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Denton Burying Ground
Also known as: Van de Bogart Cemetery.
Location: On Van de Bogart Road.
This record is as complete as possible at this time.
(Photo by Janet Nash)
Please use any Notes as a guide only!
|Eliza E., Daughter of Louis & Loviney FORTNER||Died July 30, 1816, Æ. 1 Year 5 Mo 7 Da||(E.F.)(L.F.) ***** in ground|
|#1||__wis B., Son Of Louis & Loviney FORTNER||Died May 28, 1832 Æ. 9 Mo 11 Da||(E.F.)(L.F.) ***** in ground|
|Daniel B. TURK||Died Feb. 21, 1860 ag'd 20 Y'rs 7m & 22 d's||"Behold And See As You Pass By,
As You Are Now So Once Was I,
As I Am Now Soon You Must Be,
Prepare To Die And Follow Me."
|#3||Nancy M., wife of Daniel B. TURK||Died Nov. 8, 1855 Æ. 23 Y'rs 3 Mo 28 Da||"Gone But Not Forgotten."
|#4||Hannah C., wife of John VANDEBOGERT||Died June 1, 1841 aged 29 years 9 months 15 days||"She's Planted In The Realms Of Rest,
Beneath A Stormless Sky;
Amid The Gardens Of The Blest,
Where Roses Never Die."
|Jemima, wife of William BABB||Died Sept. 17, 1851 Æ. 93 Y's 4 M's 23 D||"With Jesus Now I Am At Rest,
No Sorrow Do I Know;
In Heaven I Am Forever Blest,
Why Wish Me Here Below."
|#6||*_ealthy R., daughter of Benjamin & Nancy D. ELLIOTT||Died May 16, 1842 aged 16 years 3 mo's 8 days||"When This You See Remember Me,
As I Am Now Soon You Must Be,
Prepare For Vast Eternity."
(* _.R.E.) *could be either H or W
|#7||Elizabeth, wife of Stephen WILLIAMS||Died Nov. 15, 1826 Æ. 46 Y||(E.W.)|
|Abigail, wife of Dea. Ephraim SMITH||Died Jan. 21, 1848 In The 81 Year Of Her Age.|
|#9||In Memory Of Dea. Ephraim SMITH||Who Died Sept. 18, 1838 Aged 68 Years 10 Mo 16 Da||"No Doubt His Soul To God Has Gone,
In Perfect Peace And Love
To Be With Christ For Evermore,
In Heavenly Courts Above."
|#10||J.B.||No Date||***** old slate fs or hs possibly
"Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicate as a possible: Eldridge, Abigail, w/o Andreas Eldridge d. Oct. 18, 1823 ae 36y 1m 4d
|Sarah R., daughter of Nathan & Mary BENJAMIN||Died Nov. 10, 1848, Æ. 4 Y'rs 2 Mo 25 Da||"Sweet Little Flower For Earth Too Fair,
Has Gone To Heaven To Blossom There."
|#13||Mercy, wife of David SMITH||Died Aug. 29, 1849 Aged 78 Y's 4 M 15 Ds||"Stop Reader As You Pass By,
As You Are Now So Once Was I;
As I Am Now Soon You Will Be,
Prepare For Death And Follow Me."
***** "4 M" Was Carved In Later
|#14||David SMITH||Died Oct. 12, 1854 Aged 82 Y'rs 11 Mo 19 D||"Here I Lie Low In The Ground,
Until The Last Loud Trump Shall Sound."
|Patience Ann, dau. of Charles & Minerva BUSH||Died Nov. 16, 1832 Æ. 1 Y|
|#16||Abigail, daughter of E. M. & Mary A. AXFORD||Died Aug. 15, 1839 Aged 9 Months 21 Days|
|#17||Caroline H., Wife Of George JACKSON||Died July 29, 1847 Æ. 32 Y'rs 10 Mo 3 Da||(C.H.J.)|
|#18||John DENTON||Born Nov. 27, 1772; Died Apr. 2, 1848||(J.D.)|
|#19||George F., Son Of George & Lavina DENTON||Jan. 6, 1838, Æ. 6 Y'rs 3 Mo||(G.D.)|
From "Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates: Axford, Harriet, d/o Montgomery & Mary Axford d. Mar. 23, 1853 ae 21y 8m 5d The following soldiers of the Revolution are said to be buried in the Denton Burying Ground, but there are no markers to indicate it. Hollister, Captain Thomas, no dates
Axford, Harriet, d/o Montgomery & Mary Axford d. Mar. 23, 1853 ae 21y 8m 5d
The following soldiers of the Revolution are said to be buried in the Denton Burying Ground, but there are no markers to indicate it.
Hollister, Captain Thomas, no dates
Alan Chaffee has kindly donated his Cemetery records to the Tompkins County, NYGenWeb site. We would like to take this time to thank him for his hard work and kindness to share his work with us. Alan is the Historian for the Town of Newfield, and has worked for years helping people find their relatives. Alan is truly an asset to Tompkins Co. researchers. Alan started his work of walking and recording headstone inscriptions in Tompkins Co., and a few other counties when he was about fifteen years old, he has continued this work for over thirty years.
Over these years he has help numerous people with their research. Many historians in the surrounding towns regard his work as excellent record keeping. We feel honored that Alan has agreed to share his records with us, and trust that his work will help you in your search for burials in Tompkins Co. Thank you Alan Chaffee for being a part of the Tompkins County, NYGenWeb team and trusting us with your most valuable records.
The number before the name is the number given for that burial, from the point of where Alan thought the entrance was of the cemetery starting with #1.
All cemetery writings have been transcribed to the best of the ability of the transcriber as appeared on the record.
|stos||same type of stone|
|( )||footstones or flag designation|
|fs as hs||foot stone as headstone|
|AEt.||aetatis = aged|
|obnb||Over but not broken|
|[ ]||Information from other source(s)|
|***||special note of importance|
|-_-||stipulates a directional side of a tombstone|
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Thank you Janet Nash for transcribing the original records into digital format.
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