Fellows - Patriot
Submitted by Pamela
Syracuse Post-Standard Pictorial, Sunday, November 8,
1959, pp. 23-24
'Obil Fellows -
Patriot, By Walter Carroll, Photos by H. J. Borzner
Newspaper Archives, Accessed 22 June 2005
If your name is
Fellows and your ancestors were natives of Onondaga County it is barely
possible that your great-great-grandfather was Obil Fellows, who fought
in the Revolution, was a prisoner of the British and is buried in a
little myrtle-covered cemetery by a country road outside Marcellus.
The late W. M.
Beauchamp, a tireless historian of the region, had not been able to
find the grave of Obil and listed the cemetery in which he is buried as
ruined. The Revolutionary record of Obil was not listed by
Beauchamp. Recently two Post-Standard reporters found the
cemetery and made a rough map of it for the Onondaga Historical
Association. In the center of the graveyard was the headstone of
Obil and his wife, Lois Plant.
Association records show that Obil Fellows was born in Canaan, Conn.,
in 1742 and died in Marcellus March 15, 1809. Lois Plant was born
in Branford, Conn., in 1749. She married Obil in 1768 in Branford
and died in Marcellus April 21, 1833. Obil and his wife came to
Marcellus in the winter of 1802.
Obil was in Col.
Charles Burrell's Regiment and Capt. Charles Stevens' Company. He
was at Camp Independence Nov. 21, 1776, and was a prisoner at Cedars in
were Phileman, James, Ephraim, David D., Cyrus, Mary Ann, Ursula and
Other names on
stones in the cemetery are Rosier, Griffin, Bronson, Cash, Roys and Way.
Click here for John
Curtin's Fellows Cemetery list
Submitted 22 June 2005