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Sand Hill Cemetery

Bombay, Franklin County, New York
DIRECTIONS: This cemetery is located at the intersection of Route 95 and the Scanlon Road in Bombay.

COORDINATES:  N44° 54.466'   W 074° 33.917'

NOTE:

BABCOCK
Anna BABCOCK   Died March 9, 1856   Age 63 yrs.   (NOTE: This stone is very, very worn.)

BABCOCK
In Memory of Benjamin A. BABCOCK
Who died January 15, 1830   Age 44 yrs.
Behold me now, as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me.

BABCOCK
Betsey   Wife of Simon BABCOCK  
Died July 26, 1870   Age 81 yrs. 10 months

BABCOCK
In memory of Simon BABCOCK  
Who departed life January 8, 1825   Aged 45 yrs. & 3 mos.

BERRY  
Alzina   His Wife   Died June 16, 1900   Age 71 yrs. 10 mos.
On the north side:
Adelaid   Died November 18, 1896   Age 41 yrs. 11 months
Fred   Died February 25, 1864   Age 2 yrs. 10 months
Children of H. T. & A. A. BERRY
On the back:
Fredrick D.   1867 -1910
Footstones: Mother, Father, Frederic

BERRY
Augustus E.   1855 - 1933
His Wife   Dorcas McCAIN   1860 - 1928
Their Children:
Roy 1880 - 1882
Edith 1884 -1 914
Floyd   1894 - 1894

BERRY
Clinton   Son of Oscar W. & Martha L. BERRY  
Died February 20, 1877   Age 9 months & 26 days

BERRY
Freddie   Son of H. T. & A. A. BERRY   Died ? 5, 1861
(NOTE: This stone is difficult to read. I cannot determine the age. It might be ten years or ten months.)

BERRY
Brother
Geo. BERRY   1868 - 1919

BERRY
Homer BERRY   1821 - 1896   (NOTE -- This stone was recorded in 1994 but was missed by me.)

BERRY
Oscar W.   1850 - 1919
His Wife   Martha L.   1855 - 1949
Their Son   Clinton   1876 - 1877
Footstone: Oscar BERRY

BERRY
Roy   Son of [Augustus] & Dorcas BERRY  
Died June 25, 1899   Age 2 yrs. & 3 months

CLEMENS
Alexander CLEMENS   1859 - 1935
Mary   His Wife   1871 - 1919

CLEMONS
Henry CLEMONS   Died Sept. 30, 1900   Age 33 yrs.

CLEMONS
Leander CLEMONS   Died December 2, 1889   Age 24 yrs.

CUNNINGHAM  
George CUNNINGHAM  
Co. G   96 Regt. N.Y. Vol. Died 1887   Age 71 yrs.   Flag - GAR Post 363

DAVIS
Alzada NILES   Wife of Calvin DAVIS   1836 - 1913
Ransom NILES   1846 - 1896

DEGROAT
In memory of Elizabeth   Wife of Henry R. DEGROAT
Who died March 1, 1832   Age 29 yrs.  
Here under this marble stone,
Lies a bosom friend of mine,
Although God has called her [over],
I am here and long to meet her there.
(NOTE: This stone has been broken and mended. Originally recorded as Elin Beth. However, I believe the name is Elizabeth with a backwards z.)

DUNN
Ida Alma Wife of Walter H. DUNN,   And Daughter of H. A   & Hannah H. SWEET   Died August 29, 1881   Aged 23 yrs. 5 mos.   At rest with Jesus

DYER
Addie   Daughter of W. W. & W. F. DYER   Died September 8, 1880   Age 4 yrs. 6 mos. 15 days
Our little Addie left us
And her soul returned to God
Her body lies a mouldering,
Beneath the cold, cold sod.

DYER
Helen Daughter of Wm. & Phebe DYER
Died August 18, 1862   Age 7 mos. 2 days

DYER  
Wm. W. DYER   Died February 14, 1930   Age 79 yrs. 8 months
Welthy F.   DYER   Died July 30, 1907   Aged 54   yrs. 3 months
Footstone:   Mother, Lawernce H. DYER   1890 - 1974 (NOTE: This is how the name is spelled!)

DYER
William DYER   Died October 11, 1900 Age 94 yrs. 8 mos. & 11 days
(NOTE: There is an illegible inscription underneath this.)
On the north side:
Phebe TAYLOR   Wife   1820 - 1913
On the south side:
Ellen   Daughter of Wm. & Phebe   DYER  
Died September 16, 1857   Age 7 mos. & 2 days
Footstone: Mother (NOTE: This stone is leaning up against the above headstone.)

FLANDERS
Allen B. Son of Parker & Wealthia FLANDERS
Died July 17, 1863   Age 2 yrs. & 7 months

FLANDERS
Chloe   Wife of E. E. FLANDERS   1867 - 1929

FLANDERS
Elmer E. FLANDERS   1862 - 1938

FLANDERS
Louisa Ann   Wife of Parker FLANDERS
Died February 12, 1860   Age 32 yrs. 9 mos. & 17 days

FLANDERS
Parker FLANDERS   1821 - 1900
Wealthia A. His Wife   1838 - no date

FRANCEY
George   1862 - 1953
Sarah   Wife of G. J. FRANCEY   Died May 25, 1927   Age 55 yrs.
On the north side:
George J.   Died July 12, 1902   Age 13 yrs. 1 mo
Edward L.   Infant Son   -1906-   Age 2 days
Children of G. J. & S. FRANCEY
On the south side:
Beulah   1898 - 1992
Footstones: George, Edward, Mother, Father

HOYT
Aaron HOYT   Born November 8, 1838   Died February 18, 1919
Mary Jane   His Wife   Born August 16, 1838   Died October 18, 1909

HOYT
CLIFFORD L. HOYT  
NEW YORK
SGT. 28th INF. 8 DIV. WORLD WAR II
June 7, 1919 - August 29, 1944

HOYT
Curtis G.   1879 - 1953
His Wife   Winnie E. JACKSON   1886 - 1962
Their Son   Howard G.   1908 - 1937
Their Sons:
Henry A.   1905 - 1967
Julius J.   1907 - no date

JONES
Thomas JONES  
Co. G. 142 Regt. N.Y. Vol.   Died March 15, 1887  
(NOTE: The age is broken and buried - I am unable to be read it.)

LaROCK
Margaret LaROCK   1835 - 1917

McCONNELL
Beulah FRANCEY McCONNELL   1898 - 1992

McCUNE
Jay Damon   1882 - 1956  
Bessie JACKSON McCUNE   1890 - 1947
Footstone: Mother
Footstone:   Rockne C. McCUNE   SP 4 US ARMY   Sep 18, 1942 - March 31, 1981
Footstone: Della S. McCUNE   Aug. 14, 1910 - Aug. 29, 1997

McMAHON
Erwin Robert   1918 - no date
Daisy M.   1915 - no date
Rose M.   Ð1937Ð
Infant Son   Ð1938Ð

McMAHON
Gary H.   1946 - no date
Starr E.   1947 - no date

NILES
Arthur G.   1880 - 1945
Daisy D.   1880 - 1946

NILES
Helen E. MOORE   Wife of Stephen NILES  
Died Sept. 22, 1909   Age 68 yrs. 1 mo. 2 days   At Rest
Leaning against the back:  
Ellen Maria   Daughter of R. & S. NILES  
Died Nov. 18, 1872   Age 32 yrs. 1 month

NILES
Leonard W.   1878 - 1959
Sadie B.   1882 - 1973

NILES
Minnie A.   Died August 24, 1877   Age 6 yrs. 10 mos.
Flora   Died August 19, 1877   Age 8 yrs. 9 mos. & 19 days
Children of Reed & Mary NILES
(NOTE: This stone is broken & lying flat.)

NILES
Reed NILES   Died November 15, 1849   Aged 45 yrs.
Dying mortal stop and think,
[Though first with health still on the brink
Of death perhaps you are
Death as though death's arrow sped]
And I was numbered with the dead
Prepare! Prepare! Prepare!
(NOTE: I am not entirely certain of the inscription. It is extremely difficult to read.)

NILES
Reed   Co. G. 142 Regt. N.Y.V.   1842 - 1877
Mary DYER   1846 - 1913
(NOTE: This stone is broken & lying flat.)
Footstone: Father

NILES
Sarah   Wife of Reed NILES   Died July 18, 1877 Age 71 yrs.

NILES
Stephen NILES   Died December 15, 1895   Age 57 yrs. 1 mo. 11 days

NILES
William H. 1864 - 1937
Bridget S.   His Wife   1864 - 1936
Their Children:
Steward   1899 - 1900
Floyd   1900 - 1900

PARR
Franklin A. PARR   Died September 12, 1901   Age 75 yrs.

PAYNE
Dighton PAYNE   Died Nov. 2, 1872   Age 28 yrs. 10 months
Adelaid   His Wife   Died November 18, 1896   Age 49 yrs. 11 months
On the south side:
Lottie   Their Daughter   Died February 12, 1874   Age 4 yrs. 3 months
Footstones: Husband, Wife

PAYNE
Lottie PAYNE   February 12, 1874   Age 4 yrs. 3 months
(NOTE: This stone is broken in half.)

ROCKHILL
Albert W.   Died May 17, 1900   Age 1 yr. & 4 days
Susan   Died March 24, 1897   Age 6 days
Children of John & Cora ROCKHILL

ROCKHILL
Calvin H. ROCKHILL   1903 - 1931

ROCKHILL
Charles B. 1895 - 1960
Lillian P.   1886 - 1961
Clayton E.   1874 - 1940
Footstone:
Charles B. ROCKHILL
NY PVT 319 INFANTRY  
WORLD WAR I  
Dec. 21, 1894 - July 28, 1960

ROCKHILL
Charles B. ROCKHILL   1846 - 1942  
Sarah L.   His Wife   1850 - 1909
Footstone: Mother, Husband

ROCKHILL
Grace A.   Daughter of A. L. & M. J. ROCKHILL   1938 - 1942

ROCKHILL
John S.   1871 - 1960  
His Wife Cora E.   DOWNER   1866 - 1903
2nd Wife   Georgianna GRIFFIN   1886 - 1939
Footstones: Mother, Georgianna GRIFFIN ROCKHILL 1886 - 1939

ROCKHILL
Stanley J. ROCKHILL 1910 - 1910

ROCKHILL
William J. ROCKHILL   1911 - 1911

SNYDER
Ernie SNYDER   Died May 3, 1896   Aged 2 mos. 13 days

SPEAN / SPEAR
Alexander [SPEAN]  
Died September 1, 1862   Age 65 yrs. 4 mos. & 17 days
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat, broken and on the ground. I am not certain of the surname. the Bombay Historical Society recorded this surname as SPEAN. After re-visiting the cemetery, I am unsure of whether the surname is SPEAN or SPEAR.)

STOCKWELL
Albert STOCKWELL   1855 - 1931

SWEET
Artemas B. SWEET   Died 1876   (NOTE: This stone is broken in half right here and nothing else is legible. According to earlier records, he was born in 1851.)  

SWEET
Daughter of ? & ? SWEET  
Died September 16, 1871   Age 1 mo. & 17 days
(NOTE: When I visited the cemetery, the top of the stone where the name should be was missing. There is also an illegible inscription on the bottom of the stone.)

SWEET
Effie J.   Died December 18, 1871   Age 3 mos. & 4 days
John N.   Died August 13, 1873   Age 3 mos. & 22 days
Children of S. & J. SWEET
(NOTE: There is an inscription that is buried. The stone is quite sunken.)

SWEET
Ernest F. SWEET   Born 1867   Died 1940
Lill M.   His Wife   Born 1868   Died 1907
On the north side:
Anna M.   His Wife   1884 - 1928
On the south side:  
Beulah H.   Their daughter   Born 1906   Died 1912
Footstones: Father, Mother, Anna M.   His Wife   1884 - 1928, Beulah

SWEET
Hannah   Wife of H. A. SWEET   Died May 27, 1861   age 29 yrs. & 4 mos.
(NOTE: There is an illegible inscription where the stone is broken right in two.)

SWEET
Jane L. Wife of Sidney C. SWEET  
Born January 21, 1840   Died May 27, 1904  
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil for thou art
with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me.
Footstone: Mother

SWEET
Mary Della   Died August 28, 1877   Age 1 yr. 6 mos.&   3 days

SWEET
Melvin W.   Son of John & Alma SWEET  
Born July 20, 1899   Died April 3, 1904     At Rest

SWEET
Roany   Wife of James S. SWEET   Died September 29, 1871   Age 77 yrs. 11 months   (NOTE: This stone is broken & flat, lying on the ground in pieces.)

SWEET
Sidney C. SWEET   Born February 16, 1834   Died May 29, 1907
(NOTE: There is an illegible inscription on the bottom of the stone.)
Footstone: Father

SWEET
Winey A.   Son of   S. C. & J. L. SWEET   Died March 16, 1881   Age 10 mos. & 27   days   (NOTE: There is an inscription on the bottom that is totally illegible.)

UNKNOWN
Wife of ???   Died September 29, 1860   Age 31 yrs. 8 mos.   (NOTE: This stone is broken and lying flat.)

WHELPLEY
Elizabeth   Wife of Wm. WHELPLEY   Died May 23, 1877   In her 85th year
(NOTE: This stone is broken & lying flat.)

WHELPLEY
William WHELPLEY   Died February 25, 1869   In his 82nd year (NOTE: The Bombay Historical Society has this recorded as 1792 - 1877.)