Swartwood Cemetery, VanEtten Township, Chemung County, New York
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Typed by Ruth BRYAN

Photo by Joyce M. Tice 20 AUG 2000
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Swartwood Cemetery is located in the Town of Van Etten, Chemung County, New York on the east side of State Route 224, southeast of McDuffy Hollow Road (County Route 14).  This listing is a compilation of a record made in the 1930s by DAR member, Mrs. Hugh Staver (Sorry, her name not given. Identified only by husband's name) and other recordings made by several unidentified persons.  These names are on cards (and microfilm) on file in the Chemung County Historical Society.  This record originally typed October 1989.
LAST NAME FIRST NAME DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH AGE INSCRIPTION - RELATIONSHIP - COMMENTS
ADAMS John B. 2/9/1847 1/5/1926

ADAMS Margaret R. 2/19/1856 6/30/1926

ANDERSON Abagail
9/15/1881 81y 24d
ARMSTRONG Henrietta 3/7/1837 1/15/1891

BARNES Bennett 1849 19__

BARNES Maria 1841

Wife of Bennett BARNES
BARNES Cyrus H.
1913

BARNES Elizabeth
1930
Wife of Cyrus BARNES
BARNES Moses T. 1820 1905

BARNES Maria 1826 1905
Wife of Moses BARNES
BLAKE Sara H.
3/25/1882 45 y Wife of J. H. BLAKE
CATCHIN John 
6/10/1856 71y 7m 9d
CATCHIN Julia
11/18/1865 73y 3m Wife of John CATCHIN
CHAFFEE David 1861 1937

CHAFFEE Elnora 1865 1921

CHAFFEE Robert 1894 1952

CLARK Fred
3/2/1950 70y
COGSWELL Ruel
9/19/1864 45y Co__, Reg. __, PA. Vol.
COLLINS Francis N.
10/16/1863

COLLINS Harrison 8/11/1827 7/3/1909

COLLINS Jane H. 10/22/1838 7/16/1919
Wife of Harrison COLLINS
COLLINS Samuel 6/9/1818 4/1/1882
Co. D. 107 Regt., NY Vol.
COOK Herman J. 1863 1942

COOK Jennie B. 1862 1921
Wife of Herman COOK
CORNELL Lorinda
1/27/__ 61y Wife of Nathan T. CORNELL
CORNELL Nathan T.



CORNISH Rosie M. 1871 1901

DAVIS Etta



Jerome



  Garrett



  Sophronia



DECKER Rachel
12/17/1830
Second wife of Jacob SWARTWOOD (See entry for Rachel SWARTWOOD)
DENSE Arthur 1873 1950

DENSE Gertrude
1967
Wife of Arthur DENSE
EARL Freddie 1872 1905
Wife of Frank E. CORTRIGHT
EARL Isaac K. 1851 1929

EARL Ida B. 1835 1930
Wife of Isaac K. EARL
EARLY Elmeda A. 11/22/1816 7/16/1952
Wife of William EARLY
EDWARDS Asher 1776 11/8/1843 67y 10m 9d
EDWARDS Mehetibel
6/2/1865 79y 3m 9d Wife of Asher EDWARDS
EDWARDS Jerome
10/23/1853 10y 6m
ENNIS Catherine 1815 1884

ENNIS George 1850 1924

ENNIS Emma 1854 1916
Wife of George ENNIS
ENNIS John J. 1842 1902

ENNIS Madison 1844 1892

ENNIS Miles G. 3/5/1829 2/10/1875

ENNIS Theresa D. RUGER 2/14/1835 2/25/1893
Wife of Miles ENNIS (See entry for Teresa D. RUGER)
ENNIS Velma S. 1856 1937

ESKOIA



(No data)
FISH William G. 1847 1939

FISH Fiorilla G. 1858 1903

GATES George 1852 1913

GATES Velma S. 1856 19__
Wife of George GATES
GATES Ruth
3/3/1892 65y Wife of Guy GATES
GEORGIA Elnor  1833 1903

GREGORY Mathew B. 10/25/1803 10/27/1890

GREGORY Martha 7/7/1823 1/8/1892
Wife of Mathew GREGORY
GROOM Egbert 11/1/1847 3/27/1907

GROOM Susan Cornell 7/25/1848

Wife of Egbert GROOM
HESS Leonard 1833 1915

HESS Julia 1847

Wife of Leonard HESS
HORTON George W. 1852 1940

HORTON Capetoia 1859 1899
Wife of George HORTON
HUDDLE David
7/26/1833 58y
HUDDLE John S. 1859 1935

HUDDLE Lula E. 1855 1944
Wife of John S. HUDDLE
KIRKENDALL Paul 1806 1880

KIRKENDALL William  1884 1812

KIRKENDALL Philancy 1848 1940
Wife of William KIRKENDALL
KNOWLES Perry 1853 1922

KNOWLES Garrie 1860 1946

KOSKI Gustar 1887 1952

KRESGE Elias 5/31/1838 7/25/1902

KRESGE Susana S. 7/17/1840 1/4/1919
Wife of Elias KRESGE
KRESGE Lewis 1869 1935

LINDSAY Robert G. 2/18/1803 9/21/1884

LINSAY James S. 5/19/1835 7/1/1911

LINSAY Mary Jane 9/20/1844 6/17/1911
Wife of James LINSAY
LINSAY Willis L. 1865 1940

LINSAY Lina Hart 1869 1939
Wife of Willis LINSAY
MATHEW Henry


(No data)
MATTSON Herman  1862 1923

MATTSON Mary Jane 1874


MAURITSI



(No data)
MOFFITT Albert
4/11/1861 24y
MCDOWELL Byron Burr 1862 1937

NELSON Elvira J.
6/26/1869 19y Wife of Emanuel NELSON
NOBLES Benjamin 1840 1900

NOBLES Phebe 1848 1910
Wife of Benjamin NOBLES
NOBLES Peter G. 1797 1870

NOBLES Eleanor 1801 1862
Wife of Peter G. NOBLES
NOBLES Hannah 1827 1862

NOBLES Moses  1831 1854

NOBLES Mahala 1833 1856

NOBLES Hinman 1835 1854
Hannah, Moses, Mahala, Hinman children of Peter & Eleanor NOBLES
NURMI M.H. Jalmer 1883 1936

NIRMI Alma 1883 1923
Wife of M.H.J. Nurmi
OSGOOD George M.
9/7/1882 56y
OSGOOD Mary  7/9/1835 1/23/1912
Wife of George M. OSGOOD
PICKERING Lelia F. 1869 1951

RUGUR Elijah
4/11/1896 84y 6m 2d
RUGUR Rebecca R.
12/7/1862 50y 11m 17d First wife of Elijah RUGUR
RUGUR Lydia
1/10/1884 55y 6m Second wife of Elijah RUGUR
RUGUR Jerome B.
1/27/1864 25y 5m 29d
RUGUR Teresa 2/14/1835 2/28/1893
(See entry for Theresa D. RUGAR ENNIS).
SANER Joseph G. 1867 1950

SEARS  Ely L. 1859 1928

SEARS  Frances A. 1854 1932
Wife of Ely L. SEARS
SEARS  John D. 1891 1918
Co. C. 7th U.S. Inf.
SHOEMAKER Phebe 2/6/1806 10/12/1882

SMITH Elizabeth
1/1852 71y 2m 
SWARTOUT Jerry 1862 1928

SWARTOUT Della 1872 1954

SWARTWOOD Alfred J. 1849 1920

SWARTWOOD Andrew 1836 1904

SWARTWOOD Chauncey 1824 1910

SWARTWOOD Henrietta A. CURTISS 1822 1884
Wife of Chauncey A. CURTISS
SWARTWOOD Elizabeth J. 1844 1925

SWARTWOOD Erastus
3/9/1876 43y 10m
SWARTWOOD Fanette R. 1872 1949

SWARTWOOD George H. 1854 1937

SWARTWOOD Alice A. 1854 1936
Wife of George H. SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Jacob 1816 1901

SWARTWOOD Griszell 1819 1848
Wife of Jacob SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Grace G. 1875 1922

SWARTWOOD Harry B.
9/14/1952 84y 
SWARTWOOD Isaac 
1/12/1849 73y 
SWARTWOOD Jacob
6/1/1838
(A soldier of the American Revolution and the War of 1812). Son of Peter & Elizabeth SCHOONMAKER SWARTWOOD.
SWARTWOOD Catherine
2/23/1807
First wife of Jacob SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Johanan



  Lancey



  Betsey


Children of Jacob & Catherine SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Hannah
10/1810
Daughter of Peter & Catherine SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Rachel DECKER
12/17/1830
Second wife of Jacob SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD James C.
3/14/1905 87y
SWARTWOOD Mary


Wife of James C. SWARTWOOD (No data)
SWARTWOOD Johanas 1781 6/22/1839 48y 5m
SWARTWOOD Elizabeth
8/15/1876 80y Wife of Johanas SWARTWOOD (Daughter of Alexander & Catherine SWARTWOOD).
SWARTWOOD Capt. John
3/18/1901 87y
SWARTWOOD Susan F.
6/17/1884 68y Wife of Capt. John SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD John J. 1866 19__

SWARTWOOD Minnie B. 1867 1926

SWARTWOOD Miles R. 1868 1934

SWARTWOOD Clara L.  1866 1922

SWARTWOOD Peter 
5/22/1841 97y 3m 7d (A soldier of the American Revolution).
SWARTWOOD Peter 10/20/1805 12/23/1855

SWARTWOOD Margaret  1/22/1804 3/20/1846
Wife of Peter SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Robert C. 3/8/1858 12/29/1926

SWARTWOOD Lillian TRAVER 9/21/1857 1/11/1915
Wife of Robert SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Sylvester 1834 1903

SWARTWOOD Mary M. LINDSAY 1837 1914
Wife of Sylvester SWARTWOOD
SWARTWOOD Alexander 1831 1917

SWARTWOOD Mary 1839 1905
Wife of Alexander SWARTWOOD
SWEZAY D.N. 1855 1894

SWEZAY Dewitt 1860 1927

SWEZAY Nelia 1860 1927
Wife of Dewitt SWEZAY
VAN ETTEN Catherine
2/23/1807
First wife of Jacob SWARTWOOD (Children: Johannas, Laney, Betsey). (See entry for Catherine SWARTWOOD).
VAN ETTEN Joshua 1789 1/19/1830 40y 10m
VAN ETTEN Eleanor
2/21/1847 52y Wife of Joshua VAN ETTEN
VERGASON Lewis H. 1852 1949

VERGASON Mary E. 1857

Wife of Lewis VERGASON
WOOLEVER John 1821 1899

WOOLEVER Elizabeth 1824 1898
Wife of John WOOLEVER
WOOLEVER May G. 1873 1951

WOOLEVER Otis R. 1885 1947

WOOLEVER Edith N. 1886

Wife of Otis R. WOOLEVER
WOOLEVER Rachel
11/18/1889 70y Wife of Jason P. WOOLEVER
WOOLEVER Samuel J.
7/16/1883 32y
WOOLEVER Tyler 1861 1934

WOOLEVER MAY D.
10/20/1893 31y Wife of Tyler WOOLEVER



OBITUARIES

CHAFFEE Philip Thomas
Age 88, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY on November 27, 2009. Phil was born on August 29, 1921 in Van Etten, NY to L.R. Chaffee and Bernice Shappee. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, retired Marine, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Myra, his wife of 57 years, and their son, David, predeceased Phil. He is survived by Steven (Michelle) Chaffee of Van Etten, NY, Carolyn Hodges Chaffee, and Sue Chaffee of Spencer, NY; grandchildren, Christina (Lawrence) Pierce, David (Lindsey) Chaffee, Mike Chaffee, Lauren (C.J.) Downes and Brian Hodges, and Philip Van De Voorde; great-grandchildren, Lawrence, Mary, Joseph, and Christopher Pierce and Jackson Chaffee; and brother, Donald (Janice) Chaffee and nieces and nephews. Upon graduating Cornell University in 1942, Phil enlisted in the US Marine Corp. During WWII, he landed with the 2nd Bat. 8th Marines on Red Beach III and fought in the Battle at Tarawa. He was a recipient of the Silver Star Medal from World War II and received this most prestigious military honor awarded by the United States of America for his actions in Saipan on June 15, 1944. Phil was also the recipient of two Presidential Unit Citations and three Battle Stars. In 1945 he received orders to go home and was later promoted to Major while a member of Reserve Unit in Elmira, NY. In 1950, he and his wife Myra purchased the family farm where Phil eventually operated a large-scale poultry business until he retired at the age of 78. Over the years, Phil was a member of the Van Etten Spencer VFW Post 8139, the Van Etten Methodist Church, the F&A Masonic Lodge of Spencer, Farm Bureau and Kitchen Conference. He was also a member of national fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the Van Etten Methodist Church from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow calling hours starting at 6:00 pm. Interment will be in Swartwood Cemetery in Van Etten. In lieu of flowers, donations in Phil's memory may be made to the Van Etten Spencer VFW, the Van Etten Methodist Church, or a charity of choice.  Published in Star-Gazette from November 29 to November 30, 2009

WEST - CHAFFEE, Myra West
Of Van Etten, NY, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 24, 2007. She leaves behind her devoted companion and best friend, Philip T. Chaffee, her loving husband of 57 years. Born on June 21, 1928, she was the daughter of Guy West and Beatrice West Walker of Lockwood, NY. Myra was predeceased by her son, David, her "heavenly angel." She is survived by Steven (Michelle) Chaffee of Van Etten, NY, Carolyn Hodges, and Sue Chaffee of Spencer, NY; grandchildren, Christina (Lawrence) Pierce, David (Lindsey) Chaffee, Mike Chaffee, Lauren and Brian Hodges, and Philip Van De Voorde; and great-grandchildren, Lawrence, Mary, and Joseph Pierce. They will all miss their loving "Nana." She was very dear to all of them. In 1945, Myra graduated from Van Etten High School and began working at the Blue Swan as a "conveyor girl." She then attended flight attendant school and as a young woman moved to New York City to work for Pan American Airlines. She returned to the area and married Phil in 1950. Over the years, Myra was an active member in the Van Etten Methodist Church, the Van Etten Spencer VFW, and was a lifetime member of the Eastern Stars. She was also a member of Farm Bureau, Kitchen Conference, and was a 4-H Leader. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor and good friend, Myra will be remembered for her love of singing, baking pies for her husband, chocolate chip cookies for her grandkids, taking morning walks, volunteering in the community, her positive attitude and unresounding faith. Calling hours will be held Sunday, November 25, 2007, at the Van Etten Methodist Church from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 26, 2007, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Van Etten Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Swartwood Cemetery in Van Etten. In lieu of flowers, donations in Myra's memory may be made to the Van Etten Spencer VFW, the Van Etten Methodist Church, or a charity of choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/25/2007 - 11/26/2007.



Published On Site 09/09/2000
Chemung County NY

Published On Site 09/09/2000
By Joyce M. Tice

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