The Cayuta Cemetery , according to the sign on the site, was opened in 1879. It is a fairly well maintained and still active cemetery on county Route 224 in Schuyler County NY. The cemetery sits beside a quaint little country church on the left side of the road just past the lumber yard in Cayuta. When I was there, the yard needed to be mowed, but it was not badly over grown. There were a few stones that have fallen and have propped up with some care, though not reset. There were a few mostly sunk in to the ground and spaced that indicate many more that have sunk below ground. selected a few families to photograph and research. I am posting the stones I have pictures on here and will follow with some family history facts. I hope you will find it of interest.
The web site- Find A Grave- launched a community event this weekend, Oct. 7-9, 2016. Find a grave is calling on their participants to locate a cemetery on their web site, look at photo requests and go out and photograph graves to post on their web site. This a a great way to preserve history and grow the on line data availability for family historians and individuals seeking to complete or enhance their family tree. I support this effort and encourage you to take some time to check out their web page, look for a local cemetery and participate in the community days event, even if the post is a week or two late.
The Random Genealogist, in the spirit of the event, decided to look for and photograph the Alpine Cemetery in Alpine New York. I look at the web site indicated there are 4 photo requests, 179 persons located in the cemetery and 0% of the cemetery photographed so far. One problem, this is an old pioneer cemetery and Find A Grave did not provide a location. undaunted at this minor detail, I set out for Alpine, a very small hamlet in Schuyler County New York. We drove up and down and no sign of a cemetery anywhere. Finally, as the sun was setting yesterday, I stopped and asked a couple who looked like they may know something about the local area. They did, indeed. They informed me that there is an old, little known cemetery, off of Oak Hill Road on the property of a local businessman. They indicated that the cemetery is up on a hill and back a distance from the road. They cautioned to make sure I get permission from the home owner before setting out, as he owns the cemetery and is particular about his property. Good advice and appreciated. Unfortunately, I have not been able to contact him yet, and it is raining here today. Still, it is my plan to complete this mission in a day or two and post the photos here and also on Find A Grave. Once I have had a look at the cemetery I will report back on it's condition and will attempt to do a couple of histories for some of the families I find there. So, Stay tuned, there is more to come.
Also, as I was not able to get to Alpine Cemetery yesterday,I stopped by the Cayuta Cemetery on State Route 224 and picked a few families to do histories on, and took pictures of the graves. I hope to have something up on that before the weekend comes to a close. In the mean time, have a happy and safe Columbus Day weekend.
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