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I had to go out to the Worcester Cemetery today to pick up the flower pots off of my grandparents grave (my mom's parents). I had a few moments and was lucky enough to finally locate the Fuller burial. I've added that information to the Brooker Hollow Cemetery list and included the new entire list. There is supposedly another cemetery located in the hollow according to the current owners of the property and a older gentleman that I go to church with. I've lived here all my life and had never heard about this site though. I'm hoping to get up there before the snow comes. We went up last fall after having heard about it but couldn't locate anything. Roger P. Smith, October 9, 1998
Additional contributions by DeForest Brooker
note: Camera icon ( ) links to a page with a picture of that person's gravestone.
CEMETERIES OF BROOKER HOLLOW
Listings on this page are not necessarily complete and may not represent all of the stones in these cemeteries. Please send additional submissions and corrections to Doug Boyer
As of September 13, 1998. All of these sites are on private property.
On north side of road, behind the barn. Approximately 1.5 miles west of the Village of Richmondville.
1. Nicholas Dennis, Died 10, Aug. 1874, aged 84 years, 5 months, 22 days
Hannah, Wife of Nicholas D., aged 76 years, 10 months, 5 days
Agnes, Wife of John Moot, Died 4, Jan 1863, aged 96 years 1 month 4 days.
BROOKER HOLLOW CEMETERY
On south side of road across from the old school house. Approximately 2 ½ miles west of Village of Richmondville
John Crane, Died 23, ____ 1818, Aged 36 years, Made of Sandstone
Maude M. Daughter of J.H. & Addie Babcock, Died 10, Apr. 1873, Aged 2 years, 9 months
4 Loren Jr., Son of J.H. & Addie Babcock, Died 11, Jan. 1872, Aged 7 months, 28 days
Inscriptions 3 through 5 are on a single stele.
Nathan Hall (?), Died 12, Nov 1835, Aged 66 years
Elizabeth, Wife of Jacob Terpenning, Died 13, Aug. 1832, Aged 65 years
Jacob Terpenning, Died 15, Mar. 1813, Aged 55 years. In Revolution
Iron fence was erected around the Terpenning graves in the 1960’s by the DAR
Mary Ann, Wife of William Johnson, Died 15, Feb. 1852, Aged 30 years 2 months, 8 days
Footstone - H. J.
From Notes of Van Buren Lamb:
Terpenning, Jacob D. 15 Mar. 1813 ae 55
His Wife Elizabeth Wey, Possibly Wayman D. 13 Aug. 1832 ae 65
Johnson, John D. 17 Oct. 1840 ae 70
His Wife, Mary Terpening B. 1770 D. 26 Jan. 1851 ae 61
Johnson, William C. His Wife Mary Ann D. 15 Feb. 1852 ae 3_
Hill, Mathias D. 12 Nov. 1835 ae 66
Last Name Illegible, Henry D. 7 Feb. 1853 ae 20
Son of Liza and John D.
Footstones: M.A.J. and H.J.
Approximately 3 miles west of the Village of Richmondville. On the north side of the road behind the house across from the intersection with Smith Hill Road. This farm was the Fuller farm. The cemetery was emptied and re-internment was made at Worcester Cemetery. This information per Katherine Borst, a Fuller descendant. The original stones were placed in the barn foundation when it was re-laid in the 1920’s. The barn burned in 1997, a probable victim of arson. The charred remainders of the barn along with its stone foundation were buried on site.
Samuel Fuller, Died Jul. 13, 1826 aged 62 years 21 days
Sarah, wife of Samuel Fuller, Died Sep. 24, 1858 aged 83 years 9 months 21 days
Leroy Fuller, Born Sep 16, 1812, Died Mar. 30, 1893
Angenett Dennis, wife of Leroy Fuller, Born Jul. 26, 1812, Died May 13, 1882
Levi Fuller, 1841 - 1914
Catherine, wife of Levi Fuller, 1840 - 1908
Children of Leroy and Angenett Fuller:
Dolly Born Jun. 7, 1834 Died Jun. 9, 1834
Elias Born Jul. 18, 1835 Died Jul. 20, 1835
Annah M. Born Dec. 15, 1839 Died Feb. 3, 1840
The following are now buried in association with the above stone that is now located in the Worcester Cemetery. They were never buried in the Brooker Hollow site.
Mina L. Prentice, 1866 - 1932
Jesse A. Prentice, 1857 - 1915
Lena F. Empie, 1891 - 1968
5. Sanford T. Empie, 1885 - 1977
Near the intersection of Brooker Hollow Road and Franzen Road
Photos from this cemetery
A. W. & S. M. Wilber, Died 9, Apr. 1825
(G) Caretta, Wife of John Ostrom
Roxa, Wife of Moses Butler, Died 24, July 1843, Aged 32 years, 3 months, 27 days
Moses Butler, Died 13, Mar. 1845, Aged 3(4 ?) years, 8 months, 3 days
Sylvester S. Brooker, Died 19, Nov. 1854, Aged 64 years, 4 months, 29 days
Footstone - EW
Peter M. Brooker, Died 5, Nov. 1852
Peter Brooker, Died 14, Mar. 1843, Aged 67 years, 11 months, 23 days.
Notes from the files of Van Buren Lamb:
Brooker, Peter M. D. 5/11/1852
Brooker, Peter D. 14 Mar. 1843 ae 67 / 14 / 25 (The note lists months as 14)
Butler, Moses D. 24 July 1843 (This is actually the death of his first wife Roxanna Smith)
Ostrom Garetta D. 31 Oct. 1841 ae 43 / 6 / 13
Wife of John Ostrom
Robinson, Edgar D. 1 Aug. 1855 ae 6 M
Son of Aaron H. and Cornelia O. Robinson
Robinson, Willie Dates Gone
Butler, Curtis R. D. 6 Nov. 1861 ae 3 Y
Son of Samuel and Cynthia Butler
On the south side of Brooker Hollow Road approximately 2 miles west of the Village of Richmondville. It is situated along a stone wall. All of the stones are down and in very bad condition.
Died Dec. 12, 1853 (or 8)
Daughter of David R. and Abigail Joslyn
In Memory of William, Son of Edward and Nancy Kinnicut, who died Nov. 1801 on the coast of Africa. Age 17 years. (This stone was found under the concrete floor of a barn that was being dismantled on the Kinnicut farm.)
died Feb. 3, 1887 age 56 years 10 months and 24 days
In Memory of
Polly M. F. Kinnicut
dau. of Edward and Susan Kinnicut
died Aug. 30, 1828
age 3 years 1 month 11 days
(Has unreadable epitaph)
There are at least three more stones that are unreadable. Per the Last Will and Testament of Celia Kinnicut Smith Fuller, daughter of Edward Kinnicut and Susan Fuller, the cost of the removal and re-interment of her family from this cemetery into her plot at the Richmondville Rural Cemetery was to be paid for out of her estate. If this was done, no markers were ever erected for these people at the Richmondville Rural Cemetery.
VAN PATTEN CEMETERY
The cemetery is located behind the house on Smith Hill Rd. About 3 miles west of the Village of Richmondville. Smith Hill Rd. is a dead end.
Sarah Van Patten
Died Jan. 14, 1864
Aged 37 Years 11 Months 14 Days
(Has unreadable epitaph)
Sarah Van Patten
Died Oct. 14, 1882
Aged 74 Years
Jacob Van Patten
Son of James & Sally Van Patten
Died May 18, 1862
Aged 21 Years 7 Months 22 Days
James Van Patten
(This stone is presently knocked over with the engraving on the underside. It is buried partially under dirt and overgrowth of lilacs. There is an associated footstone with the initials of JVP)
Daughter of Nicholas and Lina Van Patten
Died Mar. 4, 1862
Aged 2 Months 12 Days
Located on the east side of Gott Road. Approximately ¾ to 1 mile off from Brooker Hollow Road.
Died May 11, 1860
Footstone with C.H.S.
Wife of Edward Gahan
Died Nov. 19, 1862
Aged 34 Years 11 Months 8 Days
John & Edward
Twin Sons of Edna Jane & Edward Gahan
Died Aug. 28, 1863
9 Months Each
Footstone with J.G. & E.G.
Wife of W.S. Ellis
Died May 7, 1854
Aged 29 Years 9 Months 6 Days
Samuel B. Babcock
Died Feb. 7, 1860
Aged 38 Years 10 Months
Died Nov. 11, 1865
Aged 88 Years 4 Months 16 Days
Footstone with M.A.S.
Daughter of William Jr. & Almira Smith
Died May 8, 1864
Aged 13 Years 7 Months 8 Days
James H. Smith
Died Jun. 29, 1874
Aged 19 Years 3 Months 23 Days
Footstone with M.A.T.
Several marble pieces with the only discernible inscription of "died". In close association with the
footstone with M.A.T.
A section of white marble that is about 6 inches wide and 16 inches long. On the left side is inscribed:
The right side of the stone has been sheared away.
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