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Yates County Cemetery Project
Part I: Cemeteries in the town of Benton

Barden Cemetery: Notes

Barden Cemetery This burying ground was used by Otis Barden and his family, and apparently a few of the neighbors. It is known that James Parker, Barden's father in law and an early leader of the Universal Friends, was buried here after his death in 1829.

All but one of these older burials were moved to the Bellona cemetery after it was established in the 1870s. The clump of trees on its island-like patch of ground has been left undisturbed in the middle of a farm field for decades. There is room for perhaps as many as 20 or 30 graves but no sign of additional markers or even depressions in the ground.

The plot is on private property, adjacent to an old road now used as a farm lane. The trees at least are clearly visible from Curtis Road and from Route 14A. It is sometimes known as the Page Cemetery from its one remaining marker, and the plot is noted on some lists as being located on the Ed Curtis or Barden Jones farm.

Barden Cemetery: Burials

[Page Aaron]1825 Sep 20 D ae 87 [Revolutionary War]

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