Driving Tour of Enfield Cemeteries
Christian Presbyterian Harvey Rumsey Summerton
Woodard Teeter Budd
Enfield Elementary School - Millers Corners - 20
Enfield Main Road
SITE 1:CHRISTIAN CEMETERY
Travel approximately 1/2 mile south on Enfield Main Road. The cemetery is
on the right side of the road.
Burials: Judah and Lydia Baker one of the first settlers of Enfield, and a
revolutionary soldier. Oldest Recorded Headstone: Son of David and
Rebecca Beach, who died September 7,1827. Two
unique headstones to look for are that of Rev. Jabez
Chadwick and Lyman E. Brown-Both headstones have a photo cover plate on the
head stone the photos are no longer there. This cemetery was
associated with the Christian Church of Enfield (1821).
SITE 2: PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY (Enfield
Center Continue 1-mile south on Enfield Main Road the cemetery will be on
the left side of the road Burials: The Bostwick
family Andrew and Orson of Bostwick's Comers,
settled in Enfield in 1820. John G. Wortman, settled in Enfield in 1816 their family owned Wortman Hall Enfield Center. This Hall was the original
Presbyterian Church, which was located in front of this cemetery
Oldest Recorded Headstone: Bethiah Newman, wife
of James Newman died March 30,1828
SITE 3: HARVEY CEMETERY
Continue approximately 3/4 mile south on Enfield Main Road to Harvey Hill
Road. Turn right onto Harvey Hill Road and go 3 miles till you come to Buck
Hill Road. Turn right onto Buck Hill Road and continue for approximately
1/2 mile. The cemetery is on the left side of the road. Note: This cemetery
is in the Town of Hector but Enfield community residents are buried here
Burials: Samuel Harvey Family, settled in Enfield
1806. Oldest Recorded Headstone: John Ink who died August 28, 1815
SITE 4: RUMSEY HILL CEMETERY
Travel south on Buck Hill Road to Harvey Hill Road. Turn left onto Harvey
Hill Road and go 3 miles till you come to Enfield Main Road. Turn right
onto Enfield Main Road
go approximately 1/2 mile to Trumbulls
Corners Road. Turn right onto Trumbulls
Corners Road go approximately 1/2 mile to Rumsey Hill Road The cemetery is
directly across from Rumsey Hill Road on the left side of Trumbulls Corners Road Burials: The James Rumsey
Family, settled in Enfield in 1806 Oldest Recorded Headstone:
Eliza. E. Fodner who died June 30,1816
SITE 5: SUMMERTON CEMETERY
Continue approximately 3/4 miles on Trumbulls
Corners Road till you get to Hines Road. Go straight on Hines Road. The
cemetery is well hidden so to avoid unnecessary searches we have included a
story and the stone markings for this Cemetery.
This burial ground was originally marked with the existence of a vault.
Unfortunately the vault is gone but the area is marked with a single
headstone surrounded by many o1d varieties of trees and flowers. The stone
has the following Summerton's listed as well as an Ervay
John 1802-1891; Sally 1805-1890; Francis 1832-1913; Sophronia
1834-1906; E. Ervay 1865-1924
SITE 6: WOODARD CEMETERY
Travel south on Hines Road to Woodard Road. The cemetery is on the
right side of road almost to the State Park and not very visible. There
are few head stones here. This cemetery is in relation to the Keturah and Charles Woodard family of Enfield Falls,
1821. Oldest Recorded Headstone: Potty Ogden who died October 13,1826.
SITE 7: TEETER CEMETERY
Travel east on Woodard Road turn left on to Upper Park Road go till you
come to Enfield Falls Road. Turn right onto Enfield Fails Road go
approximately 1 mile. The cemetery is on the left side of road. Please note
this cemetery is on; property and it would be a good idea to communicate
with the owners before crossing their land. Thank you. This cemetery is in
the Town of Ithaca however. Enfield community residents are buried here.
SITE 8: BUDD CEMETERY
Continue on Enfield Falls Road south to Gray Road turn left onto Gray Road
go approximately 1 mile. The cemetery is on the left side of the road.
Burials: John Budd Family, settled here in the
Oldest Recorded Headstone: Gilbert L. Rightmire
son of Daniel and Tamer who died February 26,1834.
Unique Headstone: Henrietta Wickham grave is marked with tree trunk shaped
headstone. Robert Wickham built and they operated the Enfield Falls Hotel.
SITE 9: GIBBS CEMETERY
Travel south on Gray Road to Colegrove Road Turn
left onto Colegrove Road go I mile to Bostwick Road. Turn right onto Bostwick
Road go for 1 mile, go pass Sheffield Road. The cemetery is on the left
side of the road. This cemetery is in the Town of Ithaca however Enfield
community residents are buried here. Oldest Recorded Headstone: Oscar, son
of Nelson and Mary Bowlby who died March 10, 1840
SITE 10: ROLFE CEMETERY
Travel west on Bostwick Road to Sheffield Road.
Turn right onto Sheffield Road go 2 miles to Mecklenburg Road. Turn left
onto Mecklenburg Road go 2 miles until you come to Applegate Road. Turn
right onto Applegate Road go approximately 3/4 mile. The cemetery is on the
right side of the road.
Jonathan Rolfe, settled here in 1806, created this cemetery near his home
(Applegate Road) for the town. On June 10,1876 a
number of towns people met and elected nine trustees; and a society was
organized and incorporated as Rolfe Cemetery Association.
Burials: The Rolfe Family. John Applegate family of whom Applegate corners
is named after. Oldest Recorded Headstone: Ephraim Rolfe,
died May 27, 1818.
Town of Enfield Map, Tompkins County. 1960.
Karen Dickson, Harvey Family History. 1995
Lucile Macera, Budd Family History. 1994
Excerpts from the up-coming Enfield History Book. 1996.
Personal Interviews with Enfield Town residents.1996.
Alan Chaffee, Enfield Cemetery Listings. 1981,Gibbs
Cemetery list) NY Genealogical Society1922.
Carol Henry - editing.
Drive By Tour of the Town of Caroline. 1994-95.
Enfield Town Historian's collection has a listing of burials for each of
these cemeteries. Contact Sue Thompson, Town Historian
REMINDER: Please be courteous and kind and obtain permission to cross
private property to cemeteries. Although State Law says there is a right of
way for access to these cemeteries, you should communicate with the
property owners to find out what path to use. Thank you.
Remember these cemeteries are our past, present and future records of
history please be kind\
DISCLAIMER: As with any written work, this piece is not exempt from
mistakes. We are only human, and we used the sources that were available to
us. There is omitted information but we hope no wrong information. If you
can add to what is written here, please contact the Town Historian, Sue