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.