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

Knapp Cemetery: Notes

Knapp cemetery Matthew Knapp moved to Barrington from Orange County NY so early in the 19th century that there was only one house between him and Penn Yan, and that was a tavern belonging to James Finley that once stood near the Milo line. This cemetery contains the graves of Matthew and his wife and several other family members, as well as members of some of the neighboring families.

The cemetery is by the side of the road, which is no longer a public thoroughfare. The plot is on private land owned by Matthew's descendants; it was read by Wilfred Knapp, for many years the town historian.

The plot is sometimes called the Knapp-Hopkins Cemetery. Abraham and Naomi Hopkins? daughter Rachel married Matthew and Mary Knapp?s son Jesse C. Knapp. The young couple lived with his parents in a large double house that once stood near where the cemetery is today.

Knapp Cemetery: Burials

Bignall Sally [Knapp] 1842 Dec 15 D ae 39/7/29, wife of James Bignall [& daughter of Matthew & Mary Knapp]
Darrin Leonora 1850 Sep 24 D ae 2/5/23, daughter of Ira & Eliza Darrin
Holley Sarah 1847 May l B1770 Nov 9, died age 76/5/21
Hopkins Abraham 1857 Dec 23 D ae 63/2/18
Hopkins Naomi [Wood] 1845 Mar 10 D ae 46/7/26, wife of Abraham Hopkins
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Knapp Elizabeth 1845 Oct 26 D ae 67/4, wife of John Knapp
Knapp George R. 1841 May 23 D ae 6 months 23 days, son of Jesse C. & Rachel Mariah [Hopkins] Knapp
Knapp George W. 1837 Sep 4 D ae 19/5/26, son of Mathew & Mary Knapp
Knapp Harry E. # 1869 Sep D ae 4 months in Barrington [mortality schedule]
Knapp John 1834 Nov 25 D ae 55/10/25 [brother of Mathew Knapp]
Knapp Mary [Knapp] 1866 Jan 11 D ae 86/2, wife of Mathew Knapp
Knapp Mathew 1870 Jul 25 D ae 89/4 days
Knapp Olney C. 1870 Jan 16 D ae 14/6/22, son of Jesse & Rachel Knapp
Snook Submit P. 1839 Oct 17 D ae 72, wife of Coonrod Snook
Taylor Susan M. 1847 May 9 D ae 4/8/21, daughter of Francis & Lucy Taylor
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Wells Harriet L. 1839 Jul 20 D ae 30/6/20, wife of Milton S. Wells
Wells John K. 1835 Jan 30 D ae 8 months 12 days, son of Milton S. & Harriet L. Wells

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