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Woodlawn Cemetery (Home) - Wellsville, N.Y.

Woodlawn Cemetery, Town of Wellsville, Allegany County, NY

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About The Cemetery.......

Woodlawn Cemetery is located at the southern edge of the Village of Wellsville NY, on Route 19 (South Main Street). It is an active, well maintained cemetery, governed by a nine member board of directors. Known as the Farnum Cemetery prior to 1905, it became the Woodlawn Cemetery at that time. No record of burials exist prior to 1905, except the many old monuments and markers in the cemetery itself.
The cemetery consists of an “old” section, filled with family plots and old monuments amid tree lined lanes. There are three family vaults and many old statues and large monuments commemorating the families of the area.
The oldest burials are found in Section A, the Shingler’s, and the Sayre’s are found there. Young John Shingler was the first burial in the cemetery in 1835, his grandfather, Nathan Sayre, a Soldier of the Revolutionary War, followed John to the grave in 1841.
The newer part of the cemetery holds a mausoleum which was built in the 1930’s. The mausoleum is governed by a separate association.
The 26 acres of the cemetery is the final resting place for over 9,000 people, with room for 6,000 more.

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE WOODLAWN CEMETERY - Click here

(Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE OF THE GREEN AREA WHICH IS WOODLAWN CEMETERY.

About the Map...... The Woodlawn Cemetery Association uses this map to help guide visitors through the cemetery.  It is a section map which relates to the burial plots.  It is not an official "legal" map, rather a guide offered here for your assistance in finding family.

WOODLAWN CEMETERY ALPHABETICAL INDEX:

By agreement with the Board of Directors of Woodlawn Cemetery Association, permission was granted to us to transcribe and publish the complete records of Woodlawn Cemetery.  During the spring/summer of 2005 Mary Rhodes, representing this website, diligently transcribed and walked the cemetery. 

The complete List results are now published here.  The list has been divided into alphabetical pages to speed up download;

Notes:

Many "Maiden" names are in the spreadsheets; Use your Browser Search "Find" button to search a page since they are in the second column.

A few of the lettered spreadsheet pages are large files and download slowly; i.e. M, S, & W;  If using "dial-up" internet connection, be patient............

How to read this list........
This is an alphabetic listing of interments in the cemetery. When a spouse is evident on the marker, the man's first name is in parenthesis after the woman’s name. It is/was common practice to bury a spouse with his or her first husband or wife, so in many cases a woman is on a headstone with the name of her first husband.
After a name, you will see a location expressed in alpha numeric terms. A3, means the grave is located in Section A of the cemetery, plot 3, etc.   Location markers are not always evident in the cemetery. Be aware that people in the same location are NOT always related to each other. Use the accompanying map to explore the cemetery and help  locate graves.

This information is meant to help you in your quest for family.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us:

webmaster@alleganyhistory.org  & show "Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville" in the subject line of your email.

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A Photo Gallery of Tombstones is available.  We cannot show all tombstones, but, browse the gallery to see if your ancestors are there!

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PROCEED TO THE LISTS BY PRESSING A PAGE LETTER BELOW:

 CEMETERY BURIAL LIST PAGES:

(Updated 9/2015)

 

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