Thatcher Cemetery

Town of Ontario
Knickerbocker Road

Wayne County, NY

Thatcher Cemetery

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

"The directions to this small cemetery are to take Route 104 to Ontario and then Knickerbocker Road for 2.8 miles north towards Lake Ontario. On the right side of the road (East side) there is an apple orchard with a grass driveway. There can be found a large tree with brush around it just off the highway and on the north side of the driveway. In this location was found three upright stones and one flat on the ground face up.

These stones are positioned east and west and have the following names.

Phebe Thatcher, Wife of Peter Thatcher, died April 30, 1866, aged 80yrs., 5mo., days (unreadable). This one is located on the far south side of the three.

Peter Thatcher, died Feb 1, 1848, aged 64 yrs., 6 mos., 18 days. This stone is in the middle.

Hull Thatcher, died July 19, 1851 aged 42 yrs., 3 mos., 19 days. This is on the north end of the row.

The last stone was tipped over, face up, and very hard to read. This stone was found between Peter and Hull. Nancy and I used tracings to read it. The best we can make out is Rebecca Thatcher, daughter, died Feb 1, 1831, 19 yrs., 10 mos., 13 days."

Phillip & Nancy McMullen
March 2000

2005 Driving Directions - Rte. 104 West going through Ontario. Take first Right onto Knickerbocker Rd. going toward Lake. Near the end of Knickerbocker Rd. is an apple orchard, on the right side of road with a grass driveway. The cemetery is near the road, overgrown with nature. Located to the south of the trees near the road, about 20 paces to the left of the driveway heading North.

A Newly-Discovered Headstone!

Sunday, October 16, 2005 - " While taking pictures in Ontario today... When I got home, while labeling the photos, I realized I saw a name that wasn't on the GenWeb site, since the site more or less corresponds to the Historian records. I headed back to Ontario to the Thatcher cemetery, and yes I did find a stone that wasn't listed. Here is the information obtained from the stone that was missing on GenWeb."

Louisa Thatcher, daughter of Peter and Phebe Thatcher, died June 15, 1846, aged 23 years.

"See photo although hard to read. There was at least one other stone illegible."

Daryl VerStreate Jr.

Louisa Thatcher Headstone

Photograph of Louisa Thatcher Stone Contributed by and
© 2005 Daryl VerStreate Jr. and Amanda VerStreate

Volunteer Cemetery Readers & Typists - Phillip and Nancy McMullen of Wayne County, NY.

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Created: 3/28/2000
Updated: 10/31/05
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