Trapping Brook Cemetery (aka Hills Cemetery, aka June Cemetery), Town of Wellsville, Allegany County, NY


Trapping Brook- aka/JUNE Cemetery aka/Hills Cemetery.  The only visible names on stones are HILLS & JUNE. Others are probably buried here.

David June Died June 30, 1867 Aged 69 Yrs - No visible Stone

As of June, 2004, The Town of Wellsville has just completed a major brush  removal and once again the last few remaining stones are surfaced.  As today's World encroaches on these historic burial grounds, care needs to be taken to preserve them.  Badly sunken burial spots exist and even a casket part was visible from groundhog excavation.  There is a need to define the boundaries and a fence should be erected for protection.

This cemetery is located on the left hand side of the Trapping Brook Road approximately 3/4 mile from the Village of Wellsville Line.  It is the burial spot for at least 18 people and most are presently unknown.  I am showing the two clearly visible stones that are visible along with a list of their contents, and, a couple of other shots of the site.   I hope to update the list as the names become available.  If anyone reading this can supply more information please email me here:  Ron Taylor (email)

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ELISHA HILLS & BELONA JUNE HILLS:  Died Dec. 30.1889, Aged 79yrs. 2ms.  Belona, his wife, Born June 19, 1831. Died Jan. 5. 1911, Aged 79yrs, 6 mo, 17ds.  7/30/04 Per Vicki Gibson of Lake Charles, LA; "Elisha Hills b. 1809. They were parents of Della, David Arthur and Homer."

MIAMI JUNE:  Wife of David June - Died June 18, 1888 - Age 77 yrs & 8 mos.  7/30/04 Per Vicki Gibson, Lake Charles,LA-"Miami Herrington June was born 3/6/1811."

MIAMI JUNE MONUMENT:  A full view; Note the under-nourished growth of Lilies & Ferns that are fast growing over all the head/foot markers.
JESSIE M. ?     : A broken stone needs repair & someone to do a tracing for identification. Workers were kind enough to keep it together.

ANOTHER view of Jessie M. ?

H. D. J. :  Either Head/Foot Marker for probably a JUNE family member.  7/30/04 per Vicki Gibson, Lake Charles, LA; "David Harrison June (1842-1889) is the closest I can come to the initials HDJ. He was the son of David June & Miami Herrington June. He married Phoebe E. Millard (1850-1880c.) and had a daughter Minnie (1867-1934) who married A.D.Morrow (1858-1913).

B. V. J.:  UNKNOWN Head/Foot Stone. Probably for a JUNE family member.  7/30/04 per Vicki Gibson of Lake Charles, LA; "Probably, Buena Vista June. Born 7/15/1847 in Scio,NY & died 10/26/1928. He was married to Hattie Vaughn (1876-3/8/1941)."

AUGUSTA MARIAH JUNE, ELLIS JUNE:  Augusta-Died Nov. 26, 1879-Age 35ys, 2ms.  Ellis- Died May 18, 1853-Age 20ys, 9ms.  CHILDREN OF David & Miami JUNE.

DELLA HILLS:  "Daughter of E. & B. Hills - Died-----"  Stone is badly worn & was previously broken; Re-setting removed bottom area.

DAVID ARTHUR HILLS:  Stone placed by Ralph Hills per Ralph Hills (7/9/04-Verbal) David died in 1949. He was buried in an unmarked grave & no family to buy a stone. R.I.P.  David reportedly self maintained the cemetery until a few months before his death.  7/30/04 per Vicki Gibson of Lake Charles, LA; "David Arthur was born 9/11/1866 & died 7/4/1949. Married Elva Kirkpatrick and had 2 children-Loyd and Marian. Marian Hills married Ray Conner and she died 5/25/1955."


HARRIET VAUGHN JUNE WAS MARRIED TO BUENA VISTA JUNE;  According to her obituary,  she is buried in this cemetery, probably beside her husband.  She is probably the HDJ stone next to BVJ (her husband Buena Vista June).