Town of Amsterdam
Montgomery County, NY
This reading was made in the early 1920s by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker and Melvin W. Lethbridge. Robert Moore, a member of the Elgin County Genealogical Society, Ontario, Canada, is a descendant of the Dods/Dodds family. At the bottom of this list are notes Bob made during his 1987 and 1993 visits to the cemetery.
"The deed to Dod cemetery on Crane's Hollow road was recorded on 1 May 1858 by John Dodds, the owner of the farm adjacent to his mother Mary Glen Dods (although she died in 1853). John 's sisters were Nancy Dods Putnam and Catherine Ann Severance. His children were Nancy Alida Dodds, Cornelius Dodds (1845-1923), and Mary Esther Dodds. John obtained the farm from his father Cornelius Dods (1774-1849). Cornelius had purchased the land from his father Bartholemus Dods (1746-1808), who is my 4th great-gandfather through the elder Cornelius' sister Catherine Dods Eglin (1769-1845). The elder Cornelius' parents were Bartholemew Dods and Mary Doremus (her grandmother Antje Smith is on the Dutch Colonies List).
The elder Cornelius and his wife Mary Glen (1774-1853) are both buried in the cemetery as well as John Dodds (1810-1858) and his brother Jacob Dodds (1805-1830). John had married Jacob's widow, Sarah Palmer, after Jacob's death, and Sarah is buried here as the wife of both Jacob and John Dodds. Other family members in the cemetery include: Thomas Dods (1778-1840), the brother of the elder Cornelius, and Thomas Eglin (1796-1878/9), who was Cornelius' nephew and the son of Catherine Dods and her husband John Eglin .
A new gravestone for Cornelius Dodds (1845-1923), son of John Dodds, was placed between October 1987 and November 1993. The brush etc. was removed from the cemetery and the stones straightened at this time. The cemetery is surrounded by a 3 foot stone wall. Cornelius' gravestone is spelled Dods while his son's and others are spelled Dodds."
I [Robert G. Moore] took quite a few photos of the Dodds Cemetery during my November 1993 visit, including these three, showing a long view and the headstones of John and his father Cornelius.
Gravestone Inscriptions: Dods Cemetery on Cranes Hollow Road Road between Cranesville and Manny's Corners, approximately 1/2 mile south of Manny's Corners on east side of the road. This cemetery was surrounded by a three-foot stone wall.
This info came from the Montgomery County cemetery listings at the county archives in Fonda, New York, and from notes taken during October 1987 and November 1993 visits by Robert G. Moore. Trees and brush have been removed from cemetery since 1987. The surname is spelled different ways on the stones.
Cornelius Dods: born Sept 25 1774, died July 22 1849
This appears to be a private cemetery. Long time next door neighbour at 646 Crane's Hollow Road, Amsterdam N. Y. does not know who has maintained the cemetery nor who put the red granite stone on the Cornelius Dods (1845-1923) grave within the last 3 or 4 years.
Last Updated: 6/19/97
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