QUAKER SETTLEMENT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS
(Note: This data was sent to me for inclusion on my webpage by John Austin. It’s a great addition, but since I haven’t actually walked this cemetery, I don’t have any personal data on it. I can relay questions though if needed.)
cemetery is located in the Town of
Quaker Settlement was active in the 1830’s-1840’s, and after the Quakers moved on, Irish farmers and laborers for the nearby Brasher Iron Works lived in the area. The cemetery may have had over 100 burials, but only 11 stones could be found in May, 2002 recording the deaths of 16 individuals. The cemetery is in sandy soil, but has been overgrown with vegetation that is difficult to dig through, and the terrain is very rough as if it had been dug up. The visible graves are so scattered that it is not possible to discern a pattern of plots and rows. Quite a few plain stone markers were found, indicating graves (or former graves) but very few actual tombstones were found. The original boundaries of the cemetery are not known, and there may be graves concealed under some of the many small trees which are encroaching on the cemetery, especially on the northern and eastern sides.
One of the gravestones listed in an older cemetery census could not be found, even after several hours of prodding the soil. However, 1 stone which was NOT in that census was discovered.
Polly, “wife of Aaron Chamberlain, died
The Chamberlains lived with children Horace, Eliza and Elvira in 1850
Harriet “daughter of Reuben and Polly Clapp died
There appears to be 2 stones for this girl, almost the same information listed on each, and the most of the name is broken off of one, while the other was broken in two and repaired. One of the stones had been mostly buried.
CORBIN, Timothy 1826-1830 ae 4 yrs. This is the stone which could not be located in 2002.
HARRIMAN, David “died
This is one of the stones dug up and not recorded in th other census. It is extremely worn, with the names of the two girls at the top completely worn off. One died June 17, 1863(?) ae 7 yrs 5 mos and the other one died sometime in 1863(?), but was too worn to read.
KINNE(Y), Stephen “died
this is a double stone which also lists his wife Althea. The number of months in his age was apparently left off
“his wife died
After the death of her husband, Althea moved in with her son Thomas and family and is listed there in the 1850 census of Brasher. At the bottom it says “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord”. The Kinne families are listed as “ Kinney” in the 1850 and 1860 censuses
KINNE(Y), “Mary E. died
“Elizabeth A. died
these girls are on the same stone which also says “daughters of T. T. and C. E. Kinne” and “They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not long divided”
Thomas and Eliza Kinne are listed with these girls on p. 820 of the 1850 Brasher census
Christiana “wife of Thomas T. Kinne died
It appears that the woman listed as “C.E.” Kinne on the stone above, is the same as the wife of Thomas Kinne who is listed as Eliza in the 1850 census, but as Christiana in 1860. So perhaps her full name was Christiana Elizabeth
Sally L. “ wife of John Phelps died
By 1850, John Phelps had re-married a woman named Mary, and they still lived in Quaker Settlement in 1860
SAWYER, Marcia “In memory of Miss Marcia Sawyer died June 2, 1830(?) ae 32 years.”
The date may be 1836 or something else.
“Mary his wife died Aug. 19, 1874(?) ae 82 yrs”
“Rebekah their daughter died