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The Tyrone Union Cemetery - A Brief History

 
   
 

In the early 1800s when the Tyrone area was first being settled and cemetery land was needed, Abram Fleet, one of the Town's founding fathers donated a piece of land, which became known as "Fleets Burying Ground." This later became known as the "Old Burying Ground." The first recorded burial was William Gray, age 1 month in 1809.

In the early years, about 1830, the cemetery became known as the "Union Cemetery Association." In 1862 action was taken to have the grounds enlarged and incorporated. This was accomplished in 1863. The cemetery is a recorded history of the people of Tyrone. An example of our records show that John J. Alderman, who was the son of Byron & Euphany Alderman, died as a Union soldier in a Georgia prison camp in 1863. His brother Charles, also a Union soldier in the Civil War was assigned to Company D 111 Regiment NY Volunteers was killed in 1864.

In 1879, the cemetery consisted of eleven acres and since has been expanded twice to just over twenty acres.

The cemetery was originally mapped in May of 1878 by Seneca Engineering of Montour Falls, NY. In 1985 the Jo-Ho Genealogy Group, along with Grace Ameigh of Reading, NY copied information from all the stones. They also used cemetery burial records and compiled a new record with names not recorded earlier. From the 1985 to present, detailed records have been kept to complete the current burial records you find on our web site.

Pricing and Operation

The Tyrone Union Cemetery is a not-for-profit association which depends entirely on plot sales, funerals and some interest from investments to operate on. We have two paid workers (minimum wage) to do mowing and leaf raking. We also depend on some volunteer work by board members. The closing of D.O.C.S Camp Monterey has been a hardship because they provided 90% of our labor at no cost. Income and expenses barely break even. The Board would welcome donations to the Tyrone Union Cemetery to be used for upkeep.

Donations and written correspondence can be sent to Tyrone Union Cemetery, PO Box 25, Tyrone, NY 14887.

Cemetery Prices

New Plot - 10' long x 4' wide $325.00
Full Burial $450.00
Cremation Burial $200.00
Cremation Burial with Urn Vault $240.00
   
Rules and Regulations for use of the Tyrone Union Cemetery

Inquiries regarding the purchase of a burial lot can be made by contacting John Grimmke at 607-292-3941.

We thank you!

   
 

Burial Records

Tyrone Union Cemetery burial records are comprised of historic indexes and information obtained from headstones.

The records may be viewed in sections by last name from the seletions below or by downloading this pdf of the complete list. Both formats are easily searchable by using the "find" feature in either your web browser or pdf reader. When it comes time to visit the cemetery, the maps will guide you to the location of burial.

Veterans are included in the complete list, but are listed separately here, including ones that have been memorialized.

The Tyrone Union Cemetery is not responsible for inaccuracies or lack of information. We will continue to update our files should new information be obtained.

Key abbreviations to help with maps and burial records

OG Old Ground
OP Old Part of cemetery
NP New Part of cemetery started in 1960s
PF Potter's Field
w/ with or wife
s/ son
d/ daughter
r/ resided

A - B / C - F / G - H / I - M / N - S / T - Z

 

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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019