Located on the Old Schoharie Turnpike just east of intersection with Webber Road. Cemetery is in very poor condition, overgrown with vegetation and with fallen headstones. Surrounded by a stone wall. The cemetery is difficult to locate, even though it is adjacent to the roadway.
Transcribed by Sylvia
Hasenkopf September 15, 1999. Validated in
the summer of 2010 and all stones digitized.
The pictures of the tombstones are in the possession of the Cairo Historical Society.
Rachel Houston, w/o Elisha Smith, d. October 18, 1848 in the 90th year of her age
Isaac E. Smith d. March 26, 1853, aged 67y
Elisha Smith d. June 26, 1849, in the 95th year of his age
Catherine A., w/o Peter Bush, d. February 23, 1858, aged 27y1m5d
Mary E., d/o Peter and C.A. Bush, d. September 12, 1858, aged 12y5m18d
Judah Winne, w/o Isaac H. Smith, d. April 9, 1861, aged 71y
Peter Bush d. December 6, 1895, aged 88y
George C., s/o Daniel & Eunice Hotchkiss, d. March 18, 1857, aged 11y3m20d
Able Butler, d. April 22, 1886, aged 67y12d
Lydia, w/o Oliver Butler, September 29, 1850, aged 37y5m29d
Oliver Butler, d. October 22, 1885 (rest illegible)
Clarissa, w/o Abel Butler, d. March 23, 1842, aged 67y
Abel Butler, d. August 12, 1856, aged 74y3m5d
Calista Butler, w/o Abel Butler, b. January 3, 1801, d. February 19, 1888
Mary, w/o Elder John Showers, d. January 24, 1851, aged 35y1m16d
Oliver, s/o Abel and L. Lacy, d. May ??, 1881, aged 8y1m10d
Postscript: Transcription and cemetery map grid located at the Durham Center Museum. Cemetery was originally laid out with a circular flower garden in the middle and footpaths radiating outward in the four cardinal directions. None of this original layout is currently visible. In addition, the following clarifications and additional stones were present on October 22, 1935, as transcribed by Mrs. Rossi.
11. Oliver Butler, d. October 22, 1885, aged
Two stones were placed in the woods , but were originally in the cemetery:
1. Charles W. Hotchkiss, d. August 28, 1880,
2. Daniel Hotchkiss, b. November 8, 1819, d. May 28, 1871
Eunice Stewart, b. July 1, 1824, w/o Daniel Hotchkiss (no death date)