Sandy Plains Cemetery

The cemetery is located near the four corners of Ira Vail Road and Sandy Plains Rd. in the Town of Cairo. It is well tended.

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Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf, April 6, 2000. Validated in the summer of 2011 and all stones digitized.
The pictures of the tombstones are in the possession of the Cairo Historical Society.


  1. Rachel Salisbury, w/o Peter Rouse, d. February 28, 1853, aged 77y
  2. Peter Rouse d. August 4, 1846, aged 79y
  3. Joel W. Hopson, b. February 14, 1838, d. November 16, 1864
  4. Sarah M. Brownell, b. November 9, 1830, d. December 14, 1864
  5. Freddie P., d. s/o Frances E. and Charlotte Hopson, d. July 25, 1882, aged 1y11m4d
  6. Charlotte Perry, w/o Francis E. Hopson, b. September 27, 1856, d. February 18, 1882
  7. Freddie P., s/o Francis E. & Charlotte Hopson, d. May 13, 1878, aged 1y1m15d
  8. George Osmer d. December 29, 1873, aged 75y
  9. Sarah A. Simpson, w/o John Van Hoesen, b. December 11, 1830, d. February 6, 1870
  10. John C. Van Hoesen, b. September 6, 1819, d. April 5, 1872
  11. Freddie, our darling, b. January 5, 1861, d. May 9, 1861
  12. Mary C., d/o Jonathan and Helen Story, b. September 2, 1855, d. July 2, 1869
  13. Mary, d/o Jonathan and Helen Story, b. February 12, 1851, d. February 3, 1853
  14. Elizabeth Ann, d/o Jonathan and Helen Story, d. November 10, 1870, aged 17y2m10d
  15. Hellen M. Sherman, w/o Jonathan N. Story, d. December 14, 18__ , aged 47y1m22d
  16. Jonathan Story, b. April 22, 1819, d. May 5, 1885
  17. Silas Weekes, d. March 14, 1864, aged 64y21d
  18. Samuel Earl, d. December 29, 1858, aged 100y11d
  19. Catherine, w/o Samuel Earl, d. November 29, 1856, aged 92y1m14d
  20. Harmon Cole, b. 1821, d. 1896
    Charlotte Earl, his wife, b. 1826, d. 1912
  21. Catharine, w/o Joseph Bevier, d. June 22, 1829, aged 37y1m27d
  22. Ann Botsford, d. October 14, 1864, aged 73y
  23. James Earl, d. December 17, 1860, aged 82y8m7d
  24. Polly Sutherland, w/o James Earl, d. February 24, 1853, aged 73y6m16d
  25. Sally Hinman, w/o Zacheus Earl, b. April 14, 1804, d. August 1, 1857
  26. Zacheus Earl, b. November 20, 1797, d. February 12, 1873
  27. Orlando Hopson, b. 1809, d. 1888
    Ann Salisbury, his wife, b. 1810, d. 1901
    Nancy G. Hopson, b. 1840, d. 1932
    Wm. Henry Hopson, b. 1835, d. 1906
  28. John N. Powell, d. September 1, 1889, aged 64y
    Sarah A. Palmer, w/o John N. Powell, d. July 12, 1889, aged 65y
  29. Wilber S. Earl, b. March 28, 1794, d. July 17, 1874
  30. Rufus Earl, b. November 12, 1797, d. October 29, 1872
  31. Peter Earl, b. August 9, 1808, d. June 6, 1879
  32. Polly Thomas, w/o Peter Earl, b. November 15, 1817, d. January 16, 1881
  33. Abraham Salisbury, d. March 30, 1853, aged 78y3m
  34. Jeremiah Doty, b. March 4, 1787, d. January 8, 1854
  35. Ann Salisbury, w/o Jeremiah Doty, d. February 23, 1860, aged 60y
  36. Ann Doty, d. June 19, 1856, aged 18y3m8d
    Ruth Doty, d. June 22, 1856, aged 16y9d
  37. Waldron Palmer, d. August 28, 1847, aged 25y2m6d
  38. Elsie Ann, d/o Orlando & Ann Hopson, d. January 27, 1853, aged 4y5m
  39. Nelson S., s/o Wessel & Catharine Salisbury, d. March 13, 1844, aged 5y5m
  40. Viola, d/o Wessel and Catharine Salsbery, d. December 22, 1852, aged 10m
  41. John Pine, d. September 16, 1832, in the 94th year of his age
  42. Hannah Brundage, w/o John Pine, b. April 15, 1748, d. August 1800
  43. Catherine Pine, w/o Benjamin Story, d. March 12, 1846, aged 63y
  44. Cristina Brinck, b. August 19, 1770, d. March 22, 1832 
  45. Cornelius P. Brinck , d. March 5, 1843, aged 75y4m
  46. In Memory of Flora Ann, w/o James Scott, d. March 13, 1850 aged 74y
  47. Nancy, w/o John Scott, d. February 11, 1841, aged 40y
  48. Charles, s/o Amos and Maria Finch, d. October 29, 1848, aged 1y7m14d
  49. Sally, d/o Ira and Cornelia Finch, d. May 17, 1839, aged 1y9m19d
  50. Martha C. d/o Robert & Zada McMurry, d. November 6, 1840, aged 9m
  51. Martha Finch, w/o Amos Finch, d. August 23, 1841, aged 77y6m4d
  52. Amos Finch, d. January 22, 1849, aged 94y4m, Rev. War Soldier plaque, placed by On-ti-Ora Chapter DAR, 1985
  53. Betsey Finch, d. May 22, 1844, aged 48y4m15d
  54. Anna Bush, w/o Samuel Finch, b. 1805, d. 1890
  55. Samuel Finch, d. March 24, 1850, in the 50th year of his age
  56. Ira Finch, d. June 22, 1863, aged 65y13d
    Cornelia Bush, w/o Ira Finch, d. February 28, 1887, aged 80y14d
  57. Stephen Hotchkiss, b. March 1, 1792, d. November 25, 1872
  58. Mary E. Hotchkiss, w/o A. H. Townsend, d. May 16, 1865, aged 31y
  59. Campbell A. Wallace,  d. September 5, 1859, aged 61y
    Catherine S. Barringer, his wife, d. April 1, 1849, aged 38y
  60. Catharine Bassett, w/o Campbell A. Wallace, b. August 14, 1809, d. March 21, 1869
  61. Harriet E. Pine, w/o Frederick Salisbury, b. July 20, 1819, d. November 28, 1880
  62. Freddie, s/o Hiland P and Frances Salisbury, d. March 5, 1871, aged 5m27d
  63. Mary, w/o John Reynolds, d. April 25, 1856, aged 75y
  64. Jane Adeline, w/o Abraham Rouse, d. May 22, 1842, aged 37y
  65. Abraham Rouse, d. July 14, 1877, aged 76y3m9d
  66. Harrison Rouse, b. 1841, d. 1915
  67. Children of Abraham and Harriet Rouse:
    Courtlandt, d. October 25, 1850, aged 5y7m
    Adalade, d.  October 25, 1850, aged 2y3m
  68. In Memory of Almira Eliza, d/o John & Nancy M. Elmendorf, d. May 26, 1844, aged 15y7m14d, who by a mysterious providence was suddenly removed by drowning
  69. Elizabeth B. Myrick, w/o Myron S Eggleston, d. December 17, 1865, aged 60y
  70. Lois,  relict of John Myrick, d. July 19, 1838, in the 70th year of her age
  71. Wm. Levings, s/o Wm. and Rachel Fullagar, d. April 5, 1837, aged 8y
  72. Nicholas B. Lampman, d. May 19, 1844, aged 44y
  73. Emily Rouse, w/o Jeremiah Overbaugh Jr., b. November 20, 1834, d. November 24, 1868
  74. John Rouse, d. January 21, 1875, aged 71y4m11d
    Elizabeth, w/o John Rouse, d. April 23, 1843, aged 38y2m
  75. Elizabeth, w/o John Rouse, d. April 23,  1843, aged 38y2m
  76. Lydia Ann, d/o John and Elizabeth Rouse, d. Mar 26, 1843, 1m, (very faint)
  77. Lydia Ann, d/o John & Esther Pine, d. March 12, 1833, in the 19th year of her age
  78. Esther, w/o John Pine, d. July 31, 1844, in the 68th year of her age
  79. John Pine, b. December 20, 1773, d. April 20, 1861
  80. Angeline Pine, b. December 31, 1806, d. November 10, 1887
  81. Hiland, s/o John & Esther Pine, d. November 25, 1846, aged 34y10m26d
  82. Maria, w/o James H. Rouse, d. August 2, 1839, aged 27y
  83. Rachel, d/o James H and Maria Rouse, d. July 6, 1841, aged 10y5m10d
  84. Adah E. Story, w/o J. J. Knickerbocker, d. September 7, 1876, aged 28y7m6d
  85. Israel T. Story, b. March 30, 1868, d. April 10, 1894
  86. Raymond C.,  s/o Israel and Mary C. Story, b. October 5, 1892, d. July 2, 1893
  87. Anna, d/o Amos N. and Maria A. Story, d. February 22, 1863, aged 1y1m25d
  88. Amos N. Story, d. October 3, 1880, aged 46y9m24d
  89. Andrew W. Pine,  d. February 5, 1859, aged 22y8m25d
  90. Walter Pine, b. June 18, 1809, d. August 5, 1862
  91. Caroline Waldron, w/o Walter Pine, b. July 29, 1812, d. August 30, 1882
  92. Philo Simpson, b. 1844, d. 1928
    Sarah R. Houck, his wife, b. 1847, d. 1912
    Their Children:
    Willard L. Simpson, b. 1867, d. 1958
    Vianna E. Simpson, b. 1871, d. 1891 
  93. James Harvey VanGelder, b. 1838, d. 1917
    Rebecca Pine, his wife, b. 1838, d. 1921  
  94. Children of James H. and Rebecca Van Gelder:
    Alma, b. June 2, 1871, d. May 7, 1872 
    Liela, b. January 3, 1867, d. January 10, 1871 
  95. Hattie G.,  d/o Smith and Luphema Pine, d. April 4, 1875, aged 6y3m28d P
  96. Peter Simpson, d. May 24, 1862, aged 69y7m9d
  97. Catharine Story,  w/o Peter Simpson, d. April 10, 1882, aged 77y1m9d
  98. Agustus, s/o Israel C. and Betsey Palmer, d. September 28, 1842, aged 6m5d
  99. Mary Ella, d/o Walter & Caroline Pine, d. February 28, 1854, aged 7m25d
  100. Carleton J.,  s/o Jeremiah and Emily Overbaugh, d. April 27, 1858, aged 1y5m17d
  101. Caroline Van Leuvan, w/o Joseph Burroughs, d. January 22, 1849, aged 22y3m4d
  102. Anna M. Finch, w/o James Burroughs, b. September 8, 1827, d. July 21, 1906 
  103. William Burroughs, d. November 29, 1835, aged 44y7m15d
  104. Caroline A., d/o William & Sarah Burroughs, d. August 10, 1834, aged 7y2m15d
  105. Wm. B. Delamater, b. April 24, 1839, d. May 3, 1864

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