HEADSTONE INSCRIPTIONS

from a Small Cemetery east of OVID, in the S.E. corner of the Town of Romulus, Seneca Co., N.Y.


It is located on a wooded knoll in the Ridgewood Campground, which was at one time the David Covert Farm. This is on a road leading from Route 89 to Hayt's Corners. 19 of these inscriptions (indicated by an asterisk) were also collected earlier by Jessie H. Finch, et al, and later published in Some Cemeteries of the Between the Lakes Country. Any data read by them which differ from mine are enclosed in parentheses. Additional comments by me are in brackets [].
Read by June C. Feder in 1987 and 1990.


LAST NAME  FIRST NAME      DATES                 REMARKS

Church     Asa         Died Feb. 24, 1851        Age 64 yrs, 1 mo. & 15 da.

Church*    Charles M.  Died May 15, 1842         Age 1 yr & 4 mo. Son of
                                                 George L. & Fanny Church

Dunlap     C.                                    Rest is unreadable.

Dunlap*    John        Died Jun. 28, 1882        Age 77 yrs, 7?(4) mo. & 1
                                                 day.

Gordon*    Mary E.     Died Nov. 6, 1838         Age 40 yrs, 3 mo & 21 da.

Harris*    Margaret    Died Nov. 8, 1844         Age 33 yrs. Wife of Peter
                                                 Harris.

Kinne*     Missena     Died Dec. 10, 1837        Age 15 mo. & 13 da. Dau.
                                                 of Wm. & Catharine Kinne.

Lane       Elijah      Born April 22, 1787       Veteran 61-65 [Civil War]
                       Died May 21, 1872

Lane       Lucy        Died May 22, 1862         Age 76 yrs, 11 mo & 15
                                                 [or 5?] da. Wife of
                                                 Elijah Lane.

(Lane?     Samuel      Died ____ 30, 1850        Ae (2 figures) )

McMan*     Bernard     Born May 29, 1785         [Stone is partially
                       Died June 15, 1855        buried.]

McMan*     Caroline    Died May 5, 1846          Age 19 yrs, 10 mo. & 15
                                                 da. Wife of Henry McMan.

McMan*     Catharine   Died March 3, 1873        Age 70 yrs.

McMan      Henry       Died May 23, 1849         Age 28 yrs & 6 mo.

McMan*     Susan       Died June 24, 1849        Age 71 yrs. Wife of Barney
                                                 McMan. [Bernard?]

Miller*    Anner       Died Jan. 31, 1850        Age 75 yrs. Wife of
                                                 William
                                                  Schooley.

Miller     Mr. Elisha  Died Mar. 31, 1836        Age 56 yrs, 6 mo. & 28 da.

Miller*    Ezra        Died May 10, 1856(5)      Age 65 yrs, 11 mo. & 18
                                                 da. [Husband of Zerviah.]

Miller*    Jane L.     Died Dec. 14, 1844        Age 20 yrs, 5 mo. & 13 da.
                                                 Wife of Robert T. Miller.

Miller*    Josiah      Died 1817                 Age 68 yrs.

Miller     Nancy       Died ?? July 1826         Age 30 yrs. Wife of Elisha
                                                 Miller. [This is on a flat
                                                 slab of slate.]

Miller     Zerviah H.  Died March 13, 1868        Age 73 yrs & 7 da. Wife
                       [Stone broken in middle.]  of Ezra Miller.

Mulligan*  Susan       Died May 18, 1846         Age 13 yrs, 9 mo. & 15 da.
                                                 Dau. of John & Catherine
                                                 Mulligan.

Park*      Amos, Dr.   Died Oct. 1, 1825         Age 77 yrs. "In memory of"

Sly*       Abraham     Died April 10, 1845       Age 64 yrs, 10 mo. & (10
                                                 days). [The days are now
                                                 buried.]

Sly*       Mary Huldah Died Nov. 9th, 1837       Age 23 yrs, 6 mo. & 27 da.
                                (or 1831?)       Dau. of Abraham &
                                                 Pertheney Sly.

Sly        Perthaney   Died Oct. 11, 1859        Age 75 yrs, 10 mo. Wife of
                                                 Abraham Sly.

Sprague    Sophronia   Died June  7, 1825 (3?)   Age 17 yrs. Dau. of
                                                 Eliphalet & Rhody Sprague.

Stacy      William     Died Sept. 27, 1849       Died in the 72nd year of
                                                 his age. Revolutionary War
                                                 Soldier.

Van Lieu   Eli W.      Died Jan. 21, 1854        Age 14 yrs, 6 mo. & 8 da.
                                                 Son of Elh???n & Eliza Ann
                                                 Van Lieu.

Whitney    Mary        Died Aug. 30, 1824        Age 17 yrs. Wife of John
                                                 Whitney. "In Memory of"

     Note: I read these stones on two different occasions, and referred to
both handwritten lists when preparing this alphabetical list. Many of the
stones are broken &/or toppled over, or totally illegible, or even
face-down. I did not see a headstone for Samuel Lane, but there was a
footstone saying S.C.L. by the base of a broken-off headstone.

     List of initials on various footstones, many of which appear to have
been moved around, propped on trees, etc.: A.C., A.S., D.W., E. ? M., E.M.,
J.D., J.L.M., J.W., McM. S., M.K., M.W., P.C., P.S., S.C.L., S.S., W.S.

Credit: Thank you to June C. Feder for reading the cemetery and to Dick Halsey, county coordinator for Monroe Co. NYGenWeb for sending the file.

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