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Yates County Cemetery Project
Part IX: Cemeteries in the town of Barrington



Porter's Corners Cemetery: Notes


Porters Corners cemetery This, the town's largest cemetery, was once associated with its only Methodist Church, which stood on the corner adjacent. The congregation was founded by William Ovenshire, who held meetings in his own home beginning about 1809, long before a regular preacher could be found. The church was finally built in 1842, within sight of Ovenshire's house.

The church building was moved to the hamlet of Warsaw after the congregation became defunct, and the burying ground was abandoned and completely neglected for many years. It was once even enclosed within a fenced pasture. However, in recent years the town crew has cleaned it out, put up the present fence and maintains access to it from the highway. It's evident that many markers disappeared during the years of neglect, and many of those that remain are damaged, fallen or partially buried.

Occasionally this ground is referred to as the Methodist Cemetery, the Ovenshire Cemetery or as the Barrington Cemetery.

There have been many readings done of this cemetery, and some names have crept into the lists which cannot now be confirmed from any other record. Some of these names were in error, and if the stones no longer exist, it is not now possible to confirm what the reading really should have been. The compilers have very regretfully decided to omit readings and partial readings of missing stones that could not be corroborated by at least some other evidence.



Porter's Corners Cemetery: Burials


Anderson Andrew 1839 Apr 11 D ae 4/9/29, son of Joseph & Deborah Anderson
A[nderson?] J--- m D ae 1? month & 2- days [broken stone next to Andrew Anderson; initials from footstone]
A[nderson?] R--- m [Footstone near Andrew Anderson]
B--- E--- G--- m [Footstone]
Babcock John B. 1857 May 2 D ae 27/6/4 [son of Abiram & Susannah Lee Babcock]
Bailey Amy [1862] Feb 14 [D ae 81/1/1] wife of William Bailey
Baley Abigail J. 1866 Aug 12 D ae 42/3/3, wife of Sylvenus Baley
Baley Elizabeth 1857 Jun 9 D ae 20/9/20, daughter of Sylvester & Sally Baley
Baley Mary Jane 1841 Sep 12 D ae 2/10/6, daughter of Sylvester & Sally Baley
Baley William 1863 May 17 D ae 71/10/27
B[arclay?] --- H. m [Footstone near others of family]
Barclay C[harles] W., Rev. 1847 Jan 25 D ae 28/4/15
Barclay Elizabeth? A. 186? Nov 23 D ae 2, daughter of C. W. & [Mary] Barclay [stone very worn; footstone]
Barnes Nancy Ann [Goundry] [Wood] 1849 Aug 26 D ae 59, wife of Loren Barnes [& daughter of George & Elizabeth Heslop Goundry; 1st husband was Thomas Wood]
Bassett Erasmus E. # 1863 Ju1 2 D ae 27 at Gettysburg; Civil War: sgt., Co. B, 126th NY [removed to Hillside Cemetery, Dundee]
Bassett George W. # 1862 Sep 18 D ae 24 at Antietam; Civil War: sgt.-major, 33rd NY [removed to Hillside Cemetery, Dundee]
Bates Lucy Ann 1851 Dec 7 D ae 18/11 days, daughter of Peter & Elizabeth Bates
Batley Horace Holmes 1849 [Feb 12] D ae 1, son of James H. & Eleanor A. Batley
B[atley?) I--- m [Footstone adjacent to Horace Holmes Batley]
Bellis Elizabeth [ Taylor] 1865 Mar 8 D ae 73/11/8, wife of Peter Bellis
Bellis George [1826 Jul 5] [D ae 1/22 days] son of Peter & Elizabeth Bellis [broken stone]
Bellis Peter 1852 Sep 23 D ae 70/2/26 [War of 1812]
Bellis Susan Elizabeth 1857 Apr 15 D ae 18/2/12, daughter of Peter & Elizabeth Bellis
Bigelow Orville J. # 1860 Jan D ae 1 month in Barrington [mortality schedule]
Boardman Rachel Cooper 1851 Sep 10 D ae 51, wife of Russell Boardman
Boardman Russel 1873 D ae 76 [son of Allen Boardman]
Booth John W. 1865 Mar 20 D ae 29/5; Civil War: Co. D, 194th NY
Brown John A. 1901 Jan 14 B1817 Aug 16 [son of Peter H. & Margaret Coons Brown] [Brown monument]
Brown Julia A. [Coons Coons] 1883 Dec 24 D ae 72[/5/19, born in Dutchess Co., NY; daughter of John A. & Hannah Kane Coons; buried with her 1st husband Philip D. Coons]
Brown Margaret [Coons] 1876 Oct 6 B1819 May 10, wife of John A. Brown [Brown monument]
Brown Martha # 1864 Nov 14 D ae 101/9 in Barrington [mortality schedule]
Brown Napoleon B. 1868 Mar 2 B1859 Oct 16, son of J. A. & M. Brown [Brown monument]
Brown Silas # 1849 Jun D ae 87 in Barrington [mortality schedule]
Bullock Eva # 1855 Mar 9 D ae 4 months 9 days
Bunce Josiah 1844 Sep D ae 32 [Bunce monument and plot]
Bunce Loomis 1878 Mar 5 D ae 73/9/17 [Bunce monument and plot; iron gate says "Loomis Bunce 1868"]
Bunce Mary H[olmes] 1867 Jun 29 D ae 54/9/21, [1st] wife of Loomis Bunce [Bunce monument and plot]
Bunce Melvin N. 1863 Jul 2 D ae 20/28 days; Civil War: Co. B, 126th NY, killed at Gettysburg; son of Loomis & Mary H. Bunce [Bunce monument and plot]
Bunce Peter 1844 Jan 18 D ae 72 [Bunce monument and plot]
Bunce Rhoda A. 1852 Oct D ae 70 [wife of Peter Bunce] [Bunce monument and plot]
Bunce William J. 1839 Jan D ae 21 [Bunce monument and plot]
Bush Hiram 1853 May 27 D ae 43/4
Campbell Franklin 1849 Mar 8 D ae 2 yr minus 8 days, son of Archibald & Mary Campbell
Campbell John 1861 May 29 D ae 25
Campbell Mary 1870 Mar 26 D ae 64, wife of Archibald Campbell
Carr Anna [Matteson] 1873 Feb 15 D ae 69, wife of William Carr
[Carr William?] m [Broken matching marble stone, adjacent to Anna Carr]
Carr William Isaac # 1911 Feb 19 D ae 77/7/20 in Barrington, son of William & Ann Matteson Carr [town record]
Compton John # 1875 Mar 31 D ae 78 in Barrington, born in NJ [mortality schedule]
Compton Mary # 1875 May 22 D ae 76 in Barrington, born in NJ [mortality schedule]
Coolbaugh Amelia 1851 Mar 7 D ae 57, wife of Benjamin Coolbaugh
Coolbaugh Benjamin B. 1861 May 6 [D ae 73/8/15] [broken stone]
Coons Elizabeth 1850 Jun 11 D ae 90, wife of Adam N. Coons
Coons Hannah 1856 Apr 17 D ae 69, wife of John A. Coons
Coons John A. 1879 Jan 13 B1791 Jul 25
Coons Maggie E. 1866 Dec 1 D ae 7 months, daughter of C. H. & M. E. Coons
Coons Mary C. 1864 Jan 1 D ae 15, daughter of Philip D. & Julia A. Coons
Coons Philip D. 1869 May 12 D ae 60
Davis Martha R. [1855] Nov 29 [D ae 27] daughter of Elijah & Rebecca [ Wilson] Davis [broken stone]
Decker Mary P. # 1850 Apr D ae 11 months in Barrington, daughter of Daniel C. & Mary Brown Decker [mortality schedule]
Eaton Charlotte 1856 May 7 D ae 41/2/23, wife of Jesse Eaton
Egelston Cynthia A. 1871 Nov 2 D ae 24/5, wife of Nathaniel Egelston
F[erris] L[orenzo] D. [1844 Mar 31] [D ae 1, son of Nicholas & Nancy Ferris] [footstone]
F[erris] S[arah] [1865 Mar 27] [D ae 94/5/21, wife of Solomon Ferris & mother of Nicholas Ferris] [footstone]
Fish Charlotte [Haviland] 1858 Sep 7 D ae 31/7/3, [2d] wife of Asa P. Fish
Fish Dillis 1873 Dec 30 D ae 75/8/12
Fish Elsie VanValkenburg # 1852 First wife of Asa P. Fish
Fish Emaline [Allison Armstrong] 1883 Dec 17 D ae 77/6/28, [2d] wife of Dillis Fish
Fish Lucy Jane 1851 Feb 2 D ae 23/7/10 [daughter of Dillis & Rebecca Fish]
Fish Rebecca [Brown] 1843 Apr 23 D ae 41/9/19, wife of Dillis Fish [& daughter of Ichabod Brown of Groton, Conn.]
Fish Samuel D. 1864 Oct 6 D ae 32/--/2
Foster Abigail 1843 Jun 3 D ae 30/4/12, wife of Lindley Foster
Foster Anna E. 1859 Jul 17 D ?/6 months, wife of William Foster
Foster Betsey 1836 Dec 24 D ae 43/8/22, wife of Lindley Foster
Fuller Sarah Jane [Ferris] 1851 Apr 22 D ae 18/6, wife of William Fuller & daughter of Nicholas & Nancy Ferris
Gibbs John # 1883 Apr D ae 83/4/14 in Barrington, son of Joseph Gibbs [town record]
Hagerty Jane 1848 Jul 22 D ae 70/6/6, wife of John Hagerty
Hathaway Gilbert 1852 Mar 31 D ae 53/11/16 [son of Gilbert & Mary Hurd Hathaway]
Haviland Emily 1859 Jan 14 D ae 55/7/14, wife of Cornelius Haviland
Hedges Catharine m B1814 Jan 27, wife of Eliphalet S. Hedges
Hedges Eliphalet S. 1887 Sep 7 B1811 Dec 27
Holmes Sarah M. 1839 Oct D ae 17 [Bunce monument and plot]
Hopkins Ann A. # 1850 Feb D ae 5 in Barrington [mortality schedule]
Hopkins Esther 1852 Nov 7 D ae 49/5/12, wife of Jeremiah Hopkins
Howell Lot 1852 May 26 D ae 32/6/7
Howell Margaret 1880 Nov 14 B1787 Aug 16 [wife of Sylvanus Howell]; "Mother"
Howell Martin 1846 Mar 5 D ae 4 months 20 days, son of Lot & Elizabeth Howell
Howell Sylvanus 1858 Apr 8 B1772 Oct 25; "Father"
Johnson Abel 1853 Oct 12 D ae 5/3/16, son of John B. & Amanda Johnson
Johnson Mary 1858 Jan 26 D ae 73/9/14, wife of William Johnson
Johnson William [1852 Mar 7] [D ae 58/4 days] [broken stone]
Kendall Lucinda 1845 Apr 12 D ae 28, wife of William Kendall
[Lamb] Mary [Ovenshire] Barclay 1886 Feb 24 D ae 61/7/14, wife of Rev. C. W. Barclay [& daughter of William & Elizabeth Gibbs Ovenshire; her 2nd husband was Gilbert Lamb]
Lantz Edward 1864 Dec 17 D ae 19/2/2, son of Robert & Rhoda Ann Lantz
Lazear Abraham C. 1856 Dec 6 B1803 Dec 15; died age 52/11/21
Lazear Howell 1849 Nov 24 B1849 Nov 24, son of A[braham] C. & Sarah Lazear
Lazear Sarah 1856 Feb 3 D ae 47/5/28, wife of A. C. Lazear
Leferge Benjamin 1851 D ae 11 months, son of ---- & Lucy Leferge
L[ockwood?] D[avid?] m [B1817, son of Samuel & Phebe Lockwood] [footstone]
L[ockwood] P[hoebe] [Walling] [1843 Dec 27] [B1790 Oct 28, wife of Samuel Lockwood & daughter of Peter Walling] [footstone only]
Lockwood Samuel 1853 Sep 17 D ae 65/4/9 [son of David Lockwood]
Lockwood Violetta [Ward] 1861 Apr 9 D ae 44, wife of Peter Lockwood [& daughter of John Ward]
Longcor Cyrus # 1847 Nov 9 D ae 2 months 14 days, son of James & Jane Longcor
Longcoy Alanson 1842 Apr 4 D ae 49/3/2
L[ongcoy?] C--- S--- m [Footstone in row with others in family]
Longcoy Daniel 1843 May 12 D ae 52/6/26
Longcoy Elizabeth # 1870 Jan D ae 82 in Barrington, born in NJ [mortality schedule]
Lord Benjamin M. 1858 Sep 18 D ae 57/4/24 [son of Ebenezer & Mary Lord] [broken stone]
Lord Ebenezer 1849 Jul 20 D ae 78/6/2 [son of Ebenezer Sr. & Catharine Lord]
Lord Elizabeth [Fleming] [1873 May 6] D ae 68/4/3, wife of Benjamin M. Lord [stone partially buried]
Lord Mary [Morris] 1855 Oct 1 D ae 77/1/13, wife of Ebenezer Lord [Jr.]
Mallery L. M. 1844 Oct 2 D ae 71/8/12
Miller Jerusha # 1849 Jun D ae 76 in Barrington; widow [mortality schedule]
Miller Mary E. # 1865 Mar 23 D ae 15 in Barrington, adopted daughter of Dillis Fish [mortality schedule]
Morse Stephen # 1912 Oct 29 D ae 90/4/5 in Barrington, son of Philip & Sarah Ellis Morse [town record]
Ovenshire Elizabeth [Gibbs] 1875 Jun 29 D ae 80, [2nd] wife of William D. Ovenshire
Ovenshire Isaac 1858 Nov 19 D ae 36/3/17
Ovenshire Isaac Lanning 1864 Apr 15 D ae 4, son of Isaac & Matilda [Snook] Ovenshire
Ovenshire Mary Cole # 1816 First wife of William Ovenshire
Ovenshire Sarah E. 1868 Mar 15 D ae 22/5/22, daughter of William H. & Elmira Ovenshire
Ovenshire Sarah M[iles] 1856 Sep l D ae 46/10/10; [1st] wife of Albert Ovenshire
Ovenshire Sarah T. 1841 Jun 7 D ae 7 months 23 days, daughter of William & Elizabeth Ovenshire
Ovenshire Sophia P. [Beebe] 1872 Jul 24 D ae 62/9/14, wife of Samuel Ovenshire
Ovenshire William D. # 1870 Jul 26 D ae 86/3/18
Ovenshire Wilson # 1860 Jul l m
Peck Ruth O. Hoyt # 1899 Feb 2 D ae 74/10/28 in Italy, wife of William C. Peck & daughter of Louis & Deborah Hoyt [town record]
Phillips Melvie B. 1868 Mar 8 D ae 1 month 11 days, daughter of Thomas & Augusta Phillips
Purdy William Corydon 1845 May 31 D ae 9 months, son of William S & Sarah Purdy
Rapalee Elizabeth [Welker] 1849 Oct 9 D ae 27; [3d] wife of Joshua Rapalee
Rapalee Joshua 1888 Aug 21 D ae 82 [son of Joshua & Keziah Finch Rapalee]
Rapalee Lewis 1849 Jan 13 D ae 4 months 16 days, son of Joshua & Elizabeth Rapalee
Rapalee Mary Jane [Longcor] 1840 Jul 24 D ae 33, [1st] wife of Joshua Rapalee
Rapalee Rebecca Jane [Belcher] 1844 Jan 2 D ae 22, [2nd] wife of Joshua Rapalee
Rinehart Susan O. 1879 Apr 22 D ae 30/2, wife of Anson Rinehart
Robinson Alvira 1860 Jun 11 D ae 65/7/18, wife of Stephen Robinson
Robinson Stephen 1872 D ae 80
Rose John # 1907 Mar 2 D ae 49 in Italy, single son of Dan & Mary Rose [town record]
R[ouse] W[illiam] m [B1807 Feb 26] [footstone only]
S--- ---- m [Broken footstone]
Shaw John 1848 Nov 5 D ae 65
Shaw Mary Ann [1847 Jun 17] [D ae 19] wife of Uriah Shaw
S[haw] M[orton] 1863 [Aug 27] D ae 4 months 7 days [son of Philip & Elizabeth F. Shaw] [stone near Coons family, broken and very worn; footstone]
Shaw Philip L. 1868 Feb 21 D ae 34; Civil War: Co. I, 148th NY
Shaw Susan 1870 Feb 28 D ae 84/2/11, wife of John Shaw
Shaw Susan [1847 Jan 28] [D ae 3 months, daughter of Uriah Shaw] [very worn]
Sherman Elizabeth P. 1842 Sep 26 D ae 27/6/21, wife of Robeson Sherman
Sickles Angelina 1843 Jun 23 D ae 36/1/7, wife of Cornelius Sickles
Sickles Cornelius [1849] Sep 21 [Dae 45/6/21] [stone partially buried]
Skiff Nancy Ann [Ovenshire] 1846 Jan 16 D ae 37/9/13, wife of Orlando B. Skiff [& daughter of Wm & Mary Cole Ovenshire]
Smith Henry D. 1853 May 14 D ae 5 months 26 days, son of George H. & Mary Smith
S[nook] J[ames] [1872 Mar 3] [D ae 62/18 days] [broken stone face down adjacent to his wife; footstone]
Snook Mary 1849 Oct 30 D ae 63/8/17, wife of William Snook
Snook Susan 1843 Aug 5 D ae 25/17, wife of James Snook
Snook William 1840 Sep 19 D ae 55
Spencer Joseph B. 1847 Mar 27 D ae 1/6/27, son of David & Matilda Spencer
Spencer Sarah M. 1842 Feb 9 D ae 9 months 14 days, daughter of David & Matilda Spencer
Sprowls William # 1846 D ae 46
Sprowls William H. 1848 May 8 D ae 3/2/26, son of William & Agnes [Wood] Sprowls
Stedwell Thomas 1860 Apr -- D ae 68 [born in Conn.] [fallen obelisk and footstone; another stone in Hillside Cemetery, section A]
Sunderlin Almeda Beach # 1873 Aug 15 D ae 76/3/15, wife of Tippett Sunderlin
Sunderlin Tippett # 1846 Mar 2 D ae 51/9/15
Sutphen Elleann [Mathews] 1846 Dec 13 D ae 46/1 day, wife of Richard Sutphen; "Mother"
Sutphen Richard 1866 May 7 D ae 66/10/1; "Father" [son of Richard Sr. & Mary VanMater Sutphen]
Swarthout Mary [Lord] 1854 Jul 1 D ae 33/5/22, wife of Seymour Swarthout [& daughter of Ebenezer & Mary Lord]
Thayer Ann M. # 1875 Mar 4 D ae 49 in Barrington; married [mortality schedule]
Trovinger Caroline [Shaw] 1858 Mar 6 D ae 50/9/26, wife of Peter Trovinger [& daughter of John Shaw]
Tupper Charles E. 1860 Mar 24 D ae 8 months and 13 days, son of W. H. & Catharine Tupper [named Franklin A. Tupper on mortality schedule]
Tupper Samuel S. 1863 Apr 15 B1841; Civil War: Co. K, 8th NY; died at Fortress Monroe, Va.; son of Henry H. & Lydia P. Tupper
Tymeson Charity 1850 Oct 27 D ae 35 wife, of Mathias Tymeson
Vancourt David 1860 Aug 6 D ae 88/11/13
Vancourt David N. 1861 Mar 20 D ae 16/8/17, son of Elias & Elizabeth Vancourt
Vancourt Elias 1848 Apr 30 D ae 24/7/20, son of David & Catherine Vancourt
Vancourt Elizabeth 1846 Mar 10 D ae 22/9/17, wife of Elias Vancourt
Vanosdall Ruth # 1875 Mar 17 D ae 42 in Barrington; married [mortality schedule]
Velie A[bigail] 1848 Feb 5 D ae 60, wife of William Velie [broken stone and footstone]
Ward John # 1875 May 24 D ae 82 in Barrington; husband of Polly Ward [mortality schedule]
Welker Catherine 1851 Nov 1 D ae 23/7/13, daughter of Joseph & Julia Welker
Welker Eliza Ann 1851 Sep 3 D ae 26/2/29, daughter of Joseph & Julia A. Welker
Welker John 1848 Feb 18 D ae 27/3, son of Joseph & Julia Welker
Welker Joseph 1843 Oct 9 D ae 61
Welker Julia Ann 1855 Apr 13 D ae 1/3 days, daughter of William & Adeline Welker
Welker Julia Ann [Goundry] 1850 Mar 28 D ae 55/2/26, wife of Joseph Welker [& daughter of George & Elizabeth Heslop Goundry]
Welker Mary Adell 1863 Mar l D ae 4/9/4, daughter of William & Adeline [Raplee] Welker
Wheeler ---- m [Child of] T. R. & E. L. Wheeler [stone partially buried]
Wheeler Frances # 1846 Feb 2 D ae 2 months, daughter of Solomon & Alice Wheeler
Whelpley Jeremiah 1841 Oct 4 D ae 70
Whelpley Morilla 1850 Jun 10 D ae 68/9/28, wife of Jeremiah Whelpley
Williams Albina M. 1861 Nov 9 D ae 11/4, daughter of Samuel & Mehitable Williams
Wilson Mary 1859 Oct 28 D ae 80, wife of Solomon Wilson
Wilson Solomon 1860 Jul 20 D ae 84

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