Updated: Sep 12
In a small country town in the heart of New York, is the town of Willet. Settled in 1797, the town was formed from Cincinnatus in 1818. Cincinnatus was a part of the Central New York Military Tract, bounty land awarded to the soldiers of the American Revolution. Certainly a great number of descendants of the brave patriots who freed our country from Great Britain's authority still live in the area today.
During a recent trip, I recorded this video featuring just a few of the beautiful monuments erected in memory of the early settlers of this place. Three of my known ancestors are buried in Willet Cemetery: Nicholas Hollenbeck, his wife Lucy (Shevalier) Hollenbeck, and Lucy's mother, Joanna (Huntley) Shevalier Campbell.
Three of my ancestors are known to be buried here in Willet Cemetery:
Also, my 4th Great Grandmother, the mother of Lucy, Joanna (Huntley) Shevalier Campbell. The burial place of her first husband, Peter Shevalier, is unknown.