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Baptist Corners Cemetery
Spencer, Tioga County, New York
Baptist Corners Cemetery, Spencer, NY
GPS: 42.208927, -76.468767
State Route 96
Spencer, NY 14883
Published: December 28, 2020
Total records: 126
Baptist Corners Cemetery was originally known as Cowell's Corners Cemetery. In the Tioga County, NY GIS, it is now named, "Baptist Society Cemetery".
The early meetings of the Baptist church were held at a log school-house in North Spencer, then Huggtown. This church is now the Baptist church at West Danby.
In 1823, the Baptists in the eastern part of the town left the parent church in North Spencer and formed the Second Baptist Church, They held their meetings at Cowell's Corners, which presently became known as the “Baptist Corners.”
When the parent society removed to West Danby, in 1828, this new organization became the Baptist Church of Spencer. In 1835, this society built a house of worship on the lot which bounds the old cemetery at the Baptist Corners on the west. This church was used until 1853-4, when the present commodious edifice in the village was built.
Mary F. Hall Transcription
Mary F. Hall produced a book entitled, "Cemetery Inscriptions, Town of Spencer, NY, 1795-1906", which was published in anticipation of the town's centennial (1806) celebration. The book includes inscriptions from the town's six cemeteries, including this one...