White Schoolhouse Cemetery

Town of Galen

Wayne County, NY

Cemetery Sign

Photograph Contributed by and © 2004 Frank Dennis



Two listings of White Schoolhouse Cemetery were donated by the Office of the County Historian. A consolidated listing was prepared in honor of her ancestors by Marcia Benton, a descendant of the Harpers, one of the earliest pioneer families of Galen. " List #2 showed different dates than list #1 for the same people. I put the 2nd listed dates in parentheses after the 1st listed dates (i.e. Becker, Elizabeth)." Because of discrepancies in dates, the site coordinators would greatly appreciate receiving information as to correct dates from other types of family resources.

Located in the town of Galen, about two miles north of Clyde Village, at the intersection of Route 414 and Kelsey Road. This list was typed from 2 separate lists, one dated May 1956 (List #1), and one received from the Seneca County Historian, dated Dec. 1979 (List #2, data in parentheses).

2005 Driving Directions - Rte. 414 North out of Galen. Second road on right is Kelsey Rd. Cemetery is on corner of Rte. 414 and Kelsey Rd.



Allen
Eve wf. Asa L. d. Mar 14, 1871 66-2-10

Becker
Peter d. Jan 10, 1843 64-6-14
Elizabeth wf. d. Jan 17, 1851 71-11-7 (or d. Jan 13, 1831, 71y 1m 2d)
Seth d. Dec 29, 1843 30-3-28
Philip d. Jul 1, 1850 43-1-8

Bedan
Diana dau. Smithfield & Rebecca d. Jun 18, 1822 2 yr. 11 da.
Calista dau. Smithfield & Rebecca d. Apr 15, 1822 3-6-28

Benjamin
Frank son Henry & Phoebe d. Aug 27, 1863 1-9-11
Ruth wf. Nelson d. Aug 9, 1839 27-5-4
William d. Jan 28, 1864 63-4-10
Nancy Shaver, wf. d. Nov 25, 1863 54-9-11
Mariah dau. d. Sep 22, 1844 13-6-27

Blauvelt
John L. d. Mar 11, 1864 27-8-26
Daniel, 1865, 27 hrs.

Brewer
Thomas d. Feb 11, 1874 63 yr. Co. K. 9th H. Art.

Brownell
Catherine dau. Joseph & Emma d. Apr 4, 1858 19-6-8
Ira her brother died same day 17-10-4
Emily d. Jun 24, 1867 18-11-24
Mary dau. J. & E. d. Feb 4, 1844 2 yr.
Joseph Apr 3, 1788 - Dec 30, 1864
Emma wf. Mar 30, 1813 - Aug 23, 1890

Ball
Charles H. d. Sep 1, 1890 47 yr. Co. K. 9th H. Art.

Cosselmon
Charles and Louise (no dates)
Willie son W. & J. d. Feb 27, 1862 2-1-27

Cobb
Fanny wf. John M. d. June 1826 43 yr.
Calistra L. d. Feb 14, 1827 13-6-18

Cornwall
Anna wf. John S. & dau. Alexander & Sarah Harper d. Sep 3, 1859 50-2-26 (or d. Sep 13, 1859 50y 2m 35d)

Crampton
Daniel d. Sep 14, 1832 47 yr.

D_____
Safety ? wf. Joseph

Forncrook
Phebe M. wf. J.S. & dau. D. & B. Petteys d. Jul 25, 1858 23-11-25

Flint
Sarah M. d. Sep 19, 1824 25-3-12 (or d. Sept. 12, 1821, 25y 3m 19d)

Freer
David d. Apr 24 (or 21), 1848 79-4-10

Day
David C. d. Feb 13, 1879 49 yr. Co. B. 160th N.Y. Vol.

Denison
Alonzo H. son Henry L. & Amanda L. d. Aug 1847 1-5-2

Gildersleeve
John S. d. Apr 17, 1865 59-11-14 (or 59y 4m 11d)
Melinda wf. d. Nov 7, 1866 58 yr. 6mo. 25 da.
William S. Sep 26, 1848 5 months son of J. & M. Antoinette E. d. Jul 15, 1850 3 mo. dau. of J. & M.

Groeskoph
John G. d. Dec 16, 1884 36 yr. Co. K. 86th N.Y. Vol.

Harper
Buel d. Apr 20, 1855 56-9-25 (or d. Dec 20, 1855 56 yr. 8 mo.)
Daniel d. Apr 13, 1855 61-3-23
Arunah son Daniel & Mary d. Dec 24, 1844 21-7-13
Sarah wf. Alexander d. Mar 22, 1842 72-5(or 2)-15

Hubbard
Phebe wf. Nodiah (or Noediah) d. May 27, 1821 63 yr.
Thankful wf. Nodiah (or Noediah) d. Feb. 1, 1828 75 yr.

Humphrey
Eliza J. dau. M.N. & S. d. 1844 2 yr. (or d. Oct 12, 1841, 2 yrs.)

Knight
Sarah J. wf. George d. Oct 29, 1878 26 yr.
Hannah wf. Simeon d. Jun 24, 1834 63 yr.
Abraham d. Dec 28, 1881 66 yr. Co. H. 9th N.Y. H. Art.
Amos d. Apr 10, 1851 19 yr. son of Abraham and Mary
Alfred d. Oct 15, 1862 11 mo. son of Abraham and Mary Ervin d. Feb 28, 1870 3-9-13 son of Abraham and Mary

Kelsey
Charles d. Oct 7, 1857 75-9-24

Lyons (or Lyon)
Lucretia (or Lucinda) wf. Deacon Walter d. Nov 8, 1846 59 yr.
Elmina D. dau. d. Nov 29, 1850 21-6-10 (or d. Nov 29, 1859, 21y 6m 10d)
Darwin son Lathrop & Lois d. Jul 22, 1846 1-3-4
Dea. Walter Lyon Died Sept. 8, 1871 AGED 84 yrs & 19 d.
[Note: Deacon Lyon's stone was missed on the original reading but his stone is there and this info provided by Frank Dennis.]

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Walter Lyon
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1790
Birth Place: Connecticut
Home in 1850: Rose, Wayne, New York
Family Number: 285
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter Lyon, 60, b. Connecticut
Roxanna Lyon, 56, b. New York
Elmira/Elmina Lyon, 21, b. Massachusetts [death year should be 1850]
Hannah S Lyon, 7, b. New York
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Rose, Wayne, New York; Roll M432_613; Page: 482B

Miller
John d. Sep 25, 1827 71-8-15
Mary, wife of John, March 31, 1850, 43 yrs.
George, son of John & M.A., November 30, 1849, 2y 2m

Near
Hannah wf. Henry d. Oct. 17, 1861 82 yr.
Henry d. Mar 28, 1861 86 yr.

Patten
Sidney d. Feb 1, 1856 49-7-6

Patterson (or Patters)
Benjamin W. d. Mar 24, 1853 29 yr.

Pritchard
Catherine wf. A.B. 1842-1900

Smith
Margaret wf. Minoris (or Morris) d. Feb 15, 1878 82-2-2
Morgan H. d. Jul 15, 1865 38 yr. 2 mo.
Mary wf. Soloman S. d. Aug 12, 1843 59 yr.
In Memory of Solomon S. Smith who died Oct 14, 1834 in the 73rd year of his age (see note at end of listings)

Stone
Lucy dau. Joseph D. & Charity E. ( or Joseph & Betsey) d. Jul 11, 1849 3 yr. 8mo. 27 da.
Eliza Jane dau, Joseph & Betsy (or Betsey) d. Aug 24, 1841 21-10-6 (or d. Aug 24, 1842 2y 10m 6d)

Taylor
Mary T., dau. Michael & Elizabeth d. Oct 27, 1890 10 yr.

Wandle
Albert d. Sep 23, 1890 65 yr. Co. E. 3rd Art. N.Y. Vol.

VanLiere
Jacob, 1846-1915
Elizabeth, wife, 1853-1892
Children: Jenne, 12; Lenard, 4; Raymond, 4 months

Vincent
Jonathan d. Mar 18, 1852 86 yr.
Elilzabeth wf. d. Oct 3, 1839 69 yr.
Edwin d. May 28, 1830 32 yr.
Ovid d. May 16, 1836 24 yr.
Oscar son Joshua & Lorena d. Apr 16, 1842 3-1-2
Eleanor d. Nov 11, 1831 27 yr.

Wilder
Selah B. Jun 16, 1803 - Jul 26, 1829
Tamer wf. Erastus d. Jul 14, 1828 50-6-24

Willis
Matthew d. May 1, 1853 79 yr.
Sarah wf. d. 1854 82 yr. (or Martha, Dec. 13, 1854, 82 yrs.)

Wilson
Henry son A. J. & M. age buried.

Young
Robert B. (or L.) d. Aug 15, 1860 30 yr.
Mary E. dau. Robert & Emily d. Aug 23, 1859 2 yr. 3 da.

Two soldiers' graves, no headstones but have G.A.R. markers.

White Schoolhouse Cemetery

Photograph Contributed by and
© 2005 Daryl VerStreate Jr. and Amanda VerStreate




Feb. 1, 2004: A recent update from Joni Pontius!

"There are 3 transcriptions of the White School Cemetery in Galen that are on file in the County Historian's office. The first two omit the grave of Solomon S. Smith, but the last one, in the back, does not. Solomon's gravestone is still readable. He is buried two over from his wife Mary; between them is Alonzo H. Denison, almost certainly a grandson. Solomon's stone reads: "In Memory of Solomon S. Smith who died Oct 14, 1834 in the 73rd year of his age". I have more information on this family."



Volunteer Typist: Marcia Benton of Hilton, NY




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