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Posson Family Cemetery
Wright Township, New York

Catalogued and submitted by David and Joyce Horney

Listings on this page are not necessarily complete and may not represent all of the stones in this cemetery. Please send additional submissions and corrections to Doug Boyer

The following information was recorded by David and Joyce Horney, Oct. 1979.  The cemetery was on a hill on property once belonging to Peter Posson, south of Gallupville, NY. (I superimposed a county map with a map of Schoharie County around 1850.  When we got to P. Posson homestead on old map, we stopped a farmer and asked about a cemetery. “Oh, the old Posson Family Graveyard, its straight up that hill....”
I am a descendant of Robert Forsyth and Deborah Spicer, who are mentioned in the Zimmer Hill Cemetery record. I briefly corresponded with Paul Nance, compiler of the Zimmer Hill listing back in the 1990's.
Robert Forsyth, Jr. and Hannah Posson moved their family to Logan County, Illinois in 1856.                      David Horney

Peter Posson
d. 29 Sept 1863
aged 91 years 2 mo. 8 da. 

Anna West, wife of Peter Posson
died 15 Feb 1870
aged 90 yrs. 1 mo. 28 days 

Catherien Anne Posson
died 15 March 1852
aged 41 years 5 mo.

Rebecca, daughter of Peter and Anny Post
died 15 Nov 1849
aged 25 years 1 mo. 20 days

Eunice, daughter of Peter and Anny Posson
died 13 Aug 1825
aged 2 yrs. 3 mo.

Peter West
died 30 April 18??
Aged 80 yrs, ?? Mo. ?? days

Jeremiah Plank
died 13 Jan 1833
in his 62nd year

Sarah West, wife of Jeremiah Plank
died 29 March 1874
in her 93rd year

Theabald H. Mattice
died 13 Oct 1848 (or 1814?)
Aged 26 yrs. 10 mo.

John, son of William and Mary C.(?)  Posson
died 21 Nov 1840 (or 1846?)
Aged 1 yr 9 mo. 12 days

Julia M. Posson, wife of Peter P. Zimmer
died 22 Nov 1881
aged 70 years 13 days

Peter P. Zimmer
died 15 Jan 1881
aged 69 yrs 11 mo. 26 days

William Posson
died 10 Nov 1870
aged 69 yrs 11 mo. 10 days

Mary Catherine Becker, wife of William Posson
died   ?? Apr 1882
aged 75 yrs  6 mo.  20 days

Eliza J. LeMan, wife of Rufus Pofeson (??)
died  3 Jan 1854
aged 22 yrs. 11 mo.

Alvah L. Posson
died 3 Jan 1871
aged 22 yrs 11 mo.  17 da.
gone but not forgotten

Charlie, son of Rufus and Susan Posson
died 20 Mar 1885
aged 15 yrs 1 mo. 26 days


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