna Ingham