First Baptist Church Cemetery

Afton


Located in the Village of Afton, Chenango County, New York on the west side of the Susquehanna River adjacent to the Baptist Church. There are ten rows of markers. The markers were copied in rows for later identification. Row one begins on the west side of the cemetery or next to the road and begins on the left or north side of the cemetery near the church. Single spacing of type indicates names appearing on one marker. Markers copied March 1990 by J. Kelsey Jones. I have included the discrepancies between my copy and the one done in 1930 by Mrs. John B. Meola. Anything in parenthesis is added information by the compiler for clarification.

Further clarification - anything in [ ] has been added / adjusted by Tim Stowell, for clarity and readibility. I've changed all the names to the format, lastname, first name, other names.


Row 1:

Seely, Eli d. Sept. 20, 1850 AE 88 y's 11 mo.
Seely, Seth d. Jan. 19, 1843 aged 38 years.
[May], Eunice, 2d wife of Willard May d. Sept 27, 1862 Aged 69 Yrs 6 m.

Father

Bump, Eli A ? S. C. & A. Bump d. May 1?, 1855 aged 5 y'rs.

Ferguson, Stephen M. d. April 29, 1855 Aged 34 Y'rs.
Somes, John d. May 4, 1856. Aged 95 years & 6 mo. Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord.
Post, Absalom d. June 12, 1861 Aged 84 y'rs
[Post], Ann his wife d. June 8, 1849 Aged 77 y'rs
Post, Lewis d. Feb. 12, 1863, aged 54 y'rs. (Mrs. Meola copied 1868)

Row 2:

Ferguson, Isaac d. July 24 1852 aged 57 y'rs 2 m'o & 26 d's. (Mrs. Meola copied 51 years)
[Ferguson], Abiah wife of Isaac Ferguson d. June 8 1851 AE 50 y's 3 mo. 26 ds.
[Ferguson], Friend C. son of Isaac & Abiah Ferguson d. (remainder illegible - Mrs. Meola copied May 26, 1851)
[Ferguson], Ruth E. daughter of Isaac & Abiah Ferguson d. Sept 5 1851 AE 21 y's 7 ms 5 ds (Mrs. Meola copied Sept 3)
Olendorf, Daniel A. d. Aug. 21, 1852, AE. 39 Y'rs 6 mo. & 16 d's.
[Emmons], Betsey, wife of Aaron Emmons d. Oct. 30, 1870, Aged 73 Years 8 Mo's 3 Ds. In life beloved - in death lamented
Emmons, Aaron d. Nov. 14, 1863 Aged 79 y'rs
[Bump], Abby Ann Easton, wife of Samuel C. Bump d. Mar. 27, 1854, Aged 42 y'rs & 3 m's.
[Minor], Clara dau of Nelson & Mary M. Minor d. Feb 18, 1872 Aged 20 Ys 9 Ms & 17 D.
[Minor], Margarett Bump, wife of Jesse Minor, d. June 29, 1883, Aged 67 y'rs & 3 m's
Bump, Reuben, d. July 29, 1868 Aged 91 y'rs & 7 m's.
[Bump], Jerusha, his wife, d. Mar. 12, 1855, Aged 76 y'rs & 10 m's.
Eddy, Curtis Co. C or G 5th N.Y.H.A.
[Smith], Phebe wife of Zacheus Smith d. Nov. 2, 1869, Aged 88 y'rs.
Smith, Zacheus d. Nov 13 1845 Aged 68 y'rs 8 m's & 17 d's.
Smith, Lewis N. son of Zacheus & Betsey Smith d. Jan 27 1859 Aged 51 or 54 y'rs 2 or 7 mos & 12 d's (deteriorated marker)
Smith, Zacheus C. son of Zacheus & Phebe Smith d. Mar 15 1867 Aged 44 yrs & 3 mos (Mrs. Meola copied 1862)
Smith, Mary daughter of Zacheus & Phebe Smith d. Oct. 6, 1885, In the 66th year of her age.
[Wildey], Nancy A. wife of Edward Wildey d. Apr. 20, 1861. Aged 45 y'rs & 24 d's.
[Potter], Dudley son of J. H. & A. Potter d. Mar. 19, 1859 Aged 5 y'rs
[Potter], Clarra daughter of J. H. & A. Potter d. Sept 21, 1860 aged 4 y'rs & 4 mos

Row 3:

[Pixley], Ellen M. dau of Asa & Panny? Pixley d. Aug 2 1846 AE 2y 3m 10d
Chamberlain, Joseph P., born Apr. 6, 1795, d. Nov. 21, 1857.
[Chamberlain], Margaret his wife born Apr. 25, 1801, d. Aug 2, 1848. (Mrs. Meola copied 1843)
[Caswell], Sarah Jannette, wife of H. R. Caswell (this marker has sunken deeply into the ground - Mrs. Meola copied Dec. 5, 1851, ae 25)
[Caswell], Infant son of H. R. & S. J. Caswell d. Jan ?, 1850 AE 3 ds.
Davis, Bradley d. Mar 13, 1857, Aged 77 Y'rs. 1 Mo. 19 D's.
[Davis], Ruth wife of Bradley Davis d. July 23, 1853, Aged 64 Y'rs 2 Mo's 4 D's.
Erected by M. S. Davis

May, Lewis H. d. Aug. 16, 1860. Aged 55 years.
[May], Sarah A., wife of Lewis H. May d. May 4, 1856, Aged 55 y'rs 4 mo's & 28 d's.

Row 4:

[Carpenter], Infant son - [Carpenter], Infant daughter children of W. A. & S. A. Carpenter
Hall, William, d. Feb. 11, 1857, Aged 32 y'rs 9 mo's & 11 d's
[Hall], Sarah Eliza daughter of (illegible - about four letters) & Eliza Hall d. Oct 3, 18 ?, AE ?y ?m 23d's
[May], Mary Ann, daughter of Willard & Lucy May, d. Sept. 7, 1850; Aged 24 yrs.
May, Willard, d. Aug 28, 1878 Aged 84 years (Mrs. Meola copied Aug 18)
[May], Lucy wife of Willard May d. June 18, 1847 (marker has sunk covering age - Mrs. Meola copied no age)
Garrett, Daniel, d. April 9th, 1847 AE 75 Y's
Caswell, John d. Oct. 26, 1846 Aged 65 years
[Caswell], Silence wife of John Caswell d. May 19 1858 Aged 78 Y'rs.
[Herkimer], Flora Adel daughter of Wm. R. & E. ?. Herkimer d. Dec 26 1859 Aged 5 y'rs 7 m's & 7 d's

Small four-sided monument broke and illegible

In memory of Long, Matthew, Esq. who died Jan,y. 29th 1822 AE. 65y.
[Long], Betty Hawes, wife of Matthew Long born Jan 6, 1762, d. Oct 28, 1854
Long, Lewis, d. Apr. 17, 1856, Aged 55 y'rs.
[Long], Emma C. daughter of ? & ? Long d. (illegible)
Spencer, Herschel D., M. D. d. July 27 1857 Aged 33 y'rs
[Spencer], Alvira M. his wife d. July 21 1856 Aged 34 y'rs
[Spencer], Virgil C. their son d. Feb. 28 1858 Aged 2 y'rs & 4 mo's
Mason, Lucy d. Nov. 27, 1866, aged 81 y'rs.
Burch, Eva J. 1853 - 1872

Row 5:

Landers, Philo d. August 21 1848 AE 22 Ys. 1 Mth. & 20 Ds. (not Aug 20 as copied by Mrs. Meola)
[Landers], Polly Farnsworth wife of Philander Landers d. Feb. 14, 1873, Aged 75 yrs 5 mos 3 ds
Landers, Philander, d. Sep. 28, 1865, Aged 70 Y's (not Sept 22 as copied by Mrs. Meola)
[Thomas], Lewis S. son of C?ir?ilion & Caroline Thomas d. Dec 8 1854 Aged ___ & 5 mos (broke and repaired covering portion of age)
[Thomas], Sylvia S. daughter of S. & C. Thomas d. Nov 1 or 4, 1847 Aged 8 months
[Thomas], Rhoda wife of Isaiah Thomas d. Sept 19 1849 AE 92 y's
[Thomas], Emma R. daughter of Stephen & Elvira E. Thomas d. Nov 30 1854 Aged 5 y'rs 1 mo. & 13 d's.
[Estabrooks], Sarah F. daughter of S. & Rosanna Estabrooks d. Mar. 27 1850 Aged 7 mo's & 4 d's
[Estabrooks], Rosanna L. wife of Samuel Estabrooks d. May 26 1863 (broke and repaired covering age)
[Thomas], Elivira E., wife of Stephen C. Thomas d. Apr. 11, 1856 Aged 37 y'rs & 5 mo's
Thomas, Ira d. July 19, 1855, Aged 63 yrs & 3 mo's.
Knight, Wm, d. Dec. 24, 1854, Aged 70 y'rs
[Knight], Lydia wife of Wm. Knight d. Oct. 20, 1876, aged 90 y'rs 3 m's & 23 d's.
[Woodard], Charlotte, daughter of Zael & Electa Woodard d. Oct. 28, 1856, Aged 32 y'rs & 5 mo's
Woodard, Zael d. Aug. 20, 1871 AE 75 yrs 6 mos 6 ds.
[Woodard], Alecta his wife d. Nov. 6, 1835 AE 38 yrs 11 mos 28 ds.
[Woodard], Polly his 2d wife d. Jan. 23, 187_ AE 77 yrs 5 mos 28 ds.
Jones, Horace d. May 11 1887 Aged 80 y'rs & 2 or 9 mos (broken marker)
[Jones], Betsey wife of Horace Jones d. Aug 4 1867, Aged 54 y'rs & 5 mo's (Mrs. Meola copied 56 y'rs)

Row 6:

[Luther], Lydia M. dau of L. & E. Luther d. Sept. 29 1849 Aged 2 yrs 1 mo & 17 d's.
[Luther], Herbert L. son of L. & E. Luther d. Mar 1 or 4, 1857 aged 1 year 5 m's & 25 d's
Luther, Elijah d. Dec 1, 1879, Aged 63 y'rs 9 m's & 22 d's
[Luther], Henry A. son of L. & E. Luther d. May 27 1854 Aged 1 year & 25 d's
Carrington, Enoch d. Aug 1, 1868, Aged 92 y'rs 5 m's 14 d's
[Carrington], Rebecca his wife d. Aug. 20, 1870, Aged 74 y'rs 9 m's 23 d's
[Thornton], Mary E. daughter of Thomas & Catharine Thornton d. Aug 11 1879 Aged 12 y'rs 6 m's & 10 d's
[Thornton], Daniel son of Thomas & Catharine Thornton d. Aug 19 1879 Aged ? y'rs 2 m's & 1? d's
[Thornton], Catharine, wife of Thomas Thornton d. Mar. 16, 1874, Aged 42 yrs.

Joshua C or G_____ (perhaps Combs) d. April ?, 1851 AE 60 y's 6 mo. & ? d's

Foster, Electa d. Oct. 17, 1876, Aged 54 years
[Shaw], Infant son of V. D. & Elsie Shaw d. Oct 13 1855 Aged 5 days
Shaw, Amanda d. Jan 29, 1871, aged 63 y'rs.
Shaw, Varnum D. d. Sept. 27, 1859 Aged 50 Y'rs 1 Mo & 22 D's
[Beardslee], Sarah A. wife of Lemuel Beardslee d. Feb 3 1876 Aged 62 Years
Beardsley, Lemuel d. June 2 1861 or 1864 Aged 52 yrs
[Briggs], Cynthia, wife of Pardon Briggs d. Mar. 19, 1885. In her 64th y'r.
[Burtch], Deborah wife of Amasa Burtch d. July 24, 1858 Aged 68 y'rs 11 mo's & 13 d's
[Burtch], Eliza A. wife of Amasa Burtch d. aged 79 years (broke and repaired covering date - Mrs. Meola copied Sept. 22, 1880)
[Burtch], Roccy wife of Amasa Burtch d. M________ 1887 (broke - Mrs. Meola copied Mar 8, 1887 ae 79)
Burtch, Sull W. d. Oct 14, 1882 aged 52 ys, & 6 ms.
Burtch, Amasa d. Dec 30, 1886 aged 86 yrs & 9 ms.

Row 7:

[Sullivan], George son of Erastus & Julia M. Sullivan b. Feb 9 1851 or 1854 d. Mar 17 1851 or 1854
Veroman, C. L. Co. D 109th N. Y. Inf.
[Vroman], Mary A. wife of Wm. Vroman d. Nov 14 1853 aged 45 y'rs
Mandeville, John d. Feb. 15, 1854, Aged 67 Years
[Mandeville], Jerusha his wife d. Aug. 29, 1874, Aged 85 Years
[Little], Mary M. wife of James Little d. Nov. 25, 1869 aged 30 y'rs/
[Little], Sarah J. daughter of ___________ & ___________ Little (illegible)
Cornwell, Geo. T. B., d. May 14, 1859, Aged 43 Y'rs 1 Mo. & 24 D's.
[Cornwell], Eliza A. wife of Samuel Cornwell d. Jan 10 1864 Aged 48 y'rs 11 m's & 22 d's
[Collins], Katie daugther of James J. & ? Collins d. Feb 25 1864 aged 2 y's 8 m's & ? d's

Nellie (illegible - same style as above, perhaps a Collins marker)

Beebe, Augustine, d. Feb. 18, 1861 aged 63 y'rs 9 m's & 5 d's
[Beebe], Dorcas wife of Augustine Beebe b. Dec. 26 1821 d. May 21 1878
VanVolkenburg, Nelson d. Sept 29, 1864 Aged 37 Y'rs 10 Mo. & 15 D's
[Weeks], Amy, wife of Stephen Weeks d. Feb. 26, 1867, AE 92 Yrs.

Row 8:

Seely, Henry, d. November 18, 1848; Aged 61 Yrs
In memory of [Seely], Mrs. Permelia wife of Mr. Isaac Seely, who Died April the 6th 1828 in the 17th year of her Age.
Seely, Isaac, d. July 26, 1857, Aged 69 Years
[Seely], Priscilla, wife of Isaac Seely, d. Dec. 9, 1866, Aged 65 Yrs.
[Hall], Frank son of Isaac & Eunice P. Hall d. Dec. 5, 1860 Aged 1 year 6 mo's & 5 d's
Hall, Jesse d. Oct 31 1861 Aged 64 y'rs 5 m's & 24 d's (Mrs. Meola incorrectly has Ruth's date of death assigned to Jesse and Jesse's date of death assigned to Ruth)
Hall, Ruth d. Mar. 28, 1859. Aged 94 Y'rs & 15 d's
Burdick, Clark d. Jan. 14, 1862 Aged 63 yrs 1 mo. & 14 d's
[Hill], Charles, son of Jabez & Sarah Hill d. Mar. 27 1862 Aged 31 y'rs 7 m's & 1 day (Mrs. Meola copied 32 y'rs)
[Judd], Martha J. wife of D. Judd d. Jan 8 1875 AE 23 Y'rs
[McCulley], Huldah A. daughter of James & Elizabeth McCulley d. Sept 5 1863 aged 9 y'rs 4 ms & 9 ds
[McCulley], Han__p_ son of James & Elizabeth McCulley d. (remainder illegible)
McCulley, James d. Mar 8 1872 Aged 51 years

Row 9:

Cass, Nahum d. Feb 15 1875 Aged 49 Y'rs 1 Mo & 29 D's
[Cass], Alminda wife of Nahum Cass d. Oct 30, 1861 Aged 33 Y'rs 10 M's & 21 D's (Mrs. Meola copied 38 Y'rs)
[Williams], Harriet P. wife of Wm. O. Williams, d. Apr. 4, 1865 In the 46th year of her age.
In memory of [Williams], Edwin O. Their son Died at Newborn, N. C. Oct. 6, 1862, aged 22 y'rs & 2 mo's N.Y.S.V. Co. D. 8. N.Y. CAV.
[Williams], Emma J. wife of C. or G. F. Williams d. Oct 21 1874 aged 30 yrs
Merrill, Walter d. Sept. 30, 1868 aged 32 Years
Lebarron, Lorenzo Co. E 5th N.Y.H.A.
[Newton], Henry A. son of Philo R. & Philinda M. Newton d. Feb. 17, 1872, Aged 26 Years 8 Mos 21 Ds.

Row 10:

[Cook], Nettie M. only daughter of Wm. T. & Lorilla M. Cook d. Nov. 3, 1870, aged 10 y'rs 11 mo's & 6 d's. (Mrs. Meola copied 18 y'rs)

Illegible marker

[Hallett], Melissa L. wife of J. C. Hallett d. Sept 3 1869 Aged 39 Years & 8 mo.
Dennis, James Co. E. 114th N.Y. Inf.
Gould, H. D. Co. B 89th N.Y. Inf.

Four-sided small monument with illegible lettering on top - perhaps Gould children as it is next to the Gould monument

[Gould], Infant son d. _________________ 1859 (remainder illegible)
[Gould], Luriett M. d. Aug 18 186__ AE ? Y & 9 M's
[Gould], Martha M. d. _______ 1858 (remainder illegible)
[Gould], Lewis d. Sept 24 1867 AE ? Y ? M ? D
Father Gould, H. D. b. Mar. 5 1831 d. May 6 1876
Mother Gould, Hannah b. Sept 18, 1829 d. June 8, 1885

our Little Eddie (no other information and no other markers nearby to determine possible family)

Merritt, Peter L. Aug. 30, 1869 Aged 47 Ys. 7 Ms. 26 Ds.
[Landers], Carrie daughter of G. W. & Z. Landers d. Oct 11 1870 Ag'd 9 mos & 15 d'ys


Index of Names

Beardslee, Sarah
Beardsley, Lemuel
Beebe, Augustine
Beebe, Dorcas
Briggs, Cynthia
Brigss, Pardon
Bump, Abby
Bump, Eli
Bump, Jerusha
Bump, Margarett
Bump, Reuben
Bump, Samuel
Burch, Eva
Burdick, Clark
Burtch, Amasa
Burtch, Deborah
Burtch, Eliza
Burtch, Roccy
Burtch, Sull

Carpenter, infants
Carpenter, S. A.
Carpenter, W. A.
Carrington, Enoch
Carrington, Rebecca
Cass, Alminda
Cass, Nahum
Caswell, H. R.
Caswell, infant
Caswell, John
Caswell, Sarah
Caswell, Silence
Chamberlin, Joseph
Chamberlin, Margaret
Collins, James
Collins, Katie
Collins, Nellie
Combs, Joshua
Cook, Lorilla
Cook, Nettie
Cook, William
Cornwell, Eliza
Cornwell, George
Cornwell, Samuel

Davis, Bradley
Davis, M. S.
Davis, Ruth
Dennis, James

Easton, Abby
Eddy, Curtis
Emmons, Aaron
Emmons, Betsey
Estabrooks, Rosanna
Estabrooks, Samuel
Estabrooks, Sarah

Farnsworth, Polly
Ferguson, Abiah
Ferguson, Friend
Ferguson, Isaac
Ferguson, Ruth
Ferguson, Stephen
Foster, Electa

Garrett, Daniel
Gould children
Gould, H.
Gould, Hannah

Hall, Eunice
Hall, Frank
Hall, Isaac
Hall, Jesse
Hall, Ruth
Hall, Sarah
Hall, William
Hallett, J.
Hallett, Melissa
Hawes, Betty
Herkimer, Flora
Herkimer, William
Hill, Charles
Hill, Jabez
Hill, Sarah

Johnson, Adelaide
Johnson, John
Jones, Adelaide
Jones, Betsey
Jones, Horace
Judd, D.
Judd, Martha

Knight, Lydia
Knight, William

Landers, Carrie
Landers, G.
Landers, Philander
Landers, Philo
Landers, Polly
Landers, Z.
Lebarron, Lorenzo
Little, James
Little, Mary
Little, Sarah
Long, Betty
Long, Emma
Long, Lewis
Long, Matthew
Luther, E.
Luther, Elijah
Luther, Henry
Luther, Herbert
Luther, L.
Luther, Lydia

Mandeville, Jerusha
Mandeville, John
Mason, Lucy
May, Eunice
May, Lewis
May, Lucy
May, Mary
May, Sarah
May, Willard
McCulley, Elizabeth
McCulley, Huldah
McCulley, James
Merrill, Walter
Merritt, Peter
Minor, Clara
Minor, Jesse
Minor, Margarett

Newton, Henry
Newton, Philinda
Newton, Philo

Olendorf, Daniel

Pixley, Asa
Pixley, Ellen
Post, Absalom
Post, Ann
Post, Lewis
Potter, A.
Potter, Clarra
Potter, Dudley
Potter, J. H.

Seely, Eli
Seely, Henry
Seely, Isaac
Seely, Pemelia
Seely, Priscilla
Seely, Seth
Shaw, Amanda
Shaw, Elise
Shaw infant
Shaw, Varnum
Smith, Lewis
Smith, Mary
Smith, Zacheus
Somes, John
Spencer, Alvira
Spencer, Herschel
Spencer, Virgil
Sullivan, Erastus
Sullivan, George
Sullivan, Julia

Thomas, Caroline
Thomas, Elvira
Thomas, Emma
Thomas, Ira
Thomas, Isaiah
Thomas, Lewis
Thomas, Rhoda
Thomas, Stephen
Thomas, Sylvia
Thornton, Catharine
Thornton, Daniel
Thornton, Mary
Thornton, Thomas

VanVolkenburg, Nelson
Veroman, C.
Vroman, Mary
Vroman, William

Weeks, Amy
Weeks, Stephen
Wildey, Edward
Wildey, Nancy
Williams, Edwin
Williams, Emma
Williams, Harriet
Williams, William
Woodard, Alecta
Woodard, Charlotte
Woodard, Polly
Woodard, Zael


Contributed by: J. Kelsey Jones, Dec. 2000

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