Wright Street Cemetery


Located on Rte 67, formerly called Wright Street in the Town of Durham, about .2 mile east of the junction with Decker Lane, near the Wright Street historical marker. The cemetery is 100 feet in from the road and is surrounded by an iron fence. Very well tended.


Transcribed by Sylvia and Reinhard Hasenkopf May 29, 2000


  1. Joseph Purinton, d. May 8, 1870, aged 63y6m28d
  2. John Purinton, d. August 31, 1871, aged 29y1m14d, Co. I. 43 Regt. NY Vol.
  3. Oliver Wright, d. June 4, 1891, aged 66y, Co. E. 120 Regt NYV
  4. Henry C. Becker, d. 1852, d. 1923
  5. In memory of my sister Mary E. Becker, b. 1854, d. 1911
  6. William H. Wright, b. 1861, d. 1913
  7. Rhoda Rood, d. April 4, 1869, aged 75y3m21d, w/o Jacob More
  8. Jacob More, d. November 29, 1878, aged 84y6m24d
  9. Calvin Wright, d. February 14, 1879, aged 62y10m4d
  10. Hannah, d. May 30, 1850, aged 94y8m2d, w/o Job Pierce
  11. Job Pierce, d. August 30, 1818, aged 65y
  12. Levina Rood, d. June 20, 1835, aged 75y
  13. In Memory of Rozzel Rude, d. January 22, 1838, aged 85y
  14. Philip More, d. July 6, 1847, aged 82y
  15. Maria, d. July 14, 1856, aged 84y, w/o Philip More
  16. Maria Moore, d. September 17, 1863, aged 62y
  17. Davis T., d. April 23, 1861, aged 4y, s/o Silas and Eleanor Wright
  18. Evan H., November 25, 1862, aged 7y9m5d, s/o Silas and Eleanor Wright
  19. Mattie M. Wright, b. 1859, d. 1915
  20. Silas C., d. June 24, 1881, aged 65y8m, s/o Christopher and Matty Wright
    Eleanor Meeker, d. February 10, 1901, aged 80y10m, w/o S.C. Wright
  21. Phebe, d. September 14, 1873, aged 14y, d/o William and Polly Taylor
  22. Phebe Haddeman, d. May 7, 1869, aged 72y2m9d, w/o Owen Taylor
  23. In memory of Owen Taylor, d. January 19, 1853, aged 57y6m26d
  24. In memory of Anna, d. March 20, 1820, aged 65y, w/o Edmund Bartlett
  25. Dennis Sherman, d. March 2, 1876, aged 81y1m3d
  26. Cyrena Rogers, d. March 24, 1871, aged 72y10d, w/o Dennis Sherman
  27. Elisabeth, d. November 2, 1859, aged 96y, w/o George Wright
  28. George Wright Jr., b. March 31, 1761, d. July 21, 1821
  29. George Wright 2d, b. April 19, 1794, d. May 13, 1797
  30. George Wright 3d. b. September 19, 1799, d. November 12, 1819
  31. James Wright, d. January 6, 1844, aged 44y
    Hannah, d. October 21, 1832, aged 34y, w/o James Wright
  32. George, d. October 29, 1841, aged 6y1d, s/o Christopher and Priscilla Wright
  33. Matty, d. October 6, 1820, aged 42y, w/o Christopher Wright
  34. Christopher Wright, d. March 6, 1857, aged 81y18d
  35. Priscilla Cooper, d. March 19, 1865, aged 72y, w/o Christopher Wright
  36. Sarah J. Wright, b. 1827, d. 1901

Postscript: Earlier transcription found at the Durham Center Museum shows two additional stones that are no longer at the cemetery:

George Wright, d. May ?, aged 75y
Anna, w/o George Wright, d. June 1, 1811, aged ?


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