Town of Brant, Erie County, New
1848 - 1865
The Shaw Cemetery is located on
Route #5, Village of Farnham ,
in the Town of Brant, one mile east of the junction of
Route #249 and Route #5, on the south side of the road.
Until 1964, this cemetery was inaccessible due to overgrowth,
but the town cleaned it up and has taken over its care.
The area was probably part of the farm of
Granville Mayhew set aside for the burial of his family,
but other families are also buried there.
At the present time, only five stones can be located,
but it is most probable that many graves are unmarked.
*Luther & Pheronia Tilton were
born in Mass. ca. 1807 & 1810 respectively.
- MAYHEW, Eunice, wife of Zephaniah Mayhew, d. Jan. 15,
1849, ae 70 yr
- MAYHEW, Charles, Paschal Mayhew, d. Oct. 14, 1848, age 17
yr, 5 mo, 12 da
Heinrich L. F., son of Johann & Mina Schwarz, b. Sept. 2,
1853, d. Jan, 1857
- TILTON*, John G., son of Capt Luther & Pheronia Tilton,
d. Nov 19, 1856
- YAHNKE, Anna, dau of Theodore and Bethia Yahnke, b. Mar
31, 1865, d. May 1, 1867
Their children were: Luther F., b. 1834, John G., b.1837, Charles O.,
Francis, b. 1844, Marian, b. 1846 and Hellen, b. 1848.
Do you have information of other
buried in this cemetery ?
- Information collected by
Calton Winters, Historian
Town of Brant, 1968 - 9
Brant, N.Y. 14027
- Reinstein Library
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