Otego, Otsego County, NY
Contributed by Rene' Treffeisen
**These graves were removed to the Evergreen Cemetery, Otego** Newspaper Article Published in the Richfield Springs Mercury September 21 1972 DOT Seeking Information For Cemetery Relocation Albany, August 30 – The State Department of Transportation is seeking information to aid it in locating descendants of persons buried in an abandoned burial plot on the path of planned Interstate Route 88 in the Town of Otego, Otsego County. Upon location of next of kin, the remains will be reburied elsewhere at Department expense. The plot is on property of Mrs. Mildred B. Hyatt on Otsego County Road 48 (Wells Bridge-Otego Rd.) about a mile west of the Otego village bridge over the Susquehanna River. Containing an estimated four Graves, the plot is near the river’s south bank. One Legible headstone is that of Robert Rathbun, who died July 17, 1830. Anyone with information that could assist the Department in finding descendants is asked to write or Otherwise contact John L. Rohner, Regional Real Property Officer, State Department of transportation, 71 Frederick street, Binghamton, New York 13902 (phone 772-1540). Rathbun, Robert d. Jul 17, 1830 Age 53y Freelove d. Dec __, ____ wife of Robert (stone flat on ground) If anyone has any information about the other graves that were originally here and removed,
please send it to the county coordinator.