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Voorhees Hill (aka Sherwood) Cemetery

Voorhees Cemetery (aka Sherwood Cemetery), Town of Wellsville, Allegany County, NY

Voorhees Hill-Lot 79 W&F Tract, Town 2, Range 1 - 5 miles east of Wellsville,NY

 voorhees1_thumb     A Family cemetery neglected and barely surviving.                                             

 voorhees2_thumb      Nearly gone, but not forgotten.  Nature is taking it's toll on the former Sherwood burial grounds.

 voorhees3_thumb       Lyman Sherwood, son of W. A. & A. Sherwood, d. April 30, 1859, Age 6 years, 10 mos, & 15 d.  The stone is flat on the ground, face up.

voorhees4_thumb       James W. Sherwood, 1863-1909, son of W. A. Sherwood.  Stone found flat on ground, face up.

voorhees5_thumb       Adaline Sherwood, wife of W. A. Sherwood, d. April 23, 1863, Age 39 yr, 7 mo, 12 d.  Stone leaning against base of monument for W. A. Sherwood. (2004)

voorhees6_thumb       Sherwood monument - the most prominent marker in the middle of the woods.  Someone has taken time to prop the monument level with fieldstones.  I would never have found gravesites without this monument.

voorhees7_thumb       W. A. Sherwood, d. October 11, 1885, Age 63 y, 2 mo.  "The Lord is My Shephard, I shall not want."

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 VOORHEES HILL (SHERWOOD) CEMETERY ALPHABETICAL LIST  PDF- Click here. 

Last Name

First Name / MI/ Maiden

Other Information

Adams

Lillian Isabell

Died 6/20/1861, Age 1Y 8M, Dau of Simon & Sally Adams; died of diphtheria; health authorities barred re0interment (Church comment)

Adams

Simon Eugene

Died 6/17/1861, Age 6Y 1M; Son of Simon & Sally Adams; died of diphtheria; health authorities barred church re-interment

Gee

Serepta Nobles

Died 1873; Wife of Ransom, Dau of John & Elizabeth Nobles, no stone

Gowdy

Ephriam

Died 3/31/1875, Age 37Y

Marshall

Eunice

Daughter of Frank & Jane Marshall; No stone

Nobles

Elizabeth Sherwood

Died 7/17/1899, Age 79Y, No Stone

Nobles

John

Died 8/?/1886, No Stone

Ripenbark

Adie Belona

Died 6/7/1876, Age 22Y Daughter of John & Elizabeth Sherwood Nobles

Sherwood

Adaline

Died 4/23/1863, Age 39Y 7M 12D, Wife of W.A. Sherwood

Sherwood

Ellen Viola

1859 – 1870 ; Daughter of W.A. & A.M. Sherwood, no stone

Sherwood

James W.

1863 – 1909; Son of W.A. Sherwood

Sherwood

Keziah June

Died after 1864, ** Unsure if buried here or June Cemeter; Husband William Andrew Sherwood buried at Cemetery of Floyd Wilson Farm- Townline Road (Independence- Wellsville) on Harold Horton Farm; Mother of William, Andrew, & Daniel

Sherwood

Melvin

Died 7/5/1859, Age 9Y 1M 9D

Son of W.A. Sherwood

Sherwood

Lyman

Died 4/30/1859, Age 6Y 10M 15D, son of W.A. Sherwood

Sherwood

William A.

Died 10/11/1885, Age 63Y 2M

Sherwood

William Andrew

8/21/1823 – 10/11/1885; Born Dryden, NY (Tompkins Co) Died Wellsville; married Adeline Sherwood; Sons: Owen b. 1845, Oren b. 6/28/1848

Taylor

Joseph Hulet

Died 6/14/1865; Age 2Y 21D, Record from Family Bible of his parents, Joseph & Lucy Jane Denton Taylor.  Copy on file with Ronald G. Taylor

 

The list above was submitted by William A. Greene.  Research & File is from files of Hilda Stout.   copyright ©2004 Hilda Stout.

 

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