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

Chase Cemetery: Notes

Chase cemetery

This is the family burial ground used by Stephen and Persis Chase to bury their daughter. After her death they sold the farm and they themselves are buried in the Westfall Cemetery near Phelps. The tiny plot was also used by others, though only the stone of Lucinda Chase is still intact.

The plot is on private property. It is overgrown by lilacs and still surrounded by its stone wall.

It has usually been named for the owners of the farm that surrounds it, and earlier lists call it after the Armstrongs or Ledgerwoods, as well as the Chases and Auderkirks.


Chase Cemetery: Burials

---- ----18-- Sep 9D ae 7/13 days [broken child's stone]
Chase Lucinda C.1823 Feb 1D ae 15 d/o Stephen & Persis Chase
J--- M--- E---
[Footstone with initials only]
Ouderkirk Clarissa #1857 May 9D ae 2
Ouderkirk Nellie #1860 AprD ae 4 months [mortality schedule]

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