Below are events and updates regarding

Palmer Cemetery - Scio, Allegany County, NY

(note:  Please navigate to the information log at bottom of this page to view activities and events that occur as the cemetery is being worked on in 2014 forward...... Rediscovery of long buried tombstones and footstones is ongoing! )

(From Wellsville Daily Reporter, July 31, 2015)

Palmer Cemetery Knight-1of2


Palmer Cemetery Knight-2of2













 8/5/2015 Report from Bob Heavener

"Of the six stones that I uncovered in the last year at the Palmer Cemetery all are standing up with the addition of Clarissa Ames yesterday.  

Today I set up Harriet Augusta Jenkins stone that has been laying flat.  I found that this stone was originally mounted in a base.  The tail of the stone had about 15 inches that could be buried as a self supporting stone.  I placed it hard against the original base for support.  I also added about 50 Lbs. of dry concrete mix in the hole.  Baring vandalism, I think it will stand for many years.

The Larrabee stone may be a candidate to be set up.  

The palmer stone for two boys may be another, but that one is beyond my pay grade as there is only about 2 inches of free stone to work with.....     .......The other stones lying flat are broken and can’t be set up without major repair.  I may raise them by placing patio blocks under them,  so the sod will not grow over them."

Bob Heavener


 9/6/2015 Report from Bob Heavener


(from Webmaster: More work will be done on this stone and more information will be posted; A final photo will appear in the Gallery when work is finished in the future.  rt)

Below, Photo #1736: The beginning of "dig" to uncover Louisa Knight stone.

 Knight Louisa and foot stone 1736

Below is closer view of stone being uncovered; 

Photo #1737: Louisa Knight

Knight Louisa 1737

 Below is Photo #1738, Final dig results of pieces to represent the stone of Louisa Knight............

Knight Louisa 1738 (to be continued..........)