On the west side of Mack road in Section 21 of Deerfield Township is a piece of property taken up from the government by Thomas Sharp of Seneca County NY to become what is this cemetery today.
One of our volunteers Connie Faussett Platt's Great Great Great Grandmother Nancy Faussett was the first person to be buried here in 1838. She selected the final resting place herself from the farm her nephew owned.
The land officially became the Deerfield burying ground in 1855 when he sold one acre of land to township trustees, but he retained a portion of the land for family burials.
Over the years there were several more purchases of land to add on to the original site. The data I researched is not clear as to when, but sometime after 1952 Thomas Fausett, another relative of Connie's added a large Indian Grinding stone to the site with the history of the cemetery etched on a bronze plaque.
This was one of the cemeteries included in the transcriptions of rural cemeteries by the DAR in the 1940's. The original three volumes were compiled into a single alphabetical index and I used them as the beginnings of the new table format which actually lists the cemeteries and then links them to these individual cemetery pages.
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