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Podonque Cemetery

Podonque Cemetery, Town of Rushford, Allegany County, NY

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Podonque is the old spelling of the name of the little community in the town of Rushford, Allegany County, NY, now known and written as “Podunk”.  The correct old spelling is over the gate of the cemetery now in use, PODONQUE.

Podonque Cemetery is located on Rt 23 in the Town of Rushford. It sits high on a hill, only the Cemetery sign is visible from the road. It is a well kept, active cemetery. The following list is from the files of Margaret Hodnett and dated August 1978. It is a PARTIAL list. Transcribed by Mary Rhodes 2005.

There are two soldiers from the War of 1812 and 1 Revolutionary War Soldier in this cemetery.

"About 1830, Rev. Daniel Woods gave to the new settlers one-half acre of land to be used as a burial lot. The first person to be buried there was a daughter of Riley Woods on December 24, 1932. Later Nancy Gary Woods, the first female known to have slept in the town of Rushford, was buried there. In May, 1896, the Podonque Cemetery Association was organized with E. R. Weaver as president and Frank M. Board as secretary-treasurer. George Farwell, A. L. Litchard, and William R. Woods were trustees. There were one hundred-six lots in this cemetery and as they were nearly all purchased Benjamin B. Williams donated a strip of land for the use of his family and others making a total of one hundred sixty-nine lots. The sextons through the years have been Frank M. Board, Thomas R. Williams, and Daniel H. Williams."--from "The Spirit of Rushford, 1808-1958".

 

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Joshua Wilson, Square & Florilla Morse, Byron & Emeline Van Name, Ely & Nancy Woods

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PODONQUE CEMETERY ALPHABETICAL INDEX 

First   Name

Last, Middle/Maiden

Birthdates, Deathdates, Age,   Comments

Adams

Amy

Wife of Leonard 1832 - 1918

Adams

Leonard

1825 - 1908

Armison

James

1813 - 1875

Armison

Leverett

1857 - 1935

Armison

Mary

Wife of James 1818 - 1892

Armison

Oliver

Son of James and Mary Died Feb 22,   1879 Age 19 Yr 8 Mo

Babbitt

Benjamin Franklin

Sept 27, 1854 - Apr 9, 1916

Babbitt

David

Died Mar 17, 1867 Aged 72 Yrs 10   Mo

Babbitt

Horace

Died July 7, 1876 Aged 52 Yrs 6 Mo   19 Days

Babbitt

Lucy

Wife of David Died June 30, 1873   Age 79 Yrs 7 Mo 13 Days

Babbitt

Mary Fairolia

Mar 14, 1858 - Dec 13, 1938

Babbitt

Mary L.

Wife of Horace Died Feb 7, 1895   Age 70

Benjamin

Abigail

Wife of Asa Died Sept 2, 1851 Age   68

Benjamin

Asa W.

Died Mar 6, 1830 Aged 75

Benjamin

Lucia S.

Wife of Oliver 1812 - 1895

Benjamin

Oliver D.

1806 - 1864

Benjamin

Rhoda A.

1846 - 1856 Dau of Oliver &   Lucia

Bishop

Ira

Died June 5, 1873 Age 80   "Soldier of 1812"

Bishop

Sarah

Wife of Ira Died Oct 24, 1857 Age   61 Yr 6 Mo 13 Days

Board

Anna

1852 - 1906

Board

Clarissa

Wife of Oscar 1819 - 1906

Board

David J.

1792 - 1877

Board

Frank M.

1850 - 1919

Board

Laura

Wife of David 1791 - 1869

Board

Oscar F.

1820 - 1899

Boon

Mary Ann

Wife of Thomas Feb 18, 1849 - Sept   15, 1908

Boon

Thomas

Oct 31, 1843 - Dec 4, 1926

Colburn

Abigail

Wife of Phineas

Colburn

Charles

Born Shrewsbury VT Aug 6, 1798   Died Albion, Orleans County NY Oct 14, 1866 Age 68 Yrs 2 Mo 8 Days

Colburn

Clarence E

Son of Ellijah B & E Died Oct   14, 1856 Age 1 Yr 9 Mo 19 Days

Colburn

Gracie M.

1842 - 1918

Colburn

Phebe P.

Wife of Holton Died May 9, 1856   Aged 46

Colburn

Phineas

Blank

Daley

Annette H.

Dau of Hiram and Carrie 1883 -   1900

Daley

Carrie

Wife of Hiram 1862 - 1932

Daley

Hiram B.

1855 - 1913

DuBell

John C.

Died Feb 12, 1902 Age 70 GAR   Marker

Eaton

Myra Ann

Wife of Rev Thomas W Eaton Died   Mar 1, 1848 Aged 33 Yr 8 Mo 25 Days

Farwell

Almeda V.

Dau of Lowell & Sally Died May   8, 1834 Age 4 Yrs

Farwell

Arvilla M.

1854 - 1941

Farwell

Elizabeth M.

Wife of Lemuel 1835 - Uncut

Farwell

Florencia A.

Dau of Lowell & Sally Died   July 1, 1849 Age 8 Mo 19 Days

Farwell

Geo O.

1848 - 1925

Farwell

Lemuel

1818 - 1894

Farwell

Lowell M.

Died Feb 8, 1863 Aged 37

Farwell

Polly

Wife of Russel Farwell Died May 2,   1851 Aged 76

Farwell

Rhoda A

Wife of Lemuel 1821 - 1863

Farwell

Sally

Wife of Russel Farwell Died Aug 2,   1859 Age 31 Yrs 10 Mo 26 Days

Frost

Hiram

Died July 8, 1847 Aged 12 yr 3 Mo   12 Days

Gant

George

1848 - 1929

Gant

Harriett

Wife of George 1847 - 1878

Heald

Annette H.

Dau of Clifford and Maria 1896 -   1907

Heald

Clifford

1878 - 1943

Heald

Daniel D.

No Dates

Heald

Esther

Dau of Rebecca and Randolph Died   Feb 3, 1837 Age 1 Mo 2 Days

Heald

Homer B.

1870 - 1942

Heald

John R.

1843 - 1914

Heald

Maria S.

1876 - 1916

Heald

Martha

1845 - 1913

Heald

Randolph H.

1808 - 1899

Heald

Rebecca R.

Wife of Randolph 1818 - 1877

Heald

Rev Nathan E.

1838 - 1919

Heald

Sarah Annette

Wife of Nathan 1844 - 1883

Hill

Edward B.

1821 - 1905

Hill

Lucy

Wife of Edward 1823 - 1897

Lapham

Mary E. Hill

1845 - 1918

James

Ellen

1872 - 1941

James

Leah

Wife of W.L. 1840 - 1906

James

Watkins L.

1841 - 1925

Leavens

Calvin

Died 1863 Aged 56

Leavens

Lucy

Wife of Calvin Died Aug 17, 1860   Age 71

Litchard

Alexander L.

Nov 12, 1841 - Jan 16, 1922 -   Civil War Marker

Litchard

Myra A

Wife of Alexander June 29, 1852 -   Feb 9, 1915

Lynde

Grace

1877 - 1933

Lynde

Roscoe C

1875 - 1937

McElhany

Georgia Daley

1881 - 1927

Morris

Cornelius

1858 - 1926

Morris

Rose L.

1863 - 1920 Wife of Cornelius

Morse

Alvin K.

Died July 28, 1870 Aged 78 Yrs 4   Mo 19 Days

Morse

Charles

1817 - 1892

Morse

Florilla

Wife of Square 1828 - 1893

Morse

James

Mar 11, 1823 - Mar 26, 1899

Morse

Sally

Wife of Alvin Died Feb 26, 1873   Aged 76 Yrs 4 Mo 10 Days

Morse

Sarah A.

Wife of James Died Aug 29, 1868   Age 40 Yrs 2 Mo 10 Days

Morse

Square A.

1817 - 1897

Osborn

Caroline

Wife of H.S. Osborn Died June 12,   1889 Aged 43 Yr 11 Mo 11 Days

Osmun

Horace

Died Mar 11, 1869 Age 42 Yrs 10 Mo

Osmun

Sarah W

Wife of Horace Died Jan 25, 1869   Aged 48 yr 11 Mo

Palmer

Cynthia

Wife of F.R. Palmer Nov 30, 1831 -   Mar 31, 1893

Peck

E J.

Died Feb 17, 1850 Aged 56

Persons

Caroline

Wife of John 1822 - 1856

Persons

John W.

1818 - 1896

Persons

Lucinda

Wife of Samuel 1791 - 1876

Persons

Nancy

Wife of John 1827 - 1899

Persons

Samuel

1792 - 1867

Potter

Marcia

Wife of Rubin 1821 - 1895

Potter

Rubin M.

Died Aug 8, 1884 Aged 88 "A   Soldier of 1812"

Pratt

Carrie E

1889 - 1976

Pratt

Edward B.

1822 - 1855

Pratt

J. Belle

1863 - 1947

Pratt

Kirk W

1886 - 1959

Pratt

Laura

Wife of Edward 1812 - 1891

Pratt

Mary L.

1850 - 1916

Pratt

W.D.

1862 - 1948

Lapham

Charles Purdy

1836 - 1923

Rice

Aaron

Mar 24, 1797 - June 11, 1879

Rice

Joseph A.

1823 - 1856

Rice

Martha E

 

Rice

Myra A Farwell

Wife of Joseph 1830 - 1899

Rice

Phyla Ann

Dau of Aaron and Rebecca Died Mar   28, 1854 Aged 22 Yrs 6 Mo

Rice

Sylva

May 17, 1801 - Jan 22, 1879

Richards

Clarissa

1843 - 1887 Dau of Hester and   James

Richards

Clarissa

"Mother" 1783 - 1853

Richards

Hester A

Wife of James 1817 - 1852

Richards

James M.

1809 - 1894

Richards

Sarah

"Sister" 1813 - 1894

Richards

Sophia

1839 - 1861 Dau of Hester and   James

Small

Francis

Son of Wm & Nellie 1909 - 1910

Small

Nellie B.

1870 - 1955

Small

William K.

1873 - 1960

Swain

Mary

Wife of David Swain Died Aug 5,   1845 Age 50

Tarbell

Fred

 

Tarbell

Maryetta

Wife of William 1852 - 1909

Tarbell

Nellie

Wife of Fred 1874 - 1898

Tarbell

William E

1847 - 1930

Van Name

Byron

1837 - 1922

Van Name

Clifford

1900 - 1902

Van Name

Emeline

Wife of Byron 1842 - 1910

Van Name

Florence

1904 - 1911

Van Name

Floyd

1901 - 1903

Van Name

Frank B.

1877 - 1952

Van Name

Jennie M.

1877 - 1913

Van Name

Vernie

1899 - 1903

Weaver

Charles A

"Father" 1853 - 1926

Weaver

Cornelia L.

1829 - 1916

Weaver

Darcy Boon

1888 - 1909 Wife of Earle

Weaver

E. Earle

1886 - Uncut

Weaver

Edwin R

1826 - 1915

Weaver

Kate L.

"Mother"1856 - 1915

Weaver

Lillie

Wife of D.B. 1859 - 1912

Williams

Adelbert B.

Son of Thomas and Sylvia 1863 -   1865

Williams

Daniel H

1877 - 1959

Williams

Nellie M.

1883 - 1966

Williams

Sylvia

Wife of Thomas Oct 5, 1834 - Sept   8, 1915

Williams

Thomas R.

1836 - 1925

Williston

Mary

Wife of Caleb Williston

Wilson

J. Elliott

1834 - 1902

Wilson

Joshua

Revolutionary Soldier, Private in   Capt Samuel Blodgetts Co, In Col Enoch Poors Regiment. Mustered at Goffstown   Mar 22, 1777." Born 1862 Died 1848

Wilson

Mary A

1837 - 1914

Wilson

Matilda Burr

Second Wife of Joshua Wilson

Wilson

Rebecca Spencer

First Wife of Joshua Wilson

Woods

Abigail

Died Feb 1, 1845 Age 42 Wife of   Riley

Woods

Ann

Wife of Leverett Died Feb 1, 1894   Aged 75

Woods

Elizabeth A.

1856 - 1858 Child of Mary and W.R.

Woods

Ellsworth

1867 - 1873 Son of Mary and W.R.

Woods

Ely

May 6, 1794 - Feb 23, 1879

Woods

Harriet B.

Wife of W.W. Died June 21, 1843   Age 41

Woods

Laura

Wife of Daniel

Woods

Leverett E

Died Aug 23, 1876 Age 60

Woods

Lucinda

Wife of Oliver 1846 - 1928

Woods

Maila

1802 - 1875

Woods

Mary

Wife of W.R. 1832 - 1913

Woods

Nancy G

Wife of Ely Mar 30, 1800 - Sept 6,   1869

Woods

Oliver

1840 - 1907

Woods

Rev Daniel

Died May 25, 1848 Age 55

Woods

Riley

Died Oct 13, 1875 Aged 76

Woods

W.R.

1827 - 1907

Worden

Asa

1822 - 1885

Worden

Bert H.

1863 - 1907

Worden

Carrie B.

1872 - 1957

Worden

Edwin H.

Mar 17, 1827 - Nov 27, 1888

Worden

Frank M.

1865 - 1938

Worden

Irv B.

1871 - 1947

Worden

Mary A

1871 - 1951

Worden

Olive M.

Wife of Edwin Jan 11, 1834 - Jan   12, 1909

Worden

Percy B.

Wife of Asa 1826 - 1885

Worden

Thurza B.

Wife of Bert 1864 - Uncut

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