Tombstone census of Root Cemeteryin Franklinville

Tombstone census of Root Cemetery
in Franklinville, New York,
done by Marlynn M. Olson
26 April 1995
(first visit - Aug. 1991)


Root Cemetery, Route 98, Franklinville, New York



Stone 1;

Louis A.R. BRACKETT
born
June 18 1864
died
June 11, 1877
SANFORD (on stone base)
----

Mary
wife of
E. Sanford
born
Jan. 22, 1845
died
Jan. 29, 1888

(long, long poem)

Stone 2;

Charles H.
Ball
died
Jan. 29, 1876
Aged 25 years

(this is a double stone, there
is nothing on the right side, or
the back side)

Stone 3;

George W.
died
Nov. 30, 1833
Aged 4 yrs, 8 mths & 23 da

Newton M.
died
Jan 28, 1844
AE 1 yr & 1 mth

Sons of
Oliver & Zulima
ROOT
----

Oliver
Root
died
Feb. 18, 1872
Aged 78 yrs &

Zulima *
died
Feb. 18, 1875
Aged 81 yrs
& 10 days

Stone 4;

Sarah A. *
wife of
W.S. Root
born
July 1835
died
Feb. 4, 1892
----
Warren S. Root
1830 - 1907

Stone 5;

foot stone GW

(George W. Root)

Stone 6;

foot stone N M

(Newton M. Root)

Stone 7;

broken foot stone - O

(Oliver Root)

Stone 8;

foot stone - no initials

Stone 9;

base for marker approximate
size of Stone 1

* According to 1893 history book
Zulima was a Merrill and Sarah
was an Adams

----- end of Marlynn M. Olson's survey ----

This cemetery probably contains more graves
than are identified as it is a known fact
that more grave stones existed 50 years ago.

The farm land under cultivation surrounding
this cemetery seems to be creeping into the
cemetery itself.

In her will, see Cattaraugus web site, Zulima
Root provided for a fence to be placed around
the cemetery. It is not know if a fence was
ever placed around this Root family cemetery.

This cemetery is located south of Franklinville
and west of highway marker 98 5101 1065.

Roger Root
W7LZ@ARRL.NET
27 May 1999