Union Society Cemetery
Cemetery is located on Old Road in the Town of Windham. The cemetery is surrounded by a mesh link fence with a gate. It is a fairly large plot and it appears that numerous stones are missing.
From an old newspaper clipping, undated: Stones flatened to the ground by owner of property who planned to sell building lots. He was restrained by town action. In 1932 the Sgt. James G. Carty Post #1545 Veterans of Foreign Wars bought the cemetery and planned to "place in good condition, restore it, place a fence around it" some time in the summer dedicate it as a Greene Co. Historic Shrine for Memorial services.
Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf November 11, 2000
In Vol. 10, No. 4 of Patricia Morrow’s Greene Genes the following additional information regarding Union Society Cemetery can be found:
7. Isaac Hotchkiss’ original stone read: In Memory of Isaac Hotchkiss, a soldier of the Revolution died May 17, 1825, aged 67y
11. Phebe, d. April 10, 1848, aged 87y6m, w/o James Q. Gates
12. James Q. Gates, d. October 10, 1835, aged 75y (a Soldier of the Revolution)
From J.B. Beers & Co., History of Greene County, published in 1884, page 331:
"Several have met their death by drowning, Elijah Haynes, a son of Elisha, Vilo Loomis, George W. Willsbee, Charles Higgins, and two Irishmen, were drowned in Colonel Edward’s mill-pond. They were at work around the dam in the season of high water and were carried over the dam to the rocks below."