WILLIS CEMETERY
FERNWOOD, Town of Richland
Oswego Co., NY

 FERNWOOD, NY WAS ONCE CALLED HOLMESVILLE, BUT AFTER ROUGHLY 1900 THE AREA BECAME FERNWOOD.  THE WILLIS FAMILY, FOR WHOM THE CEMETERY WAS NAMED, LIVED NEARBY,  ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO GRAVESTONES BEARING THEIR NAME. THIS LIST WAS COMPILED BEFORE 1931 BY THE LATE MISS IDA B. HADLEY, A MEMBER OF THE ONTARIO CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE  DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN PULASKI, NY.  NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO VERIFY THE LIST AS OF 2001.  HOWEVER AFTER SOME NAMES MATERIAL HAS BEEN ADDED IN PARENTHISES (  ) ABOUT THE DECEASED.  SUCH DATA IS NOT FROM THE GRAVESTONE BUT PUBLIC RECORDS.

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ANDREWS, B. D.      3/19/1893 87
ANDREWS, LOUISA, HIS WIFE    0/11/1867 67

BALLARD, ISRAEL     6/15/1852 76
BALLARD, LYDIA FERREL, HIS WIFE  8/6/1858 70
BELDING, JOB K.      1795-1872
  (SON OF JOB  & MARTHA (DEAN) BELDING OF CANAAN, NY)
BELDING, REBECCA FERRIS, HIS WIFE                    1799-1875
  (DAUGHTER OF REV. ENOCH & REBECCA (REYNOLDS) FERRIS)
BELDING, HENRY A., A SON
BENTLEY, JOHN      3/9/1833 49
BENTLEY, D --- HIS WIFE    DEC.1855 72
BRADNER, SUSAN, WIFE OF JOHN   10/8/1828 61
BROWN, STEPHEN     10/18/1828 61
BROWN, STEPHEN     5/16/1874 81
BROWN, ELISHA      11/4/1842 46
BROWN, ANNA, HIS WIFE    2/3/1842 42

BUMPUS, NATHAN     2/21/1851 
BURDICK, JONATHAN     5/29/1856 75
BURDICK, REV. ELIAS     5/20/1870 72
BURDICK, GRATIA, W. OF R.A. BURDICK  9/18/1869 41
BURDICK, DANIEL                         1818-1871
BURDICK, RHODA L. SLATER, WIFE OF DANIEL 1818-1844 
BURDICK, CAROLINE L. HUBBARD 2D W. DANIEL1825-1894
BURDICK, MARY, W. OF ALEXANDER M.            8/26/1834 20
BURR, ELISHA  WAR OF 1812     9/24/1879 85
BURR, CHARLOTTE, HIS WIFE     7/21/1890 91

CALKINS, NANCY, WIFE OF GENE CALKINS  1/1/1846 23
CHAPMAN, SIMEON      7/15/1865 51
CONANT, LEWIS       3/ /1886 80
CONANT, PHEBE, W. OF LEWIS    11/1/1864 60
CROSS, JAMES D.      2/18/1874 75
CROSS, SARAH E., W. OF JAMES   11/14/1873 70

DAWLEY, JAMES D.    3/28/1807 6/29/1897 
DAWLEY, PHOEBE     5/13/186- 55
DECAMP, MARTHA, W. OF HORACE DECAMP 4/27/1855 25
DIX, ELIZABETH, WIFE OF MATHEW DIX  12/18/1874 71
DODGE, ELIZABETH, WIFE OF DAVID DODGE 12/7/1845 46
DOUGLAS, ABEL      10/10/1873 77
DOUGLAS, CATHERINE, W. OF DEA. ABEL   12/8/1850 53
DOUGLAS, JOSHUA     9/1/1837 77
DOUGLAS, JOHN      6/21/1871 
DOUGLAS, SUSAN, W. OF JOHN   2/6/1837 48
DOUGLAS, HARRIET, W. OF JOHN   1/21/1893 86

ERSKINS, PHOEBA, W. OF JOHN    1814-1840
  ON SAME HEADSTONE WERE:
  FANCHER, ALMIRA, WIFE OF CALEB FANCHER 1808-1879
  PERRY, PHEBA, WIFE OF W. G. PERRY  1812-1867
ERSKINE, SALMAN
ERSKINE, BETSEY, HIS WIFE    11/2/1869 76
ERSKINE, ERREBA     8/24/1874 37

FERRIS, REV. ENOCH     10/6/1830 68
  (SON OF JOHN & HANNAH (MEAD) FERRIS - B. DUTCHESS CO.)
FERRIS, REBECCA, WIFE OF ENOCH   12/11/1841 78
  (B. 6 APR. 1765 M. NOV. 1780 AT NEW LEBANON, NY) 
FERRIS, MARY ANN, WIFE OF ENOCH M.  4/25/1838 24
  (MARY ANN NYE, 1ST W. MAR. 19 MAY 1833)
FERRIS, CATHERINE, WIFE OF ENOCH M.  4/17/1840
  (CATHERINE BURGETT, 2ND W. MAR. 5 SEPT. 1839) `
FERRIS, EBENEZER      B. 1 DEC. 1794   11/26/1894
  (SON OF ENOCH & REBECCA (REYNOLDS) FERRIS – NO ISSUE)
FERRIS, ELIZABETH W.       8/2/1864 73
  (DAU. OF ENOCH & REBECCA (REYNOLDS) FERRIS–UNMAR.)

GATES, ROBERT B.      1813-1892
  (FATHER OF SARAH A. GATES WHO MAR. CHARLES HEATON) 
GATES, SARAH A. BACKUS, HIS WIFE    1814-1838
GILLESPIE, HUGH       8/7/181- 69
GILLESPIE, NANCY      9/27/1865 76
GILLESPIE, HENRY      2/3/1877 88
GILLESPIE, ROBERT   5/15/1818  7/1/1897 
GILLESPIE, ANNETTE, HIS WIFE        6/18/1816  6/24/1885 
GILLESPIE, ROBERT                       FEB. 17, 1850 
GILLESPIE, MARTHA, HIS WIFE         6/8/1786 5/27/1873 

HENDERICKSON, GEORGE    11/2/1863 42
HENDERICKSON, SUSAN                 61
HOLMES, JEREMIAH      4/29/1872 81
HOLMES, MARTHA      6/4/1869 75

INGRAHAM, SAMANTHA, W. OF ALANSON   6/11/’44 56
  (SAMANTHA FERRIS B.16 MAR.1788, DAU. REV.  ENOCH FERRIS)

MASON, ELNATHAN     10/11/1855 64
MASON, MARY      8/8/1848 90
MCCHESNEY, ALVA     1887-1899
MENTER, RICHARD     3/2/1863 50
MENTER, CYNTHIA, HIS WIFE    4/23/1872 56
MOORE, DAVID    7/16/1797 7/4/1873 
MOORE, ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE 1/16/1801 5/8/1882
MORTON, PATIENCE, WIFE OF GERA MORTON 7/18/’71 59
MORSE, LEVI R.       1/10/1862 66
MORSE, CLARISSA, HIS WIFE    3/20/1863 69
MOWRY, MARTIN B.     1800-1873 
MOWRY, BETSEY, HIS WIFE    1805-1881

NICHOLSON, JOSEPH     1792-1865
NICHOLSON, DEMIS LOOMIS, HIS WIFE  1795-1831
NICHOLSON, MARY, WIFE OF HENRY  8/8/1862 25

ORR, ALEXANDER     9/9/1866 66
ORR, ELVIRA MARIA CHAPIN, 2D W. OF ALEX. 1810-1878 68
ORR, BETSEY, W. OF ALEXANDER   3/16/1841   34

PAIN, NATHAN      4/22/1854 86
PAYNE, JAMES      5/7/1854 43
PAYNE, JAMES      4/29/1835 60
PAYNE, MERCY, HIS WIFE    10/19/1850   73
PERRIN, SAMUEL     1783- 1/1/1874   91
PERRIN, AMY, HIS WIFE     4/10/1879   80
PIERCE, BENJAMIN    NO DATES
PIERCE, SARAH, HIS WIFE    12/27/1851 69
PIERCE, SARAH, W. OF WM. PIERCE   6/26/1892   52

RATHBURN, JOHN     1/9/1850 79
ROBINSON, JAMES     5/25/1874 79
ROBINSON, OLIVE, HIS WIFE    1/22/1862 75
ROCKFELLOW, WM. P.     6/6/1871 40
RUSSELL, MYRON  CIVIL WAR VET. BUR. KEY WEST, FLA  1864
RUSSELL, MARTHA AMES, HIS WIFE     1842-1874
RUSSELL, ELISHA S.     10/28/1865 75
RUSSELL, RUTH, HIS WIFE    1/6/1868 79
RUSSELL, CANDACE, HIS WIFE   9/20/1851 54
RUSSELL, DAVID      5/10/1869 59
RUSSELL, JACOB      5/20/1873 85
RUSSELL, SOPHIA, HIS WIFE    11/18/1847 50
RUSSELL, SUSAN, HIS WIFE    2/20/1871 79

SCOTT, SETH      8/7/1852
SCOTT, AMY, HIS WIFE     1/19/1868 
SEAMAN, ISAAC    11/11/1784- 4/10/1870
SEAMAN, SALLY, HIS WIFE    2/13/1857 57
SEAMAN, ALFRED O.     8/27/1862 40
SHERMAN, ABEL      6/20/1866 79
SHERWOOD, JOTHAN     5/18/1872 84
SHERWOOD, SABRA, HIS WIFE   4/15/1870 
SHERWOOD, SABRA, W. OF ZALMAN   11/28/1836 72
SIMMONS, WILLIAM     1808-1899 91
SIMMONS, LUCINDA, HIS WIFE   7/27/1864 54
SLATER, ELISHA      5/28/1832 37
SMITH, D. P.       3/19/1861 60
  (DANIEL P.  MAR. NANCY SOULE, DAU. CONSTANT & LUCENA)
SMITH, MARY ANN (SLOAN) W. OF JACOB  5/18/1841 24
  (GRANDMOTHER OF FREDERICK G. WHITNEY, PULASKI, NY)

SOULE, CONSTANT     8/15/1841 56
  (B. 1785 SON OF DAVID SOULE, FOSTER, RI MAYFLOWER DES.)
SOULE, LUCENA B     1789-1867 77
  (DAU. OF LEVI & JOANNA (COOLEY) BRACE TOLLAND CO. CT)
SOULE, JOSEPH P.      5/26/1860 28
  (SON OF CONSTANT & LUCENA (BRACE) SOULE-RICHLAND, NY)
SOULE, THOMAS      6/23/1852 68
  (BROTHER OF CONSTANT B. RI MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT)
SOULE, REBECCA, HIS WIFE    1/24/1875 81
  (MAR. 2ND WILLIAM FORD – NO ISSUE – RICHLAND, NY)
SOULE, SAMUEL      5/26/1860 63
  (BROTHER OF CONSTANT & THOMAS-B. RI–MAYFLOWER DES.) 
SOULE, DAVID     1806-   76
  (HALF-BRO. OF CONSTANT, THOMAS & SAMUEL-MAYFLOWER DES.)
SOULE, STEPHEN  - SARAH E., WIFE OF  6/12/1867 55
  (SON OF CONSTANT & LUCENA (BRACE) SOULE – RICHLAND, NY)
  (SARAH,  D. 12 JULY 1867 - DAUGHTER OF ASHBEL PORTER)
SPRINGER, CHARLES     1/24/1860 66

TUBBS, JOHN      1822-1898 
TUBBS, ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE    1821-1862
TUBBS, JOHN D.      12/28/1862 42

VAN DRESSEN, WM. – ELIZA., HIS WIFE  3/2/1848 36
VIRGIL, JAMES     1790- 2/10/1856 66
VIRGIL, BETSEY, HIS WIFE    9/27/1871

WAITE, LUKE D.       2/21/1850 50
WAITE, PHILENA, HIS WIFE    1/12/1823 26
WAITE, THADDEUS  (REV. SOL.)   4/3/1823 63
WAITE, SALLY, HIS WIFE    12/14/1847 87
WARE, OSMOND      5/3/1869 58
WARNER, ELEAZER     1791-1868 
WARNER, HANNAH, HIS WIFE    1794-1888
WEED,  JOHN R.      10/29/1875 65
WEST, ANNA      11/8/1862 78 
WESCOTT, RUSSELL P.     9/15/1867 38
WESCOTT, DANIEL L.     10/17/1860 26
WESCOTT, GEORGE     8/27/1847 53
WESCOTT, OLIVER     1/18/1846 81
  (B. SCITUATE, RI -MARRIED ANNA/ANN (BROWN) WESCOTT)
WESCOTT, CHARLEY     5/8/1843 37
WILMARTH, MERCY     5/5/1818 76
WILLMARTH, SAMUEL     1800-1876 76
WILLMARTH, OLIVE, WIFE OF SAMUEL  11/21/1851 40
WILLMARTH, ANN, WIFE OF SAMUEL  3/27/1867 50
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM R.     1787-1854
WILLIAMS, MARY A., HIS WIFE   1787-1875
WOOD, JABIN     1794- 10/18/1893 99
WOOD, URELINDA, HIS WIFE    9/29/1875 83
WOODRUFF, ELIZABETH, WIFE of ARMAN 1/3/1851 55


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