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 Bates Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, U.S.A.

Bates Cemetery

The Bates Cemetery is located on County Route 6 about two miles south of Cape Vincent in Jefferson County, New York. In 2001, the cemetery is located on land owned by Fred Pond. You must ask permission before entering the cemetery. You can find their phone number and address in the phone book.

Directions: From Cape Vincent, go south on County Route 6 (also known as Pleasant Valley Road). The Pond house is on the right side of the road, and the cemetery is a couple hundred yards farther south on the left side of the road.

The Bates Cemetery is not marked, but it is visible from the road. The cemetery is fenced and contains about two dozen plots, mainly of the Bates family.

Cemetery Photos

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Plot Diagram for Bates Cemetery
Plot Diagram for Bates Cemetery

The drawing shows the relative positions of the headstones in the Bates Cemetery. Note: The drawing is not to scale and the labels identifying the plots have no meaning other than their location on the drawing grid used to put the layout on paper.

Headstone Inscriptions

The following inscriptions are referenced to the location labels on the above plot drawing:

  • A2: a broken marker with no engraving.

  • A4: Engraved with a weeping willow tree. James Dawes Died March 5, 1853 in the 61 Yr of his age

  • A6: Sarah Wife of James Dawes Died April 17, 1853 in the 73 Yr of her age Note: The 17 and 73 could be 12 and 23.

  • A9: engraved with a dove Adda

  • A10: engraved with a dove Amy

  • B1: rock marker with no engraving

  • B2: George W. Son of Isaac & Elisa Bates of England died Mar. 20, 1861 AGE 27 yrs. Erected by his Brother Herbert Bates one gentle sigh his fallen branch then ...

  • B5: J. D. small marker

  • B8: Casper L. Died June 23, 1850. Aged 4 days. Fredrick J. Died May 9, 1852 Aged 5 Mos. & 16 days. Sons of Charles H. Christiann Bates

  • B9: S. H.

  • B11: Frederick J. Born Nov. 23, 1851 died May 9, 1852. Casper L. Born June 20, 1850 Died June 21, 1850. William F. Born Feb. 20, 18?0 died Mar. 17 possibly 12 1859. Sons of C.H. & Chistiann Bates

  • B12: Christiann wife of C.H. Bates Died Oct. 2, 1862 Aged 33 yrs. 6 mo. 6 days. Gone but not forgotten

  • B13: Kate daughter of C.H. & Nora Bates Died May 2, 1872 Aged 2 yrs. 6 mo. 14 days.

  • C3: rock marker with no engraving

  • C9: rock marker with no engraving located immediately behind B9

  • D5: flat rock marker with no engraving

  • E2: C.W.B.

  • E5: flat rock marker with no engraving

  • E7: Sarah Jane wife of William F. Bates Died Dec. 11, 1851 in her 26 year

  • E9: small white headstone with no engraving

  • E12: C.B.

  • E13: K.B.

  • F4: flat rock marker with no engraving

  • G6: engraved with a lamb Caroline J. daughter of W.F. & J. Bates died Feb. 24, 1868 aged 16 yrs. & 3 mos.

  • G10: Sarah Maria Daut. of Samuel & Maria Bates Died March 22, 1816 Age 13 yr 10 mo She is the ... (three lines of unreadable engraved words

  • G13: broken marker top with engraving of a weeping willow tree and no text

  • H13: S.B.



 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
James Dawes Marker
James Dawes Marker
Located    James Dawes (d. 05 Mar 1853)
Sarah Campbell Dawes
Sarah Campbell Dawes
Gravestone inscription:

April 12, 1853
in the 2(7) 3 i y.r. of her

    Sarah Lusted Campbell (d. 27 Apr 1853)