Coon Cemetery

aka Skinner's Hill Cemetery

New Berlin Township

The Coon Cemetery is located in New Berlin Township, Chenango County, New York south of Dilley Hill Road - 2 miles NNE King's Settlement

Source 1: "Unpublished Cemetery, Church & Town Records together with Genealogical Notes and Other Unpublished Data compiled by (Mrs. Henry) Alice Payne Garden, Chairman Genealogical Research Committee, New York State Conference of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930 -1931." Copied by Emily Bloom Aldrich, Member of Captain John Harris Chapter, D.A.R., Norwich, NY.

Source 2: "Some King Settlement Items (1873-1935), Property of Mrs. Albert Phillips, a gift from Linetta Daniels 1953." Copied by Doris W. Waters for Guernsey Memorial Library Local History Room through the courtesy of the Chenango County Historian's Office, December 5, 1984.

Additional Source: Visitation by Donald Ray Gorham, Tottenham, Ontario, Canada. (November 18, 2004)

Note: This cemetery, in very poor condition, is situated on private property and cannot be seen from the Dilley Hill Road. Permission is required from the landowner in order to view this cemetery. Only a handful of stones, barely readable, are standing. Myrtle, an evasive groundcover has all but covered those headstones that are broken and have fallen. In a few short years, nature will have completely reclaimed this burial plot. According to the transcriptions compiled by Mrs. Alice Payne Garden, the oldest headstone was placed in the cemetery in 1809. The last burial, that of John Gorham (Some King Settlement Items) occurred in 1894. There are probably several other burials with no visible, documented or oral record existing. Census records also indicate individuals interred in this cemetery were landowners/neighbors on Dilley Hill Road. (DRG - 2004)


SOURCE 1
NAMEAGE/BIRTHDATE OF DEATHCOMMENTS
Ainsworth, Alba859 August 1890(Note: Alba and Julia were taken up and removed
to the Ainsworth plot in Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.
Ainsworth, Julia3213 April 1844
Brown, Ruth8519 July 1834(Wife of Samuel)
Dilley, John7315 June 1859
Dilley, Olive4329 January 1829(His wife)
Dilley, Albert216 November 1828(Their son)
Dilley, Reeve8623 January 1871
Dilley, Ruth7419 August 1865(His wife)
Gorham, Frederick
11 July 1862(No age)
Gorham, Lois
11 April 1847(No age)
Gorham, Lois
22 December 1841(Dau. of R. & Anna) (No age)
Gorham, Joseph112 July 1845(Her brother)
Peck, Philip Jr.17971876
Peck, Roby P.18041886(His wife)
Peck, Elizabeth18281831(Their dau.)
Peck, Sarah S.18321849(Their dau.)
Peck, William H.
16 September 1840(Killed at the battle of Resaca, GA)
Peck, Frances M.16 May 184417 August 1865(Of Typhoid Fever contracted in the Army)
Rosse, Mercy6228 September 1809(Widow of Elnathan)
Sage, Pathana

(Wife of Seeley - no dates)
Sherman, Reuben946 March 1891
Sherman, Betsey797 February 1875(His wife)
Skinner, Albert
25 March 1835(Son of Sidney & Naomi)
Wheeler, James G.
22 October 1852
Williams, Asa8218 March 1845
Williams, Henrietta516 July 1820(His 1st wife)
Williams, Catherine394 August 1822(His 2nd wife)
Williams, Mary6513 August 1834(His 3rd wife)
Williams, Freelove5212 October 1838(His 4th wife)
SOURCE 2
Gorham, Lucinda Briggs
3 January 1887(Wife of Stephen) (Note - Stephen d. 12 May 1888
and is probably buried in this cemetery)
Gorham, John
26 March 1894(SW corner)

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