Greenville Center Cemetery

This cemetery is located on Route 41 (Sanford Corners Rd) just north of the village of Greenville Center in the Town of Greenville. It is a large cemetery, surrounded by a stone wall, is very poor condition and is untended. Most headstones in the cemetery are broken,  on the ground or buried. Many appear to be missing. Those that were partially buried were unearthed to take the transcription.

Location was called the "Hemlocks" by local villagers.

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Transcribed by Sylvia, Britni and Derick Hasenkopf on July 7, 2000


  1. Phebe Jones, d. August 29, 1898, aged 65y, w/o Rial Eldridge
  2. Hannah Parks, w/o Elkanah Baker, d. September 28, 1870, aged 75y6m18d (stone broken, death date from DAR records)
  3. Elkanah Baker, d. July 24, 1863, age 82y7m9d
  4. In memory of Sophia, d. February 26, 1839, aged 40y, w/o Rev. F.W. Sizer
  5. Mary Elizabeth (rest of stone missing)
  6. Sally E., d. January 6, 1846, aged 10y5m22d, d/o Truman and Caroline Cherritree (sp?)
  7. Sally E., d. May 19, 1853, aged 4y11m11d, d/o John M. and Caroline Webber
  8. Chloe, d. May 27, 1836, aged 52y1m25d, w/o Elkanah Baker
  9. Polly Baker, d. August 26, 1872, aged 69y8m16d, w/o David Betts
  10. Sally B. Pitts, d. August 28, 1886, aged 80y, w/o Alanson Pitts
  11. Jacob Baldwin, b. January 16, 1831, d. July 13, 1855
  12. Alanson N. Pitts, d. March 2, 1877, aged 71y6m16d (stone broken, death date from DAR records)
  13. Frelove Green, b. March 23, 1792, d. August 16, 1864, w/o John I. Campbell, erected by Walter Huntington
  14. Phebe Sherwood, d. March 4, 1840, aged 77y
  15. John C. Williamson, b. 1809, d. August 30, 1882
    Sarah Roberts, b. 1821, w/o John C. Williamson
  16. Russell Townsend (no inscription)
    Laura Sherwood, d. April 25, 1888, aged 88y, w/o Russell Townsend
    Henry Townsend, d. December 4, 1862, aged 70y8m
    Betsey Jump, d. April 20, 1881, aged 87y1m26d, w/o Henry Townsend
    Ira J. Townsend, d. February 6, 1851, aged 19y10m
  17. Hiram Bogardus, b. 1830
    Clarissa, b. 1834, d. 1870, w/o Hiram Bogardus
    Ella, b. 1858, d. 1875
    Eugenia V. Beckwith, b. 1846
  18. Caroline A. d. June 20, 1851, aged 3y9m, d/o Lewis and Abigail Butler
  19. Ira J. Townsend, d. February 6, 1851, aged 19y10m
  20. William H. Austin, d. June 20, 1890, aged 74y, Co. K Regt 120 NYV
  21. Abigail Townsend, b. November 16, 1824, d. August 5, 1897, w/o Lewis Butler (Abigail's maiden name from DAR records)
  22. Harriet Stevens, d. September 19, 1871, aged 65y, w/o William H. Austin
  23. Elizabeth, d. November 14, 1858, aged 83y, w/o Sylvanus Lord, mother of Rev. H. Lord
  24. Susan M., d. October 10, 1871, d/o Henry and Elizabeth Bliven
  25. Charlotty Montayne, d. September 9, 1871, aged 71y3m6d, w/o Rev. Hiram Lord
  26. Lewis R. Townsend, d. May 12, 1892, aged 44y
  27. Abel H. Townsend, d. December 24, 1900, aged 77y
  28. Catharine W. Plank, d. December 18, 1876, aged 66y8m29d, w/o Lansing S. Roe
  29. Lansing S. Roe, d. July 10, 1848, aged 37y8m
  30. John D. Brandow, d. April 12, 1886, aged 41y2m
  31. Sarah, d. May 9, 1878, aged 41y, d/o Peter P. and Maria Brandow
  32. Mary Kate, d. December 9, 1873, aged 22y3m12y (stone broken, death date taken from the DAR records), d/o Peter P. and Maria Brandow
  33. Charles Edwin, d. June 3, 1868, aged 20y4m 28d, s/o Peter P. and Maria Brandow
  34. Jacob Henry, d. September 29, 1850, aged 8y6m14d, s/o Peter P. and Maria Brandow
  35. Maria Lampman, d. October 28, 1870, aged 58y6m25d, w/o Peter P. Brandow
  36. Peter P. Brandow, d. February 26, 1881, aged 75y11m22d
  37. Lana Scrivner, w/o Freeman Eldridge, b. 1804, d. April 17, 1885 (stone broken, husband's name and death date from DAR records)
  38. Sarah Southerland, d. August 19, 1864, aged 89y, w/o David Scofield
  39. Mary, d. May 26, 1856, aged 4d, d/o Rev. Harvey and Maria Cornell
  40. Caroline Baldwin, b. June 11, 1826, d. December 15, 1851
  41. Elizabeth Brandow (full names from DAR records), b. August 10, 1803, d. August 21, 1889, w/o Silas Baldwin
  42. Silas Baldwin, d. January 13, 1873, aged 72y7m25d
  43. In memory of Peter Baldwin, d. July 14, 1892, aged 64y
  44. Catharine Baldwin, b. 1833, d. 1904
  45. Stephen ___l____ (stone disintegrating)

Postscript: Transcription completed by the Ontiora Chapter of DAR located. Date of transcription not specified, however the following tombstones were located at the site at that time and were not present in 2000:

  1. Lewis Butler, b. July 12, 1816, d. August 6, 1895
  2. Martha Boardman, d, January 1905, mother of George Earl of Albany, NY

DAR notes also indicate that Sarah Roberts (15.) is the daughter of Benjamin and Laetitia Roberts.
DAR notes state that Hiram Bogardus (17.) died July 1906


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