Gardner/Herrington Cemetery
Town of Burlington, Otsego County, NY

Copied by Mrs. Lealah Smith, Bainbridge D.A.R.
Visited July 1998 by Jerry Reed. This cemetery is no longer in existance.
Current owner of the property explained that a previous owner removed the
markers and used them for a sidewalk. Current owner doesn't know what
happened to them. This property was part of he original lot purchased by
Paul Gardner in 1791.

According to the Huntington Papers at the New York Historical Association,
Cooperstown, NY.PP 780-781:
On June 2, 1791 Paul Gardner bought of William Cooper, Atty, for George Brown,
721 acres of land for $1,000. This property was located between Garretsville
and West Burlington, the latter point, even then, being known as TORY HOOK
partly from the fact that most of its early settlers had espoused the cause
of the King in the Revolutionary struggle. Of the Loyalists in that vicinity,
Paul Gardner had been most prominent.

This cemetery was earlier described as: "a short distance back of the house on
farm now (1956) owned by A.C. Voxburg, and occupied by Mr.Grubb - it's directly
across the highway from the Old Baptist or Spencer Cemetery, town of Burlington,
Otsego County, NY. It shows that it was once a large plot, but now only the
following 7 stones remain, and as it is in the vicinity of Gardner Hill, it's
believed to have been the burial place of the early Gardners and Herringtons.

Card, Daniel d. Aug 25, 1821 in the 75th year of his age
Card, Gardner, son of Sylvester and Elizabeth Card d. May 11, 1821 Age 9yr 5m 21d

------ Stone with no inscription on it.

Herrington, Nathan B. d. Sept 28, 1822 age 6m 11d
 (foot stone: N.P.H. prob Herrington)
Matson, Betsy d. Aug 21, 1820 age 77 years
Matson, Hiram d. Apr 9, 1821 in his 23rd year.

This was originally copied by Mrs. Lealah Smith Ag wron doug was Chapter, D.A. R.
Bainbridge, NY.(1956)

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