Roushy Cemetery, Town of Ashland, Chemung County NY
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Roushy Cemetery

Town of Ashland, Chemung County, New York
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The Roushy Cemetery is located in the Town of Ashland, Chemung Co., NY. It is situated on the east side of State Highway #14, one-mile north of the New York - Pennsylvania line, and about 300-feet south of the junction of the Rogers Road, a town highway, and Route # 14. The plot is the responsibility of the town and has been cleared of high grass, weeds end brush. About a quarter of the grounds has no markers, and there is no evidence or any burials there. A white wooden rail fence defines the west, or roadside, line, while a combination wood and wire fence marks the limits of the other three sides.

The plot is approximately 130-feet in width and 275-feet in depth and lies on a slight incline. About two dozen markers are broken and/or off their bases. Several lay intact on the round and a few of these cannot be read because of erosion. Another dozen stubs of stones mark unidentified graves. It was necessary to apply liberal amounts of chalk to most of the monuments, while many had to be dug our of the sod. All markers, regardless of condition were carefully scrutinized.

In 1931-32, Mr. & Mrs Hugh Staver recorded the old cemetery, but for some reason did not report many of the monuments which were read in 1974. Although they did not record any infants or children, some markers reported by them were not found in 1974. Markers Reported by the Stavers, but not found in 1974, are marked by an asterisk (*).

This list of markers was compiled on Aug. 8, 1974 by Miss Isabel Ridall and Joseph C. Boyd. 


Surname First Name Birth date Death date Age inscrip/notes
Andrus Gideon H. Aug. 16, 1812 Dec. 26, 1862 50yr,4mo,10da. Note from JMT: Gideon died returning from the Civil War
Andrus Charity Mar. 27, 1808 Dec. 29, 1826 28yr,9mo,2da. Wife of Gideon
Andrus Laura 1810 1890
Wife of Gideon
Andrus William B. Mar. 13, 1833 Feb. 8, 1862 28yr,10mo,26da. Son of Gideon & Laura
Baker William H. Apr. 20, 1806 Aug. 22, 1862 56yr,4mo,2da.
Baker Sarah Sept. 18, 1807 Apr. 22, 1868 60yr,7mo,4da. Wife of William
Baker Manla Mar. 30, 1834 Aug. 12, 1857 23yr,4mo,13da. Son of William H. & Sarah
Baker Sarah H. May 28, 1844 Apr. 5, 1852 7yr,10mo,8da.
Bell Jessie G. 1876 1876
Son of John & Abbie A.
Bell Lillie M. 1881 1881
Dau. of John & Abbie A.
Bell Willie Mar. 30, 1864 July 15, 1890 26yr,3mo,16da. Son of John & Abbie A.
Bell Eddie A. Aug. 24, 1870 Feb. 21, 1876 5yr,5mo,28da. Son of John & Abbie A.
Bell Johnie M. Jan. 28, 1875 Mar. 15, 1879 4yr,1mo,23da. Son of John & Abbie A.
Benson Ezra 1858 1903

Benson Ida 1860 1903

Benson Rebecca Mar. 1822 Apr. 16, 1842 20yr,1mo. Wife of Benjamin
Bentley David Apr. 30, 1818 Oct. 22, 1883 65yr,5mo,22da. Farmer in Southport
Bentley Amira 1826 Aug. 16, 1888 61yr. Wife of David
Bentley James July 14, 1796 Feb. 2, 1846 49yr,6mo,19da.
Bentley Ezekial Feb. 2, 1786 Feb. 17, 1850 64yr,15da. Born in Vermont
Boughton Sally Feb. 10, 1825

no other dates
Boylan Weltha Mar. 2, 1783 Mar. 13, 1838
Wife of James
Brown George
Dec. 17, 1833 76yr,7mo,6da. My glass is out, My race is run, My work in Christ, Completely done
Brown Samuel Jan. 17, 1782 June 28, 1863 81yr,5mo,11da.
Brown Anna 1787/88 Apr. 9, 1862 74yr. Wife of Samuel
Brown Stephen T. 1811 1902

Brown Rebecca J. 1815 1903
Wife of S.T. Brown
Brown Mary Jane


Dau. of Stephen & Rebecca
Brown? Julian Henry


Surname is uncertain
Brown Lueie E. Oct. 17, 1872 Mar 6, 1877

Brown Myron A. May 21, 1847 Mar. 13, 1877
Masonic emblem
Brown Mercy


No other information
Brown Olive June 10, 1794 Oct. 26, 1842 48yr,4mo,16da. Wife of Ezra
Brown Horace M. Sept. 28, 1828 Aug. 21, 1842 13yr,10mo,24da. Son of Ezra & Olive
Brown Martin V. Aug. 26, 1834 Sept. 11, 1841 7yr,16da. Burned?
Brown Horace W. Sept. 8, 1838 Sept. 11, 1841 3yr,3da. Burned?
Brown Emily Sept. 8, 1842 Aug. 8, 1844 1yr,11mo.
Comfort Edward Nov. 17, 1770 Jan. 6, 1852 81yr,1mo,20da. (Biography)
Comfort Lovina June 8, 1774 Nov. 11, 1852 80yr,5mo,3da. Wife of Edward (Biography)
Comfort John Nov. 16, 1806 Feb. 11, 1853

Comfort Sally July 11, 1812 Jan. 11, 1892
Wife of John (Bio and Photo)
Comfort Amy 1814/15 Feb. 21, 1852 15yr. Dau. of John & Sally
Crane Ella Aug. 5, 1--- Dec. 19, ---- Wife of George W.
Crane George W. Nov. 12, 1852 Apr. 9, 1911

Crane Orpha
Oct. 5, 1874

Crane Leroy Sept. 9, 1862 Aug. 28, 1889

Crane Robert C. Mar. 17, 1827 Jan. 27, 1899

Crane Mollie
Nov. 29, 1878
Wife of Robert C.
Crane Noah May 6, 1771 June 13, 1857 86yr,1mo,7da.
Crane Rebecca July 29, 1774 Apr. 27, 1847 72yr,8mo,29da. Wife of Noah
Crane Elizabeth M.


Wife of Charles
Crane Mary F. June 12, 1825 Dec. 5, 1860 35yr,5mo,23da. Wife of R.C. Crane
Crane Emily A. Oct. 25, 1827 Dec. 16, 1860 33yr,1mo,21da. Wife of C.C.
Devoe John H. Jan. 30, 1823 May 5, 1885 62yr,3mo,13da.
Eaton Kimball 1770 Feb. 2, 1851 80yr.
Gardner John Roushey Jan. 17, 1840 Aug. 20, 1840 7mo,3da. Son of William T. & Eunice
Glines Winthrop Y. Dec. 6, 1803 Apr. 23, 1870 66yr,5mo,17da.
Glines Harriett M. May 26, 1809 Jan. 8, 1864 54yr,7mo,13da. Wife of Winthrop Y.
Glines Winthrop Y. Nov. 19, 1837 Dec. 17, 1863 25yr,11mo,28da. Son of Winthrop Y. & Harriett M.
Bentley Goodsall
Nov. 3, 1871
Adopted son of David & Amira Bentley
Gray Mary A. 1783/84 Sept. 29, 1856 72yr. Wife of Benjamin
Gray Benjamin S. 1803/04 June 9, 1866 62yr.
Hickok Henry H.
Apr. 15, 184-
Son of Asa R. & Mary J.
Kyrk Thomas 1780 Nov. 25, 1864 84yr.
Lewis Sally Ann July 20, 1825 Mar. 15, 1869
Wife of Alanson
Lewis Valentine A.
Aug. --, 1904 
Mallary George L. Nov. 15, 1848 Aug. 23, 1850 1yr <9mo,8da. Son of Oliver & Martha
Mason Caroline Mar. 16, 1858 Mar. 23, 1862 4yr,7da. Dau. of W.H. & Elizabeth
McKnight Susan Jane
Mar. 20, 1862
Dau. of Robert & Martha
Moore Asa 1889/90 Aug. 16, 1845 55yr.
Moore Mercy 1793/94 July 3, 1874 80yr. Wife of Asa
Moore Betsey Oct. 30, 1822 May 6, 1836 13yr,6mo,6da.
Moore
May 7, 1836 infant Brother of Betsey
Naugle Libbie July 1839 May 16, 1882 42yr,10mo. Wife of Fred S.
Oliver

Aug. 10, 1849 3mo.
Oliver Mary
May 22, 1849
Wife of Thomas
Owen Laten
Mar. 23, 1863 -yr,3mo. First name & age uncertain
Palmer C.B. June 1, 1820 Oct. 2, 1890

Palmer Mary S. ROSE Oct. 8, 1820 Feb. 20, 1897
Wife of C.B.
Pierse Esther 1811/12 Sept. 22, 1848 36yr. Wife of Sidney I.
Robinson Mary A.
May 15, 1866

Robinson Sammy
Mar. 10, 1869

Rogers George S. Feb. 16, 1799 Feb. 23, 1860 60yr,10mo,7da.
Rogers Susanna Aug. 3, 1802 Mar. 30, 1872 69yr,7mo,27da. Wife of George S.
Roushy Hiram Aug. 18, 1806 Dec. 2, 1874 68yr,3mo,15da. Elected Justice of Peace in 1867
Roushy Sarah 1806 Feb. 11, 1881 74yr. Wife of Hiram
Roushy Urban H. Dec. 24, 1835 Mar. 5, 1852 16yr,2mo,10da. Son of Hiram & Sarah; Surname spelled as Roushey on separate stone.
Roushey Sarah
Aug. 24, 1859 13 or 18yr. Stone broken on age line
Roushy Ella June 9, 1863 Sept. 18, 1864

Roushy Fred T. Feb. 26, 1855 Sept. 5, 1862

Roushy John M. Mar. 30, 1853 Sept. 17, 1862

Roushy Sarah E. Aug. 8, 1850 Sept. 19, 1862

Roushy Urban H. May 5, 1857 Sept. 29, 1862

Roushy Jacob Dec. 1, 1820 July 31, 1882

Roushy Eliza Oct. 1, 1828 Jan. 16, 1889
Wife of Jacob
Roushy Michael B. 1829 Mar. 4, 1905

Roushy Rebecca 1832 1891
Wife of Michael B.
Sample Hugh
Jan. 10, 1931

Smith Derrick Feb. 20, 1791 Mar. 8, 1865 74yr,16da.
Suffern Elliot Nov. 10, 1791 July 21, 1876 69yr,8mo,11da.
Suffern Caroline Sept. 19, 1802 Sept. 16, 1860 57yr,11mo,28da. Wife of Elliot

Obituaries for Roushy Cemetery

Subj:  Roushy Cemetery 
Date:  02/26/2004 9:00:16 PM Eastern Standard Time 
From:    wroushey@peoplepc.com (William Roushey, jr.) 
To:    JoyceTice

Hello Joyce

I have some photos of the Roushey Cemetery that I took last year.  Would you want to post them on your site.  One of the photos is of the tombstone of Isabella McCreery Roushey, wife of Michael Roushey. Why isn't she in the listing of those buried in the Roushey Cemetery. Answer

Bill Roushey 
Descendant of Peter B Roushey of Dallas PA, brother of Michael Roushy (Rauschenberger) of Southport NY

Handwritten: Roushy Cem 1811=1902 (Tombstone)

Stephen T. BROWN, the aged father of railroad superintendent, George R. Brown, died at his home here at 3:300 o’clock Saturday morning after one week’s illness from a stroke of apoplexy at the advanced age of 91 years.  His wife, who survives him, is 87 years old.  They celebrated their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary last February.  Mrs. Brown was born in North Hector in Schuyler county and moved to the Fassett farm when 19 years of age.  His wife was born on the farm and says that she desires to be buried in the cemetery, in a quiet vale near the old homestead, where all that remains mortal of her husband will be lowered to Mothter Earth this afternoon.  Funeral will be at the house at 1:30.  Dec. 22.

MARY MATTHEWS – The funeral of the sixteen months old daughter, Mary of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Matthews of No. 507 Franklin Street was held yesterday (June 28, 1900) at the house at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Eli Pittman officiated.  Interment was in Roushy Cemetery, town of Ashland.  Miss Lewis and Miss Banks rendered two selections.  Funeral Director W. C. Harrington had charge.  –Elmira paper 6/29/1900
 

Chemung County NY
Published On Site 11 DEC 2003
By Joyce M. Tice
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