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Onondaga County - Octagon Schoolhouse Cemetery aka Otisco Southern

Photographs (unless otherwise marked) and Text by Pamela Priest

Located near the southwest corner of Route 80 and Octagon Rd. in Otisco on Lot 4.


Cemetery looking west. Photo from the Archives of the Onondaga Historical Association.


Cemetery looking south on Pioneer's Day, June 10, 1961. Photo from the Archives of the Onondaga Historical Association.


An octagon schoolhouse, Otisco District #4, was located on the north side of Lot 4, 1.5 miles south of Otisco. 103 rods of land was deeded to the school district for $15.00 in 1841. This may have been the second building on the site dating from the late 1850's or early 1860's. Photo from the Archives of the Onondaga Historical Association.



Deed to Otisco Southern Cemetery Association, dated September 8, 1899. Deed from the Archives of the Onondaga Historical Association.


Looking south at the cemetery from Octagon Road (August 5, 2011). The field to the north of the cemetery was where the octagon schoolhouse was located.

Seven Revolutionary War Soldiers are buried here:


Billings, Leavitt


French, Ebenezer

Frisbie, I.T.


King, Apollos


Monk, Christopher

Pomeroy, Ebenezer


Pomeroy, Ira

War of 1812:
King, Thomas Frothingham
Taylor, William

Civil War:
Taylor, John
Van Alstine, George
Wellington, Rev. William

World War II:

Spauling, Guy I., b. Sep 23, 1918, d. May 4, 1967

Militia Colonel:
Pomeroy, Stephen


There are several individuals buried on the east side of this lot near Octagon Rd. The following photos are in order, from left to right, of the tombstones shown above.


Spaulding, Nellie C., 1907-1915






Spauling, Guy I., b. Sep 23, 1918, d. May 4, 1967












Wellington, Clinton J., 1884-1929


Walking up the slope to the main part of the cemetery, the following tombstones are on the east side of the cemetery.



































































































TO BE CONTINUED.

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Page started August 8, 2011 (photos taken August 5, 2011)

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