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Native American Burial Grounds + surname WILLIAMS

Native American Burial Grounds + surname WILLIAMS

Posted: 4 Jul 2003 2:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Aug 2006 2:25PM GMT
Surnames: WILLIAMS / WILLIAMS / GAGE / HILL
Is there anyone who has knowledge of or a reference to a site which was known as "Indian Rocks" burial grounds? This would have been around the areas of Brackney, Silver Lake, Quaker Lake or even the Sayre, PA area. Timeline would be 1700's and 1800's. Oral tradition is that the graveyard might face towards a body of water. This was some kind of spiritual tradition at death. The Native Americans in my query are the Seneca Indians.

I found a reference at the Susquehanna Co. PA GenWeb
site which indicates that even a "half-Indian" during those times would not have been allowed to have been buried at the
cemetaries established by the Anglo settlers.

This inquiry is connected with my search for a Mandana Williams, a Seneca. I do not know if the first name is the correct spelling. Her son was Samuel Williams . He married Betsey (maiden name Hill) Williams. They established their family in Tompkins Co. NY...area towns inc. Caroline and Ithaca, NY. They were my gggrandparents.
I have located Mandana (maiden name Williams) Williams' sister, Jemima Williams.
Jemima Wiiliams married William C. Gage. He was born Sept. 20, 1813 in PA. (desc. of the William Gage line from Freetown, Mass.) and they are located in the 1880 census
of Broome County, Binghamton, NY. Yet I can't find her Seneca sister, Mandana Williams. I am descended from this sister's line which ends up in Tompkins Co., NY. When Mandana died it was imperative in the family's belief she be buried in the "Indian Rocks" burial ground which is believed to be in PA or the NY/PA border line. Her known descendants (Williams') are buried at Lakeview Cemetary, Ithaca, NY, overlooking Cayuga Lake.

Thank you for any information or direction as to how I can locate any information of the burial ground or Mandana (maiden name Williams + spouse surname of Williams). So far I haven't been able to locate her in any census.

The referenced surname of Hill family lines were from
Brackney / Silver Lake, PA.

Re: Native American Burial Grounds + surname WILLIAMS

Posted: 4 Jul 2003 3:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jul 2004 5:51PM GMT
May be Bradford Co PA Sayre/Athens area.Tompkins Co was formed from Cayuga & Seneca Co in 1817 with 3 Tioga co towns added in 1822.Caroline Danby & Dryden.

Re: Native American......

Posted: 4 Jul 2003 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Aug 2006 2:25PM GMT
Surnames: WILLIAMS / WILLIAMS / GAGE / HILL
Thanks so much for the pre-Tompkins County history.
I'll research in your suggested places.
K.H.

Correction / Re: Native American Burial Grounds + surname WILLIAMS

Posted: 10 Aug 2003 11:50AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 7 Aug 2006 2:25PM GMT
Surnames: WILLIAMS
The person I am searching for is MATILDA WILLIAMS, not Mandana Williams.
Family notations found to correct this.
MATILDA WILLIAMS is supposed to be from Caroline, NY
with possible birthdate of July 7, 1815.
Further research: possible burial was in or near Wyalusing
Rocks in Bradford County, PA.
Still searching for documentation.

Re: Correction / Re: Native American Burial Grounds + surname WILLIAMS

Posted: 29 Jan 2004 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
My ggggm was Sarah Grey, born ca 1800 Tompkins Co, NY, was a Cayuga Indian. She married Abel Grover. She died ca 1872. Do you know where she would have been buried?
Thanks
C Grover
charlesgrover42@yahoo.com
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