Briggs/State Road/US Cemetery
"Briggs or State Road Cemetery. This small cemetery is located near the New York Pennsylvania Line in the southeastern part of Independence and was also called the "Cemetery Near the United States School. It is claimed that this school was attended by pupils from both states. Most of the graves are those of early settlers."
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The Members of Thelma Rogers Genealogical & Historical Society ca.1961, recorded this cemetery. To add further credence to their research, they attached a small clipping which substantiates the name of the area school as "United States Schoolhouse", which was located near the "United States Cemetery".
(Submitted by Mary Rhodes from archives of the Thelma Rogers Genealogical & Historical Society)
Bacon, Ira Died July 21, 1878 Age 66 Years 11 Mo, 16 Days
Bacon, Naomi Wife of Ira Bacon Died Mar 16, 1875 Age 69 Yrs, 8 Mo, 8 Days
Bacon, David Son of Ira and Naomi Died June 11, 1868 Age 12 Years 2 Mo 16 Days
Bennett, Mary Wife of J. T. Bennett (Stone is Broken and Illegible)
Blasier, Joel Son of Abram and Anna Died Mar 18, 1839 Aged 7 Yrs 6 Mo 5 Days
Briggs, Isaac H. Died Oct 12, 1877 Age illegible
Briggs, Ama Wife of Isaac H. Died May 15, 1851 Aged 37 Yrs 4 Mo 2 Days
Briggs, Adelbert Son of IH and AM Died Apr 5, 1843 Aged 9 Years
Briggs, Infant Dau Dau of IH & AM Briggs Died July 8, 1848
Briggs, Fernando C. Died Nov 21, 1867 age 20 Years, Co H 85th Regt NYS
Briggs, Infant Son Son of IH & AM Briggs Died Nov 1, 1840 Aged 8 Days
Briggs, Susannah Wife of Stephen Briggs Died July 10, 1842 Aged 51 Years
Briggs, Davis S. Died Sept 28, 1861 Aged 67 Years 7 Mo 4 Days
Briggs, Fanny Wife of David Died Apr 30, 1875 Aged 21 Years 8 Mo 20 Days
Briggs, Elisha T. Son of David and Fanny, Died Sept 24, 1841 Aged 3 Years 8 Mo 24 Days
Briggs, Fred W Son of RL and FM Briggs Born Oct 19, 1869 Died Nov 8, 1881
Ensworth, Hermon Died June 30, 1857 Aged 61 Years 3 Mo 5 Days
Ensworth, Albert Son of Hermon and Betsey, Died Sept 8, 1849 Aged 7 Years
Ensworth, Martin L. Son of Hermon and Betsey Died Feb 24, 1851 Aged 11 Years 8 Mo
Greene, Leon H. 1885 - 1910 Age 25 Years 5 Days
Grover, Nellie Died Feb 27, 1879 Aged 1 Yr 9 Days
Hann, George 1848 - 1923
Hann, Jane Robbins His Wife (George) 1853 - 1914
Hann, Elery M. Son of George M and Jane M Died Feb 5, 1880 Aged 6 Yr 5 Mo.
Hill, Wilber W 1870 - 1896
Howe, Caroline L Wife of Rufus H Howe Died Feb 6, 1854 Aged 27 Yr 3 Mo 21 Days
Jackson, Silinda S. Wife of John Jackson, Died July 12, 1840 Age 39 Years 3 Mo 21 Days.
Although there is a marker for Silinda with identical data in the Springs Mills Cemetery, it is likely that she is buried in this cemetery. John Jackson and his second wife are buried in Spring Mills and included Silinda's data on their stone.
LaForge, Anna Wife of M. T. LaForge Died June 19, 1848 Aged 43 Years 4 Mo 4 Days
Lancaster, Phebe Wife of Stephen Died Sept 2, 1846 Aged 65 Years 5 Mo 12 Days
Lancaster, Infant Son of David and Betsey Ann Died Jan 25, 1838
Lewis, Caleb Died July 20, 1851 Aged 44 Years 19 Days
Lewis, Angeline Wife of Caleb Died July 25, 1848 Aged 36 Years 5 Mo 7 Days
Lewis, Clarinda E Dau of Caleb and Angeline Died Aug 24, 1851 Aged 20 Years 7 Mo
Lewis, Henry V Son of Caleb and Angeline Died Sept 7, 1842 Aged 3Y 3M 17D
Lewis, Betsey Church Wife of Abram, Died Jan 25, 1851 in the 73rd Years of Age.
She is assumed to be Betsey Church, Dau of Caleb Church, a Revolutionary War Soldier. It is quite probable that Caleb Church came to this area about the same time that Wm Reynolds and his wife Lydia Church Reynolds and their son Col. Wm Reynolds Jr settled in Independence. NOTE the 1850 Census Vital Stats lists Betsey Lewis Died in January 1850, Not 1851, Age 71 Years.
McCurdy, Betsey A. Briggs Wife of Robert McCurdy Died Apr 6, 1876 Aged 56 Y 7 Mo 13 Days
Neal, John P Died Dec 6, 1894 Aged 82 Years 11 Mo
Neal, Mary Wife of John Died Sept 10, 1875 Aged 59 Years 3 Mo
Neal, Armelia A Wife of John - Stone is Broken
Neal, Child Dau of Isaac and Ama M. Brigs - No Data
Neal, Adelia Dau of John P and Mary Died Feb 1, 1860 Aged 8 Yer 6 Mo 23 Days
Potter, Lucina J. Wife of E. T. Potter Bron Apr 5, 1847, Died Nov 13, 1878
Robbins, David G Apr 13, 1813 - Apr 5, 1891
Robbins, Thankful Wife of David G. Died July 4, 1871 Aged 58 Years
Robbins, Julia Wife of David G, 1860 - 1922
Spencer, Alvin Died May 22, 1872 Aged 75 Years 9 Mo 21 Days
Spencer, Lydia Wife of Alvin, Died Aug 1, 1871 Aged 70 Years 6 Mo 10 Days
Spencer, William Died Apr 12, 1876 Aged 55 Years 2 Mo 19 Days
Spencer, Harriet Wife of Hosea A, Died May 8, 1889 Aged 53 Years 1 Mo 1 Days
Spencer, Infant Dau of HA and HE Spencer Died Oct 15, 1868 Aged 7 Mo 27 Days
Stone, Marion L. Son of HJ and IA Stone Died Mar 13, 1862 Aged 5 Yr 7 Mo