Blue Springs (aka Ferguson) Cemetery,
Stowell Dr., Richland, NY
This cemetery was located at the end of Stowell Drive, off Rte. 2.  It is not maintained at all.  There is only one stone left standing, the rest all lying on the ground and broken, most of them partially buried.  There could be many other stones here that were not found.  There were 3 completely illegible stones, plus two partial stones that were illegible.  This transcription was done on October 3, 2002 by Kathleen L. Last and Virginia Ackerman.
Many thanks to Kathleen L. Last and Virginia Ackerman for their time and hard work taking a reading of these cemeteries and sharing with us.  Its much appreciated. 


6/25/2006

Message from Shawn Doyle, town historian and Half-Shire President. 
   "The Town of Richland Bicentennial Committee has begun cleaning up the abandoned Ferguson/Blue Spring Cemetery on Stowell Dr. just east of Richland hamlet.  With the permission of the property owner (Schoeller Technical Papers) we have cut the field grass and pulled many of the brambles.
    On the web posting done in 2002 by Last & Ackerman, 16 stones were found. We have an earlier survey from 1972 that lists 19 stones, and today we verified all but one.  We are in communication with descendants of the Ferguson and Robbins families.  Ebenezer Robbins was a Revolutionary War vet, and we hope to place a new stone for him by next year. Most of the people in this cemetery are related to one another, they all lived in this region when Stowell Dr. was the main stage coach road.
    To learn more about our rehabilitation efforts, contact Richland Historian towards renovation work which is gratefully accepted through Half-Shire Historical Society, PO Box 73, Richland, NY 13144." 
Thanks! Shawn


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Blue Springs (aka Ferguson) Cemetery
Blue Springs (aka Ferguson) Cemetery,
Stowell Dr., Richland, NY
Contributed by Kathleen L. Last


Blue Springs (aka Ferguson) Cemetery
Blue Springs (aka Ferguson) Cemetery,
Stowell Dr., Richland, NY
Contributed by Kathleen L. Last
Blue Springs (aka Ferguson) Cemetery
Blue Springs (aka Ferguson) Cemetery,
Stowell Dr., Richland, NY
Contributed by Kathleen L. Last
  no name found, died 1837 age 51 yrs

 ? DAMPROLL ?, George R. F., native of Belleville C.W., died Oct. 14, 1855 age 34 yrs (this stone is very badly worn - last name was copied as it we saw it)

 Dunlap, Samuel age 69 yrs (no date of death)
 Dunlap, Sylvia, wife of Samuel Dunlap, died Feb. 12, 1854 age 66 yrs

 Ferguson, Aby Ann, wife of Jonathan Ferguson, died Aug. 11, 1842 age 38 yrs
 Ferguson, David C. died Sep. 5, 1833 age 22 yrs 4 mos 1 dy
 Ferguson, Joanna, wife of James (Ferg)uson, died Nov. 15, 1848 age 71 yrs (stone broken, only letters of husband’s last name found was ‘uson’ -  was next to other Ferguson’s)
 Ferguson, Jonathan died March 12, 1857 age 55 yrs 18 dys 
 Ferguson, Joseph died March 1, 1852 age ? yrs 8 mos (stone broken)

 Pangburn, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Peter Pangburn, died May 4, 1854 age 16 yrs 11 mos 14 dys
 Pangburn, Nancy, wife of Samuel Pangburn, died Sep. 27, 1854 age 55 yrs

 Potter, Mary Ann, dau of John & Mary Potter, died April 14, 1852 age 2 yrs 1 mo 8 dys
 Potter, Mary Elizabeth, wife of John R. Potter, died Aug. 30, 1854 (age broken off)

 Robbins, Ebenezer died April 19, 1842 age  ? yrs 8 mos (stone broken), a Revolutionary War Veteran
 Robbins, Ruth, wife of Ebenezer Robbins, died June 1, 1842 age 74 yrs 6 mos 5 dys

 Taylor, Darias A., son of Silvester & Malicia Taylor, died Sep. 18, 1845 age 1 yr (rest of age
missing)



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