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Small Cemeteries in Town of Parish

These Cemetery readings were taken by the Parish Historical Society, and transcribed by Mary Lou Guindon.  For further information on any of the names, please contact them.

Merrits Corners Cemetery

Voorhees/Merrits Cemetery
Merrits/Voorhees Cemetery in Parish, NY
Contributed by Kathy L. Last  

 This old community cemetery is located east of the village of Parish.  Travel east on Rt 69, turn right onto Co. Rt. 11 and then left on Voorhees Rd.  It is located on the north side between 
Shetler and Crosby Roads.

There are aproximately 16 scattered field stone markers.

Merrit, Elizabeth J.    d. 1848   the rest unreadable

Minckler, Rachel        d. Jan 9 1846   ae 17yrs 8 mo 10 dys
                David   son     (this is a broken stone and not very readable)

There is a smaller stone with initials DM there appears to be nothing else and this may represent a David Minckler.

Parish Center Cemetery

This small cemetery is about 3 miles east of Parish, off of Route 69, on co. Rt. 22 on the right at the top of the hill. There are aprox. 5 buried here.

WEBB, Truman    son of Gould and Fanny WEBB   Feb. 23, 1859  ae 33yrs 11mo 8 days

GOULD,  Ann             Feb 22 1852- died

Wrightson Cemetery

Wrightson Cemetery in Parish, NY
Wrightson Cemetery in Parish, NY
Contributed by Kathy L. Last  

This family cemetery is situated 4 miles east of Parish, on the north side of route 69.  It sits quite a ways off the road, up on top of a hill.  To access it you must go on private property, so please stop at the farm just east of it, for permission.

        Clarence        1870- 1937
        Clara           1873- 1948

separate stones
        Delia           1847- 1914
        Newell          1822- 1908

taller stone
WRIGHT,  John   died Oct. 22, 1878
               Sally           (unreadable)     ae 67 yrs
(left side)     at rest  Sarah C.   died August 8, 1816  ae 31yrs

3 small stones unreadable

SMITH, Henry    1799- 1881
        his wife Mary MERENUS  1800- 1880
SMITH, Roxcena  1835- 1852

*No other markers present, there may be others buried.

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