Brown Cemetery

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Located on Hillcrest Rd at the junction with Brown Rd in the Town of Durham. This cemetery is in excellent condition and is well maintained. It is surrounded by a stone wall. This cemetery is also known as Union Cemetery.


Transcribed by Sylvia and Britni Hasenkopf April 30, 2000


  1. Sally Daley, w/o Stephen Utter, b. May 10, 1797, d. December 21, 1885
    Stephen Utter, b. April 25, 1792, d. December 2, 1844
    John M. Utter, b. January 17, 1837, d. February 7, 1867
    Edward D. Utter, b. October 26, 1821, d. March 31, 1882
    Joseph H. Baldwin, b. July 12, 1827, d. August 18, 1880
    Minerva A. Utter, w/o Joseph H. Baldwin, b. May 12, 1829, d. June 21, 1879
    Hannah M. Utter, b. December 23, 1833, d. February 14, 1840
    Edward U. Banks, b. March 22, 1862, d. December 21, 1885
  2. Pulaski Brown (no dates)
    Emeline Wirtford, his wife, d. April 10, 1887, aged 39y
    Libbie, d/o P and R. Brown, d. August 4, 1879 , aged 21y
    Roxy Cole, d. March 13, 1873, aged 40y
  3. Nancy H. Root, w/o E.N. Avery, d. March 10, 1869, aged 54y
  4. Edgar L. Strong, b. 1869, d. 1952
    Emma H. Gilbert, w/o Edgar L. Strong, b. 1871, d. 1927
    Lyman H. Strong, b. 1868, d. 1949
  5. Emmeline, d/o Stephen and Sally utter, w/o Abram Banks, b. October 6, 1823, d. June 30, 1863
    Abram Banks, b. 1818, d. 1896
  6. Donald Ver Planck Overbaugh, b. 1893, d. 1957
    Nora E., b. 1891, d. 1963
  7. Emily W., d/o William and Mary G. Baldwin, b. September 2, 1866, d. August 17, 1868
  8. Lizzie G., d/o William and Mary G. Baldwin, b. February 12, 1864, d. August 8, 1868
  9. William Baldwin, b. September 2, 1824, d. April 22, 1898
    Mary W.G. Baldwin, b. 1839, d. 1926
  10. Lewis B. Baldwin, d. October 28, 1889, aged 44y10m14d
    Martha C. Decker, his wife, b. 1849, d. 1921
    Mary E., b. 1872, d. 1918
  11. Freddie, d. February 24, 1869, aged 14d
    Oscar, d. August 15, 1875, aged 5m3d
  12. Freddie Baker, d. February 24, 1869, aged 14d
    Oscar Baker, d. August 15, 1875, aged 4m3d
    Anna L. Baker, d. January 19, 1878, aged 8m24d
    Kingsley Baker, d. December 14, 1885, aged 46y4m11d, Corp. Co. G. 44, Elsworth Reg. NY Vol., Enlist September 16, 1861, Discharged October 11, 1864
  13. Addison Pratt, b. 1818, d. 1895
    Elizabeth Colville, his wife, b. 1823, d. 1895
    Colville Pratt, b. 1861, d. 1875
    Julia M. Pratt, b. 1845, d. 1908
  14. Abiah P. White, b. February 22, 1804, d. July 7, 1880
    Eliza Ann, his wife, b. April 13, 1808, d. April 12, 1876
    Mary E. White, b. October 24, 1827, d. October 3, 1878
    William B. Faulk, b. 1836, d. 1916, Lieut. NY H Art
    Eleanor White, his wife, b. 1839, d. 1917
    Deborah Ann Tuthill, b. April 13, 1808, d. April 6, 1869
  15. Avery S. Hadden, d. March 26, 1863, aged 38y11m23d
  16. Edgar B., s/o Judson H. and Antoinette Chittenden, d. January 4, 1849, aged 2y2m11d
  17. Louis, s/o Lemuel and Abigail M. Baldwin, d. December 8, 1837, aged 15y
  18. Ezra, s/o Lemuel and Abigail M. Baldwin, d. January 25, 1842, aged 9y
  19. Phebe Amanda, d/o Lemuel and Abigail M. Baldwin, d. March 9, 1863, aged 28y
  20. Charley L. (no dates)
  21. Charles Palen, b. February 22, 1827, d. August 13, 1850
  22. Lyman Strong, d. March 8, 1871, aged 83y15d
    Olive Hicock, w/o Lyman Strong, d. March 5, 1873, aged 84y4m
    Horace Strong, d. March 2, 1915, aged 85y11m
    Julia A. Hull, w/o Horace Strong, d. June 4, 1876, aged 42y3m1d
    Selah Strong, d. March 11, 1837, aged 78y2m5d
    Eunice Baldwin, w/o Selah Strong, d. September 5, 1827, aged 67y1m3d
    Eunice Strong, d. September 27, 1872, aged 75y4m14d
    Children of Lyman and Olive Strong:
    Almira, d. September 13, 1827, aged 4y10m29d
    Elizabeth, d. September 11, 1827, aged 3y8m23d
    Horace, d. September 5, 1827, aged 2y25d
    Harriet Strong, b. 1827, d. 1910
  23. Adelia Utter, w/o Chauncey P. Shultis, b. July 26, 1826, d. June 17, 1865
  24. Ellen M., d/o Luke and Jane Kiersted, d. July 21, 1840, aged 21y5m
  25. Samantha Strong, w/o Lemuel Baldwin, d. September 11, 1874, aged 63y18d
  26. Lemuel Baldwin, d. January 6, 1870, aged 71y
  27. Abigail M. Hedges, w/o Lemuel Baldwin, d. August 9, 1838, aged 39y
  28. Hezekiah Baldwin, b. 1817, d. 1898
    Elizabeth Baldwin, b. 1820, d. 1890
  29. Betsey Lockwood, w/o Noah Baldwin, d. May 1, 1867, aged 87y4m5d
  30. Noah Baldwin, d. May 30, 1843, aged 75y3m4d
  31. Judson H. Chittenden, b. 1822, d. 1856
    Antoinette Field, his wife, b. 1822, d. 1907
    Orville H., b. 1844, d. 1870
    Edgar B., b. 1846, d. 1849
    Harriet A., b. 1850, d. 1870
    Frances L., b. 1857, d. 1873
  32. Eli Spencer, d. January 18, 1884, aged 82y6m
  33. Glimera R., w/o Eli Spencer, d. December 29, 1862, aged 57y
  34. Amelia H., d/o Stephen and Fanny Tibbals, d. October 4, 1854, aged 20y
    Harriet S., d/o Stephen and Fanny Tibbals, d. August 31, 1843, aged 15y
    Edwin B., s/o Stephen and Harriet Tibbals, d. October 5, 1854, aged 14y
  35. Wesley R. Brown, b. 1846, d. 1922
    Abbie M. VanTassel, w/o Wesley R. Brown, b. 1845, d. 1920
    Frank B. Brown, b. 1877, d. 1921
    Mary E. Evory, w/o Frank B. Brown, b. 1887, d. 1962
  36. Frances A., d/o Cyrus and Maria B. Field, d. February (rest missing)
  37. Arabelle F., d/o Oscar B. and Laura F. Field, d. December 31, 1864, aged 6y4m22d
  38. Edward B., s/o Oscar B. and Laura F. Field, d. January 4, 1862 (1865?), aged 4m3m24d
  39. Philander M. Peck, b. 1811, d. 1865
    Caroline M. Rowley, his wife, b. 1817, d. 1899
  40. Horace B. Kirtland, d. September 12, 1890, aged 77y
    Adelia F. Kirtland, d. February 9, 1899, aged 82y
  41. Eliza A. Field, w/o Peter W. Miller, d. January 9, 1864, aged 38y3m4d
  42. Elias Post, d. March 25, 1869, aged 73y1m19d
  43. Sarah Wright, w/o Elias Post, d. March 29, 1869, aged 74y10m8d
  44. Oscar B. Field, d. April 15, 1870, aged 42y2d
  45. Laura R. Finch, w/o Oscar B. Field, d. January 15, 1864, aged 30y11m8d
  46. Cyrus Field, d. July 28, 1865, aged 83y3m23d
  47. Ancy, w/o Cyrus Field, d. May 13, 1841, aged 51y
  48. Edward O. Field, b. 1884, d. 1905
    Raymond K. Field, b. 1903, d. 1908
    Oscar B. Field, b. 1863, d. 1940
    Jennie Tallman, w/o Oscar B. Field, b. 1863, d. 1921
    Harry W. Field, b. 1892, d. 1970
  49. Mary A. Davis, w/o Jame Whitehead, d. October 1, 1872, aged 39y
  50. Calvin Whitehead, b. 1800, d. 1871
    Eliza Gibbons, w/o Calvin Whitehead, b. 1807, d. 1872
    James Whitehead, b. 1831, d. 1914
    Mary Davis, w/o James Whitehead, b. 1832, d. 1872
  51. John W., s/o Calvin and Eliza Whitehead, d. April 1, 1858, aged 17d9m11d
  52. Arthur, s/o John H. and Welthy Cook, b. March 1, 1861, d. November 5, 1864
  53. William, s/o John H. and Welthy Cook, b. May 1, 1864, d. July 1, 1864
  54. Henry Patterson, d. March 16, 1874, aged 74y7m1d
  55. John Lorton, b. September 7, 1820, d. December 8, 1896, Co. A 95th Regt NY Vol
    Elsie M. Mott, his wife, b. January 29, 1827, d. January 2, 1897
  56. Maggie, d/o John and Elsie M. Lorton, d. April 3, 1857, aged 4y
  57. Marcus S., s/o John and Elsie M. Lorton, d. February 24, 1858, aged 1m
  58. Anna E., d/o Luther and Ann S. Darling, d. March 16, 1871, aged 23y7d
  59. Sally Ann Hull, w/o Luther Darling, d. November 14, 1880, aged 68y
  60. Luther Darling, d. February 28, 1886, aged 80y9m
  61. Elmira, d/o E. and Anna Hull, d. May 20, 1854, aged 24y2m3d
  62. Lyman A. Hull, d. November 19, 1873, aged 52y3m3d
    Zina W., s/o Lyman A. and Louise R. Hull, d. August 3, 1852, aged 2y2m
    Louisa R. Chittenden, w/o Lyman Hull, d. May 3, 1884, aged 59y
  63. Daniel Simmons, d. April 7, 1886, aged 79y
  64. Samira Strong, w/o Daniel Simmons, d. November 6, 1879, aged 70y
  65. Charles A. Simmons, d. February 18, 1864, aged 26y5m. Member of 20th Reg NY SM, died Prisoner of War on Belle Island
  66. William Pierce, b. 1807, d. 1893
    Gertrude Ames, his wife, b. 1809, d. 1848
    Caroline Phelps, his wife, b. 1811, d. 1889
    Carried, w/o Grove Smith, b. 1850, d. 1888
  67. Polly, w/o Elkanah Percival, d. April 31, 1852, aged 77y
  68. Elkanah Percival, d. March 10, 1857, aged 89y
  69. S. Elizabeth Peck, d. March 1, 1854, aged 25y10m7d
    John H. Peck, d. November 25, 1865, aged 30y11m11d
    Harriet N. Peck, b. 1830, d. 1903
    John C. Peck, d. June 2, 1878, aged 75y9m24d
    Nancy Hull, w/o John C. Peck, d. August 15, 1872, aged 66y2m24d
  70. John R. Boughton, d. June 6, 1862, aged 39y
    Adelia Hull, his wife, d. October 25, 1892, aged 74y
  71. Aaron W. Jackson, d. September 9, 1858, aged 40y
    Louisa Hull, his wife, b. 1830, d. 1915
    Jay L. Helling, b. 1849, d. 1928
    Anna Jackson, his wife, b. 1858, d. 1929
  72. Orville H. Chittenden, b. February 28, 1820, d. January 7, 1857
    Nancy Cowles, his wife, b. at Durham, NY March 14, 1822, d. at St. Paul, MN September 17, 1877
    Erwin Porter, s/o Orville and Nancy Chittenden, d. March 10, 1848, aged 3y5m10d
  73. David Brown, b. 1821, d. 1888
    Andruette Bortle, his wife, b. 1833, d. 1872
    Children: Henrietta Bortle, Frank, James George
    John Sole (no dates)
    Lydia Du Bois, his wife (no dates)
    Samuel Bortle, b. 1787, d. 1859
    Cornelia Sole, his wife, b. 1790, d. 1872
    Emilia Bortle Brown McEntee, b. 1914, d. 1965
  74. Samuel Bortle, b. January 16, d. 1787 (rest buried)
  75. Cornelia Soles, w/o Samuel Bortle, b. March 5, 1790, d. October 9, 1872
  76. Bortle, s/o David and Andruette Brown, d. May 3, 1857, aged 3y3d
  77. Luman Hull, b. 1796, d. 1865
    Elizabeth Peck, his wife, b. 1798, d. 1891
    Theodore Peck Hull, b. 1836, d. 1905
  78. Gertrude A., w/o William Pierce, d. April 23, 1848, aged 39y
  79. Charles Strong, d. March 28, 1859, aged 75y
  80. Sally, w/o Charles Strong, d. July 31, 1850, aged 70y1m24d
  81. Mary Alice, d/o David B. and Eliza Hull, d. January 6, 1851, aged 3w
  82. Carrie (no further info), aged 9m6d
  83. Erwin A., s/o David B. and Eliza C. Hull, d. November 9 (rest illegible)
  84. Louie (no dates or further info), aged 2m
  85. Elizur Hull, d. October 23, 1859, aged 68y7m21d
  86. Anna Strong, w/o Elizur Hull, d. August 10, 1874, aged 81y8m8d
  87. Theodore K., s/o Edmond and Eunice Pratt, b. September 19, 1848, d. June 5, 1869
    Eunice Hull, w/o Edmond Pratt, b. November 5, 1814, d. February 14, 1863
  88. Alanson C. Cowles, b. 1819, d. 1898
    Emily S. Hull, b. 1838, d. 1914
    Ellen L., b. 1870, d. 1935
    Mary E., b. 1874, d. 1956
    Anna C., b. 1862, d. 1920
    Elizabeth G., b. 1866, d. 1924
  89. Dwight P. Hull, b. 1831, d. 1891
    Ellen C. Cowles, his wife, b. 1831, d. 1864
    Eveline Pratt, his wife, b. 1828, d. 1908
  90. Sarah Austin, w/o John Hull, d. December 5, 1890, aged 80y10m
  91. ______ Austin, b. June 2, ____, d. May 10, 1865
  92. Louisa Austin, w/o John Hull, d. December 16, 1867, aged 51y3m16d
  93. John Hull, d. November 27, 1888, aged 72y3m3d
  94. Jonathan B. Cowles, MD, d. April 15, 1889, aged 79y10m16d
    Harriet Beers, his wife, d. December 18, 1877, aged 76y11m13d
  95. George L. s/o J. Hobart and Catherine Carlin, d. February 5, 1862, aged 5w
  96. In Memory of Benet, s/o David and Nancy Cowles, d. July 16, 1815, aged 17d
  97. Edwin A. Cowles, d. January 14, 1857, aged 40y
  98. Mary Ann Montgomery, w/o David Porter Cowles, b. May 20, 1819, d. July 30, 1856
  99. David Porter Cowles, b. May 4, 1820, d. November 3, 1854
  100. Anson P. Hull, d. April 1, 1882, aged 59y5m10d
    Irene A. Cowles, his wife, d. September 4, 1887, aged 62y3m2d
    N. Elizabeth, b. 1853, d. 1920
    Louise A., b. 1857, d. 1933
  101. Christina Wright, d. September 9, 1876, aged 70y10m26d
  102. Elihu A. Moss, b. 1853, d. 1923
    Elizabeth A. Chittenden, b. 1854, d. 1933
  103. Horace K. Chittenden, d. May 14, 1886, aged 38y
    Julia Montross, his wife, d. July 12, 1884, aged 34y
  104. William H. Reed, b. January 3, 1783, d. November 29, 1874
  105. Henrietta Post, w/o (illegible), b. April 26, 1837, d. April 1, 1919
  106. John H. Reed, b. September 26, 1816, d. January 21, 1887
  107. Willie Nearing, s/o John H. and Antoinette Reed, b. January 11, 1857, d. September 12, 1864
  108. In Memory of Nancy, w/o David Cowles, d. September 20, 1829, aged 36y
  109. David Cowles, d. December 10, 1857, aged 67y2m14d
  110. Catharine Boughton, w/o David Cowles, d. March 7, 1869, aged 75y
  111. The Grave of Doct. Alanson Cowles, d. June 9, 1822, aged 28y
  112. In Memory of David Cowles, d. January 25, 1828, aged 67y2m25d, Rev. Soldier Pvt. David Cowles 1775-1783
    In Memory of Eunice Cowles, his wife, d. February 23, 1826, aged 60y2m28d
  113. Rev. Clemen E. Brown, b. 1912, d. 1981
    Dorothea J., b. 1917, d. 1985
  114. In Memory of Christopher Kirtland, d. January 23, 1808, aged 23y
  115. In Memory of Daniel Kirtland, d. December 17, 1834, aged 60y
    Huldah, his wife, d. September 26, 1837, aged 61y
  116. Broken stone
  117. In Memory of Daniel Kirtland, d. July 7, 1825, aged 79y, Rev Soldier Daniel Kirtland, 1775-1783
  118. Huldah Pratt, w/o Rowland Lacy, d. August 24, 1868, aged 84y
  119. John L. Darling, b. 1855, d. 1939
    Emma Van Dyck, b. 1857, d. 1912
  120. Eliza C. Hood, w/o William Br_____, d. June 14, 1881, aged 50y5m
  121. Lawrence Benton, Corp. in the Marines, USA, b. 1826, d. 1903
  122. John Post, d. March 11, 1883, aged 64y
    Maria Reuby, his wife, d. December 12, 1904, aged 68y
    Abram Bronk, d. 1875, aged 21y
    Children of John and Maria Post:
    James Levi Lewis
    Maria Solomon
  123. Laura Denton, b. September 5, 1837, d. March 21, 1907, aged 71y
    Henry Denton, b. May 12, 1840, d. March 22, 1907, aged 67y
    William Denton, b. September 9, 1800, d. March 2, 1891, aged 91y
  124. Hannah Hagadorn, w/o William Denton, b. October 17, 1793, d. August 31, 1872, aged 78y
  125. Christine, w/o Daniel Hood, d. March 9, 1879, aged 74y3m
  126. Daniel Hood, d. August 19, 1856, aged 52y5m
  127. John Pryse Campbell, d. ____, 1877, aged 56y
  128. Electa M. Bascom, b. 1840, d. 1909
  129. J. Bissell Bascom, b. 1836, d. 1914
    N. Rose Peck, his wife, b. 1845, d. 1904
    Elizabeth P., b. 1875, d. 1941
  130. Burton R. Bascom, b. 1870, d. 1932
    Katherine A. Hay, his wife, b. 1873, d. 1953
  131. Edith Reed, b. 1871, d. 1959
    Kate Reed, b. 1869, d. 1960
    Clara Reed, b. 1853, d. 1939
    Mabel Reed, b. 1873, d. 1937
  132. Joshua C. Borthwick, b. 1832, d. 1922
    Elizabeth N. Hull, b. 1833, d. 1892
  133. George F. Borthwick, Tec 3 US Army WW2, b. December 18, 1913, d. May 7, 1987
  134. Elmer J. Borthwick, b. 1886, d. 1970
    Anna Hull, his wife, b. 1887, d. 1973
    George P. Borthwick, b. 1913, d. 1987
    John Borthwick, b. 1806, d. 1887
    Lucy Bushnell, his wife, b. 1806, d. 1885
  135. Our twins:
     Mabel,  d/o George and Isabel Pangburn, d. October 10, 1891, aged 2y1m
    Maudie d/o George and Isbabel Pangburn, d. December 1, 1889, aged 3m
  136. James D. Morris, Private Co. B, 43rd Regt NY Vol Inf., d. July 11, 1897
  137. Isabelle C. Pangburn, b. 1869, d. 1944
  138. George H. Pangburn, b. 1866, d. 1924
  139. Austin L. Hull, b. May 2, 1843, d. October 20, 1900
    Martha Cole, his wife, b. November 26, 1853, d. May 1, 1923
    Infant, b. May 2, 1892, d. May 4, 1892
    Ethel, b. June 23, 1893, d. October 21, 1911
  140. William B. Porter, b. 1853, d. 1914
    Elinor L. Boughton, his wife, b. 1855, d. 1929
  141. Ames D. Morris ( no dates)
    Phebe F. Sitzer, his wife, d. October 20, 1889, aged 69y
  142. Lucy Bushnell, w/o John Borthwick, d. April 11, 1885, aged 79y
  143. John Borthwick, d. May 28, 1887, aged 80y8m17d
  144. J. Albert Hallock, b. 1848, d. 1929
    Catharine A. Montross, his wife, b. 1848, d. 1926
    Omar J., b. 1874, d. 1925
    Elsie C., b. 1885, d. no date
    Nora Hallock, b. 1846, d. 1918
  145. Cornelius Cowes, b. 1834, d. 1902
    C. Elizabeth Crandell, b. 1836, d. 1923
    Arthur Wilson, b. 1871, d. 1896
  146. Sidney Crandell, b. 1833, d. 1914
    T. Adelene Ross, his wife, b. 1838, d. 1926
    Minnie E. Moore, w/o Edwin S. Crandell, b. 1870, d. 1897
    Ellen Crandell, b. 1840, d. 1923
  147. John Harrington, b. 1862, d. 1906
    Howard, b. 1897, d. 1911
    Louise Reed, his wife, b. 1864, d. 1952
  148. Henry Anthony, b. 1833, d. 1910
    Hattie E. Kelsey, his wife, b. 1862, d. no date
    Clarence H., b. 1894, d. 1894
    Charles H., b. 1894, d. no date
  149. Mary LaPaugh, w/o Richard R. Crandell, b. 1803, d. 1886
  150. Richard R. Crandell, b. 1803, d. 1846
  151. Elizabeth Sarah Boughton, b. 1855, d. 1939
    May Boughton Williams, b. 1861, d. 1949
  152. Orville J. Prior, b. 1854, d. 1915
    Fannie S. Reed, his wife, b. 1851, d. 1931
  153. Herbert Alger, b. 1858, d. 1943
    Mary Frost, his wife, b. 1858, d. 1942
    John H. Alger, b. 1887, d. 1914
    Orville Hull, b. 1884, d. 1951
    Ada Alger, his wife, b. 1888, d. 1946
  154. John D. Hull, b. 1876, d. 1962
    Henrietta R., his wife, b. 1875, d. 1953
    Children:
    Marjorie Almeda, b. 1902, 1959
    Edith May, b. 1899, d. 1919
  155. Anson B. Gilbert, b. 1849, d. 1914
    Ellen F. Hull, his wife, b. 1849, d. 1910
    Irene E. Gilbert, b. 1875, d. 1882
  156. Robert Elpel, b. 1883, d. 1957
    Martha Tielsch, his wife, b. 1900, d. 1985
    Paul Albert Sen, infant, b. December 16, 1937, d. January 3, 1938
    Richard C. Elpel, b. 1932, d. 1986
  157. Rachel Adelaide Haines, b. 1834, d. 1922
  158. Rufus S. Prior, b. 1828, d. 1903
    Harriet S. Kingsley, b. 1826, d. 1895
  159. Adelbert Smith, b. 1853, d. 1916
    Sylvia M. Merritt, his wife, b. 1854, d. 1934
  160. Jospeh H. Baldwin, b. 1874, d. 1948
    Marion F. Smith, b. 1876, d. 1943
    Vernon L. Baldwin, b. 1900, d. 1985
    Nora Teator, his wife, b. 1910, d. 1992
  161. Ira B. Fox, b. 1856, d. no dates
    Eva E. Brainard, b. 1861, d. 1922
    William A. Fox, b. 1893, d. no dates
    Frances L. Distin, b. 1898, d. no dates
  162. Helmin Johnson, b. February 13, 1848, d. December 12, 1917
    Aneta Johnson, his wife, b. August 16, 1848, d. February 15, 1915
  163. Catharine, w/o E.T. Peck. d. October 15, 1863, aged 52y

Postscript:
Older, partial, transcription of the cemetery located at the Durham Center Museum. Probably transcribed about 1925-1930. Additional info as follows:
10.    Mary E. is the w/o Marion Lewis
37.    Frances A., d/o Cyrus and Maria B. Field d. February 8, 1856, aged 8y5m4d
41.    Adelia F. Kirtland's maiden name is Field
48.    Ancy Field's maiden named is Stocking
117.  Missing stone is Elizabeth Stevens, d. March 1813, aged 72y


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