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Sheffield Pioneer Cemetery 1810



Location #10304
City: Hamilton
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Created By:mobileworks
Creation Date: 4/22/2014
Last Updated: 4/22/2014
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A nice old cemetery outside the nice old town of Sheffield, opened 1810, with some headstones now unreadable. Rev. John Cornell founded Sheffield in 1809 from New York and became a preacher in 1812. In 1832 the post office opened. The population in 1857 was only 150 but had several businesses and even a surgeon, which would definitely improve your chances of survival, back in the day. Most of the population have been farmers.



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Sheffield Pioneer Cemetery 1810
Created on:4/22/2014
Created by: mobileworks
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mobileworks
mobileworks 4/23/2014 10:30:35 AM

Yes it is, and that is one of the reasons I do this, to get the pioneer ones that still can be read before they are too weathered [from design or poor materials, sandstone , wood etc. or moss] and preserve them here. Some are very interesting and sometimes hard to see or find. I can sometimes bring out the letters with some programs but hopefully Hamilton has a master list.

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Storytrail 4/22/2014 5:03:16 PM

It's kind of sad that some of the stones are impossible to read, considering most people want their lives remembered somehow.


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