Huntington Cemetery

Newcomb Remembers

The “Bissell Fund for Grave Markers”

    Marvin Bissell expressed his specific wish that part of his foundation fund be used for new grave markers for Newcomb “graves that had been without a marker for at least 20 years,” with the overall goal of  “promoting an appreciation of community history to the educational benefit of the general public.”

    As a genealogist himself, Mr. Bissell understood the preparation his historical projects would involve.
As part of the Bissell Fund, he specifically included support for “collecting and maintaining genealogy
records of Newcomb residents for public research.” 

   Infant children, transient loggers, and early settlers  were often buried without markers and these have been found in Newcomb’s coroner reports. They are difficult to research with so many unknowns at their time of death. Dedication, record resources, and attention to details are what’s required to search for their information.

Collection of Handmade Containers

    One example of the many stones that have been thoroughly researched and prepared in keeping promise to Marvin’s wish for the forgotten. It is a solemn joy to bring them into the light and remembered.  An area in Huntington Cemetery will be set aside for a memorial area with a path and a bench.

Encroaching tree removal from Huntington Cemetery’s perimeter.

Many graves are in disrepair. Here lies a  former Newcomb Supervisor.

A much needed culvert replaced in Huntington Cemetery.

William M. Alden, a civil war veteran and Adirondack guideboat builder.

The forest is growing towards Alden’s grave which needs repair and remounting.

Newcomb has several cemeteries–five within our village limits and one in Adirondac/Upper Works. Recently signs, fences, and gates have been added or repaired.