Potato Creek Dip Cemetery
Maryland, Otsego County, NY




I drove past this cemetery a dozen times never knowing it was there. Then again, while looking for it (let alone slowing down countless times for anything that remotely resembled a "Dip" in the road because my family told me it was on the Burnside Dip). Turns out it was only 15 feet from the road's edge on the hill of Potato Creek Dip. It is completely surrounded by trees which made it invisible,.. it's really quite heavenly for a cemetery because the trees house so many birds that it seems more full of life then death,.. if I had the money/or if I ever have, I would have it restored,.. being careful to not disrupt the ground which is covered with greenery of an airy leafy plant, in such abundance that it gives the area the appearance of floating on an earthy cloud - a beautiful substitute for plain old grass!
Horace Burnside 1844-1920 E.N. Burnside 1875-1968 Amos Burnside d. Sept 16 1859 in the 37th y of his age Thankful Jane, wife of Amos Burnside Died (? July 25 1850 ?) at 19 years (this is so washed away that I canít be certain) Amy Mills, son of Amos & Mary E. Burnside Died Oct 16 1862 at 2 yrs 8mos 16dys 4-Sided Headstone of Chauncey Family: side a Russell R. Chauncey b. 12/09/1775 d. 6/16/1859 Mabel Porter wife of R.R.Chauncey b. Sept 26 1779 d. 5/09/1864 John A. son of R.R. & M.E. Chauncey b. 6/10/1804 d. 3/27/1831 side b Wm. R. Chauncey b. Nov 20 1816 d. Jan 7 1886 side c Mary Calista, wife of John W. Burnside & daughter of W.R. & M.A.Chauncey b. Jan 25 1851 d. May 18 1896 Clara dau. of J.W. & M.C. Burnside b. 5/11/1876 d. 8/17/1876 side d Cynthia dau. of Wm.R. & Mary Chauncey b. 9/12/1853 d. 3/08/1860 Luther b. 9/17/1837 d. 1/21/1864 Alfred b. 2/21/1849 d. 2/16/1864 Arthur b. 10/29/1856 d. 7/12/1865 (found Chauncey tied in with Royalty somewhere perhaps ancestry.com file?) In Memory of Samuel Burnside son of Evert & Mrs. Catharine Burnside d. Jan 12 1827 at 12y (behind this is a plain arch stone with initials S.A.B) Catharine, wife of Evert Burnside d. July 6 186? at 82 years old (itís either 1860 or 1866 as far as I can tell) Evert Burnside d. May 26 1834 age 61y 10m 22d Rhoda P., Daughter of Benoni & Fanny Mills Died Oct 20 1819 aged 4 years Sarah D., Daughter of Benoni & Fanny Mills Died Oct 5 1832 aged 3 months Benoni Mills d. July 26 1863 aged 70y Fanny, wife of Benoni Mills, d. Feb 19 1872 aged 75 yrs. James, son of Benoni & Fanny Mills d. Oct 10 1836 aged 18 yrs 1 mth. Adelia C., daughter of Benoni & Fanny Mills, d. Oct 22 1846 aged 7y 9m 22d Mr. Harry Oí Gardner 1884-1961 Peter Ireland 1948-1968 Emil Meyer 1897-1963 John U. Spencer b. 5/14/1837 d. 10/06/1892 H.C.Spencer 1851-1928 H.D.Spencer b. 6/29/1807 d. 7/13/1887 Margaret, his wife, b. Apr. 15, 1812 d. Nov 11 1871 Edgar O., son of Horace D. & Margaret Spencer d. Oct 6 1860 aged 22 yrs. Carlton O., son of Horace D. & Margaret Spencer d. June 22, 1851 In the 11th year of his age. Fennie, son of Amos & Elvira Spencer d. June 2 1868 age 6 months Nathan Spencer d. Feb 13, 1865 aged 22y 1m 9days Simeon Spencer d. Aug 1 1808 aged 28 years Catherine, wife of Nathan and Simeon Spencer, d. Jan 31, 1860 aged 76 y. Dorcas, wife of Amos Spencer, d. 5/29/1843 in the 83 yrs of her age Amos Spencer, died July 13 1843 in the 85 yrs of his age In Memory of Mrs Soffy, wife of Mr. John Thompson who died Sept. the 10th 1815, aged 74 years. SPENCER A. Lincoln 1865-1926 Anna 1896-1903 Louise Ash 1865-1916 Louise 1892-1894 Amos d. Spencer Nov. 22, 1822-Nov 16,1895 Mary E. Barnes, his wife Nov 15 1829-May 3 1908 Helen S. Wright 1855-1935 E.H.Wright 1850-1895 Hester Bostwick 1803-1899 & Orrin Bostwick 1808-1905 Roswell P. Olds d. 1879 at 63 years John Davis 1822-1905 & Fidella Olds, his wife1825-1905 Almon B. Peterson 1837-1909 & Anna B. his wife1839-1912 Statira A., wife of David Bostwick d. 7/12/1881 Myndert R. Veeder b. 8/02/1820 d. 1/02/1882 Elizabeth, his wife, b. 10/21/1810 d.3/01/1903 Winnie J. Veeder b. 10/18/1860 d. 9/03/1870 James R. d. 5/21/1830 age 32y Angie Cross, wife of James Webster, d. 8/2/1898 at 48y Justus H. Cross 1825-1896 his wife, Alinda Winne 1830-1908 Eliab Cross d. Dec 15 1859 at 16 yrs old ____?_____ ____?____ Oct. 19th 1888 (if I would have looked at this one any longer, I would have ended up crossed) Abby E., wife of Charles H. Stever d. 11/10/1867 aged 24y 2m __d. To The Memory of George Worden who departed this life 2/16/1839 aged 32y (Patty?), wife of Joseph Worden Jr. d. 10/15/1827 at 49y (was it spelled differently on the 2 stones?) Uriah Spencer b. 5/29/1798 d. 10/10/1873 Ester Worden, his wife, b. Aug 3 1798 d. 5/15/1867 Israel Spencer b. 3/11/1832 d. (blank) George M. Spencer b. 2/10/1830 d. 10/19/1878 Georgie V., dau. of Joseph & Rachel e. Spencer b. 3/11/1880 d. 8/13/1884 Joseph Spencer 4/27/1839 - 7/06/1898 Rachel E. Veeder, wife, 6/20/1843 - 2/15/1903 Philip D. Spencer b. 5/28/1830 - d. 7/08/1883 Jessee Spencer d. 3/21/1832 (aged 62y ? ) In Memory of Rebekah, wife of ----ac I. Spencer who died ___?___ 1826 in the 86y _broken off _ There is a slab separate from this headstone with her initials R.S. (these 2 were in the 1st Row) There is a slab in the same row as R.S. with initials I.S. In Memory of Philip Spencer who d. 11/30 in the year 1805, 29th year of life Stevie Allen Zindle d. 6/16/1988 There are 2 I canít read that were behind Catharine & Evert Burnside: Willie H. (d. 2/20/1860?) and Frankies d. (Sept. 29 1865?) both are son of William and Mary (?) If you know, please let me.
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