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Indian Mound Cemetery

When a group of citizens in Moravia, Cayuga County, New York, realized the demand for a new cemetery in the town, they joined together and developed a Cemetery Association. Hector C. Tuthill was chairman and Charles E. Parker was secretary. Hector H. Tuthill, Dr. Charles Jewett, Loyal Stoyell, James Jewett, Rufus Close, Guernsey Jewett, Thomas Keeler, Chauncey Wright, Laura Townsend, Joseph Dresser, Rufus Warren, Cordial Jennings, and Samuel E. Day were members. The first trustees were Rufus W. Close, Gideon F. Morey, Guernsey Jewett, Cordial S. Jennings, Austin B. Hale, Charles E. Parker, Hector H. Tuthill, Charles C. Jewett, and William Keeler. (Others associated with the cemetery's early history are mentioned in the source shown below).

It was decided that the land of Samuel E. Day be used for the site of the cemetery. His land was considered the most suitable site since it was suspected to have been a burial site for the Cayuga Indians, indicated by the grave-like burial mounds scattered about. The first recorded burial was that of Samuel E. Day, Esq., the former owner of the land, who was buried there on October 15, 1863. Some burials from Dry Creek Cemetery were later re-interred at Indian Mound. Maple trees, evergreens, and elm trees offer shade and many elegant monuments now occupy the plots.

Images of Indian Mound Cemetery:

For information about the establishment of Indian Mound Cemetery, see "Hisctorical Sketches of the Town of Moravia, from 1791 to 1873, by James A. Wright, 1874, shown here: [Alternate Link]

To search or browse burials at Indian Mound Cemetery, check Findagrave:

If you can't find what you're looking for there, try contacting the Friends of Indian Mound Cemetery. According to their website they do lookups and ask only for a donation. (Click here).

See also the Moravia page, the Cayuga County page, and the New York page!


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