Tour of Willet Cemetery

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:

My 3rd Great Grandparents, Nicholas Hollenbeck and his wife, Lucy Ann (Shevalier) Hollenbeck.

Also, my 4th Great Grandmother, the mother of Lucy, Joanna (Huntley) Shevalier Campbell. The burial place of her first husband, Peter Shevalier, is unknown.


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