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"Lost" Cemetery

Referred to on findagrave as Old Dutch Church Cemetery

From the contributor's description, this cemetery is located in the Town of Tyre.

This information was submitted by Keith Armitage on 19-May-97

There is a lost cemetery in Seneca county on Middle Black Brook road. This cemetery is a heavily wooded area where Middle Black Brook road meets the thruway (I-90). The cemetery is located at the South East corner of the bridge crossing the thruway. Even the local historians have no name for this nearly forgotten resting place, such a shame, as there must be at least thirty grave sites there.

The trees and brush are so thick there is no way to tell this is a cemetery from the road. You need to get out of your car at the thick of the trees at this intersection and walk in. The trees and bushes are such that crawling is necessary in many parts. In this heart tugging field of nearly for gotten stones are names like BAKER, FRENCH, and VAN CLEEF. Many are pre-civil war, and some are post civil war. What happened that the neighboring communities, Seneca Falls and Tyre, would let these go? A Van Cleef was an early settler of Seneca Falls. When the county of Seneca speaks of it's proud heritage it should not ignore the resting places of it's hard working founders.

Please ask the county to clear this cemetery of trees, and brush that have grown wild for at least ten years.

Here is a list of legible stones, December 1997
Elizabeth wife of
Zachariah Baker
d. June 2, 1863
58yrs. 8m. 29d.

Levi Baker
Co. H
148 N.Y.V.
AE 26yrs.

Julia Ann
wife of
Mahlon Bartless

wife of
Mahlon Bartless [NOTE: head stone clearly says Burtless]
June 24 1851
AE. 32 yrs.

John French
d. July 29, 1832

Abigail Hudson
d. Feb 28 1831
AE 25yrs 10m

wife of
Petter Kittle
May 22 184?

Peter Kittle
d. Jan. 17 1845
Age 79y 7m 8d

Fran----Kittle [NOTE: head stone says Francina]
d. June 20, 1853

son of
P. & R. Kittle
d. Nov. 6 1862
5yrs. 1m. 5d.

wife of
Byron Richard
daughter of
Abraham & Mary
d. Aug. 1 1863

Harriet L.
dau of Byron & Margaret

Beth [NOTE: head stone clearly says Ruth]
wife of
John Roberts

daughter of
Peter & Catharin
Died 1850
AE 6yrs.

Maria wife of
C.W. VanCleef
April 9, 1855
Aged 29 yrs.

wife of
Issac VanCleef
June 8 1845

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