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ELDRED CEMETERY

The Old Eldred Cemetery,
Rte. 55
Eldred, Sullivan Co., New York

Note: This cemetery is old and almost entirely neglected. Many of the graves are sunken, stones toppled or broken and buried; the ground is very wet. Most of the cemetery is entirely shaded, and damp. The ground cover is mostly mosses. The are at least 200 graves here and perhaps many more. Although I found several veterans, I saw no military markers or American flags as in other cemeteries. Across the highway (Rte. 55) is another large cemetery "St. Anthony's Cemetery of Yulan, NY", although this IS in Eldred.

Cemetery from road (Rte. 55).

Entering cemetery, left.

View 1 General shot of part of the cemetery.

View 2

AUSTIN Benj'n. C. Austin. Died Nov. 9, 1880, Aged 72 Yrs. 3 Mos. & 18 Dys. GARDNER monument rear left.

[AUSTIN] Our Mother, Fanny Austin, Born Apr. 24, 1788, Died June 6, 1861; Wife of Ralph Austin.

[with AUSTIN sites] Edwin L., Born Oct. 26, 1855, Died Aug. 9, 1860. Eva Lillian, Born Aug. 31, 1865, Died Feb. 8, 1866.

AUSTIN Randolph L. Austin, Born Dec. 15, 1868, Aged 2 Years. Edward A. Austin, Born Mar. 26, 1864, Aged 4 Mons.

BRADLEY - CLEMENS Wilimena Clemens, Wife of ?ll Bradley, Born June 18, 1874, Died Mar. 5, 1902. AE 27 Y'rs. 8 Mos. 6 D'ys.

CLARK - AUSTIN Mahlon I. Clark, 1829 - 1905. Laura Austin, His Wife, 1834 - 1901. MYERS large stone, rear left.

CLIMES - CAMPBELL Sacred To The Memory of Ella Climes, Wife of William Campbell, Jan. 1882, Aug. 1930.

DE SILVA - CARTER Everett T. Se Silva 1882 - 1928. Lyversa Carter, His Wife, 1880 - ? De Silva.

Old Eldred Monument

ELDRED George W. Eldred, 1836 - 1872; Marietta Eldred, 1843 - 1921; Justina L., 1869 - 1870; George W. Jr., 1872 - 1890.

ELDRED Sgt. G. W. Eldred, Co. B. 56th N.Y. INF. and, Justina L.

ELDRED James, 1849 - 1911. Rebecca C., 1842 - 1913. Stone in rear, HANKINS.

GARDNER - ELDRED In Memory of our PARENTS, The Hon. James K. Gardner, 1805 - 1860. Eliza Eldred Gardner, 1810 - 1901. Erected 1911.

GARDNER
?hert Gardner, died March 21, 1877, AE ? Mos. & 22 D'ys.
?Kessert D. Gardner, died Dec. 4 1880, Aged 12 Y'rs. 6 Mos. & 11 D'ys.
Mary L. Gardner, Died Dec. 14, 1884, Aged 12 Y'rs. 2 Mos. and 22 D'ys.

GARDNER [Male] ?mer?, Son of J.E. & R.J. Gardner, Died Augu. 18 ?

HICKOK Justus Hickok, 1791 - 1878. Mary, His Wife, 1800 - 1877. Merwin B. 1838 - 1884.

HULSE Elizabeth Hulse, 1823 - 1901. [Mother of?] James Hulse, 1880 - [blank].

HULSE John P. 1856 - 1930. Jane, 1857 - 1916. Betsy, 1884 - 1899.

LONGSTREET Runyan Longstreet, Born Dec. 10, 1801 [?1861]. Died Feb. 28, 1875.

MIDDAUGH - MYERS Dennis S. Middaugh, Co. A?, 143 Reg., N.Y. Vol. Born Aug. 8, 1839, Died Dec. 21, 1887. Maria Myers, His Wife, 1840 - 1919.

MILLS - GILLESPIE George Mills, Dec. 14, 1857 - Feb. 14, 1909. Elizabeth Gillespie, His Wife, May 7, 1869 - June 21, 1944.

MYERS - ELDRED Son, Francis Jackson, 1919 - 1936; Father, Norman Beck, 18?? - 1963; Mother, Bertha Eldred, 1894 - 1980. With wreath. [I removed the wreath to take the first picture.

MYERS George W. T. Myers, 1846 - 1917. His Wife, Martha Myers, 1850 - 1917.

MYERS Jane Ann Myers, Born December 25th 1815, Died June 26th 1898.

MYERS Mary Myers, Born Sept. 1, 1809. Died Apr. 10, 1888.

MYERS Moses P.? Myers. April 14, 1810 - June 12, 1878. Phebe? 1807 - 1878. "Blessed are the ? which ?." [I'll retake this one on return visit]

MYERS Samuel C. Myers, Died July 28, 1863, From The Effects of Wounds Received At The Battle of GETTYSBURGH, fought during the great Southern Rebellion, July 2, 1863. AE 28 y'rs. 4 mo. & 12 d'ys. [It's obvious that someone has tried to "clean" this stone. I find that using a plastic-bristled brush (like a vegetable brush) works very well to remove moss and dirt, and does not scratch the stone.]

The Parker Monument

PARKER Benjamin B. Parker, Died May 3rd, 1889, Aged 72 Years, 4 Months X 24 Days. "May his soul rest in peace. Amen"

[PAYE] Esther, Wife of William Paye, Died Sept. 18, 1877, AE 73 Y'rs.

PAYE William Paye, Died Sept. 3, 1871, AE 66 Y'rs.

QUICK Howard J. Quick, Dec. 26, 1873 - Oct. 6, 1898. Horton E. Quick, Mar. 5, 1868 - Mar. 14, 1890.

SPRAGUE Lizzie E., Daughter of James & Lydia Sprague, Died Apr. 5, 1883. Aged 14 Y'rs. 8 Mos. & 4 D's.

TETHER - BARBER Joseph Tether, 1843 - 1930. Annie Barber, His Wife, 1845 - 1916. Our Son Charles.

VAN INWEGEN James H., son of James & ?gny Van Inwegen. Died June 1, 1863, Aged ? y'rs. ? Mn's. 26 d's.

VAN PELT Elizabeth L. Van Pelt, Born July 16th, 1789, Died June 12th, 1859.

WARNER - MANEY In Memory Of Daniel H. Warner, Born 7 April 1847, Died 7 March 1914. Phebe J. Maney, Wife of Daniel H. Warner, Born 23 April 1852, Died 16 Dec 1906.

MANY - KNIGHT [WARNER] In Memory of Catharine Knight, Wife of Robert Many, Born April 10, 1830. Died March 15, 1868. Robert E. Many, Born March 10, 1815. Died July 4, 1889. Catharine A. Many, Born November 4, 1854. Died November 25, 1858. Stone base says "D.H. WARNER". Thanks to Rootsweb for this free space. JF

ŠJoan Sholl Francis, 1999 - 2002. Email: joanfran@ptd.net