There are several important cemeteries in Catharine Township where many of the founding fathers can be found. Instead of trying to post the list of those buried in these cemeteries I will instead insert links to them for your viewing pleasure.
Last time we looked at the immediate family of Mary F. Jones. Mary’s sister, Myrtle Stanley Jones married Edward Lovell (1917-8/10/1956). Ray, as he was called, was born and raised in Odessa. His father was a miller and when Ray was a boy he lived on Mill Street. Edward Ray Lovell was the son of Edward Ray Lovell (1894-1988) and Alice H. Howell (1898-1978). Ray senior served as Odessa post Master for a brief time in 1956, shortly after the death of his only son.
In 1940 Edward and Alice Edwards continued to live outside of Odessa on County Route 15 / Church Street in what was once the hamlet of Catharine. They were taking care of Alice’ retired parents, Horace and Ada (Lattin) Howell, and an elderly Uncle Fred Lattin formerly of California.
The Lovell family was a fixture in the township of Catharine. Simeon Lovell came to Catharine in 1800 from Fairfield Conn., along with John Coe and Ichabod Meeker. He settled a piece of land in the vicinity of the Hamlet of Catharine, where he built and operated one of the first Black Smith shops in the area. Simeon had the following children, (buried in the Catharine Cemetery); William Lovell, (1799-1855), Olive Lovell, (5/4/1800-12/26/1861)
William Lovell (5/23/1799-5/26/1855) had the following children, wife unknown at this time,; George Lovell, Henry Lovell, William Lovell-married Sarah Kendell (1821-1894) Daughter of Ephraim and Elmira Kendell, Charles Lovell-died in infancy, Sarah Lovell (?-4/1913) married Wesley Coe . They had Mary Coe, Myron Coe and Jeanette Cor.
Henry Lovell, son of William Married Harriett Bentley and had ; Stella Lovell married Albert Evans and moved to Elmira NY, George Lovell, William Lovell married Etta Mackey and died in Burdette NY., Nita Lovell-married Delbert Rhodes and moved to Elmira, Nettie Lovell-never married.
George Lovell, son of Henry Lovell, (B.1865-D. 12/23/1942) Married 9/8/1886 in Mecklenburg NY to Capitola Lattin, Daughter of Henry Lattin and Matilda Beardsley. They settled in Beardsley Hollow in the village of Catharine and had six children;
Clarence Lovell (9/7/1887- ) married x2-1-Maude Brink, 2-Alice Catherine daughter of Eugene Catherine and Rose Asay. They had 5 children; Harriett Lovell, William Lovell, George Lovell Married Jean Hoy of Binghamton (2 daughters -Anna Alice Lovell & Glenna Jean Lovell), James Lovell married unknown and had 2 daughters- Joyce Lovell and Louise Lovell, Alice Jean Lovell Married 1941 James Nordquist, son of Andrew Nordquist, 1 child
Archie Lovell (6/20/1889-) Married Winifred Cogswell of Horseheads. They had 5children;Ruth Lovell married Carlton Travis of Rochester NY (three children: Marvin Travis, Weldon Travis and Janice Travis),Morris Lovell married Lucile Wood, daughter of Tracy Wood and Ruth Beardsley(1 son recorded Martin Andrew Lovell B.11/1942), Adelbert Lovell B.11/29/1927, Lois Marlyn Lovell B:12/13/1930, Wilma Jean Lovell and Melvin Lovell.
Pearl Lovell (6/22/1892-) married 12/17/1919 Howard Bennett son of Harvey Bennett. 1 recorded son- Harvey Bennett who married Ainah Depew in 11/1940)
Ray B. Lovell (5/8/1894- Feb. 3, 1988) Married Sept. 1916 Alice Howell, daughter of Ada Lattin and Horace Howell. One son, Edward Lovell B8/15/1917 married Myrtle Jones.
Ivan Lovell born 12/24/1897 Married 10/1921 Hazel Beckwith (1 daughter Marie Lovell B12/30/1923)
Cecil Arthur Lovell (6/30/1901- ) Married Edna Bennett daughter of Harvey Bennett (Ellen Lovell married 6/21/1941 Charles Crane, son of Earl Crane. 1 son Charles Crane Jr.)
I wonder if Myrtle Jones realized she was marrying into one of the founding families of the township of Catharine.
William L. Jones was born 1/15/1879 in the town of Catharine near Cayuta Lake in Schuyler NY to Nicoll Jones (8/30/1836-4/2/1919) and Deborah Merwin (1842-8/17/1920). Nicoll was a farmer who had been born in Fairfield Connecticut and moved with his family to Newfield Tompkins NY by 1840. William was one of 5 children:
Samuel Fosdick Jones (1867-10/3/1945 Married Harriet Couch (1869-6/8/1953). Samuel remained in Odessa. He was a store clerk in the hardware store and had three children but only 2 survived infancy; Evelyn Jones Married 8/1920 Lee Warner and remained in Odessa where they raised their two children ( Merwin Warner and Joan Warner), Avonia Jones married Lloyd H. Underdown of Odessa, they had three children (Lloyd H. Underdown Jr., Judith underdown-served overseas in England for the red cross, Marie Underdown and Norman Underdown.
Lucy Olive Jones (1869-1911) married William Couch (?-1937), son of Samuel Couch and Viann Woodard. They lived on Samuel Couch farm and raised their children. Joel S. Couch (1872), Nicoll Couch (1906-),William Leslie Couch (1904-)
Frances E. Jones (1872-) married Kirk Fowler, son of George Fowler of Trumbulls corners Tompkins NY. They had 5 children; (Roland Fowler, Frances Fowler, Carlton Fowler, Margaret Fowler, Malcolm Kirk Folwer)
Mary R. Jones (1875-) married Dr. C. Smith Williams of Lafayette NY they had two children;(Olive Jones William, Dr. F. Marian Williams of Philadelphia)
William Lodwick Jones (1/15/1879-1/2/1925)- Married 7/24/1907 to Luella Ault, daughter of Charles Ault and Anna Shelton. William L. Jones was well liked in his community and set a strong example for his children regarding good citizenship. He was very active in his church and in the community throughout his life and gave generously to the church. William purchased the house on College avenue from Martha Elizabeth Van Horn in 1911.He moved his family into the house in 1919 (Watkins Review)
Next time we will continue our series with a look at the Jones- Merwin family, the Jones-Couch families, the Ault family and the Shelton family. See you soon.