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Palmer Cemetery

Palmer Cemetery (aka Nickerson Cemetery, aka Knight Cemetery), Town of Scio, Allegany County, NY

Palmer Cemetery Sign

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On left side (up hill) about 1000 yards onto Back River Road; from intersection of County Route 31 (Scio-Friendship Road)

The list below was transcribed by Mary Rhodes from D.A.R. Record Archives of The Catherine Schuyler Chapter.

From the D.A.R. Record:   “This cemetery is located on Lot 59 in the town of Scio on the town road on the west side of the river.  The southern portion of the lot was owned by W. H. Nickerson when the 1869 Atlas of Allegany County was published.  This is how the cemetery came to be called by some, the Nickerson Cemetery.  There are only five Nickerson burials in the cemetery and they are not as early as the Knight graves.  Polly, daughter of Silas Knight (son of Joseph) was the first birth in the town of Scio in 1806.  Her death was also the first death in the town.  Since the earliest graves of other known members of the Knight family are in this cemetery, it seems logical to believe that Polly, first to die in the township is also buried here.  The grave of Joseph Knight has been marked by Catherine Schuyler Chapter DAR.   Mrs. Chris Kruger (Muriel Church) and her mother Mrs. Raymond Church (Ina Sherwood) copied this cemetery on August 1, 1962.  Although it has been recently somewhat renovated, it is still in rough condition and they reported that it was somewhat difficult to read many of the markers.” 

Update, 2014:  Several "finds" have been reported and supported by photographs of stones.  These are added to the listing below with notations and to our Photo Gallery.  Thank you Bob Heavener for your volunteer work & photos at this cemetery.   (Additional comments at bottom of this page below the listings.)

*Recent "rediscovered" stones......Data has been added to this list based solely on information from stones that have been uncovered from sod cover after having fallen.

 (Palmer Cemetery tombstone photos are in our gallery with additional information and verification of many entries from listings.)

* Ames 

Clarissa K.

 Newly Discovered Stone 7/2014; " In Memory of Clarissa K. Ames Who Departed This Life Sept 6 1832 aged 27 years. The Above was Wife of Abner Ames"..located by Bob Heavener; Photo in Gallery)

Armstrong

James C.

No stone. Died 4/19/1838 Age 1Y 2M 8D, Son of Willard & Sabrina

Bellamy

Silas

Died 10/11/1836 Age 29, Husband of Betsey

Bellamy

Abner

Died 3/1/1820 Age 1 yr 6 mo, Son of Silas & Betsey

Bellamy

Betsey

Died 7/25/1853 Age 63Y 10M 25D, Wife of Silas

Briggs

Jessie

Died 9/12/1846 Age 73Y 11M

Chadwick

Charles

Born 10/26/1805 Died 11/18/1886 “Father”

Cheeney

Maria H.

Died 6/5/1841, Wife of Hiram

Cleaver

Lucinda

Born 1/17/1833 Died 12/6/1888 Wife of George

Fitzsimmons

?

Died 11/8/1826, Infant daughter of B & Sophia

*Gordon

Alexander

Died 6/9/1823 in the 5th year of his age, Son of Martha and Peter. Stone rediscovered 8/2014.

H. J. W.

?

No data

Hall

John W.

Died 8/13/1836 in the 4th year of his age. Son of Amasa & Roxina

Hotchkiss

H.C.

No data

Hotchkiss

Naomi

Died 5/21/1883 Aged 67Y. Wife of H.C.

Hotchkiss

Lillian

Died 8/20/1865 Aged 6Y 11M. Dau of H.C. & Naomi

Jenkins

Harriet Augusta

Died 12/13/1847 aged 23Y 10M 9D. Wife of J.H.

Johnson

William

Died 9/2/1857. Son of BM & Susan

Johnson

Bertie

Died 11/10/1870 age 2M 14D. Son of BM & Susan

Johnson

Rebecca

Died 8/2/1870 aged 33Y 2M. Wife of George

Johnson

Miney

Died 2/11/1867 age 1 day

Johnson

Millie

Died 3/17/1867 age 1M 7D

Johnson

Cora C.

Died 2/9/1869

Knight

Joseph

Died 1/24/1829 age 80Y (Revolutionary War soldier) (See more below list)

Knight

Sarah

Died 7/9/1840 aged 82Y. Wife of Joseph Knight

Knight

Ann

Died 2/18/1841 in her 73rd year. Wife of Joseph Knight. (From tombstone, rediscovered in 2014, "Wife of Joseph Knight, Jr.")

Knight

William

Born 6/11/1802 Died 4/18/1882

Knight

Louisa

No stone. Died 6/10/1862 Aged 50Y 10M. Wife of William. (9/2015 Update; Stone Recovered: CLICK for UPDATE PAGE )

Knight

Almira

Died 11/25/1833 aged 2Y 10M 16D

Knight

Frederick

No stone. No data. Son of Wm & Louisa

Knight

Frederick L.

Died 4/21/1853 Age 6M 18D

Knight

Seymour H.

Died 7/19/1863 Aged 29. Received his death wound at the Battle of Bull Run, Aug 30, 1862.

Knight

Mary

Dau of Wm. & Louisa Died Nov 25, 18?5 age 2yrs ?mo ?days. (Data from tombstone rediscovered in 2015; year, & mo/days unsure)

Larnerd

W.B.

Died 1/10/1869 age 54Y

Larrabee

Andrew

Died 4/1/1849 Age 18y 7M

Lathrop

Mary E.

Died 5/11/1856. Wife of David K. Lathrop

Luther

Benjamin P.

Died 9/3/1859 aged 33Y

Luther

Electa

Died 12/14/1863 age 49Y 9M. “His Wife”

Luther

Ezra

Died 7/15/18?7 Aged 96Y 15D. Revolutionary War veteran (per descendant)

Luther

Henry

Died 9/22/1842 age 2Y 3M 4D. Son of B.P. & E. Luther

Luther

Nathaniel

Died 11/6/1862 age 81Y. Husband of Orpha

Luther

Orpha

Died 1862. Wife of Nathaniel

Martin

Jennie R.

1877 – 1897

Marvin

Jane Ann

Died 4/14/1856 age 36Y 1M 20D. Wife of CM

Nickerson

DanL. P.

Died 9/2/1861 age 26Y 20D

Nickerson

Phebe

No stone. Died 1/15/1864 age 63Y. “Wife of Henry”

Nickerson

Mary E.

Died 1/16/1837 age 7Y 4M. “Daughter of Henry $ Phebe”

Nickerson

Henry

Died 1/10/1843 age 49Y 8M 7D

Nickerson

William H.

Born 9/14/1821 Died 9/24/03 (i.e. 1903)

Palmer

Benj

Died 8/26/1826 Age 14Y. Son of Benj and Mary

Palmer

John H.

Died 12/11/1831 age 10Y. Son of Benj and Mary

Peterson

Alice M.

Born 1/12/1855 Died 3/10/1877

Peterson

John W.

Died 2/27/1877 aged 64Y 7M

Peterson

Charlotte

Born 11/1/1818 Died 5/7/1902. “Wife of John”

Peterson

Almira

Died 3/25/95 age 53Y 11M. Wife of C. Peterson

Peterson

C.H.

Corporal, Co F 31st, U.S. C.T.

Pettys

D.W.

Died 5/6/78 age 40

Pettys

Z.B.

Died 11/12/62 age 25Y

Pettys

B.

Died 5/23/1863 age 32Y. Vet 1861 – 1865

Pettys

Betsey

Died 8/1/1848 age 50Y. Wife of Daniel

Pettys

Sarah

Died 7/1/1865 age 64Y. Wife of Daniel

Pettys

Freelove

Died 8/10/1849 age 74Y.

Richardson

Christiana

Died 8/22/1847 Daughter of Thomas & Marie. Age 4 years

Richardson

Sarah Jane

Dau of ??

Rhodes

Mary

Wife of Ephraim. Died 8/10/1839**  aged 55Y, 11D (added from Scio Library List 7/2014)

Stout

Cornelia

7/15/1843. Daughter of Peter L. & Wate. Age 15Y, 3M, 2D.  (**Headstone discovered under sod 9/22/2016 which reports Year of Death as 1839.

Thomas

Sally M. Odell

1854? Wife of John Thomas

*Thomas

Susan Cartwright

(Stone rediscovered under sod 2014) "Wife of Ralph Thomas; Died Jan 10, 1848; Aged 29 Yrs"

Tibbs

Sally

Died 3/25/1847. Wife of James

Wilkins

Samuel

1778 – 1863

Wilkins

Mary

1788 – 1865

Wilkins

James E.

1821 - 1896

Unknown

Linus W.?

5/18/1861?

 

 


 Hi guys,

 NewStone1653 NewStone1657

 

I repaired the stone that I found in several pieces buried in the Palmer Cemetery.  
NewStonerepaired1670
I set it up at the same spot where I found it.   There is no data on the stone.   It is small, about 8 1/2 inches wide. 
Today, Thursday May 21 the Sheriff's Dept. with coordination with Pete Farwell and the Town of Scio had prisoners cut and trim the grass.  They did a fine job and it is looking tall for Memorial Day.

Bob Heavener - 5/21/2015


National Society of the DAR
Lineage Book
Volume XLVI
45001-48000
1903
 
Mrs. Sarah Winifred Knight Thornton   45451   page 186 or 187
 
Born in Castile, NY
 
Wife of L.H.Thornton
Descendant of Joseph Knight of Massachusetts
Daughter of Samuel Bradford Knight and Della Hood his wife   m. 1876
Granddaughter  of William Knight  (1802-82) and Lousia Wilkins (1811-62) his wife m. 1829
Gr-granddaughter of Joseph Knight and Sara Stuart (1758-1840)  his wife
Joseph Knight (1749-1829) was a Minuteman at the  Lexington Alarm in Capt.Phineas Moore's Company,
Col Ephraim Doolittle's Regiment.  He was born in Paxton, MA.  Died in Allegany Co. NY

 


 

 

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