Phineas Chidester Family Cemetery
From, Volume #1, Cemetery Records of Old Burying Grounds in the Town of Catskill 1946-1962. Recorded in May 1962 by Dorothy and Walter Smith. Retyped by Celeste MacCormack.
At junction of Bethel Ridge Road and Cairo Junction Road. On land of Lyle Duncan, plot in open pasture, no fence, two stones up, rest down some broken so badly that they canít be read.
Phineas Chidester born July 15, 1799 died Jan 1, 1870
Mary Tiffany, wife of Phineas Chidester died Nov. 29 1878 aged 79 yrs, 1 mo.
Maria Chidester, wife of John H. Overbaugh died Sept 6 1877 aged 55 yrs, 3 mo, 8 days.
John H. Overbaugh born July 13, 1822 died Sept 6, 1896.
Adaline, daughter of Phineas and Mary Chidester died Feb. 15, 1848 aged 10 yrs, 4 mos, 20 days.
Lydia Carnright, wife of Benjamin Chidester died April 8, 1855 aged 72 yrs 9 mo.
Ella Graden died Aug 19, 1871 aged 11 yrs.
Maggie Overbaugh, adopted daughter of John H. Overbaugh died Dec. 7, 1877 aged 18 yrs 8 mo.
Postscript: Cemetery visited in October 2000, by Celeste
MacCormack. Behind the original house waking south there is a stone wall that
separates the property from their neighbor's. To the right on the side
of the hill are the two cemeteries. Cemetery that was once Phineas' only one stone can be seen standing and that is Adeline's. There is a huge base that had held a cemetery stone on top but this is missing its
stone. This cemetery is in the woods and in deplorable condition. Next to it is the Rouse family cemetery.