Chemung County NY
McConnell Cemetery, Town of Horseheads, Chemung County NY
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McConnell Cemetery

Horseheads, Chemung County, New York 
Copied from DAR records by Ralph Weller and retyped by Mary PARIS Copp.
On Oakwood Avenue, beyond Elmira Heights - near Horseheads, NY in a field - with a fence around it 

Last Name First & Middle Names Birth Date Death Date Age at Death Inscription
23 Aug 1845 72yr 3mo 12da Among the first settlers of this town and Judge of
18 Oct 1849 69yr 9mo 24da the county for a number of years.
29 May 1832 20yr 3mo 28da
MCCONNEL Elizabeth
8 Sep 1798 18yr w/o John McConnel d/o Noah Murry & wife, Mary Stowe
10 Nov 1798


1 Jan 1889 67yr 4mo 6da w/o Wm. Rockwell
19 Dec 1806 25yr w/o Wm. Rockwell

Note from our users : For those who would like to learn more about the Rockwells buried in this cemetery, they can turn to page 43 of "Personal Glimpses" section of Towner's "History of Chemung County, New York". I think the "Personal Glimpses" section is a genealogy goldmine, worthy of the $19.95 price asked by the historical society.

"William Rockwell was born September 16, 1781 in Orange Co., NY. At age ten, he moved to Sing Sing in the town of Big Flats. He married Ann Kelsey on Nov. 8, 1801. She died Dec. 19, 1806, leaving one daughter Anna who married as Mr. Schofield and moved to Ohio. The second wife of William Rockwell was Nancy Bennitt, a sister of John and Comfort Bennitt, whom he married Feb. 15, 1807. She was born Aug. 26, 1791. In 1822, he purchased the farm where he resided until his death May 24, 1863."

More data about his parentage and his descendants is provided on the page for those interested. Buy the book! Support the Chemung Co. Historical Society!!

Nancy Crandell Long 

Chemung County NY
Published On Site 19 MAY 1998
By Joyce M. Tice

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