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Barnum or Wright Cemetery

Burke, Franklin County, New York
DIRECTIONS: This cemetery is located at the intersection of Route 11 and Route 122. It is approximately 300 feet from the road on a knoll.

COORDINATES: N 44° 55.051'   W 074° 12.292'

NOTES:




The cemetery is at the top of the hill near the pole.

BARNUM
Hannah   Wife of Platt BARNUM   Died Feb. 20, 1845 (1815??) in the 43rd year of her age   (NOTE: Coleman wrote "date gone." McLellan's transcription gives the date as 1815.)

BARNUM
Hannah M.   Daughter of H. & P. BARNUM   Died Nov. 15, 1852   Aged 11 years   (NOTE: There is an illegible inscription on the bottom of this stone.)

BARNUM
Jehial BARNUM   Died Feb. 9, 1853 In the 76th yr. of his age (NOTE: This stone is now sunken and very eroded under the soil. The data in red is taken from both Coleman's and McLellan's transcriptions. Thompson wrote: "Masonic Emblem. He was an uncle of P.T. Barnum.")

BARNUM
Hannah   Wife of Jehial BARNUM   Died Apr. 17, 1853 AE 71 yrs.  
(NOTE: This stone is now missing. The information is taken from Coleman & McLellan.)

BARNUM
Elvira BARNUM   Died 2 aug. (sic) 1855   Aged 20 Yrs.
    Loved one no more thy mellow voice
    Will fall upon our ear
    No more thy patient winning smile
    Our saddened hearts will cheer.

BARNUM
Rhoda BARNUM   died 14 Jan. 1855   Aged 25 Y'rs.
    Dear Sister can it be
    Thy loved form I ne’r shall see
    Must I can I give the (sic) up
    T’is indeed a bitter cup.

BARNUM
Hannah   wife of Harry BARNUM   Died July 17, 1871   AE 71 Years

BARNUM
Marcus H.   Died July 15, 1881   AE 58 yrs.  
   Here … (NOTE: This stone was missed by McLellan. The inscription is now very eroded.)

BARNUM
Albert L. BARNUM   Died Oct. 8, 1861   AE 22 y'rs. 1 mo.
(NOTE: There is an illegible inscription on the bottom of this stone.)

CHILDS
Sally S.   Wife of Benj. B. CHILDS   Died July 16, 1849 in her 30th yr   (NOTE: The rest of this stone is now buried and can't be read. The information in red is taken from Coleman & McLellan.)

CHILDS
Rhoda   Wife of Benjamin B. CHILDS     Died Mar. 10, 1895   AE 73 Y'rs.

CHILDS
Rachael   Wife of J. C. CHILDS   Died May 2, 1886   (1885??) in her 57th yr. (NOTE: Although McLellan and Coleman record the year as 1885, I am fairly sure by the enhancing the digital picture that the year should be 1886.)

CHILDS
Merton R.   Son of F. L. & A. CHILDS   Died July 10, 1888   AE 1 Y’r 4 Mo’s

CLARK
Huldah A. CLARK   Died June 14, 1884   Aged 74 years

CRIPPEN
Calvin B. CRIPPEN   Died May 19, 1850   Aged 42 years   (NOTE: There is an illegible inscription on the bottom of this stone.)

CRIPPEN
Mariam   Died May 22, 1848   Aged 13 y'rs.
Mary   Died July 21, 1851   Aged 17 y'rs.
Twin daughters of Calvin B. and Phebe A. CRIPPEN
(NOTE: There is an illegible inscription on the bottom of this stone.)

CRIPPIN
Ezra S.   Son of Ransom B. & Mariam CRIPPIN   Died Jan. 14, 1845   Aged 1 year

DAVENPORT
Peter B. DAVENPORT   Died Jan. 21, 1865   AE 77 yrs

DAVENPORT
Hannah   Wife of Peter B. DAVENPORT Died Aug. 12, 1853 In the 60th year of her age.
(See Hurd's History of Clinton and Franklin Co. p 470-71)

DAVENPORT
William H.   Son of J. & M. DAVENPORT   Died June 13, 1881   AE 1 yr . 3 mos. 13 dys.
    He only died to live again
    In worlds of light with Christ
    to reign
On the north side:
Mary A.   Daughter of J. & M. DAVENPORT   Died Sept. 20, 1878   AE 4 mos. 22 ds.
    In her pure unearthly beauty
    Jesus took your baby mild
    And to lift your thoughts to heaven
    Made an angel of your child.

GOODSPEED
Joseph L. GOODSPEED   Died Aug. 2, 1871   AE 62 yrs

GOODSPEED
Charlotte   Wife of J. L. GOODSPEED   May 29, 1812 - Feb. 25, 1891

GOODSPEED
Lucius J.     Son of Joseph L. & Charlotte GOODSPED   Died July 14, 1854   AE 19 y'rs. 4 mo's

GOODSPEED
Asa J.   Son of Joseph L. & Charlotte GOODSPEED   Died Feb. 2, 1864   AE 19 Y'rs.

GOODSPEED
In memory of Florella,   wife of J. L. GOODSPEED   who died Nov. 20, 1831   AE 21 yrs

GOODSPEED
Florella   daughter of J. L. & F. GOODSPEED   died Feb. 19, 1841   AE 9 Yrs.
(NOTE: There is an illegible inscription on the bottom of this stone. The stone is flaking apart and I am unable to decipher it.)

GOODSPEED
Olive   daughter of J. L. & F. GOODSPEED   Died Nov. 10, 1848   Aged 2 (21??) yrs. 7 months & 5 dys.
____________ a   Son   Died aged 19 hours
(NOTE: This stone is extremely eroded. McLellan records the age as 21 yrs. Coleman does not have this stone listed but has "Another daughter but marking gone.")

GOODSPEED
Flora GOODSPEED   Died Nov. 2, 1880   In her 43rd year   Gone but not forgotten.

GOODSPEED
Leonard J. GOODSPEED   Died May 2, 1867 AE 33 yrs 7 mo
(NOTE: This stone is now missing. The information is taken from Coleman & McLellan.)

HALL
Sarah F.   Wife of Rev. W. P. HALL   Born Mar. 9, 1825   Died Mar. 10, 1892

HAYS
Eunice   Wife of John HAYS   Died May 28, 1851   Aged 28 yrs & 6 m's
    Friends nor physician could not save
    My mortal body from the grave
    Nor can the grave confine me here
    When Christ shall call me to appear.

HAYS
George   Twin Son of J. & E. HAYS   Died Sept. 11, 1852   Aged 1 year & 6 months

HOWARD
A. S. HOWARD   Died July 29, 1872   AE 24 Y'rs.

HOWARD
Elbridge G. HOWARD   Died Apr. 5, 1875   AE 63 yrs 11 mos.

HOWARD
Elbridge J.   Son of O. & D. J. HOWARD   Died Dec. 5, 1873   AE 5 mo (years??)
(NOTE: This stone is now missing. The information is taken from Coleman & McLellan.)

HOWARD
Emery B. HOWARD   1846 - 1913     Co H 1st NY Light Art.

LEWIS
Miner LEWIS   Died Jan. 19, 1879   Aged 90 y'rs. 4 mo's.

LEWIS
Eunice   Wife of Miner LEWIS   Died June 14, 1873   AE 84 Y'rs.

MONTAGUE
L. N. MONTAGUE   Died Apr. 3, 1855   AE 18 yrs & 5 mos.
(NOTE: This stone is now extremely eroded.)

MONTAGUE
Simeon C.   Son of Simeon & Phebe Ann MONTAGUE   Died May 26, 1865   AE 11 yrs. 8 ms. & 15 ds.   I am gone to the better land.

ORKINS
Rufus E.   Son of     (NOTE: Thompson wrote "can't read the rest." This stone is extremely eroded. It was not listed by McLellan. Coleman wrote: "ORKINS, Rufus, son of Rufus ----- rest gone.")

ROBBLEE
Samuel ROBBLEE   Died Nov. 7, 1864 AE 87 yrs
(NOTE: This stone is now missing. The information is taken from Coleman & McLellan.)

ROBBLEE
Mariam   Wife of Samuel ROBBLEE   Died July 22, 1841 in the 62 year of her life   It is done, the toilsomed toil is over.

SLACK
Emerline J.   Wife of Wm. SLACK   died Mar. 12, 1843   Aged 25 yrs

SLACK
William SLACK   Died Jan. 26, 1867   AE 46 yrs 6 mo
(NOTE: This stone is now broken and lying flat.)

SLACK
Fredrick W.   Son of Wm. & Hannah SLACK   Died May 24, 1853   AE 3 yrs 7 mo

SPENCER
Augusta C.   Dau of G.V. & L. SPENCER   Died April 23, 1851   AE 11 mos 17 ds

SPENCER
Gustavus H.   Son of G. & L. SPENCER   died Sept. 28, 1848   Aged 14 mo's. 12 days
(NOTE: Thompson wrote: "Same info on parents’ stone in Mitchell Cemetery, Burke Village.)

STILES
In memory of Harriet F.   Daughter of Harriet & Ezra STILES   Born June 12, 1832   Died August 3, 1832
ALSO
Phebe Ann   Born June 25, 1834   Died May 8, 1836

STOCKMAN
Lucinda S.   Wife of Robert STOCKMAN   Died Oct. 29, 1868   AE 34 yrs

TAYLOR
John TAYLOR   Died Mar. 14, 1864   AE 73 y'rs & 3 mos.
Jane M.   Died Sept. 11, 1835   AE 3 yrs & 3 mos.
Harlan P.   Died Mar. 16, 1841   AE 4 yrs. & 6 mos
Children of John & Lucy TAYLOR

WINTERS
George W. WINTERS   Born Mar. 29, 1847   Died July 15, 1905   At Rest

WINTERS
Nellie L.   Dau of Geo. W. & C. H. WINTERS   died June 1, 1876   AE 7 weeks & 4 d's   We miss thee at home.

WINTERS
Lottie E.   Daughter of Geo. & Charlotte WINTERS   Jan. 29, 1874 - Nov 15, 1896