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BLOCKTOWN  CEMETERY, 

previously known as Block School House Cemetery

Pompey, New York

Updated by John Rudy, Pompey Resident & Eagle Scout


I restored this cemetery for my Eagle Scout project, and thus have a complete listing of it's residents.

First, the cemetery's true name is Blocktown Cemetery, as listed on town deeds.  Located on no. 5 Rd. at the corner of Pompey Center Rd. in Pompey.  The earliest burial we've found occured in 1811, the last being in 1901.  Blocktown Cemetery is a real gem, set back from the road on a low rise in a grove of mostly maple trees.  The area is the final resting place of between 40 and 50 people.  Attached is a list of every tombstone we came upon in the plot, each with name, birth and death dates. I have boatloads of information also, ie. condition of the stones, location, dimensions and such.  If anyone would like this info, please, don't hesitate to E-Mail me at: TJJohn12@twcny.rr.com   The full book produced for the project is available for viewing at the Pompey Town Museum, Rt. 20, Pompey Center.  The museum is open Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

Last, First			Birth Year	Death Date
Benedict, Gilbert W. 1812 8/31/1838
Benedict, Gilbert 1746 12/4/1827
Benedict, Huldah 1761 3/6/1852
Benedict, Jemina 12/18/1857
Benedict, Jonathan 1747 7/18/1834
Benedict, Levi ? 1/27/1831
Benedict, Mercy 1805 8/4/1826
Benedict, Stephen 1782 9/22/1861
Benson, Clarissa 1786 3/22/1828
Carpenter, Acta Olcott 10/17/1803 2/25/1901
Carpenter, Luther 1804 12/1/1848
Carpenter, Mary Malvina 1828 9/1/1842
H P B
Howell, Martha ? ?
J.B.
Locy, Electa 1795 8/18/1813
Losey, Anna 1780 8/7/1828
Losey, Davis 1813 8/30/1864
Losey, Edwin 1833 2/3/1834
Losey, Elmira 1804 3/14/1848
Losey, Hannah 1774 3/17/1845
Losey, Hannah 1781 4/23/1857
Losey, Henry 1805 2/15/1848
Losey, Ira A. 1830 2/16/1831
Losey, Martin 1777 7/28/1854
Losey, Richard 1768 2/24/1861
Olcott, Clara ? ?
Olcott, Eleanor 1810 7/28/1815
Olcott, Elenor 1782 12/4/1863
Olcott, Epaphras 1782 11/26/1869
Olcott, Nodiah 1778 5/18/1850
Olcott, Oren 1811 7/15/1886
Olcott, Sally 1816 9/17/1871
Olcott, Sarah 1803 1/12/1878
Olcutt (sic), Thankful 1791 8/15/1866
Pierce, Lucy 1779 4/15/1856
Scott, John 1780 8/17/1811
Scott, unknown 1750 7/11/1811
Stowell, Eunice R 1813 7/18/1851
Unknown damaged stone
Unknown Fieldstone
Unknown Fieldstone ? ?
Unknown Fieldstone ? ?
Unknown Footstone
Unknown Footstone
Unknown, C. O. 1/8/1832
Unknown, Father/Mother
Vail, Oliver 1790 9/15/1841
Vandusen, James 1796 1/17/1858

Submitted by Kathy Crowell

The following list appears in Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Onondaga Co. taken from notes by William Martin Beauchamp, Vol. 2.  For those seeking additional information, an excellent list of markers and burials is found in Pompey - Our Town in Profile, Township of Pompey, 1976, a two-volume set printed by Central New Yorker, Syracuse, N.Y.  For more information contact town historian Sylvia Shoebridge, 2327 Berry Rd., Lafayette, NY 13084.

Benedict, Huldah Seelye d. Mar. 6, 1857 ae. 91-7-20 w/o Jonathan
Benedict, Jonathan d. July 18, 1834 ae. 87
Olcott, Elenor Lilley d. Dec. 4, 1863 ae. 81, w/o Noadiah
Olcott, Noadiah d. May 18, 1850 ae. 72
Vail, Oliver d. Oct. 15, 1841 ae. 64-0-15

Submitted 11 May 1998

Updated 8 February 2002