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Sherrod Hill Cemetery Correction

Contributed by Thelma Muffaletto

The following email message was received from Thelma Muffoletto (Great-granddaughter of Andrew and Abigail Bartlett Sherrod), which adds a valuable correction to the Sherrod Hill Cemetery listings:

"Today, I am writing about an incorrect listing in the Sherrod Hill Cemetery records that I would truly like to see listed properly after all of these years.  This should be the listing for JAY SHERROD, son of Lewis S. and Nellie Sherrod 1889-1904. He is the grandson of Andrew and Abigail Bartlett Sherrod.

Instead, the record made by Margery Bacon in 1940 and by Mr. and Mrs. Wilson R. Durham in 1954 reads:  JAY   D.JAY/1889-1904.

The record made by Bonnie R. Guilford and Margaret Goodell completed in October 1985 lists under HOTCHKISS   D. Jay 1889-1904?  with the notation "this stone was among this family."

Jay Sherrod belongs under the SHERROD listings, with his grandparents, ANDREW SHERROD and ABIGAIL BARTLETT, and his aunt, VIOLA R. SHERROD."

JAY SHERROD    1889 - 1904

Son of Lewis S. and Nellie Sherrod


HICKERNELL -- January 2.....Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sherrod mourn the loss of their son, Jay, who died on Tuesday evening, December 27, 1904.  He was 15 years old last August, and had been a great sufferer from stomach trouble at intervals for the past two years or more.  He had been confined to the house for seven or eight weeks.  The funeral was held at the home of his parents on Friday forenoon, conducted by Rev. C. G. LangdonFrank Greenlee, Clifford Beals, Leonard and Grover Nelson acted as bearers.  The interment was made in Sherrod Hill, Erie County, cemetery.  He leaves his parents and one brother, who have the sympathy of their many friends. 

(Obituary from CRAWFORD JOURNAL, January 5, 1905; Pg. 7, Col. 2)

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