Quaker Hill Cemetery, Elba, New York


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From the Elba Anniversary Book by Scott Benz

" Burial in a Friends burying ground was restricted up to the year 1852, with a prohibition on the use of tomb stones. Tomb stones in Friends burying grounds which bear dates prior to this were either, placed later on, or if placed before 1852, tacitly allowed but not officially sanctioned.

The records for this cemetery are very spotty at best. We have to thank Mrs. Florence Harkness Rowcliffe for her foresight to record what information she did. Much of this would have been lost otherwise. According to her work there are 105 burials in this cemetery. This cemetery is on Private Property and does not fall under the jurisdiction of the town to maintain; henceforth its deplorable condition.

This cemetery contains the graves of William Weeks, the fighting Quaker of the War of 1812 and John Hicks who served in Co. F., 5th Reg. N.Y. Vol. during the Civil War."

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Photos of the cemetery


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This cemetery listing has been compiled using several sources.
"History of the Weeks/Wicks of Elba" Family by Betty Thomas
Cemetery info obtained from the Elba Town Clerk
Burial info from "The Elba Anniversary Book" By Scott Benz, Elba Town Historian
Personal visit to the cemetery

Aldrich
	Abigail, wife of Asa Aldrich, died 25 July 1850, aged 39 years
	Amy, 20 Oct. 1858
	Dewane P., son of Asa and Abigail Aldrich,  2 Mar. 1841, aged 1 year
	George W., son of Asa and Abigail Aldrich,29 July 1848, aged 4 mos.
	Levi H. son of Asa and Abigail Aldrich,4th Aug. 1840, aged 2 years
	Sarah Ann, daughter of Asa and Abigail Aldrich, 21 Dec. 1844

Beach
	Lydia J., Daughter of John G. and Hannah M. Beach, 11 May, 1860, age 	2y., 3 mo., 2 days

Fowler
	Abraham, 31 July, 1854, age 69 y
	Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Fowler, 23 Oct. 1849, age 62 y.

Gerding
	Charlotte, wife of Charles Gerding, 12 June 1880, age 33 ys, 3 mo.

Griffin
	Emiline [Weeks], wife of Thomas Griffin, 27 Mar 1873, age 51 yrs, 2 mo, 10 days [see Weeks]
	Emily Susannah, Daughter of Thomas and Emiline Griffin, 5 Nov. 1864, age 9 yrs, 6 mo, 25 days, born 11 May 1855
	George Washington, son of Thomas and Emiline Griffin, 14 Nov 1864, age 2 yrs, 8 mo. , 27 days, born 18 Feb 1862
	Cynthia Malvina, daughter of Thomas and Emiline Griffin, 17 Nov 1864, age 15 yrs., 9 mo., 20 days, born 28 Feb 1849

Hall
	Amy Ann, wife of Henry A. Hall, 26 Jan. 1856
	
Harkness
	Beulah [Estes], wife of Daniel Harkness, 26 Feb. 1856. age 79 yrs., 6 mo., born 1802 in Maine
	Charlotte, 23 Feb 1857, age 57 yrs, born 27 Feb 1802 in North Adams, MA, daughter of Nathan and Ruth [Killey] Harkness
	Daniel, 22 June 1864, age 62 yrs, 25 days, born 27 May 1802 in North Adams, MA, son of Nathan and Ruth [Killey] Harkness
	Robert, son of Daniel and Beulah Harkness, 20 Aug. 1839, age 3 yrs., 5 mo., 6 days, born 17 Mar 1836
	William Estes, son of Daniel and Beulah Harkness, 11 Mar 1850, age 20 yrs, 6 mo., 2 days, born 17 Aug 1832
	
Hicks
	John, 20 Aug 1884, age 63 yrs., GAR Post 290, Co. F., 5th Reg.N.Y. Vol.

Howland
	Hannah M., daughter of David and Rhoda [Harkness] Howland, 2 Dec. 1851, age 4 mo., 15 days, born 16 July 1851

Moore
	Judith, wife of Henry Moore, 6 Nov 1881, age 83 yrs, 6 mo, 2 days.
	
Sheffield
	Chloe, wife of Joshua Sheffield, 28 Sept. 1831, age 30 yrs.
	
Shotwell
	Amy, 21 Nov 1850, age 29 yrs, 9 mo.
	Catherine E., daughter of Isaac and Edna Shotwell, 9 Dec 1857, age 21 yrs, 9mo, 22 days.
	Edna C. [Pound], wife of Isaac Shotwell, 14 Jan 1872, age 76 yrs, born 1797
	Isaac Martin, 19 Oct 1860, age 74 yrs, 1 mo, born 1787
	Mary, 27 Mar 1844, age 87 yrs.,8 mo, 26 days
	Richard, 17 Aug 1833, age 78 yrs., 20 days
	Sarah E., 26 Feb 1854, age 23 yrs, 5mo.
	
	
Staples
	Charles Job, 16 Jan 1949"Quaker - 1873-1949 The Strength of the Hills is His Also" -written on a Bronze Plaque embedded in
a large boulder at the entrance to the cemetery, son of Job Anthony and Mary Maria [Griffen] Staples,
born 27 May 1873 Mary [DeGroff], 15 April 1955, born 1874- She also has a Plaque on the same boulder as her husband Charles Staples. Lyman D., son of Lyman and Susan [Harkness] Staples, 8 May 1858, age 20 yrs, 8 mo, 18 days Susan J., daughter of Henry Movi and Rachel E. [Van Alystne] Staples, 23 Oct 1864, age 3mo. Tibbets Armenia, wife of Edward Tibbets, Nov 1842, age 26 yrs. Travers Catherine[Poole],wife of Daniel, 12 Feb 1881, born 23 Mar 1801 in Montgomery County, NY, 1st husband John Haight, Jr. Travies Daniel, 12 April 1860, age 37 yrs. Hannah, wife of Daniel Travies, 17 Nov 1859, age 75 yrs, 8mo. Underhill L. Stewart, son of Frank W. and Laura A.[Wicks] Underhill, 9 Sept, 1885, age 7 weeks Weeks Emiline, wife of Thomas Griffin, 27 Mar 1873, age 51 yrs, 2 mo, 10 days, born 17 Jan 1822 in Farmington, Ontario, NY, daughter
of William H. and Susannah [Sheffield] Weeks John M., Veteran of War of 1812 Phebe Ann, daughter of William H. and Susannah [Sheffield] Weeks, 17 Oct 1839, age 8 mo, 17 days, born 1 Feb 1839 in Elba. Susannah [Sheffield], wife of William H. Weeks, 26 Feb 1885, born 24 Feb 1802 in Rhode Island William H., 7 Feb 1881, born 4 May 1798, Hudson, Columbia, NY, Veteran of War of 1812 Henry, Jr., son of William and Susannah [Sheffield] Weeks, 17 June 1838, died by drowning, age 18 yrs, 5 mo, 20 days,
born 20 Jan 1820 in Farmington, Ontario, NY. Wicks Cora B., daughter of Hersey E. and Betsey [Hicks] Wicks, 14 Jan 1883, age 14 yrs, 10 mo, 14 days.


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