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Wills Cemetery
(formerly the Collins Cemetery)

Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York
DIRECTIONS: This private cemetery is located approximately 3 miles north of Chateaugay on County Road #39 at Earlville. It is on the west side of the road, located behind a family farm, as you approach the hamlet.

COORDINATES: N 44° 57.949'   W 074° 02.846'

NOTES: This cemetery was transcribed and photographed by Joyce Ranieri on June 23, 2000. Upon completion it was compared to a list compiled by Phyllis Thompson in June of 1987.

BLANCHARD
ROYAL C. BLANCHARD   DIED July 28, 1881   AE 84 Y’rs.
Asleep in Jesus.

BLANCHARD
ELIZA B.   WIFE OF Royal Blanchard   Died AUG. 15, 1847   AE 48 yrs

BLANCHARD
MERCIA   daughter of R. & E. BLANCHARD   Died Oct. 20, 1851   Aged 11 years   3 months

CAMPBELL
JOHN CAMPBELL   BORN AUG. 24, 1789   DIED DEC. 24, 1888
ANN CRAIG   HIS WIFE   BORN JULY 20, 1799   DIED MAY 3, 1872
Footstones: Father, Mother

CHURCH
NANCY,   wife of Sam'l Church Sen.   DIED Jan. 3, 1863   AE 60 yrs.
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat on the ground.)

COFFEE
HARRY A. COFFEE
1888 - 1888

COFFEE
ALFRED W. COFFEE   1819 - 1901

COFFEE
JANE MAXFIELD COFFEE   1822 - 1902

COFFEE
ORVILLE L. COFFEE   1846 - 1925

COFFEE
HELEN SHEPHERD COFFEE   1859 - 1932

COLLINS
HON. GIDEON COLLINS   DIED December 27, 1875   AE 95 yrs 8 mo
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat on the ground. For a brief biography on this family, see History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers  by Duane Hamilton Hurd, Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., page 457.)

COLLINS
TABITHA   Wife of HON. GIDEON COLLINS   Died March 1, 1860   AE 80 yrs
(NOTE: For a brief biography on this family, see History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers  by Duane Hamilton Hurd, Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., page 457.)

COLLINS
GEORGE T. COLLINS   DIED APRIL 26, 1872   AGED 52 yrs

COLLINS
HARRIET D. WEBB   Wife of GEORGE T. COLLINS   December 31, 1824 - April 16, 1910

COLLINS
GEORGE W. COLLINS   DIED APRIL 1st, 1890   AE 31 YEARS
A SLEEP WITHOUT DREAMS
AFTER A ROUGH DAY OF TOIL
IS WHAT WE COVET MOST.

COLLINS
MARY
(NOTE: There are no dates on this stone.)

COLLINS
HATTIE
(NOTE: There are no dates on this stone.)

COLLINS
GEORGIE
He only sleepeth.
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat on the ground. There are no dates on it.)

COLLINS
ADA & IDA
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat on the ground.There are no dates on it.)

COLLINS
ALBERT L. COLLINS   1823 - 1909
A. ELIZA MACGREGOR COLLINS   1826 - 1907

COLLINS
ALFRED G. COLLINS   BORN JUNE 18, 1856   DIED MAY 15, 1881
AFTER LIFE’S FITFUL FEVER HE SLEEPS WELL.

COLLINS
FRANKLIN H.   Son of Albert L. & A. Eliza COLLINS   Died January 9, 1864

COLLINS
__________ (NOTE: The name is illegible.)   Son of Albert & Eliza COLLINS   Died September 12, 1860   Aged 7 Mo 16 Ds.
(NOTE: I am not able to read all of the following inscription.)
...realm ...
...we humbly ...
Thy Saviour calls thee home my Son
And let his Holy will be done.

COLLINS
WILBUR A.   son of Albert & Eliza COLLINS   died 1866

COLLINS
W. L. COLLINS   1851 - 1918
ELIZA   HIS WIFE   1851 - 1923

DAVIDSON
RODMAN R. DAVIDSON   Aug. 1851   AE 19 Yrs.
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat on the ground.)

HODGES
DANIEL P. HODGES   DIED MAY 12, 1860   AE 51 YRS. 8 MOS.
HIS WIFE   DELLA E. COLLINS   DIED AUGUST 16, 1888   AE 74 YRS.

MACGREGOR
PETER MACGREGOR   DIED FEB. 23, 1870   AGED 74 YRS.
LYDIA DEUELL   WIFE OF PETER MACGREGOR   DIED MAY 18, 1868   AGED 64 YRS.
Footstones: Father, Mother

MCGREGOR
LUCY   Daughter of Peter & Lydia McGREGOR   Died Jan. 27, 1840   AE 11 years 3 mos.
My earthly form now [_y___] / Has found in beauty’s fairest [mould];
But now prepared by love divine / A fairer, brighter form is thine.
broken -- G. Ackley (NOTE: Probably said erected by.)
broken -- , N.Y.
(NOTE: This stone is broken and lying flat on the ground.)

MACGREGOR
MARTHA _________ of P. & L. MacGREGOR   Died April _, 1864   AE 22 yrs. & 11 mos.
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat on the ground. It is very worn.)

MOTT
JOHN C. MOTT   Died FEB. 4, 1879   AGED 64 YEARS
(NOTE: This stone is broken into two pieces. The top was lying flat on the ground nearby.)

MOTT
LOUESA MARIA   WIFE OF JOHN MOTT   AND DAU. OF H.& C. SPENCER   DIED FEB. 21, 1868   AE 35 YRS 8 MOS & 12 DS

MOTT
LUCY M.   Wife of John Mott   & Dau of G.& T. Collins   Died Mar 20, 1857   AE 34 yr

MOTT
JANE E.   WIFE OF J.C. MOTT   DIED January 27, 1884   AE 63 Y'rs.

SHERMAN
ANNIE   Wife of A. Sherman   died May 28, 1872   AE 32 yrs
(NOTE: This stone is lying flat on the ground. Info is from P. Thompson as I was unable to read this stone beyond the first two lines.)

SMITH
J ACOB SMITH   MAJOR   VT RANGERS   REV WAR   1742 - 1837
HIS WIFE   ELIZABETH BLANCHARD   1743 - 1829

SMITH
ALFRED SMITH   Died December 1, 1870   AE 56 yrs 5 mo

SMITH
CHARLES W.   Son of A.& L. Smith   died June 30, 1856   AE 9 M's. 19 D's.

SMITH
MARY A.   Daughter of A.& L. Smith   died March 20, 1846   AE 44 days

SMITH
Russell   Son of A.& L. Smith   died April 13, 1851   AE 13 mo

SMITH
Ella G.   Daughter of A. & L. SMITH   died Aug. 9, 1854   AE 2 yrs 5 mo

SMITH
Margaret R.   Dau of A.& L.G. Smith   Died Sept 23, 1866   AE 26 yrs 8 mo

SMITH
Reupert A.   Son of Giles W. & Sally Smith   died March 6, 1842   AE 9 mo 26d

SMITH
LESLEY   Son of Giles W. & Sally Smith   died April 2, 1846   AE 2 mo

SMITH
ELIZA   daughter of G. W. & S. SMITH   Died Nov. 30, 1850  AE 2 mo's & 7 d's.

SMITH
KATHERINE   Wife of George Smith   died JAN. 1836   AE 30 Y'rs.

WALLACE
WM. WALLACE   Died October 11, 1866
LUCY CARRIE   Wife of WM. WALLACE   Died of July 14, 186__

WILLS
ALEXANDER WILLS   Died Oct. 30, 1886   AE 52 Y'rs. 8 Mo's & 17 D's
(Inscription)
ELIZABETH JOLLY   HIS WIFE   Died Oct. 15, 1902   AE 62 Y'rs. 5 Mo's & 19 D's.
On the north side:
HENRY SON OF D.& E. WILLS   DIED MAY 24, 1904   AE 3 MOS. & 21 DS.
Footstones: Father, Mother, Henry

WILLS
Footstone: THOMAS F.   1866 - 1923
Footstone: MARTHA O.   HIS WIFE   1876 - 1925
Footstone: HOWARD   1913 - 1913

WILLS
Footstone: DAVID A. WILLS   1867 - 1949
Footstone: ELIZABETH ROBBINS   WIFE OF DAVID   1882 - 1955
Footstone: DOROTHY   DAU. OF D.& E. WILLS   1907 - 1951

WILLS
KENNETH A. WILLS   1913 - 1999
Separate footstone in the same lot:
ELIZABETH SMITH   WIFE OF KENNETH   1912 -

WILSON
HENRIETTE  Died Apr. 8, 1869   AE 22 y'rs & 4 mo's
BARBARA F.  Died Oct. 19, 1870   AE 25 y'rs & 7 mo's
ROBERT F.  Died Feb. 18, 1871   AE 21 y'rs & 4 mo's
JOHN W.  Died June 29, 1878   AE 22 y'rs 11 mo's
CHILDREN OF DANIEL & M. A. WILSON

WRIGHT
Daniel died March 17, 1885 AE 68 yrs
(NOTE: This stone was not found by me when I took the pictures.)

WRIGHT
Mary Ann   Wife of Daniel Farquhar   died April 10, 1885   AE 60 yrs.
(NOTE: This stone is broken and lying flat on the ground. The information comes from P. Thompson. I was unable to read much more than the name.)

WRIGHT
Sacred to the memory
of Walter Wright,
who died in the triumph
of a Cristian faith June
26, 1829 in
34th year of his age.