Danby Rural Cemetery

Collection Category: Cemetery, Digitize New York|Collection Type: Indexed|Location: Tompkins County

Headstone for Captain John Bush and wife Sarah Richards at Danby Cemetery

This collection consists of a searchable index of the interred at Danby Rural Cemetery, an active cemetery in Tompkins County, New York, covering burials from the early 19th century up until 1951. In addition to a searchable index of names, this rich dataset includes searchable metadata for new and old plot locations, per the maps maintained by the Danby Rural Cemetery custodians—see fuller details on the older of the plot coding systems, originally conceived by Alan Chaffee, Historian for the Town of Newfield—as well as gravestone inscription notes, veteran status (over 140 noted), and comprehensive plot purchase and gravestone repair details where available.

Landscape photo of Danby Rural Cemetery

Row, Plot and Purchaser Details for Illegible Headstones

As NYG&B collection search is largely powered by names, illegible headstones at the Danby Rural Cemetery are not best assessed via the search tool above. Instead, we have produced a searchable PDF table of all illegible and unmarked headstones, sorted by the up-to-date 2021 row numbers for the cemetery. All other known details, where availbale, are also provided: type of gravestone, inscription notes, and purchaser information.

This collection was preserved and made available online through the NYG&B's Digitize New York initiative.