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The Beard's Hollow Church Cemetery
Town of Summit, Schoharie County, NY
latitude 42° 36' 19" N; longitude 74° 33' 25" W
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Submitted by Candy Bender
This is a record of a small church cemetery in the town of Richmondville, NY. I would never have found it on my own. It is in very bad condition and there is no longer a clear path to reach this cemetery. I learned about it while researching my Becker ancestors and communicating with a Mrs Newell Becker who attended the church and has in-laws buried there. I went out to view the cemetery and did retrieve some information although many of the tombstones are broken, sinking , or unreadable. Mrs. Newell Becker sent me a small pamphlet she found in some of her old files. It contains the records of the Beard's Hollow Church Cemetery. This cemetery is located on Beards Hollow Road, Richmondville. It is located behind the Beards Hollow Church which is currently only open in the month of August, I believe. The pamphlet I am using as a reference was published by the Beard's Hollow Society in August of 1965 with an acknowledgement to George Van Schaick for access to scrapbooks & photos. The committee for a memorial booklet was Margaret Umberger, Frances R. Putman, Nellie G. Crosby. Candy Bender, February 24, 1998
Note - This cemetery is actually located in the town of Summit, just over the line from the town of Richmondville. June 9, 2010
Ira A. Baldwin- Died April 25, 1870- Aged 1y. & 14ds. John Galvin- Born June 22, 1806- Died Ap. 10, 1874 Mary Terrell his wife Born Oct. 24, 1828 Died Feb. 4, 1900 Charles- Son of John and Mary Galvin Died Nov. 15, 1864 Ae. 5yrs. 11m's. 10d's Ebenezer Terrel- Born May 12, 1800 Died Sept. 7, 1881 Elizabeth wife of Ebenezer Terrell Died Mar. 9, 1865, Aged 69 yrs. 10m's 18d's Almira Terrell, wife of charles Fox 1841-1907 Michael Terrell, Died Dec. 22, 1883, Aged 70 yrs. Harriet, his wife, Died Oct. 14, 1889, Aged 70 yrs. Milla Terrell, born March 6, 1858, Died Nov. 27, 1880 William Terrell, 1902 Ae 70 yrs. Mary A. Mead his wife 1908 Ae 75 yrs David A, Son of Ambrose and Amanda Brummer, Died Dec.13, 1861 Aged 4 years, 11m's. 26 d's. William H. Ward, Died Nov. 30, 1871, Aged 53years Rhoda M, Wife of William H. Ward, Died June 28, 1870 Aged 41 years, 4 mo. Rufus M, Son of Wm. H. and Rhoda M. Ward, Died Aug. 17, 1871 Aged 1 yr. 1mo. 11 days William Becker, Born Feb. 12, 1808, Died July 29, 1890 Lany M. his wife, Born Feb. 29, 1816 Salina E, Wife of John Becker, Died Aug. 29, 1879, Age 21 y's. 10m's 18d's John S. Becker, 1854-1927 Iva L. Devenpeck, his Wife, 1884-19__ John H. Becker, June14, 1833 Christine Terrell, his Wife, July 14, 1831- June 12, 1893 Following are all on one stone: Mary Becker, Nov. 26, 1958- Nov. 25, 1860 Robert Becker, Aug. 23, 1862-Sept 23, 1862 George Becker, Aug 1, 1863- Aug. 23, 1863 Morse Becker, July 14, 1868-Mar.8, 1869 John N. Dibble, 1836-1910 Emma Jane Dibble, 1847-1924 Joanna N. Dibble, Wife of John N. Dibble, Died Sept 20, 1872, Aged 36 yrs. 1m.2 ds. Mattie (Dibble?) Born Mar. 18, 1883-Died Nov. 28,1890 Nelson , Son of JN and J Dibble, Died Aug 18, 1857 Aged 4 m's. Frankie, Son of Rueben and Libbie Myers, Died Sept. 11, 1882, aged 17 d's The following are on 4 sides of one stone: 1) Alexander Lape, Mar 29, 1841-Ap. 5, 1905 Rozilla Beers, his Wife, Dec 30, 1844 2) Jacob Lape, July 24, 1806-Dec 9, 1860 Sally Morrison, his Wife, Ap. 28, 1809-May 7, 1859 3) David Lape, Jan 4, 1837-June 12, 1863 Orline Lape,June 29, 1816-Nov 4, 1863 4) Hannah Lape, Oct 19, 1830-June 28, 1890 Hiram Mann, Died Sept 27, 1878, Aged 61 yrs. (see Note 1 about death date) Robert S. Fuller, Born Feb 27, 1825, Died May 21, 1883 Lois Hudson, His Wife, Born Nov 1822, Died Jan 17, 1901 Andrew D, Born June 7, 1849, Died Sept 8, 1852 William J, born Nov 17, 1859, Died Apr 4, 1855 Sons of R S and L Fuller Helen L, Born Nov 28, 1858, Died Sept 14, 1892 Frank A, Only Son of D. A. and Emma A. Schermerhorn, Died July 29, 1858, 9 mos and 3 days Mackey, In Memory of Father, Jacob, and Children Julia, May, Dane E C Van Valen, Died feb 2, 1874, Aged 23 yrs. and 1 mo. Samuel, son of John S and ???? Schermerhorn, died June 23, 1953(?) Age 6 years Andrew Fellows, 1828- Polly Muckey, his Wife, 1829-1910 Lorenzo Fellows, 1852-1900 Alice Terrell, His Wife, 1854-1932 John Fellows, d 1855, 38 years old Albino Fellows Spencer, 1842-1896 John Fellows, Died May 1, 1855, Aged 38 years, 5 m's., 24 d's. Lisa Lavinia, dau of Augustus and Jennie Schary, Died Jan 3, 1879. aged 26yrs, 3 m 28 dys. Samuel Hodgson, died Dec 4, 1853, aged 76 years, 3m's, 22 d's Lavinia, wife of Samuel Hodgson, died Oct 9, 1848, age 61 y's, 6m's, 28d's Mary Hodgson, died Jan17, 1866, age 52 years, 4 m's, 20 d's (sister) William Hodgson, Born Ap 29, 1821, Died Ap 18, 1878 Samuel Hodgson Jr, born May 12, 1825, Died Jan. 23, 1892 Harriet Hicks, his wife, born Aug 23, 1830 Ella, born Feb 16, 1857, died Jan 18, 1861 Frances Hodgson, wife of Hiram Mann, died 8 m, 27, 1878, aged 61 y's, 18m. Howard Hodgson, Born Dec 6, 1868 Ella McLaughlin, his Wife, born Jan 27, 1886, Died Aug 6, 1891 Benj. G. Sperbeck, Died Ap.1, 1867, Aged 46 years, 7 mo. Helen J. Ward, Died Dec 18, 1867, aged 20yrs, 8m's, 6 d's Andrew Oothout (sic), born May 11, 1817, Died Feb 24, 1883 Sarah, his Wife, Born Aug 19,1812, Died Dec 12, 1879 George H. Dox, Sept 6, 1830, Jan 7, 1894 Cinthia Hicks, his wife, Mar 31, 1835-Dec 22, 1915 Abram Dox, died Dec 22, 1882, aged 75 yrs, 7 mos, 28 d's Harriet v, wife of Abram Dox, died Jan 8, 1862, aged 51 years, 9 m's, 29 d's.
The death of Hiram Mann (1815 - ?) is incorrect. The cemetery page has his death as 27 Sep 1878. However, he appears on both the 1880 Federal census and the 1892 NY census. I suspect his death may have been sometime between 1892 – 1900. He does not appear on the 1900 census. - Michelle Traughber
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