Hopewell Pioneer Cemetery Cont.

Surnames May to Miles

Pitt May

Cem. Lot 50
Pitt May,        b. -1803      d. 29 Sep 1869   age 66 yrs.

Anna, widow of N. L.May  b. -1773  d. -June 29 1851 age 78 yrs.
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Church Records
Anna May,     Ex. -13 Jan 1829
Melona May   Ex. -3 Nov 1857          Adult Bapt. -Nov 1837

Betsey Matilda May, Ex. -3 Nov 1837   "       "         "    "       Dis. -19 Apr 1840
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Pitt May did not marry. Betsey Matilda May married Lucius Babcock, 25 Feb1840. She was probably Pitt May's sister, as was Melona who married and went toward Stanley, NY to live where she is buried. It would seem that Anna was the mother. The Mays lived on the turnpick at the end of the Cemetery road.
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McPHERSON


Cem. Lot 91

Norman P.McPherson  b. -1836  d. -Apr 2 1868,   age 32 yrs. 11 mos.

Howard, his son,        b. -
 

Edward E., son of N. P. & C. E., d. -Apr 1862, age 1 yr.
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Norman McPherson lived on the Dan Schuyler place, south on the Cemetery Road. A Capt. William McPherson is found on Lot 56, Seneca Township, son of Alexander McPherson. Capt. William was Orange-Irish and came from Penn. to Ontario County in 1800. There was also a family of McPhersons living on the Reeds Corners Road.
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MEAD

Cem. Lot 75
Deacon John,               b. -1782  d. -Dec 27 1841,  age 59 yrs. 4 mos.
Elizabeth, wife of John, b. -1780  d. -Dec 25 1859,  age 59 yrs.
Peter M., son of John & Elizabeth, b. -1814   d. -Nov 8 1837,  age 23 yrs. 2 mos.
Isaac M., son of John & Elizabeth, b. -1811   d. -Nov 4 1840,  age 29 yrs. 3 mos.
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Church Records :
John and Elizabeth Mead
Peter,    Ex. -27 Apr 1831
Jacob,    Ex.        "
Maria,    Ex. -13 Jan 1838       Dis. 1844
Henry     Ex. -4 May 1838
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John Mead may have been a brother of James Mead of Gorham-Reeds Corners Road. Apparently some of the family removed to Kansas.

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MERRILL


Cem. Lot 4
Rev. Joseph Merrill,
His 1st wife Hannah Curtis Birdseye. see Birdseye lot.

                        died Apr 27 1821, age 46 yrs.
Margaret S., 2nd wife of Rev. Joseph,    b. -1788   died Nov 11 1827, age 39 yrs.

Moses Platt, son of Rev. Jos., died Sept 8 1815,  age 2 yrs. 3 mos.
Joseph B., son of Rev. Jos., b. -1809  died Oct 16 1825, age 16 yrs,
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Rev. Joseph Merrill was the first minister in the Hopewell Pres. Ch. and served there about 27 yrs. In 1807/8 he married the widow of the pioneer Joseph Birdseye who died in 1805. Their third son was Benjamin who lived in Chicago and there became quite wealthy. He left two daughters.
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MILES
 

Thomas; died Sept 16 1842; ae 83 yrs 8 mos;

Sally, wife of Thomas; died Nov 30 1815; in 41st yr;
Zipporah, wife of Thomas; died Apr 11 1834; in 65th yr;
Fisk, son of Thomas; died July 11 1822; ae 18 yrs;
Adolphus; died Feb 28 1838; ae 32 yrs;
Eliza, wife of Adolphus; died Aug 10 1859; ae 59 yrs;
Stephen, son of Loyal and Polly; died Nov 17 1850; ae 20 yrs;
Melina, dau of Loyal and Polly; died Mar 20 1838; ae 5 yrs;
George W., son of Amasa and Phidelia; died June 8 1838; ae 7 mos;
Amasa; 1812-1888;
Phidelia Root, wife; 1816-1888;
Almira J., dau of Amasa & Phidelia; 1834-1896;
Asa F.; 1842-1907;
Annie J. Thatcher, wife of Asa F.; 1858-1930;
Georgie, son of George & M.; 1884-1887;
Katie, dau of George & M.; 1874-1876;
Loyal; died June 9 1855; ae 47-1-28;
Stephen, son of L. and D.; died Apr 16 1858;

Lucina E. Kenfield, dau of J. & R. Kenfield, and wife of W. W. Miles; died May 7 1872; ae 33 yrs 8 mos;

 



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