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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.

Notes

Note 1

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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