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Burial Ground
Taylor, Cortland County, New York

Lat: 42 34' 02"N, Lon: 75 53' 49"W

Contributed by Patricia Johnston, Jul 19, 2011, last edited Aug 04, 2011 [jhnstpatric@aol.com]. Total records = 7.

Direction to the site are: State Rte 26, At the atop sign in Taylor NY turn left (north) onto Rte 26 The site is 2/10th of a mile on the right.

This burial ground was one of the first in the town of Taylor. It contains the remains of the Beebe family and other early settlers of Solon and Taylor. The following information came from local residents.

It contained 55 graves. A map was supposed. (have not located it) A resident's mother used to go around the grounds reading the names. It had a large monument standing on the knoll. This and the other memorial stones were taken up and threw over the bank by a local farmer. This was about the time of WWII. He proceeded to farm the land. The Pitcher highway supervisor was getting gravel from the site until he came upon bones and immediately stopped all digging. A Cincinnatus resident put a stop to the state DOT from widening Route 26 on the right side because of the cemetery being there.

This Burial Ground may have had a name but it has been lost over time. The Taylor HIstorical Society has had a highway marker placed at the site, with permission from the land owner. The only stones left are leaning againt a small shed. The land owner does not have any list or does she know any one that does as the stones were removed in the early forties. We are still looking for any information on this site.

- Patricia Johnston

Legend:
d. = died
s/w = stone with

Beebe, Abi, d. Sep 19, 1838, age: 47yr, w/o Cokley, s/w Hiram L and Jared Beebe
Beebe, Hiram L, no dates, age: 3yr, s/w Abi and Jared Beebe
Beebe, Jared 'David', no dates, age: 5yr, s/w Abi and Hiram L Beebe
Brooks, Sally, d. Jun 01, 1824, age: 26yr, w/o Samuel Brooks
Pooler, Ira H, d. Jan 27, 1849, age: 33yr 8mo, s/o Phineas and Lovina Pooler, tree branch fell on him & killed him
Pooler, Lovina, d. Mar 03, 1850, age: 60yr 6mo, w/o Phineas Pooler
Pooler, Sybil, d. Feb 25, 1810, age: 26yr, w/o Phineas Pooler, s/w Lovina & Ira H

Misc:
Beebe, Zera, d. 1800, 1st death and first settler in Taylor (Solon), Rev Soldier (believed to be buried here)
Many unmarked graves


 

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