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Yates County Cemetery Project
Part III: Cemeteries in the town of Torrey


 

Hopeton Cemetery: Notes

Hopeton Cemetery This is the burial ground associated with the so-called "lost village" of Hopeton. The settlement was centered around the old intersection of Routes 14 and 54, the four corners of Route 54 with the present Hopeton Road. Hopeton was founded by Charles Williamson in the middle l790s, on the road between Geneva and Bath, near a mill site on the Keuka Lake Outlet.

The village was laid out with regular surveyed lots around a central square and is marked on early maps of the area. However, once Dresden began to grow with its superior milling and transshipping facilities on the Crooked Lake Canal, Hopeton was doomed. It is said that its houses were skidded into Dresden and that some still remain there.

The cemetery can be reached from the Hopeton Road along its own long narrow driveway. It is no longer an active cemetery, and the town now maintains it after a long period of neglect. Many of the stones are broken and some are apparently missing.

There is no remaining cemetery record, but because of its age and importance there have been several earlier readings, and all the known ones have been incorporated in this list. Besides the general Torrey sources, the Reynolds reading of 1955 was helpful in deciphering some of the more obscure stones.

 

Hopeton Cemetery: Burials


---- ---- m [Broken marble stone]
---- ---- m D in her 68 year [broken stone]
---- ---- # m "Mother"
---- Abraham 1811 Aug 9 D ae 6 [near Vandeventers]
Abel Jacob V. # 1889 Apr 12 D ae 82
Abel Limon R. 1877 Apr 1 D ae 43[/4/12]
Abel Lucetta # 1860 May D ae 15 in Torrey [mortality schedule]
Abel Nellie D. 1863 Sep 30 D ae 7 months; daughter of L[imon] R & E[lizabeth] Abel [broken stone]
Abel Sarah L. 1848 Oct 8 [B1841 Aug 17] died age 7 /1/22; daughter of Jacob & Temma Abel
Abel Temperance # 1891 Nov 22 D ae 78
Archer Hattie 1901 Oct 31 Wife of E. V. Archer
Ardrey Marilla A. 1879 Feb 27 [B1810 Sep 22] died age 68/5/5; wife of George Ardrey
Austin Albion 1848 Jan 9 D ae 5 months 7 days; son of Spencer & Sarah Austin
Austin Jane 1828 Nov 16 D ae 4/10/2; daughter of John & Catherine Austin
B--- N--- m [Footstone]
Babcock Elizabeth A. # 1897 Feb 9 D ae 49; daughter of Sidney Babcock [town record]
Babcock [Florence] [1951 Apr 6] [D ae 95/1/1]
Babcock Mary B. Mingo # [1911 Apr 13] D ae 66/11; daughter of William S. & Nancy C. Mingo [town record]
Babcock Nancy Mingo # 1891 Dec 27 D ae 79/5/14; daughter of ---- & Maria Mingo [town record]
Babcock Sidney N. 1911 Feb 11 D ae 70; Civil War: Co. A, 26th US Colored Infantry
Barnum Arthur A. 1846 May 19 D ae 3; son of Milo & Rebecca Barnum
Barnum Emily A. 1839 Jul 30 D ae 1; daughter of Milo & Rebecca Barnum
Barnum Harrison L. 1843 Oct 19 D ae 2; son of Milo & Rebecca Barnum
Beard Carrie E[leanor Ryal] 1909 B1842; wife of Edwin Beard [Beard/Kane monument]
Beard Edwin [R.] 1919 B1835 [Beard/Kane monument]
Beard Lewis N. 1877 Nov 10 D ae 80 [/4/12]
Beard Lovina W[hitney] 1877 Sep 27 D ae 81/8/7; wife of Lewis N. Beard
Beard Olive C. 1872 Mar 28 [D ae 4 months 8 days] daughter of E. R. & C. E. Beard
Beauhall Adam 1888 Feb 18 D ae 82
Bell Ada # 1888 Mar 17 D ae 8 months; daughter of George & Susan Bell
Bell Betsey # 1893 Aug 6 D ae 86; 2nd wife of Isaac Bell
Bell Elizabeth [Ringer] [1895 Nov 12] [B1815 Feb, died age 80/9/10] wife of William Bell [& daughter of William & Margaret Ringer] [broken stone]
Bell Isaac # 1886 Aug 18 B1806 Oct 15 in N.J.
Bell Jennie Murch 1934 [Oct 6] D ae 69
Bell Julia E. [Beard] [1850 Sep 29] [B1823] wife of Isaac Bell [&daughter of Lewis N. & Lovina Beard] [broken stone]
Bell William 1888 Aug 12 D ae 73 [broken stone]
Berry George G. 1839 Aug 19 D ae 2/10; son of Walter & Margaret Berry
Berry Margaret [Eddy] 1877 Oct 5 B1800 Apr 2 in Eddytown NY, died at Hopeton; wife of Walter Berry [& daughter of William Eddy]
Berry Walter 1846 Mar 8 D ae 52
Bogart Charles A., Dr. 1894 Mar 29 B1814 Jul 23
Bogart Susan Remer 1907 Mar 21 B1821 Dec 27; wife of Dr. Charles Bogart
Brown Clarissa 1854 Dec 24 D ae 70/10/6; wife of Micajah Brown
Brown Elijah 1859 Jun 27 D ae 82/3
Brown Susannah [Avery] 1826 Jul 16 D ae 68; wife of Daniel Brown [& daughter of Humphrey & Mary Baldwin Avery]
Buckley Adelaide A. Hayes # 1896 Oct 17 B1871; 2nd wife of Norton Buckley & daughter of George & Mary Denniston Hayes
Buckley Almeda 1840 Oct 29 D ae 1/2/2; daughter of Samuel & Nancy Buckley
Buckley Lottie Hayes 1888 Aug 21 B1857 Dec 29; wife of Norton Buckley [died in Milo; daughter of George Hayes] [Hayes monument]
Buckley Nancy Ann 1842 Oct 29 D ae 36
Buckley Nancy Ann 1843 Feb 2 D ae 3 months; daughter of Samuel J. & N. J. Buckley
Buckley Norton # 1904 Jun 23 D ae 57/7/8; son of Samuel & Sarah A. Graves Buckley [town record]
Buckley Silas J 1855 Jun 14 D ae 23; son of Samuel J. & Nancy Buckley
Burke John # 1894 Jan 17 D ae 75; born in Cork, Ireland [town record]
Clark Elizabeth 1821 Mar 15 D ae 66; wife of Thomas Clark
Dean David # 1900 Nov D ae 53; son of John & Maria Dean; Civil War: Co. A, 1st NY Artillery
Dean John 1880 Mar 21 D ae 77
Dean Maria # 1899 Jan 21 D ae 95; wife of John Dean [town record]
Dennis Charles 1840 Son of Obadiah & Margaret Dennis
Dennis Obadiah 1847 Dec [D ae 41 or 44]
Doran Laura Ann # 1850 May 7 D ae 28/6/21; wife of Marshall T. Doran
Dox Sabina 1830 Aug 22 D ae 12; daughter of Abraham & Ann Carey [Nicholas] Dox
Dunning Charles A. [1891 Feb 28] [B1815 Ju1 5] Civil War: Co. I, 148th NY [died at Corning]
Edwards Martha 1821 May 24 D ae 1/6; daughter of Andrew & Sarah Edwards
Ellis Charles G. # 1912 Nov 6 D ae 58/8; son of George & Mary Rodman Ellis [town record]
Fish Archibald 1820 Jul 26 D ae 8/11/5; son of Daniel Fish [drowned]
Fish Catharine Brown # m Wife of David Fish & daughter of Benjamin Sr. & Sarah Brown; died at the home of her daughter near Dresden
Ford Lovisa 1829 Apr 24 [B1802 Mar 14] died age 27/1/1; wife of Dyer Ford
Ford Maria 1826 Jul 19 D ae 1 month 5 days; daughter of D. Ford
Freeman John M 1839 Sep 7 D ae 11/2/16; son of Remembrance and Mary Freeman [broken stone]
Freeman Mary 1851 Jan 12 D ae 55; wife of R. L. Freeman
Freeman Mary C. # m Daughter of Horace Freeman
Freeman R. L. 1848 Feb 5 D ae 51/7
Graves Charles 1845 Aug 25 D ae 4/8; son of George & Jane Graves
Graves Edmond L. 1848 Aug 5 D ae [6]/5/18 days; son of George & Jane Graves
Graves Eliza 1815 Nov 2 D ae 10/3; daughter of Nathan & Polly Graves
Graves Mary 1837 Sep 2 D ae 16/11/28; daughter of Nathan & Polly Graves
Graves Nathan 1857 Jul 28 D ae 82/11/11
Graves Polly 1854 Nov 1 [B1782 Ju1 28] died age 72; wife of Nathan Graves [broken stone]
Graves Theodore 1848 Ju1 30 D ae 4/4/21; son of George & Jane Graves
Havens Jesse m m
Havens Martha m [Wife of Jesse Havens]
Hayes George J. [1916 Oct 1] B1835 Oct 10
Hayes Mary [Denniston] [1919 Jan 4] B1835 Jun 2; wife of George J. Hayes
Henry Helen [Matilda] 1898 Mar 27 B1810 Jul [died age 87/8; daughter of Peter & Margaret Henry]
Henry Mary C. Remer 1889 Bl865; wife of J. J. Henry [John Remer monument]
Kane Mary Beard 1896 B1870 [Beard/Kane monument]
King Clinton 1879 Nov 19 B1822 Feb 18
King Ernrna 1878 May 1 D ae 18 [King monument]
King Maggie 1878 Jun 4 D ae 19 [of typhoid fever] [King monument]
King Mathew 1888 Jun 24 D ae 60 [King monument]
King Nancy Mittower [1875 Oct 11] B 1829 Nov 8; wife of Clinton King [& daughter of John Jr. & Elizabeth Mittower]
King Sarah A. 1886 Dec 29 D ae 53; wife of Mathew King
Klise George W. 1839 May 2 D ae 4/2/24; son of John & Louisa Klise
Klise Henry 1825 Dec 25 D ae 76
Klise Mary 1830 Sep 12 D ae 66; wife of Henry Klise
L--- P--- H--- m [Footstone; possibly Larzelere infant]
Larzelere infant 1853 D ae 14 months [grandchild of Philip & Mary Magdalene Taylor] [Taylor plot]
[Lazell Cynthia L.] 1878 Sep 22 D ae 57/6 [broken stone] [also recorded at Evergreen Cemetery]
Lewis Nancy Taylor 1882 Sep 10 B1834 Jul 31; wife of Clayton Lewis [& Philip & Mary M. Taylor] [Taylor plot]
Lincoln Homer A. 1932 B1855
Lockey Julius 1829 Sep 22 D ae 2/5; son of John & Sophia Lockey
Malin D[avid] 1799 Jul 20 [Oldest remaining burial in this cemetery]
Mathews Thomas # 1900 Jul 23 D ae 84/9/4; son of William & Ann Anderson Mathews [town record]
McFarren Jane 1854 Aug 14 [B1770 May 12] died age 84/6/9; wife of John McFarren
McFarren John 1834 Jan 5 [B1751 Dec 21; Revolutionary War: ensign, 6th Bn Pennsylvania Militia] died age 83/25 days
McLean Sarah Jane # 1839 Jun 30 [B1835 Aug] died age 3/10; daughter of William & Letty McLean
McVean James L. 1855 Mar 16 D ae [33]; son of --ar & Roxy McVean [broken stone]
Mingo Daniel # 1900 Jan 23 D ae 76/7/26 [town record]
Mingo George # 1859 Jun D ae 90 in Torrey; born in Virginia [mortality schedule]
Mingo James Robert # 1860 Feb D ae 1 in Torrey [mortality schedule]
Mittower Abraham 1846 Aug 8 D ae 56 [son of John Sr. & Ann Maria Mittower] [broken stone]
Mittower Ann Maria 1842 Jun 5 D ae 88/8/7; wife of John Mittower Sr.
Mittower Catherine 1876 May 7 D ae 81; wife of Abraham Mittower [broken stone]
Mittower David 1859 Jan D ae 27/11 [son of Abraham & Catharine Mittower] [broken stone]
Mittower Elizabeth 1862 Jun 16 D ae 72; wife of John S. Mittower [broken stone]
Mittower John 1826 Mar 27 D ae 3/10/14; son of Abraham & Catherine Mittower
Mittower John [Sr.] 1817 Oct 22 D ae 70/8/22
Mittower John H. 1845 Apr 27 D ae [2]/11/[2]; son of John S. & Elizabeth Mittower [broken stone]
Mittower John S. [1851 Nov 17] D ae 73 [son of John Sr. & Ann Maria Mittower] [broken stone]
Mittower Mary Ann [1864 May 7] [B1833] died age 30/8/2; wife of [Sam]uel Mittower [broken stone] [also recorded in Evergreen]
Moore Sarah E. 1819 Mar 20 D ae 2; daughter of ----? & Hannah Moore
Murch Aden 1882 Sep 12 D ae 65
Murch Charles H. 1927 B1863
Murch Mary J[ane Worden] 1913 Dec 24 D ae 73[13/6 in Milo; daughter of Horace & Sarah Marie Sciples Worden]
Nelson Thankful Bernard 1822 Mar 30 D ae 25/18 days w/o James Nelson
Olney Franklin H. 1853 [Apr 6] D ae 8/[1/8]; son of Harriet Olney [broken stone]
Olney Hepsibeth 1865 May 18 D ae 81; wife of Ransom T. Olney
Olney infant 1844 Mar 25 D ae 3 weeks; son of John H. & Christiana Olney
O[lney] R[ansom T.] [1849 Aug 16] [D ae 64] [fallen stone next to wife's; footstone]
Page Cyrus # 1833 Mar 14 D ae 49/3/15
Page Cyrus Killborn 1829 Aug 28 D ae 16/1/27; son of Cyrus & Nancy Page
Page Leonard 1837 Oct 12 D ae 8/3/20; son of Cyrus & Nancy Page
Page Oscar F. 1826 May 28 D ae 11/1/8; son of Cyrus Page
Pettingill Fred D. m [B1862]
Pettingill George W. 1885 Apr 8 B1822 Oct 10
Pettingill Mary J. 1906 Feb 28 D ae 72
Powell Almira 1824 Oct 13 [B1794 May 19] died age 30/4/25; wife of John Powell
Rail Margaret 1842 May 20 D ae 25/9/4; wife of Samuel Rail
Rayner Charles F 1888 B1846 [Rayner monument]
Rayner Mary A. 1923 [Aug 30] B1848 [daughter of William & Sarah A. Beard Rayner] [Rayner monument]
Rayner Sarah A. 1861 Jan 18 D ae 6/2 days; daughter of William & Sarah A. [Beard] Rayner & granddaughter of L. N. & Lovina Beard [Rayner monument and her own stone]
[Rayner] Sarah Ann [Beard] [1854] B1819 [died age 35/3/1; wife of William Rayner & daughter of Lewis N. & Lovina Beard] [broken stone]
Rayner William 1894 B1812 [Rayner monument]
Remer Bryan 1825 Aug 23 D ae 63/5/27 [Revolutionary War]
Remer Bryan J. 1893 [D ae 63] [Joseph Remer monument]
Remer Catherine 1873 Mar [D ae 42 at Bay City Michigan] [Joseph Remer monument]
Remer John L. 1896 [Aug 29] B1826 [John Remer monument]
Remer Joseph 1873 Dec 16 [B1793, died age 87] [Joseph Remer monument]
Remer Mary E. 1897 Dec 24 [D ae 69/2/15; daughter of Joseph & Mary E. Remer] [Joseph Remer monument]
Remer Mary Embree 1872 B1795; wife of Joseph Remer [Joseph Remer monument]
R[emer] M[ary Runyan] [1813] [D ae 43; wife of Bryan Remer] [broken stone next to his; footstone]
Remer Nancy A. 1868 Oct 6 D ae 38/17 days; daughter of Joseph & Mary Remer [her own stone near Joseph Remer monument]
Remer Rachel A. Legg 1895 B1828; wife of John L. Remer [John Remer monument]
Reynolds Rhoda L. 1926 B1839 [sister of Homer Lincoln]
Ribble Fanny # 1898 Dec 6 D ae 84; wife of William Ribble & daughter of William Curscaton [town record]
Ringer Margaret 1875 Jun 18 [D ae 91] "Our Mother" [next to Wm Bell & his wife] [broken stone]
Rodman Eliza [Gilbert] 1863 Jan 27 D ae 64/4/9; wife of Samuel Rodman
Rodman Samuel 1865 Feb 22 D ae 69/7/22; War of 1812: NY Militia
Rodman Samuel G. # 1835 Oct 7 B1833 May 27; son of Samuel & Eliza Rodman
Ryal Alva 1857 B1857 [Ryal monument]
Ryal Daniel B. 1889 B1815 [Ryal monument]
Ryal Frank 1863 B1858 [drowned] [Ryal monument]
Ryal John 1848 B1846 [Ryal monument]
Ryal Maggie 1865 B1865 [Ryal monument]
Ryal Mary E. 1855 Oct 19 D ae 11, born 1844; daughter of Daniel & Susan Ryal [Ryal monument and her own stone]
Ryal Susan W. Rugg [1900] [B1823]; [2nd] wife of Daniel B. Ryal [Ryal monument]
Silvernail Walter # 1891 Jun D ae 74
Siples Elizabeth 1867 Aug 30 D ae 79/28 days; wife of Michael Siples
Siples Michael 1865 Apr 7 D ae 89/6/11
Smith Amanda [Beard] 1904 [Ju1 16] B1828; wife of Lewis Smith [& daughter of Lewis & Lovina Beard]
Smith Edwin [R.] 1910 B1850
Smith Lewis 1902 B1824
Speelman Byron F. 1879 Jun 14 B1848 Mar 10; son of Levi & Mary Speelman [Levi Speelman monument]
Speelman David 1864 Apr 12 D ae 82/11/7 [broken stone]
Speelman Elizabeth [Mittower] 1856 Nov 27 D ae 79/11/14; wife of David Speelman [& daughter of John Sr. & Anna Maria Mittower] [broken stone]
Speelman Levi [1893 Oct 18] B1809 Oct 17 [Levi Speelman monument]
Speelman Mary E. [Freeman] [1891 Dec 4] B1822 Oct 16 wife of Levi Speelman [Levi Speelman monument]
Sprague Albert S. 1863 Jan 17 D ae 17/3/18 at Union Mills, Virginia; Civil War: Co. B, 126th NY [broken stone]
Sprague Charlotte [Beard] [1886 Jan 28] [D ae 64] wife of Gideon Sprague [& daughter of Lewis N. & Lovina Beard] [broken stone]
Sprague George 1860 Jan 21 D ae 13/10/4 [broken stone]
Sprague Gideon 1847 Mar 18 [D ae 27/8] [broken stone]
Sprague Harrison [1896 Mar 13] [D ae 66/10/25] Civil War: Co. B, 179th NY
Sprague Lewis 1860 Jan 15 D ae 17/9/3 [broken stone]
Stretch Almira L[incoln] 1928 B1848 [sister of Homer Lincoln & Hannah L. Reynolds]
Taylor Christiana 1830 Aug Daughter of P. & M. Taylor [Taylor plot]
Taylor Elizabeth 1832 Daughter of P. & M. Taylor [Taylor plot]
Taylor John 1837 Jan 5 Son of P. & M. Taylor [Taylor plot]
Taylor Mary Magdalene 1837 Feb 10 D ae 38/1/23/1 hour 15 minutes; wife of Philip Taylor [Taylor plot]
Taylor Philip 1878 Oct 9 D ae 83/9/4 [Taylor plot]
Tracy Katherine 1824 Aug 2 D ae 4/9 days; daughter of Frederick S. & Anna Tracy
Vandeventer Addie M. 1885 B1870 [Russell Vandeventer monument]
Vandeventer Albert O. [1927 Dec 29] B1864 [Russell Vandeventer monument]
Vandeventer Caroline B. 1908 B1829; wife of Russell Vendeventer [Russell Vandeventer monument]
Vandeventer Herbert E. 1900 B1860 [Russell Vandeventer monument]
Vandeventer Lidia J. # 1904 Mar D ae 79/11/18; wife of Luzerne Vandeventer & daughter of William & Eliza Albro Klise [town record]
Vandeventer Luzerne # 1899 Dec 28 D ae 80; son of John and Clarissa Brown Vandeventer [town record]
Vandeventer Mary E. 1885 B1855 [Russell Vandeventer monument]
Vandeventer Robert B. 1854 Oct 2 [B1853] died age 1/7/15; son of --- Vandeventer [Russell Vandeventer monument and his own stone]
Vandeventer Russell 1916 B1829 [Russell Vandeventer monument]
Vanlew Lizzie King 1888 Feb 18 D ae 30 [King monument]
Vantuyl Adam J. 1826 Aug 13 D ae 23; son of Abraham & Rachel Vantuyl
Vantuyl Hannah # 1814 D ae 5
[Veary] Nat[han] [1848] Nov [10] D ae 84[/2 days] [broken stone]
Ward Martha W. 1824 May 24 D ae 11/2; daughter of Andrew & Sarah Ward
Waterous Eber 1827 Jul 17 D ae 15/10; son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Waterous
Weaver Margaret 1851 Apr 29 D ae 18/2/1; wife of William Weaver [& daughter of Obadiah & Margaret Dennis]
Whitaker Anna S 1836 D ae 4/9; daughter of John & Christiana Whitaker
Wilson Jane 1853 Aug 12 D ae 33/23 days; wife of William E. Wilson [buried with the McFarrens]
Wood Jacob M. 1933 Apr 30 D ae 74 in Dundee [obituary]
Wood John 1875 D ae 23/8 [at Saginaw, Michigan] [broken stone]
Wood Teracy 1871 Feb 10 D ae 7; daughter of G. & M. Wood
Worden Carrie Johnson [1885] [Wife of Charles Worden] [broken stone]
Worden Charles 1885 Jul 11 D ae 32/10/2 [broken stone]
Worden Horace 1879 Dec 27 D ae 72/9/14 [broken stone]
Worden Joel H. 1832 Feb 15 D ae 10/5/18; son of Horace & Marie Worden [broken stone]
Worden Katie 1880 Sep 15 D ae 3; daughter of C. & C. Worden
Worden Sarah Maria 1898 May 16 D ae 85/13 days; wife of Horace Worden [broken stone]

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