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The County's Potters' Field

Compiled and submitted by Linda B. Ogborn
Electronic Text prepared by Allan Gilbertson, April 11, 1997


The County's Potters' Field has been in existence since 1831, when 100 acres of land on the flats of the West Branch of the Delaware River at the junction with the Scotch Mountain Road was set aside for the establishment of a Poor House (sometimes referred to as an Alms House) and Farm. The County's paupers and insane were housed and fed there and when they died, if not claimed by relatives or friends, were buried.

No records have been found prior to 1885. For the period 1885 through 1956, Mrs. Helen Utter, when she was Delhi Town Clerk, listed a total of 377 persons, including five World War 1 Veterans, who were buried there according to Town Books. At one time, numbered, wooden markers identified the graves. These are long gone except for a few that are piled near the former caretaking shed. Now only the depressions in the ground mark the burial sites that are scattered throughout the acreage.

In 1963, the acreage was sold to the Faculty/ Student Association of the State University at Delhi. The Poor House was demolished and the Potters' Field was neglected. In 1984, a reporter for the Delaware County Times, Conklin (known as Mick) Mann worked with Mrs Utter to call attention to the site. The list of burials was compiled and published in the September 11th issue of the Delaware County Times, Delhi, NY. Interest was aroused but soon died down.

In May of 1996, Mrs. Marianne Greenfield, of Delhi, took her concern about the Field to the County board of Supervisors. She offered them a gravestone to be used as a marker. The offer was accepted and the marker now stands as a memorial those buried in the County's Potter's Field.
NAME                               AGE               DATE OF DEATH

ACKER, James                       61                Dec 30, 1918        
ACKERLY, Richard                   64                Aug 25, 1932        
AGNEW, Ellis G.                    90                Aug 25, 1942        
ALGER, Collis                      85                Jun 22, 1936        
AMENDOLARE, Thomas                 91                Mar 8, 1956         
ANDERSON, James                    59                Jan 21, 1918        
AVERY, Ira                         85                Jan 13, 1934        
AYERS, Dwight                      66                Sep 25, 1935        
AYERS, William                     58                Apr 29, 1948        
BAKER, Ann                         91                Dec 13, 1893        
BAKER, Samuel A.                   78                May 7, 1928         
BAKER, William                     76                Oct 5, 1945         
BALDWIN, Kenneth William           5 days            May 12, 1934        
BANNARD, Lewis                     80                Jul 2, 1891         
BARBER, Charles                    84                Oct 18, 1933        
BARNES, Henry                      50                Dec 6, 1934         
BARNES, James                      87                Oct 10, 1937        
BARNUM, Lydia                      85                Jan 9, 1887         
BARRINGER, Michael                 75                Apr 10, 1937        
BARSTON, Lyman                     81                Nov 4, 1938         
BASTO, Eliza                       81                Jan 27, 1917        
BEAGLE, Ida                        58                Nov 10, 1919        
BEAR, John                         76                Oct 15, 1931        
BEATY, James                       60                Sep 17, 1901        
BENEDICT, Edward                   76                Jul 12, 1939        
BENJAMIN, Abraham                  about 69          May 20, 1936        
BENSON, John                       67                Nov 11, 1933        
BESETH, Andrew                     84                Oct 16, 1946        
BLISS, Hezekiah                    80                Apr 8, 1903         
BLISS, Sally                       60                Nov 20, 1896        
BLIZZARD, Thomas                   80                Jan 3, 1955         
BOHAN, James                       77                Apr 16, 1947        
BOURNE, George                     83                Oct 5, 1926         
BOUTON, Sarah                      55                Sep 13, 1892        
BOWKER, William                    42                Sep 23, 1893        
BOYD, Charles                      82                Jan 1, 1944         
BOYDEN, Alexander                  84                Jan 22, 1885        
BRAUER, Margaret                   84                Apr 8, 1916         
BRAYMAN, George                    --                Oct 28, 1932        
BRISACK, Frederick                 84                Jan 29, 1885        
BROCK, William F.                  65                Jun 1, 1949         
BROS, Stefan                       65                Mar 27, 1939        
BROWN, Aaron                       66                Feb 5, 1952         
BROWN, Arthur                      73                Jun 28, 1936        
BROWN, George                      76                Jul 11, 1948        
BROWN, George S.                   about 60          Ju1 20, 1940        
BROWN, Horace M.                   68                Sep 22, 1902        
BRUNK, John                        66                Jul 21, 1915        
BRUSH , John                       83                Jan 1, 1892         
BULLIS, Herman                     79                Jul 8, 1916         
BURDICK, Miller                    41                Mar 13, 1886        
BURNS, John                        69                Mar 16, 1935        
BURNS, Walter                      54                Sep 11, 1908        
BURROUGHS, Adah                    35                Aug 6, 1899         
BUTLER, Fred                       76                0ct 22, 1925        
CABLE, William                     57                Jun 1, 1892         
CALLAHAN, Fred A.                  48                Sep 11, 1919        
CAMPBELL, Wanda                    4 mos 27 days     Nov 27, 1915        
CANIFF, Charles M.                 81                Aug 16, 1928        
CANIFF, Sylvester                  79                Mar 25, 1941        
CARGON, John                       90                Apr 14, 1897        
CARPENTER, Mary                    86                May 4, 1925         
CARROLL, Thomas                    72                Sep 4, 1928         
CASEY, Charles                     62                Jul 11, 1935        
CHAMBERS, Dan                      77                Mar 23, 1942        
CHASE, George                      73                Mar 4, 1895         
CLARK, Henry                       62                Mar 12, 1938        
CLEAVER., Ebert                    77                Mar 29, 1922        
COHRAC, John                       68                Sep 23, 1958        
COMEDY, James C.                   61                Jan 6, 1945         
CONKLIN, James L.                  77                Dec 12, 1949        
CONKLIN, Joseph                    79                Ju1 7, 1934         
CONKLIN, Lizzie                    15                Apr 2, 1905         
CONLEY, Leonard                    95                May 26, 1907        
COOK, Synsn                        86                Jun 4, 1897         
CORNELL, Harve                     75                Jun 8, 1914         
COWELL, Henry                      55                Aug 30, 1904        
CRANDALL, Harrison                 67                Dec 19, 1892        
CUDDEBACK, Harry (twins)           1                 May 10, 1889        
CUDDEBACK, Howard (twins)          1                 May 10, 1889        
CYLE, Otis                         59                Nov 20, 1932        
DAMS, Peter                        70                Nov 3, 1894         
DANN, Fred                         58                Nov 26, 1911        
DAVIS, James                       75                May 1, 1919         
DEMMING, Thomas                    70                Mar 1, 1921         
DEVOE, Ira                         81                Jun 2, 1937         
DODGE, Augusta                     67                May 9, 1928         
DOWNIE, Mary                       76                Apr 16, 1925        
DRAKE, Allison                     41                Mar 2, 1901         
DUFF, Alexander                    73                Jan 29, 1887        
DUNN, Frank                        24                Jun 20, 1897        
DURHAM, Margaret                   88                Feb 6, 1887         
EASLEY, Frank                      46                Mar 31, 1923        
EATON, Marshall                    --                Jul 11, 1927        
EBLING, Fred                       62                Dec 16, 1887        
EDWARDS, Jehial                    72                Jun 8, 1927         
ELLISON, Edward                    67                Jan 8, 1938         
ELLISON, Warren                    85                Apr 20, 1888        
ELMER, Annie                       67                Dec 10, 1890        
ENNIS, Harry                       81                Apr 18, 1945        
FAGAN, Hugh                        45                Sep 3, 1897         
FAIRBURN, William                  66                Jun 5, 1916         
FALLET, Adam                       63                Jan 6, 1894         
FARRELL, Charles                   60                Aug 2, 1926         
FARRELL, Patrick                   78                Nov 29, 1944        
FAULKNER, John                     83                Ju1 27, 1950        
FINCH, Albert                      76                Sep 4, 1911         
FINCH, John                        27                Jan 11, 1903        
FINKLE, (stillborn infant)         --                Jan 13, 1935        
FITZGERALD, Henry                  73                Mar 25, 1933        
FLINT, Philo                       82                Dec 21, 1896        
FLOWERS, Osman A.                  65                Aug 1, 1912         
FOLANSBEE, Catherine               86                Feb 22, 1899        
FOSTER, Hiram                      73                Apr 12, 1931        
FREELAN, John                      --                May 23, 1940        
FROHILL, Michael                   30                Aug 3, 1906         
FULLER, Catherine                  80                Feb 8, 1907         
FULLER, Edward R.                  61                Feb 3, 1953         
FULLER, George                     69                Jun 9, 1940         
FULLER, Jerome                     68                Feb 10, 1926        
GANUNG, John B.                    74                May 1, 1927         
GARDON, Ed                         70                Jun 30, 1912        
GARRISON, Charles                  80                Mar 20, 1922        
GETTER, George                     84                Jan 18, 1891        
GILKAY, James H.                   81                Sep 28, 1920        
GILL, Patrick                      42                May 19, 1923        
GILLIGAN, James                    40                Feb 2, 1908         
GRANES, Catharine                  82                May 4, 1894         
GRANT, Jackson                     75                May 17, 1889        
GRAY, Eri                          107               0ct 25, 1892        
GRAY, Eri                          85                Apr 30, 1888        
GREEN, Charles                     57                July 26, 1918       
GREENE, Martha                     75                Aug 21, 1901        
GREENE, Marvin                     79                July 9, 1938        
GREGORY, Miranda                   71                Sep 6, 1890         
GRIFFIN, Henry                     54                Oct 19, 1937        
HADLEY, Margaret                   50                Mar 15, 1888        
HADLEY, Willard                    77                Dec 29, 1937        
HAENNINGS, Harrison D.             84                Jan 11, 1942        
HAINES, Eliza                      66                Jan 12, 1892        
HALL, Albert                       50                Nov 6, 1918         
HALL, Alonzo                       77                Oct 4, 1908         
HALSTEAD, Charles                  72                Nov 7, 1922         
HANCOCK, Albert John               73                Sep 20, 1936        
HANKS, Alexander                   72                Mar 14, 1896        
HANNON, Frank                      64                Jun 9, 1922         
HARITAN, George                    52                Apr 7, 1948         
HARRIS, Emma                       45                Mar 17, 1899        
HASKINS, Ezekel                    77                Mar 18, 1912        
HAWKINS, Cornelia                  84                Sep 1, 1896         
HAYDEN, Charles                    69                May 13, 1913        
HAYER, James                       65                0ct 6, 1917         
HAYNES, Emma                       83                Mar 15, 1942        
HAYNES, Joseph                     67                Nov 11, 1935        
HAYNES, William                    69                Jun 8, 1933         
HAZEN, Daniel                      79                Oct 2, 1934         
HEMKY, M. Joseph                   about 77          May 8, 1953         
HENDRICKSON, Fred                  55                Mar 14, 1935        
HERBERT , Howard                   50                Jul 9, 1947         
HEWITT, Estella                    67                Mar 2, 1919         
HICKEY, Patrick                    72                Dec 11, 1930        
HILL, Lowell                       63                Nov 26, 1936        
HITCHCOCK, Seth                    82                Feb 10, 1895        
HITT, Henry                        86                0ct 3, 1919         
HITT, Samuel                       48                Feb 11, 1902        
HITT, Washington                   70                0ct 25, 1903        
HOOD, Charles                      39                Jun 29, 1906        
HOUSE, William                     70                Dec 30, 1896        
HOWARD, Harrison                   84                Mar 17, 1899        
HUGHES, Charles                    54                0ct 8, 1917         
HUNT, William H                    91                May 17, 1913        
IODIN, Joseph                      58                Jan 4, 1900         
IRISH, Herbert Leroy               69                Feb 1, 1949         
JEWITT, John Lewis                 65                Jan 27, 1936        
JONES, John H.                     87                Sep 6, 1900         
JONES, Lucy Ann                    --                Feb 16, 1899        
JOSLIN, Albert                     85                Feb 17, 1936        
JOSLIN, Emma Burr                  64                Feb 6, 1923         
JUSTICK, Antonek                   66                Ju1 7, 1953         
KANE, John                         80                Apr qq, 1915        
KAROLY, Michael                    78                Apr 24, 1930        
KEATOR, Calvin                     82                Jun 6, 1921         
KELLY, Erastus                     87                Aug 25, 1900        
KINCH, Baby Girl                   --                Mar 2, 1938         
KINCH, Sylvester                   74                Jan 23, 1932        
KITTLE, George                     82                Aug 4, 1954         
KNAPP, Able                        77                0ct 4, 1927         
KNAPP, Mary                        71                0ct 12, 1936        
KNOWLES , Robert                   78                Feb 27, 1887        
LA VALLEY, Helena                  about 90          0ct 28, 1904        
LACEY,William H.                   62                Jun 7, 1927         
LAKEN, Solous                      80                Mar 19, 1886        
LAMAGE, Daniel D.                  72                Dec 20, 1891        
LANE, Stanford                     68                Aug 13, 1927        
LASHER , Sarah                     69                Mar 11, 1919        
LASSEN, Honson                     68                Dec 28, 1928        
LEONARD, Frank                     67                May 16, 1940        
LEWIS, Egbert                      52                Sep 16, 1922        
LEWIS, Morgan                      61                May 24, 1912        
LIKU, William                      70                0ct 8, 1913         
LIVECCHIA, Gandolfo                72                Aug 28, 1923        
LOGAN, John                        73                Jan 28, 1892        
LONG, William M.                   70                Oct 5, 1933         
LUCAS, Martin                      40                Aug 28, 1890        
LUCAS, Tony                        57                0ct 24, 1942        
LUMMPP, Robert                     25                Sep 16, 1891        
LYON, Humphrey                     70                Oct 31, 1901        
MABLE, Brian                       76                0ct 20, 1891        
MADDEN, Edwin                      59                Feb 17, 1938        
MAHONEY, Bartley                   73                Jul 30, 1940        
MANN, Charles                      76                Dec 19, 1935        
MARKS, Louis                       56                Jul 8, 1900         
MATTHEWS, Frank                    43                Feb --, 1917        
MATTHEWS, Sarah                    90                Aug 27, 1917        
MATTISON, Henry                    66                Ju1 8, 1940         
MAY, Angelica R.                   89                Jan 5, 1935         
MC CANN, Abram                     78                Jun 18, 1896        
MC DONALD, Donald                  83                Nov I, 1955         
MC DONALD, Helen                   76                Nov 6, 1912         
MC GETT, William                   70                Sep 19, 1906        
MC GONEGAL, David                  75                Aug 17, 1920        
MC GURY, Addie                     83                May 23, 1930        
MC KINNEY, Martha                  --                Mar 25, 1933        
MC LAURY,Elizabeth                 65                Sep 11, 1907        
MC NEE, William                    68                0ct 2, 1907         
MC ORY, James                      69                Nov 18, 1896        
MILLER, George                     58                Sep 27, 1938        
MILLER, Mary                       --                0ct 18, 1887        
MILLER, Michael                    87                Nov 12, 1905        
MINER, Catherine                   87                0ct 17, 1897        
MISNER, Polly                      77                Apr 24, 1890        
MISOKOLIK, John                    68                May 1, 1934         
MOON, Patrick                      54                June 25, 1886       
MORGAN, Frank                      87                Jan 6, 1934         
MORGAN, George W.                  91                May 11, 1920        
MOSHHIER, Sarah D.                 82                Feb 13, 1940        
MOSHIER, Abraham                   77                Aug 1, 1938         
MULLIN, Steven                     96                Jun 21, 1920        
MULNIX, James                      86                Apr 19, 1931        
NELLO, Samuel                      53                Feb 24, 1938        
NICHOLS, E.J.                      75                Jun 25, 1912        
NORTON, James                      78                Jan 8, 1892         
O'DELL, Catharine                  81                Apr 15, 1892        
OLIVER, Wesley K.                  66                Jun 18, 1952        
ORT, Jacob                         82                Aug 18, 1905        
OSTEPSKI, John                     77                Jun 16, 1948        
OSTROM, Martin                     63                May 29, 1916        
PAINE, Joseph                      79                Sep 2, 1945         
PALMER, Benjamin                   80                Sep 26, 1912        
PALMER, Frank                      94                Dec 19, 1931        
PATTERSON, Sarah                   66                Aug 20, 1911        
PEASTER, Frederick                 81                0ct 2, 1887         
PEASTER, Mary                      76                Jan 6, 1886         
PECK, Lucinda                      78                Dec 25, 1918        
PEETS, William                     64                Aug 29, 1935        
PELHAM, Eliza                      66                Jan 14, 1892        
PETERSON, Charles                  70                Aug 26, 1946        
PETERSON, Peter                    80                Jun 21, 1941        
PIERCE, Daniel                     88                Jun 29, 1900        
PIERCE, John                       85                Sep 7, 1942         
PILLINGS, William                  45                Jun 19, 1907        
PLATNER, Jacob                     86                Feb 27, 1887        
PLOUGH, Albert                     4 mos             Jul 1, 1904         
PLOUGH, Hannah                     74                Apr 28, 1891        
PLOUGH, Julius                     63                May 23, 1918        
RATHBONE, Clarissa                 80                Mar 16, 1896        
RATHBONE, Samuel                   84                Mar 7, 1888         
RAYNOR, Emma                       63                May 30, 1931        
RAYNOR, Levi                       53                Feb 18, 1931        
REDMOND, Arthur M.                 70                Jan 15, 1940        
REID, Oliver                       56                Jan 14, 1893        
REIMAN, Thomas                     76                Oct 29, 1903        
RICE, Charles                      73                Feb 22, 1955        
RICE, William                      73                Dec 11, 1927        
RICHARDS, Devillo                  80                Jun 27, 1939        
RILEY, George                      67                0ct 25, 1915        
ROBERTS, George                    74                Jan 12, 1949        
ROBERTS, Lula                      19                Apr 8, 1918         
RODNEY, Charles                    82                0ct 23, 1954        
ROE, Elizabeth                     73                Apr 26, 1935        
ROE, Emeline                       74                Sep 1, 1893         
ROGGINS, John                      82                Dec 24, 1935        
ROOD, Edward                       47                Nov 28, 1938        
ROUKE, James                       64                Sep 3, 1913         
RUSSELL, Harry                     53                Nov 7, 1939         
RYAN, Gertrude                     79                Jul 8, 1887         
RYAN, Patrick                      64                Jan 12, 1940        
SALES, Arthur                      71                Jul 19, 1951        
SANDS, Frank                       85                Apr 23, 1925        
SAUMIER, Edward                    82                Jan 1, 1944         
SCHENK, Appollace                  43                0ct 2, 1938         
SCOTT, Thomas                      54                Jan 28, 1936        
SCOTT, William                     76                Apr 9, 1918         
SCUDDER, William E.                65                0ct 12, 1902        
SCUTT, Hugh                        71                Feb 11, 1895        
SCUTT, Oscar                       65                May 23, 1929        
SHAVER, Archibald                  65                May 6, 1923         
SHAVER, Jennette                   79                Oct 16, 1907        
SHAVER, John                       87                May 7, 1945         
SHAVER, Reese W.                   77                Aug 16, 1933        
SHERMAN, Caroline                  67                Feb 26, 1899        
SHULTZ, Larice/Lorica              81                Jul 24, 1892        
SILSBER, Florence                  81                Aug 8, 1940         
SIMMONS,Walter                     19                Dec 2, 1900         
SINIKO, Joseph                     42                Mar 15, 1933        
SINKO, Urike                       72                Jul 25, 1933        
SKINNER, George S.                 65                May 10, 1936        
SLAKE, Mahala                      78                Jan 11, 1892        
SMITH, Henry                       66                Nov 18, 1925        
SMITH, James                       76                0ct 23, 1923        
SMITH, John                        84                Feb 19, 1922        
SMITH, Roswell                     86                Jun 22, 1887        
SMITH, Winfield                    76                Jan 26, 1918        
SNELL, Olive Mills                 79                Jul 5, 1931         
SODDEN, Armeta                     81                Mar 2, 1938         
SPAINE, Minnie S.                  86                Apr 20, 1928        
SPAULDING, George                  78                Nov 24, 1921        
SPRAGUE, John                      78                Feb 23, 1911        
STANTON, Bert                      79                Dec 29, 1944        
STEAD, James                       80                Sep 30, 1939        
STEWART, Robert                    65                Jun 14, 1930        
STOUTENBURGF, Edward H.            80                0ct 4, 1905         
STRAIN, William                    76                May 8, 1891         
SULLIVAN, Anna                     82                Aug 18, 1921        
SULLIVAN, George E.                60                Sep 16, 1916        
SURVEY, John                       80                Dec 11, 1924        
SWARTOUT, Henry                    58                Feb 10, 1919        
SWEENEY, James                     42                Feb 16, 1899        
SWEENEY, Michael                   81                Oct 12, 1904        
SWEETFAT, Andrew                   80                Apr 15, 1915        
TAYLOR, Cora                       30                Mar 11, 1912        
TENBROECK, Laura                   57                Jun 15, 1913        
THOMPSON, Thomas                   69                Mar 15, 1911        
TIFFANY, Albert                    72                Sep 27, 1911        
TIFFANY, Edgar                     56                May 13, 1922        
TOMPKINS, Frank                    60                Jul 27, 1912        
TOMPKINS, Henry                    24                Feb 10, 1885        
TOMPKINS, Stephen                  78                Jan 6, 1892         
TOTTAN, George O.                  --                Aug 5, 1937         
TOWNSEND, Eber                     83                Mar 10, 1892        
TURINEM, Portar                    77                Oct 8, 1927         
TURNER, Samuel                     86                Dec 11, 1892        
UNDDAUGH, John                     96                Jun 9, 1932         
VAN AKIN, Catherine                83                Nov 8, 1891         
VAN LOAN, May C.                   81                Feb 18, 1929        
VAN SLACK, Ray                     53                Sep 6, 1919         
VAN STEENBURGH, Frank              50                May 8, 1930         
VAN STEENBURGH, Ophelia            50                Apr 13, 1921        
VAN WAGNER, Emeline                62                Jan 23, 1893        
VAN WAGNER, George                 80                Jan 28, 1926        
VINNER, William                    78                Apr 28, 1888        
WAGER, Mary Ann                    78                Mar 2, 1911         
WAKEFIELD, Jane                    64                Sep 11, 1901        
WALLIE, Porter                     49                May 19, 1932        
WALWORTH, H. M.                    35                Aug 9, 1892         
WARD, John                         69                Jan 8, 1919         
WARNER, Ruth                       80                Mar 20, 1899        
WARREN, Joseph                     78                Aug 22, 1896        
WATERMAN, Al. C                    75                Feb 27, 1944        
WATSON, Maggie                     78                Aug 5, 1893         
WHITE, Charles                     84                Aug 1, 1904         
WHITE, Walter                      66                Dec 26, 1929        
WHITEHEAD, John C                  78                Apr 27, 1943        
WHITNEY, Clayton                   73                Dec 2, 1918         
WHITTAKER, John                    --                Jul 15, 1904        
WILBUR, Katherine                  71                May 8, 1944         
WILLIAMS, Abram                    47                Apr 14, 1916        
WILLIAMS, Esther Irene             75                Mar 15, 1929        
WILLIAMS, Isabell                  96                Dec 17, 1908        
WINANT, Harry C.                   81                Jun 10, 1943        
WOLFF, James                       84                Apr 13, 1938        
WOOD, Benjamin                     84                Feb 17, 1914        
WOOD, Robert                       78                Aug 31, 1948        
WOOD, Velmore                      81                Sep 28, 1949        
WOOLSEY, Ambrose                   72                Sep 25, 1915        
YOUNG, Lansing                     50                Dec 28, 1928        
YUSTICK, Antonet                   66                Jul 7, 1953         
ZIKER, William                     70                Oct 8, 1913         



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