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Historical Association of South Jefferson

Town of Rodman

Village of Rodman

East Rodman (Whitesville)

Unionville (Zoar)

Table of Contents:
1) Early History of Rodman
2) Rev. War Vets buried in Rodman
3) Crandall-Hill Cemetery
4) Ross Corners Cemetery

   The town of Rodman was formed from Adams on March 24, 1804 under the name of Harrison. The present name was adopted in April 6, 1808. On February 12, 1808 the eastern part of the town was taken off and added to the town of Pinckney, and the county line changed to run between Rodman and Pinckney. Rodman is bounded on the north by Watertown, on the east by the Town of Rutland and the Lewis County town of Pinckney, on the south by Lorraine and Worth and on the west by Adams.
    The surface is elevated and many hills and gorges. The town was surveyed in 1798 and divided into 56 great lots. The town was opened for settlement in 1801 at $3.50 per acre.
   The first settlers in 1801 were: Anson Moody, Eben Moody, Jonathan Davis, Noah Davis, Aaron Davis, Simeon Hunt, Benjamin Thomas, and William Rice.
   Settlers in 1802 were: Timothy Greenley, Thomas White, Daniel Todd.
   1803 - William Dodge, Reuben Smith.
   1804 - Jesse Smith, Aaron Moody, Horace Townsend, Thomas White, Joseph Nickles, Arnold Stone, Nathan Whitman, Avery Walsworth, Joseph Dana, Titus King, Thadrick Case, Leonard Farewell, Joshua Finney, John Vaughan, Leonard Baker.
   1805 -1811 - Ziba Buell, Stephen Cook, Jesse Wright, John Butterfield, John Burton, Jacob Heath, Nathaniel Harrington, Solomon Priest, Joseph Priest, Job Priest, Bazaleel Gleason, Roswell Blanchard, Luther Eastman, Peter Yandes, Beloved Rhodes, Cyrus Stone, Isaiah Post, Calvin Clifford, George Thomas, Elijah Russell, Enoch Murray, Caleb Woodward, Zachariah Walsworth, Abel Loveland, Timothy Underwood, Abijah Kellogg, Stoddard Eastman, Nathaniel Tremaine, Greene Kellogg, Amariah Babbitt, Heman Swift, Titus King, Luther Woodworth, Reuben Tremaine, Ebenezer Blackstone, James Wright, Thomas Harrington, Nathan Whitman, John Burr, William Flint, Daniel Field, Daniel Kinney, Samuel Ralph, Joseph Pratt, Alanson Cummings, Charles Parmeter, Alvin Buck, Ansel Brainard, Benoni Edwards, Samuel Kelsey, Return Russell, Philo Booth, James Glass and Asa Hill.

Revolutionary War Veterans buried in the Town of Rodman
Fairview Cemetery, Rodman:
William Butterfield (d. 1/17/18??)
Jesse Colman (10/15/1764-6/24/1851)
Charles Cook (d. 10/13/1843)
Silas Gates (1758-8/28/1836)
Andrew McKee (1758-5/1/1842)
Ariel Nims (2/25/1751-1839)
John Russell (1761-6/22/1844)
Gulf Stream Cemetery
Jesse Wright (8/11/1753-7/8/1827)
Crandall-Hill Cemetery
David Taylor (1750-8/28/1835)
East Rodman Cemetery
William Gardner (2/12/1758-7/19/1840)
John Peck (4/2/1747-1/18/1830)

Crandall-Hill Cemetery, Town of Rodman, NY  is located on Bibbons Road, near Wyman Road and is an inactive cemetery.

Collins, Norton K. - d. 1/11/1860 11y24d, s. of G.C. & L.C. Collins

Crandall, Content - d. 3/20/1867 90y, wife of William Crandall

Crandall, Isaac N. - d. 3/28/1839 27y

Crandall, Jared - d. 5/14/1811 9y, s. of William & Content

Crandall, William - (no dates available)

Harvey, Sarah - d. 4/21/1837 28y, wife of Abel Harvey

Hill, 2 Infants - (no dates), children of Calvin & Lois Hill

Hill, L. Antoinette - d. 2/17/1839 16m, da. of Calvin & Lois Hill

Sisson, Lucy - d. 4/17/1813 13y3m

Taylor, David - d. 10/2/1839 89y, Rev. War Vet.

Taylor, Rosannah (Gilbert) - d. 8/28/1838 85y, wife of David Taylor

Ross Corners Cemetery, Town of Rodman, NY is located on Washington Park Road just west of the corner with Patrick Road. It is located in a grove of trees in a field, south side of road, not visible from road on private property. (inactive)

Boynton, Sarah - d. 3/26/1844 27y4d, wife of Charles

Copeland, Alvin - d. 10/30/1831 11y, son of Asa & Cyrene

Greene, Abraham - d. 5/30/1826 60y

Greene, Aanna (Ross) - d. 4/20/1855 81y, wife of Abraham

Jordan, Patrick - d. 11/23/1863 81y

McDaniels, Samuel - d. 1/2/1841 26y

Putnam, Mary - d. 2/8/1829 78y, wife of Archelaus

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