Tree Talks, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 1971, pg. 209
Onondaga County Page 48
The following records the purchase of land for an early cemetery in the town of Onondaga, now known as the Pine Ridge Cemetery, located on the Cherry Valley Turnpike (route 20), east of Navarino, N.Y. Contributed by Associate Editor, Jasena Foley.
Onondaga County Court House, Syracuse, N.Y. Deed Book C. Page 478. Transaction made 13th June 1804 between David Chaffee, Town and County of Onondaga, of the first part and
Azariah Hall, Jr.
Josiah Hall, Jr.
Azariah Hall Jr.
Benjamin C. Wells
Elihue C. Wells
All of Onondaga, of the second part.
In consideration of $9, paid by the parties of the second part, they, their heirs and assigns may forever have for use and privilege and burying their dead and for no other purpose a parcel in Town of Onondaga a part of Lot 208 on what is called Chestnut Ridge with privilege of going to and from said piece as the same is now cleared. Beginning at stake on the height of said ridge several rods south of new State Road, run south four chains, thence west 2 chains and fifty links, thence north four chains, thence east two chains and fifty links to beginning containing one acre of land. Signed, David Chaffee.
Stephen Wilcox, Medad Curis, Masters in Chancery for State. Recorded 23 day of June 1804.