Gates Cemetery
Otego, Otsego County, NY
Read by Alma Slawson & Edith Gage in April 1968
Visited by Carmilla & Vickey Ritchey on 5 Nov 1978
Typed by Annette Campbell

This cemetery is located near the home of Leland and Jane Thayer on the West Branch of the 
Otsdawa, approximately half a mile from the Cooks Corners curve. A large cemetery surrounded by a very nice stone wall, quite steep but levels off at the top/
Only 22 graves located. A good covering of myrtle on the top and around these graves. Not much
golden rod but some berry bushes are getting a good start. If something was done soon to
combat this problem, it could be a very good looking cemetery. COOK, Jair his wife was Lucy. Died December 18 1838 61 yrs. "An honest man's the noblest work of God". There is also a broken stone on the wall with this information. COOK, Lucy died April 20, 1860 68y10m27d. Wife of Jair. DEAN, William C. died October 14, _____ 12y9m16d. This information copied from records of Mrs. Edith Gage, compiled on October 19, 1962. Carmilla & Vickey Ritchey could not find this stone in their visit on November 5, 1978. EMERSON, Samuel L. born December 20, 1798 died January 18, 1879 EMERSON, Lydia S. His wife born March 20, 1801 died February 18, 1887 GATES, Abial B. died February 11, 1844 62y GATES, Margaret His wife died August 3, 1858 71y "My Mother, at that holy name, within my bosom there's a gush, of feelings which no time can tame, and which for world's of fame, I could not, would not crush" GATES, Jane d. December 12, 1858 35y8m4d Wife of Alanson A. GATES, Alanson A. died February 1, 1873 52y10m23d GATES, Mary Leona died January 19, 1872 3m12d GATES, Nancy M. died May 16, 1866 56th year GATES, Mr. Samuel died May 18, 1828 75y Rev. War Soldier GATES, Mrs. Sarah died January 25, 1827 71st year of her life. Wife of Mr. Samuel TURNER, Collins died June 6, 1847 48y TURNER, Anna A. died January 2, 1885 75y His wife. TURNER, Gates A. died 1864 19y at Andersonville Prison, a member of Co B 100th Reg, NY Vol Son of Collins & Anna. WILSEY, Stephen born July 21, 1818 died October 22, 1889 WILSEY, Lucy Ann COOK His wife born April 7, 1824 died April 7, 1910 "She died on her birthday". "Monument erected by Borosus COOK" WOOD, Aaron died January 26, 1865 54y9m22d His wife-Dezipe. WOOD, Dezipe died March 13, 1873 60y11m17d WOOD, Jane A. died April 22, 1876 8y2d Daughter of Zolotis J. & Julia E. WOOD. (very hard to read)
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