Quaker Cemetery--Town of Wheatland--Monroe County--New York State

Established 1833

On Quaker Road about 800 feet East of Bowerman Road and on the south side, next to the road.

The following is work done by Town Historian Florence Field and retyped by Howard Offen.


Records and genealogical notes from a Quaker Cemetery in Wheatland, NY

Supplied by Florence A. Field
Scottsville, NY

The Following are excerpts from "Early Rochester Family Records" by Anah Babcock Yates, originally published in the Post Express (Rochester NY) in 1911, with genealogical notes from the files of Edith Stokoe and Elbert H. T. Miller. The data are from gravestone inscriptions in the Quaker cemetery on Quaker Road in the Town of Wheatland, Scottsville, NY. There are no burial books, as such, for this cemetery and there are unmarked graves as was Quaker custom. It is believed that Mrs. Yates interviewed Thomas A. Stokoe in 1911 and obtained birth as well as death records from his knowledge. For burials after 1911 information was taken from monuments.

Florence Field says that "Edith Stokoe is a charming lady of 91 years who is my neighbor and who lives next door to the Quaker Cemetery." Many of her ancestors and relatives are buried there. In fact, [there is] an interesting little story about her great-grandmother whose husband was not a Quaker. The family farm bordered the cemetery and in order that the family should not be divided in burial, Mrs. Stokoe provided a strip of land at the side of the cemetery to be a burial plot for the Stokoes in case they were denied in the Quaker area. Today the east side of the cemetery is all Stokoe names as it comprises that strip which was so well provided for many years ago...

"The material attributed to her was given to me (Mrs. Field), written in long hand, from Edith's family records and her fine memory. I talked with her yesterday about you (me) and the newsletter (B/BFN) and she said you may use anything you like from her notes. She gave me the notes probably about three years ago..."

Data marked [*] are "from the 'Early Family Records' by Anna Babcock Yates, published in the defunct Rochester, NY Post Express newspaper somewhere between 1910 and 1913." Data marked [^] are from Edith Stokoe. Data marked [\] are "from records by Elbert H. T. Miller before 1921. I was loaned the book just last week as someone discovered it as it was about to be thrown out of a Miller Homestead which has been sold to someone who wanted to clean out the house. Elbert Miller was an unmarried man whose family was wealthy enough so that he never had to work. He was intrigued by genealogy and spent his time dabbling in it and writing up genealogies for local families who desired one. I find his records very accurate. The notebook is a hand written one and obviously was just a hobby type of thing with him. His family are long since dead as is he."

Dates are in da/mo/yr format and may have been converted from formats given on sheets provided to the news letter. Although I usually advocate reporting dates as they are provided, the following is a compilation of records from several sources and the use of several dating formats would be very confusing. Ages when given, constitute the age at death. Names joined by brackets may be assumed to be the same individual listed by two or more sources with slightly different names. Females are listed by their name at death and are cross referenced to their maiden names and other married names if known.

Surname Given Name Born Died
  (notes in parentheses under name and in blue)
BAKER Cynthia A. (see WEEKS)
  Jennie L. (see WEEKS)
* Phoebe Weeks 1832 1875
* (wife Dr. Baker)
BASSETT Sarah (see SHADBOLT)
\ BINGHAM Abigail D. Cox 1843 03/12/1907
  (dau of Jame & Mary Cox, unmarked grave)
* BELL William W.   30/08/1841
* (son of Daniel & Sarah, age 2yr 5da)
BOWERMAN Adeline (see WINSLOW)
* Alice   07/06/1880
  (wife of Joseph, age 80yr 5mo 12da)
^ Alice Estes   26/12/1799
\ (wife of Joseph, dau of Benjamin & Sarah Estes)
* Daniel 1830 1899
^   22/12/1830  
^ (son of Joseph)
\ (son of Joseph & Alice)
\ Elmer Shep   06/12/1911
\ (son of Joseph & Alice, age 68, unmarked grave)
* Ettie   22/07/1872
\   27/08/1849  
^ Ettie (Marietta) 27/08/1849  
^ (granddau of Thomas Shadbolt)
* (dau of Luther & Martha, age 22yr 10mo 25da)
* Frankie   25/09/1872
*   06/06/1864  
* (son of Daniel & Mary E., age 8yr 3mo 19da)
* Hariett T.   09/12/1889
* (age 34 yr)
\ Homer T. 28/11/1854 09/12/1888
\ (son of Luther & Martha, age 34)
\ Ida May   07/08/1877
\ (dau of Elmer & Mary Emily, age 1yr 3mo)
* Joseph   12/01/1859
^   13/10/1794-5  
* (age 64)
^ (1st Bowerman in Wheatland)
* Luther 1823 1901
^   24/01/1823 03/05/1901
^ (son of Joseph)
* Martha 1828 31/07/1882
* (age 54)
^ Martha Shadbolt 19/01/1828  
^ (sister of Mrs. Thomas A. Stokoe)
* Mary 1832 1907
* (wife of Daniel)
  Sarah (see STOKOE)
* BURGESS Deborah   10/09/1849
* (wife of Daniel, age 62yr)
* Rebecca   28/12/1851
* (dau of Daniel & Deborah, age 26yr)
* Samuel   28/11/1851
* (son of Daniel & Deborah, age 26yr)
COMFORT Mary W. (see DOAN)
CORNELL Lydia (see HALL)
COX Abigail D. (see BINGHAM)
* Alice 1853 1924
* (wife of James L.)
^ Alice Stokoe 18/06/1853 09/12/1924
^ (dau of Abram Stokoe)
* Harlow Romeyn   03/12/1886-8
* (son of James & Alice, age 8yr)
^   28/03/1883 31/12/1886
* James    
* (Patriot War, Scottsville Art. Co.)
\     07/01/1892
\ (son of Levi & Betsey, age 87yr)
* James L. 1843 1915
^ James L. 16/10/1843 11/02/1915
^ (son of James, the Patriot War Veteran)
  Mary (see SHADBOLT)
  Susannah (see WEEKS)
* Susie E. 1878 1895
* (dau of James & Alice)
^ Susie Ella 12/06/1878 03/09/1895
* CUSHMAN Abner   10/05/1865
* (Patriot War, Scottsville Art. Co., died in Humbolt, Kansas,age 69yr)
* Cornelia 1833 1907
* (wife of John)
* George Edwin   12/05/1839
* (son of Abner & Phoebe, age 2yr 11mo 10da
* John 1825 1905
* Martha E.   22/08/1861
* (dau of Abner & Phoebe, age 17yr)
\ Nellie   1908
\ (2nd wife of John, unmarked grave)
* Phoebe Shadbolt   05/06/1893
^\   13/06/1804  
* (wife of Abner, age 89yr)
^ (dau of Darius, gt-gt-grndmthr of Jack Cushman)
\ (wife of Abner, dau of Darius & Martha Shadbolt)
* DOAN Almira (see SHADBOLT)
* Barclay C. 1817 1862
\ (son of Moses & Mary)
\ Cyrene O. Hyde 02/06/1819 18/12/1899
\ (wife of Joseph C., dau of William & Lydia Hyde, unmarked grave)
* Ella   16/12/1881
* Joseph C. 1819 1866
\ (son of Moses & Mary)
  Mary Ann (see GIBBS)
* Mary W. Comfort 1790 1878
* (wife of Moses)
* Moses 1780 1861
\ Reuben 1860 01/01/1892
\ (son of Joseph & Cyrene, unmarked grave)
* Samuel C. 1815 1847
\ (son of Moses & Mary
DEULE Anna M. (see POPE)
DOANE Jane C. (see MOOK)
ESTES Alice (see BOWERMAN)
* Allan   06/07/1866
* (age 64)
* Alonzo   10/10/1853
* (son of Benjamin Jr. & Phebe, age 3yr 6 da)
* Benjamin 13/11/1776 30/09/1850
* (age 78 yr 11 mo)
* Benjamin L.   21/09/1840
* (son of Robert & Desire, age 2yr 7mo 10da)
* Clarence M.   17/09/1880
* (son of Myron & Mary, age 1yr 5da)
* Desire 22/08/1818 11/12/1907
* (wife of Robert)
\ Desire Shotwell 22/08/1810 11/12/1907
\ (wife of Robert, dau of Benjamin & Sarah Shotwell, moved to Fairport NY 1869)
  [ed. note: stone shows birth as 22/08/1818]
* Edward L.   21/01/1882
* (age 40yr)
* Eliza P.   03/10/1878
* (wife of Allan age 72 yr)
* Elizabeth 1861 1904
* (second wife of Myron)
\ Elizabeth Scofield
\ (2nd wife of Myron, dau of Ezra & Mary Scofield)
* Howard L.   03/05/1882
* (age 10 yr 3 mo 20da)
* Joseph B.    
* (son of Robert & Desire)
* Lydia   12/01/1848
* (wife of Stephen,, age 51 yr)
* Mary   24/02/1885
* (1st wife of Mylan, age, 28yr 5mo)
\ Mary Winslow)   24/02/1885
\ (1st wife of Myron T., dau of Martin & Hannah Winslow)
\ Our Babies    
\ (infant children of Lindley & Celia Wells Estes)
* Phebe   26/09/1854
* (wife of Benjamin Jr., age 38yr)
\ Phebe Weeks    
\ (wife of Benjamin Jr., dau of James & Susannah Weeks)
* Robert   10/11/1877
* (age 63yr)
\ (removed to Fairport, NY in 1869)
* Sarah W. 1823 1899
* (wife of Thomas)
\ Sarah Weeks 07/09/1823 12/11/1899
\ (dau of James & Susannah)
* Sarah 08/08/1775 23/09/1856
* (wife of Benjamin, age 81yr)
* Thomas A. 1821 1906
\ Thomas Allen 01/06/1821 13/02/1906
\ (son of Benjamin & Sarah)
* Thomas M. 1901 1904
* (son of Myron T.)
* William   05/08/1859
* (son of Allan & Eliza, age 20yr 19da)
FARWELL Suzannah [see WEEKS]
  Betsey [see WEEKS]
* GIBBS Francis J.   08/08/1854
* (son of DeLos & Abigail, age 3yr)
* Mary Ann Doan 1813 1842
* (wife of DeLos)
\ (dau of Moses & Mary Doan)
\ GILES Arthur   16/03/1899
\ (son of Oscar & Sarah, age 23da)
\ Lester 1901 1913
\ (son of Oscar & Sarah)
  Mabel [see STOKOE)
* Maria 1828 1910
* (wife of Warren)
\ Maria Munson 20/04/1828 24/11/1910
\ (wife of Warren, dau of William & Ruth Munson)
* Warren 1819 1893
HALL Lydia [see STRANG]
* Lydia   07/08/1833
* (age 68yr)
\ Lydia CORNELL   07/05/1833
\ (wife of Gideon, mother of Lydia (Mrs. Charles) Strang, age 68yr)
HOAG Sarah [see SHOTWELL]
HYDE Cyrene O. [see DOAN]
MUNSON Maria [see GILES]
MALLOCK Margaret [see STOKOE]
MILLER Edwin G. 04/05/1864 1/02/1905
* Jennie Warren 08/09/1862  
* (wife of Edwin G.)
* MOOK Jane C. Doane 1821 1905
* PECK Clara 1871 1894
* Frances W. 1862 1933
* Homer 1857 1867
* Joseph D. 1824 1900
* Martha Weeks 1829 1903
* (wife of Joseph D.)
PIXLEY Alice [see STOKOE]
* POPE Anna M. Deuel 03/04/1813-17 05/07/1897
* (wife of Joseph)
\ (dau of Abram & Mary Deuel)
* Christiana   16/10/1890
* (age 80yr)
* George H.   08/10/1846
* (son of Samuel & Mary, age 21yr)
* Joseph 25/04/1816 01/06/1895-6
  Lucy [see SHAW]
* Mary   05/08/1859
* (wife of Samuel, age 76yr)
* Samuel   26/01/1860
* (age 86yr)
* Samuel   30/07/1853
* (son of Nathan & Tamar, age 20yr)
\ (grandson of Nathan & Mary Pope)
* RICE Janet Isabel Stokoe 23/10/1893 20/02/1982
* (wife of William)
* William 1889 1941
^   29/10/1889 28/01/1941
^ (husband of Janet Isabel Stokoe)
* (WWI Sanitary Corps)
* SCHILLINGER Bert C. 1893 1972
SCOFIELD Elizabeth [see ESTES]
* SHADBOLT Almira   26/12/1871
* (wife of Thomas, age 61 or 66yr)
\ Almira Doan
\ (2nd wife of Thomas, dau of Moses & Mary Doan)
  Amanda [see STOKOE]
* Darius 24/05/1792 05/06/1840
* (age 78yr)
^ (1st Shadbolt in Wheatland)
\ Darius 19/05/1824 22/01/1907
\ (son of Samuel & Sarah, unmarked grave)
\ Darwin 25/03/1837 09/03/1866
\ (son of Samuel & Sarah, unmarked grave)
\ Darwin Darius 17/10/1876 08/10/1911
\ (son of Darius & Mary, unmarked grave)
* George M.   14/09/1888
* (Civil War, Co. C 4th NY Art., age 58yr)
^ (grandson of Darius, bro of Jennie P.)
\ (son of Samuel & Sarah)
* Jennie P.   06/12/1857
* (dau of Samuel & Sarah, age 16yr 2da)
\ John   30/09/1786
\ (son of Darius & Martha, unmarked grave)
* Martha Weeks 01/08/1766 07/09/1855
* (wife of Darius, age 89yr)
\ (dau of John & Terusha Weeks)
\ Mary Cox    
\ (wife of John, dau of Samuel Cox, unmarked grave)
* Naomi   15/04/1832
* (1st wife of Thomas, age 29yr)
\ (dau of Nathan & Sarah Bassett)
* Phebe   01/09/1829
* (dau of Thomas & Naomi, age 3yr 10mo 29da
  Phoebe (see CUSHMAN)
\ Samuel 15/05/1797 12/11/1866
\ (son of Darius & Martha, unmarked grave)
\ Sarah Bassett 07/04/1798 27/02/1886
\ (wife of Samuel, dau of Nathan & Sarah Bassett, unmarked grave)
* Thomas   01/10/1874
* (War of 1812)
\ Thomas    
\ (son of Darius & Martha)
* SHAW Herbert Pope   02/10/1869
* (son of Peter & Lucy, age 20yr 1mo)
* John Cook   25/04/1876
* (adopted by Peter & Lucy, age 35)
* Lucy Pope 28/08/1809 22/06/1890
* (wife of Peter)
* Peter 04/10/1807 08/04/1888
* SHOTWELL Benjamin   23/10/1865
* (age 72yr 6mo)
  Desire [see Estes]
* Sarah   28/12/1869
* (wife of Benjamin, age 71yr)
\ Sarah Hoag 18/05/1799  
\ (wife of Benjamin)
* Sarah Ann   07/06/1853
* (dau of Benjamin & Sarah, age 19yr 5mo)
STAFFORD Maria [see Stokoe]
* STODDARD Sarah   22/04/1873
* (wife of John, age 43 yr)
* STOKOE A. Milton 1850 1925
^   18/10/1850 21/08/1925
* (son of A.R. & Sarah)
* Abraham R. 1825 1903
^ Abraham Romeyn 10/04/1825 13/10/1923
  [ed. note: stone shows death date 1903]
^ (brother of Thomas A.)
  Alice [see COX)
* Alice Pixley 1856 1941
^   02/08/1856  
* (wife of Milton)
* Almira S. 1857 1875-6
^ Almira Shadbolt 07/11/1857 24/12/1896
  [ed. note: stone shows death year as 1876]
^ (dau of T.A. & Amanda)
* Amanda 1831 1908
^ Amanda Shadbolt 04/11/1831 05/09/1908
* (wife of Thomas A.)
\ (dau of Thomas & Naomi Shadbolt)
* Carrie A. 1886 1898
^ Carrie Amanda 05/12/1886 20/12/1898
^ (dau of Wm. L. & Maggie)
* Charles H. 1870 1963
^ Charles Homer 01/12/1870 1963
* Elizabeth 1823 1893-9
^   08/06/1823 12/09/1893
^ (sister of T.A. & A.R.)
* Evelyn A. 1901 1978
^ Evelyn Almira 07/01/1901 19/04/1978
^ (dau of Wm. L. & Maggie)
* George A. 1860-3 1878
^ George Angus 28/03/1863 15/07/1878
^ (son of T.A. & Amanda)
* James S. 1921 1942
^ James Stafford 10/11/1921 04/12/1942
  Janet Isabel [see RICE]
^ (sister of Wm. C., dau of Wm. L. & Maggie)
* M. Winifred 1885 1947
^ Margaret Winifred 13/01/1883 11/06/1947
^ (dau of Wm. L. & Maggie)
* Mabel Giles 1874 1955
^   02/06/1874  
* (wife of Charles)
* Maragret M. 1861 1914
^ Margaret Malloch 30/01/1861 02/04/1914
* (wife of William L.)
* Marie S. 1896 1962
^ (wife of William C.)
^ Marie Stafford 31/03/1895 29/07/1962
* Martha E. 1862 1929
^   15/01/1882 04/12/1929
^ (dau of T. A. & Amanda)
* Sarah Bowerman 1824 1904
^   10/11/1824 05/07/1904
^ (sister of Luther)
* (wife of Abraham R.)
\ (dau of Joseph & Alice Bowerman, born in Maine)
* Susan 1820 1902
^   05/08/1820 26/01/1902
^ (sister of T.A. & Abraham R.)
* Thomas A. 1829 1918
^ Thomas Angus 10/04/1828 11/04/1918
^ (father of Chas.; Wm. L.; Geo.; Martha; & Almira)
* William C. 1890 1973
^ William Clarence 04/01/1890 28/04/1973
^ (son of Wm. L. & Maggie)
* William L. 1860 1933
^   26/06/1860 06/11/1933
^ (son of T.A.)
* William Romeyn 1848 1888
^   31/08/1848 03/03/1888
\   30/08/1848 03/03/1888
^ (Son of Abraham R.)
* (son of A.R. & Sarah)
\ (son of Abraham & Sarah, unmarked grave)
* STRANG Charles   21/07/1886
* (age 75)
* John 1837 1912
* Lydia 18/10/1809 24/11/1887
\ Lydia Hall    
\ (wife of Charles, dau of Gideon & Lydia Hall)
VOSBURG M. Amelia [see WEEKS]
WARREN Jennie [see MILLER]
* WEEKS Betsey 1804 1856
* (wife of Caleb)
\ Betsey Gibbs    
\ (wife of Caleb)
* Caleb 1804 17/08/1851
* (age 47yr)
\ (son of James & wife before Susannah)
\ Cynthia A. Baker    
\ (wife of James A., dau of Dr. John F. & Pheobe Baker, unmarked grave)
* Isaac 1836 1898
* (son of Caleb & Betsey)
* James   08/03/1839
* (age 72yr)
* James   21/05/1866
* (age 59yr)
\ James A. 07/08/1827 17/12/1916
\ (son of Caleb & Elizabeth, unmarked grave)
* Jennie L. 1845 1876
* (wife of William E.)
\ (1st wife of William E., dau of Dr. John F. & Phoebe Baker)
* Josephine   05/11/1882
* (dau of James & Cynthia, age 3yr)
* Julia G. 1844 1932
* (wife of William W.)
* M. Amelia Vosburg   12/04/1870
* Mahala E. 1843 25/12/1865
* (1st wife of William W., age 21yr)
\ (age 21yr 5mo)
* Marjorie 1883 1945
* (wife of W.R.)
  Martha [see PECK]
* Mary E. [very old stone, not legible]
  Phebe [see BAKER]
  Phebe [see ESTES]
\ Samuel Woodman 19/01/1836 16/08/1904
\ (son of James & Phebe, unmarked grave)
  Sarah [see ESTES]
* Susannah   04/12/1872
* [death month in copy provided to B/BFN is Dec]
* (age 83yr)
\   12/10/1788 12/04/1872
\ [death date in copy provided to newsletter is 04/12/1872, however all other dates on sheet show mo/da/yr and the date was converted accordingly]
\ (wife of James, previously married to Isaac Farwell, dau of Samuel Cox, age 83yr 6mo)
* Vernie B.   30/08/1868
* (son of James & Cynthia, age 2yr 6mo)
* W.R. 1873 1948
* William E. 1839 1892
* William E. 1869 1892
* (ed. note: stone shows birth date 1839)
* William W. 1835 1911
* WINSLOW Adaline B.   02/09/1881
^ Adeline Bowerman 17/08/1835  
^ (sister of Daniel & Luther)
* (wife of Martin, age 46yr)
\ (dau of Joseph & Alice Bowerman)
  Mary [see ESTES]

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ADDITIONAL NOTES ON WHEATLAND NY QUAKER HISTORY

MADE BY EDITH STOKOE, submitted by Florence Field

Darius Shadbolt and his wife, Martha Weeks, were the parents of Thomas Shadbolt and the grandparents of Jennie Shadbolt and George Shadbolt (civil war veteran). These two were children of Samuel Shadbolt who is not buried here.

Thomas Shadbolt was the husband of Naomi Bassett. They had three daughters: (1) Amanda married Thomas Angus Stokoe, (2) Martha married Luther Bowerman, and (3) Phoebe died as a child.

Phoebe Shadbolt Cushman, wife of Abner, was a sister of Thomas Shadbolt and daughter of Darius. Marietta Bowerman was a daughter of Luther and Martha Bowerman and thus she is a granddaughter of Thomas Shadbolt on whose lot she is buried. Martha E. and George Edwin were the children of Abner and Phoebe Cushman. So was John Cushman a son of Abner and Phoebe.

The earliest Bowerman buried here is Joseph with his wife Alice Estes. Four of their children are buried here: (1) Luther, (2) Daniel, (3) Sarah (the wife of Abram Stokoe), and (4) Adeline (the wife of Martin Winslow).

Abram Stokoe and Thomas Angus Stokoe were brothers. Two sisters, Susan and Elizabeth are buried on Thomas' lot. Abrams' wife was Sarah Bowerman, sister of Luther. Thomas' wife was Amanda Shadbolt, sister of Martha Shadbolt who married Luther Bowerman.

On Abram's lot are buried his wife, a son Romeyn, another son, A. Milton Stokoe, and Miltons wife, Alice Pixley.

On Thomas Stokoe's lot are his wife's grave as well as the graves of his sisters, Elizabeth and Susan, his daughter Martha E., and his son George.

Next to his lot is that of his son, Charles H. Stokoe, and wife Mable Giles Stokoe. She was the daughter of Warren and Martha Giles, who are buried at the front of the cemetery.

On another lot is the grave of William L. Stokoe (another son of Thomas A.) his wife, Margaret Malloch Stokoe, two daughters, M. Winifred and Carrie A. Next to Carrie's grave is James Stafford Stokoe, a grandson of William and next to him is a stone erected for his father, William C. Stokoe, and his mother, Marie Stafford Stokoe. William L. Stokoe is father of William C., Edith, Hazel, Janet Isabel, and Evelyn.

Mrs. James L. Cox was Alice Stokoe, daughter of Abram Stokoe. Susie Cox and Harlow Romeyn Cox were their children. James, the veteran of the Patriot War, was the father of James L. Cox. I believe that Abbie Cox Bingham is buried just north of the veteran. She is his daughter and brother of James L.

William Rice, veteran of WWI, was a son-in-law of William L. Stokoe, husband of Janet Isabel Stokoe Rice.

The veteran James Cox was a cousin of Thomas Shadbolt. Their grandmothers, Anna Frost Shadbolt and Rhoda Frost (Cock) Cox were sisters.

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