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Sentinel Heights Pioneer Cemetery, Onondaga County, NY

Compiled by Pamela Priest

Photo by Pamela Priest, Maps by Jay Priest from papers given to Pamela Priest by her mother


SENTINEL HEIGHTS OR EAST HILL CEMETERY (Lot 12 of the Indian Purchase of 1817 Town
of Onondaga)
Abbott, Charles
born 1813 - died 1885
Abbott, Belinda P.
wife of Charles born 1820 died 1898
Barnum, Jonah
died May 21, 1843 ae 73 yrs.
Barnum, Mary
wife of Jonah died July 7, 1860 ae 86 yrs.
Bishop, George
born October 14, 1823 died May 10,1888
Bishop, Mary M. Link
wife of George born December 17, 1830 died June 20,1890
Bishop, Katie E.
dau. of G. & M. born September, 1858 - died September, 1860.
Bishop, Emma J.
dau. of G. & M. born August, 1856 died September, 1860
Bishop, Katie J.
dau. of G. & M. born September, 1860 - died September, 1862
Bianchard, Edwin
son of David and Narcissa died April 5, 1838 as 8 mos, & 26 dys.
Bronson, Abina
died January 9, 1835 ae 60 yrs. 11 mos. & 16 dys. (Father of Selden and Alfred)
"Friends nor physicians
Could not save
This mortal body from the grave
Nor can the grave confine him here
When Christ shall call him to appear"
Bronson, Aaron P.
died July 21,1856 as 17 yr's, 8 mo's. & 10 dy's, (Son of Selden)
Bronson, Selden (Stone not found 1978)
Bronson, Martha H.
wife of Selden died September 5, 1863 as 54 yrs
Bronson, Alfred (Stone not found 1978)
Bronson, Decatur
son of Aaron P. (Stone not found 1978)
Bronson, Nathaniel (Stone not found 1978)
Bronson, Daniel (Stone illegible 1976)
Bull, Henry
died October 17, 1874 ae 75 yrs.
Bull, Phebe
wife of Henry died August 25, 1848 ae 53 yrs.
Bull, Amos
son of H. & P. born June 29, 1830 died December 21, 1849
Bull, Mary
dau. of H. & P. born November 17, 1825 - died December 9,1845.
Bull, Charles Hard
son of H. & P. born April 5, 1827 died July 21, 1895
Bull, Charles "Little Dickens"
son of Charles, died aged 5 yrs.
Bull, James Jackson
son of H. & P. born August 22,1824 - died September 23, 1900.
Bull, Amanda Miller
2nd wife of James died November 21, 1857 ae 32 yrs.
Bull, Celia Paige
3rd Wife of James born May 12, 1825-died October 26, 1880.
Bull, Minnie Marsh
4th wife of James born May 6, 1842-died March 22,1924 Burden, Alfred
born in England November 23, 1853-died February 20, 1882.
Clark, Samuel
died February 24, 1824 ae 55 yrs. & 9 dys.
Clark, Sally
wife of Samuel died November 8, 1843 as 78 yrs., 10 mos. & 7 dys.
Clark, Benjamin
died April 29,1831 ae 36 yrs.
Clark, John
died November 13, 1864 ae 90 yrs. & 8 dys.
Clark, Betsey
wife of John died March 19,1846 .
Clark, Jenett
dau. of Milo and Lucinda died 1846 ae 12 yrs.
Clark, Charles
died September 28,1879 ae 73 yrs.
Clark, Lucia Ruth Littlefield
wife of Charles born 1808 - died 1894
Clark, Lawrence B.
son of C. & L. died July 3, 1856 ae 22 yrs., 2 mos. & 2 dys.
Clark, Sally Sophia
dau. of C. & L. died December 21, 1846 ae 15 yrs., 11 mos, & 21 dys.
Clark, Harriet M.
dau. of Lemuel G. & Lovina died May 17, 1826 ae 1 yr. & 8 mos.
Clausen, Barney
buried April 30, 1930.
Coleman, George
son of James & Elizabeth died June 7, 1862 ae 7 yrs., & 6 mos.
Cook, John
son of James & Rhoda died Sept. 4, 1857 ae 6 yrs., 2 mos, & 8 dys.
Cook, Elzada
dau. of Lewis & Cynthia died April 24, 1862 ae 8 yrs. 11 mos. 3 dys.
Cook, Stephen B.
son of Chester born April 9, 1824 died July 5, 1836 (drowned)
Cook, Chester
born December 11, 1794 - died August 20, 1887.
Cook, Amelia Barnum
wife of Chester born April 15, 1797-died May 22, 1891.
Connell, Peter (No stone found 1978)
Connell, Lavina Miller
wife of Peter born 1800-died 1830 (No stone found 1978)
Connell, Aaron
died January 17, 1840 ae 65 yrs. & 6 mos.
Connell, Elizabeth
wife of Aaron died October 17, 1861 as 84 yrs., & 6 mos.
Cramer, Christopher(Stone iliagible 1978)
Cramer, Sally
wife of Christopher (Burled in Oakwood, 1890)
*Cramer, James E.
son of C. & S. died June 11, 1862 at Fort Tiliinghast ae 20 yrs. & 11 mos.
Crumb, Lephe Maria Riddel
wife of Ruel Crumb died November 5, 1840 ae 31 yrs., 10 mos. 5 dys.
Crumb, Seneca R.
son of Ruel & L Maria died October 10, 1839 ae 2 mos. 10 dys.
DuBois, Cornelius
died November 17, 1866 - 77 yrs.
DuBois, Catherine Sheres
wife of Cornellus died November 27, 1866 ae 75 yrs.
DuBois, Peter
son of C. & C. born 1812 died 1907
Fay, William
died 1851 ae 25 yrs. (Stone not found 1978)
Foster, Charles U.
died October 4, 1872 ae 45 yrs., (Father of George)
Foster, Sarah
wife of Charles died October 20, 1874
Foster, Charlie
(Infant son of Charles &-Sarah)
Fox, Henry
died February 7, 1868 ae 81 yrs. & 4 mos
Fox, Abigal
wife of Henry died July 27, 1860 in the 79th year of her age.
Hotchkiss, Horace
died February 24, 1848 as 62 yrs.
Hotchkiss, William M.
died September 24, 1874 as 81 yrs.
Hotchklss, Anna Hull
died August 5,1874 ae 44 yrs.
Hotchkiss, Jonathan H.
died August 12,1883 ae 69 yrs.
�Hoyt, Aaron
died September 20, 1847 ae 69 yrs.
Hoyt, Aurle
(Stone not found 1978)
Hoyt, Sophie
wife of Aaron died August 26, 1872 ae 85 yrs.
Hoyt, Aaron Jr.
died July 19, 1897 ae 86 yrs.
Hoyt, Sarah M. Bonta
wife of Aaron Jr. died March 9, 1899 ae 76 yrs.
Jackson, Joseph H.
died October 7, 1856
Jackson, Mrs. Joseph (nee Bronson)
died February 1, 1871
Jackson, Winnie
died December 29,1876 ae 5 yrs.
Jobe, Sally Ann Snow
wife of Abram Jobe died September 10, 1853 ae 39 yrs.
Johnson,
Infant dau. of A. & B. Johnson died December 25, 1842 ae 6 mos.
Martinson, John
(Stone not found 1978)
Martinson, Maryette
wife of John died May 1,1645 ae 43 yrs.
Marvin, Mrs.
died 1859 (Stone not found 1970)
McClary, William
died 1834 (Stone not found 1978)
McClary, Mrs. William
died May 11, 1834 ae 71 yrs.
McClary, John H.
died April 8,1873 ae 79 yrs.
McClary, Mary Clark
wife of John H. died April 13, 1873 ae 76 yrs.
MCclary, Charles
(Stone not found 1978)
McClary, Frank Abbott
wife of Charles (Stone not found 1978)
McClary, Bertha
dau. of Charles died 1884
Miller, Cornelius
born 1798 - died 1886
Miller, Isabel Vroman
wife of Cornelius born 1798- died 1876
Mosher, John
died June 1 1859 ae 77 yrs.
Mosher, Phebe
wife of John died August 26, 1871 ae 84 yrs.
Northway, Josiah Tullar
died 1896 (Stone not found 1978)
Northway, Lauretta Hoyt
wife of J. Tullar died 1898 (Stone not found 1978)
Northway, Hiram T.
son of J. Tullar died 1882 (Stone not found 1978)
Nott, Nancy
died January 22, 1869 ae 66 yrs.
Orton, Gideon
died March 9, 1835 ae 57 yrs., 7 mos, 12 dys.
*Paige, Ira
died March 4,1860 as 71 yrs.
Paige, Sarah
wife of Ira died March 20,1872 as 75 yrs.
Parkhurst, James R.
died 1861 (Stone not found 1978)
Parkhurst, Sophia
wife of James R. (Stone not found 1978)
Preston, Eliseph (Stone not found 1978)
Preston, Sally
wife of Eliseph died May 8, 1859 ae 58 yrs., & 7 mos.
Preston, Parmelia
died 1830 ae 21 yrs. (Stone not found 1978)
Richardson,
wife of Dr. Samuel Richardson died August 26, 1828 in her 61st year.
*Share, Andrew
died January 9, 1847 ae 84 yrs.
Share, Polly
wife of Andrew died June 23, 1852 ae 84 yrs.
Share, Maria Connell
wife of Jeremiah died December 12, 1865 ae 58 yrs.
NOTE: Andrew Share is supposed to have given the land for this cemetery. In 1934 a
monument was erected by residents of the locality marking it as "Sentinel Heights Pioneer
Cemetery 1816-1934." This is something of a misnomer as the land was not purchased from the
Indians until 1817 and the name Sentinel Heights did not become a part of common usage until
the 1920's. According to the notes of Flora Morton, Jeremiah, Isaac and Joseph Share are
buried here but no evidence could be found in 1934.
Sherwood, Helen Amanda
dau. of Matthew & Mary died February 6, 1846 ae 1 yr.
Sherwood, Matthew
died June 22, 1855 ae 13 yrs. & 25 dys.
Sherwood, Johanna
(Infant) died 1847 (No stone found 1978)
Snow, Asa
died April 1, 1843
Snow, Dorothy
wife of Asa died April 2, 1863 ae 76 yrs.
Snow, Susannah
dau. of Asa born October 11, 1815 died April 25, 1816 (No stone found 1978)
Snow, Susan
dau, of Asa died April 23, 1846 ae 22 yrs., 7 mos. & 10 dys.
Snow, William
son of Asa died June 13, 1840 ae 18 yrs., 8 mos.
Snow, Ansel
son of Asa died April 13, 1848 ae 21 yrs.
Snow, Maria
wife of Samuel died August 22, 1859 ae 38 yrs.
Snow, Rosa
dau. of Suel & Mary A. DuBois Snow died September 7, 1860 ae 7 yrs., 11 mos. & 5 dys.
Snow, Rina
died 1860 (No stone found 1978) Mother of Suel Snow.
Snow, Benjamin W.
died June 28, 1846 ae 46 yrs., 2 mos. & 6 dys.
Snow, George H.
died August 23, 1855 ae 32 yrs. & 6 mos.
Steenburgh, John E,
died April 28, 1876 ae 61 yrs., & 4 mos.
Steenburgh, Patte M.
wife of John died February 26, 1873 ae 70 yrs., 1 mo.
Taggart, Susannah
wife of Thomas died May 25, 1829 ae 77 yrs.
Terry, Martha Steenburgh
wife of Thomas died April 25, 1848 ae 27 yrs.
Vroman, Isabella
died September 28, 1838 ae 90 yrs.
Vroman, William
died 1845 ae 60 yrs. (No stone found 1978)
Vroman, George
died 1835 ae 10 yrs. (No stone found 1978)
Vrooman, Alexander
born September 24, 1772 - died July 28, 1844
Vrooman, Mary Ketcham
wife of Alexander born May 7, 1779 - died September 30, 1843.
Way, David
(No stone found 1978)
Way, Ada Sherwood
wife of David (No 'stone found 1978)
Weller, Stephen
died ? 26, 1881 ae 72 yrs., & 6 mos.
Weller, Elizabeth
wife of Stephen died March 18, 1868 ae 54 yrs.
Weller, Olive
dau. of Stephen (No stone found 1978)
Weller, William H.
son of Stephen (No stone found 1978)
Weller, Jane
wife of Edward died October 14, 1874 ae 68 yrs.
Weller, Joshua
died 1845 ae 23 yrs. (No stone found 1978)
Weller, Jane
dau. of Thomas & Susan Connell died February 5, 1858 ae 22 yrs. & 6 mos.
Weller, William
died June 5, 1857 ae 84 yrs. & 9 mos.
Weller, Elizabeth
wife of William died June 28, 1858 ae 75 yrs.
Weller, John R.
son of William died March 3, 1886 ae 43 yrs. & 10 mos.
Weller, Caleb
son of William born August 4, 1613-died June 21. 1867.
Weller, Joseph
born May 5, 1811 died February 6,1893.
Weller, Eliza Connell
1st wife of Joseph died October 20, 1856 ae 51 yrs.
Weller, Aurilla Vanndriman
2nd wife of Joseph died January 20, 1862 ae 38 yrs. Weller, Cordelia A. DuBols
3rd wife of Joseph born June 30, 1824 - died October 6, 1690.
Wilcox, Luther
died March 20, 1855 ae 38 yrs. 7 mos, & 5 dys.
Worden, Jesse
died 1852 (No stone found 1978) Killed on railroad
Wright, Marshall
died August 1, 1870 ae 21 yrs., 11 mos. & 21 dys
Wright, Issac
(No stone found 1978)
Wright, Adaline Whitford
wife of Issac (No stone found)
Whitford, Adelbert
born 1870-died 1940
Whitford, Mrs, Noah
(No stone found 1978)

NOTE: in 1934 and 1935 considerable effort was made by Miss Flora Morton to copy the stones
and substantiate the records of this cemetery. On October 13,1935 some of her notes were
copied by Mrs. Grace Morton, the notations of which were used when checking the cemetery in
1978. The condition of this cemetery is very poor since the Town of Onondaga, unlike the Town
of LaFayette, does not fulfill its obligations toward minimal care of abandoned burial
grounds.

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        22 September 1996

u 2 July 2005