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Brandon Cemetery on Ross Park

Santa Clara, Franklin County, New York
DIRECTIONS: From Route 30 in Paul Smith's, turn west onto the Keese Mills Road. From the corner, go 8.4 miles down the Keese Mills Road and the Blue Mountain Road. When the pavement ends, look for the second gate on the left. The cemetery is located approximately .5 miles down a private dirt road. You will see remains of a wrought-iron fence on your right. Only a few stones are visible from the road.

NOTES:

LAYHEE
William P.   Died May 5, 1887   At 61 yrs.   Private Co. K   22nd Regt.   N.Y. Vols.

PETERS
Nelliem   Dau. of J. W. & C. E. PETERS   Died Aug. 7, 1890   Age 1 yr. 2 mos. "Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven."



Catholic Section:







These are the only stones that are visible from the dirt road. If you look carefully,
you may be able to see remnants of the wrought iron fence behind the two stones that are side-by-side.

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"Corner stone A.B. on it"
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 55 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find this marker although I searched extensively.)

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ELVA RETVRCO   DECEDE 2 u DENO V 1893   AGE 18 ____ 11 mos.  
DECEDE _________   AGE 33
MAURICE 1896   __________ 11 MONTHS & 8 DAYS
(NOTE: This wooden marker is extremely weathered. The information above is from the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve, as I could read very little of the inscription.)

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JOHN
(NOTE: There is no surname or dates on this stone.)

BAKER
DONALD CLINTON BAKER   DIED MAR. 31, 1903   AGED 8 MOS.

BARBERE
"Wooden marker unreadable"
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 55 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find this marker although I searched extensively.)

BARNES
EFRAME   Son of M. & P. BARNES   Died May 9, 1892   AE 2 Ys. & 5 Ms.

BARNES
OSCAR   Son of M. & P. BARNES   Died Sept. 25, 1893   AE 1 Mo. 21 Ds.

BISSON
"BISSON Harvey B.; died June 8, 1890; 11 days   __________ on earth   __________ in Heaven
Almer J.; Died March 4, 1892; 10 mos. 10 days
Gone but not forgotten
Sons of N & B Bisson"
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 56 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find this stone although I searched extensively. The inscription is probably supposed to read "Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.")

BOSTICK
"Christie BOSTICK; died Oct. 29, 1886; 20 yrs."
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 56 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find this stone although I searched extensively.)

COLLETT
FATHER                     MOTHER
GEORGE COLLETT
1842 - 1911 (NOTE: The rest of this side is blank.)

DALLAIRE
EMELIE SAVARD   Epouse de HUBERT DALLAIRE   Decede le 4 Sept. 1891   Agee de 63 Ans et 10 mois.
Footstone: E.S.

FORKEY
"Adalphus Forkey; born May 26, 1843; died Sept. 13, 1896"
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 56 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find this stone although I searched extensively.)

LaBARGE
ROSE LAMORA   WIFE OF ANTHONY LABARGE   BORN JAN. 8, 1870   DIED APR. 11, 1892   At Rest

PARIE
LEO L.   Son of G. J. & L. PARIE   Died May 8, 1892   Aged 1 y’r. 2 m’s. & 16 d’s.
Mother put away his playthings
Mother put his toys away
For the Angels called him home
Forever more to stay.

PARROTT
ELIZA PINKMAN   WIFE OF NELSON PARROTT   DIED APR. 2D., 1897   AGE 42 Y’RS.
May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

PERYEA
"Not included on the original list, but also buried in the cemetery - Joseph "Old Black Joe" Peryea."
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 57 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find his stone although I searched extensively.)

RULE
PAUL RULE   1818 - 1910
MARY   HIS WIFE   1824 - 1890
JOHN   1873 - 1906
CORA   1904 - 1906
Footstone: Father
Footstone: Mother

SAVARD
ADOLARD   Son of T. & M. SAVARD   Died July 6, 1890   Age 5 years
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GEORGE   Died July 31, 1890   Age 4 mo’s

SHARRON
AMMORY SHARRON   Died Jan. 14, 1886   AE 42 Yrs.

SHARRON
MARY L.   Dau. of J. & L. SHARRON   Died May 18, 1892   AE 9 Mos. & 24 Ds.

SHARRON
"Infant son of J. & L. Sharron; died May 18, 1872
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 56 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find this stone although I searched extensively. Edna Finn transcribed this stone as May 18, 1892. This would seem to make more sense.)

STRACK
"Anna M., wife of Charles C. Strack; born February 12, 1870; died June 1, 1902
(G.S. Marker nearby)"
(NOTE: The above is listed on page 56 of the book, Brandon: Boomtown to Nature Preserve. I was unable to find this stone although I searched extensively.)

TRUDELL
PETER TRUDELL   DIED JUNE 15, 1873
AGED 75 YRS.
HARRIET C. TRUDELL   DIED JAN. 3, 1899
AGED 98 YRS.

VINCENT
AMELIA R.   Wife of
PETER VINCENT   Died Mar. 31, 1891   IN HER 41st YEAR   May her soul rest in peace. Amen.
Footstone: A.R.V.