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Yates County Cemetery Project
Part IV: Cemeteries in the town of Italy


Burk Cemetery: Notes


This is one of few survivors of what must once have been many small family burying grounds in Italy.

The now-forested hills were almost completely stripped of trees during the nineteenth century and used for pasturing sheep, and no doubt family plots were dug on most farms.

This one has been abandoned for a long time, and though less than 50 feet from Burke Hill Road is nearly invisible, and no doubt will be completely so before many more years pass. When read by the compilers, there was only one stone standing, and myrtle and the surrounding woods were fast taking over. The plot is on private property about a quarter of a mile up the hill from the Italy Valley Road intersection.

 

Burk Cemetery: Burials


Burk Albert 1861 Apr 6 D ae 42/7/6 [son of David & Sally Burk] [Burk Children monument; broken and very worn]
Burk Charlotte Maria 1861 [D ae 5] daughter of [Albert & Rosina] Burk [Burk Children monument; broken and very worn]
Burk David 1853 May 11 D ae 58/3/12
Burk Franklin VanBuren 1861 Dec 29 D ae 7; son of [Albert & Rosina] Burk [Burk Children monument; broken and very worn]
Burk Lurana 1844 Dec 27 Daughter of David & Sally Burk
Burk Lurana 1846 Feb 8 [D ae 1 month] daughter of Albert & Polly Burk
Burk Mary Ann 1861 [D ae 8] daughter of [Albert & Rosina] Burk [Burk Children monument; broken and very worn]
Burk Mary E. m D ae 8 months and 3 days [daughter of Albert Burk]
Burk Nancy 1853 Oct 6 D ae 17/3/10; daughter of David & Sally Burk
Burk Polly [Shaw] 1851 Nov 27 D ae 38; [1st] wife of Albert Burk
Burk Sally 1886 Nov 23 D ae 89/8; wife of David Burk
Burk Sarah E. 1846 Jun 22 D ae 3/11/18; daughter of Albert & Polly Burk
Hayes Lucinda M. [Burk] 1845 Mar 13 B1820 May 27, died age 24/9/13; wife of George G. Hayes, married 1841 Mar 3 [daughter of David & Sally Burk]

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