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Re: Wixom ENG>MA>Putnam Co, NY
Posted by: Elizabeth May Date: June 03, 2001 at 10:54:34
In Reply to: Wixom ENG>MA>Putnam Co, NY by Laura Brody of 85

I recently visited Putnam Co., NY and in particular Hughson Cemetery where brothers Peleg and Shuble Wixsom are buried (1804 and 1803). I just wonder if you or others Wixons have visited Hughson Cemetery. Unfortunately it rained the day that we visited Hughson Cemetery. It appears that there are about 15 rows of people buried there as there are stones poking through the ground. Unknown whether there is any information on these stones below ground level. Found what probably is the stone of Shuble Wixsom and it is very hard to read. The 64 in years of age probably what most likely makes it Shuble's stone. As you look at the cemetery from the street, it was on the left probably about the last row near the stone fence towards the back. There is a stone fence around the cemetery and an opening in about the middle and a placque with the name etc. on it. You go up about two or three steps to enter the cemetery. After I got home in our local newspaper it said that any military person can get a stone from the government (not sure of exact qualifications) but the setting of the stone would not be paid for by the government so I have written to the historian in the area to see if he knows anything of this as Peleg Wixsom was in the Revolutionary War and I wondered if maybe he could get a new stone. Not sure though that the place of Peleg's burial can be established. I am waiting for the historian's reply. I was just there before Memorial Day weekend so too soon to have a reply. I wondered if any other Wixsom has visited and what they saw. As I say it rained and did not help our visit. I fear that the Wixsom in the cemetery will soon be lost. In Pelletreau's book and the Buys' book on cemteries of Putnam county it showed not much more than about a dozen tombstones then and I was quite surprised to find that it appears a lot more people buried there. I am descended I hope from Shuble Wixsom but my line in somewhat not 100% certainty as though my great-grandpa Smith Wixsom Born ca. 1820 NY and he shows up with the Shuble Wixsom II family in Indiana, there appears not enough males in the census for that family before it leaves Steuben Co., NY (Wheeler) where it went apparently after leaving Putnam Co., NY. Hope other Wixsom descendants have visited Putnam Co., NY. Any comments, feel free to contact me at smithwixsom@hotmail.com


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