This is the story of my journey through Cora’s scrapbook. Cora Emma Brown is my husband's paternal great grandmother. She was born 3 Aug 1854 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. She married Thomas Hall (1845-1897) on 5 Feb 1877 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York. They had one son, Charles Schuyler Hall (1878-1953).
If you'd like to read all my posts about Cora, I will give a link at the beginning of each new post. Here’s that link My posts about Cora's Scrapbook
Today I’m continuing the story of Cora’s scrapbook and featuring the Deed of Lot in Greenridge Cemetery dated 6 Apr 1897.
Cora’s husband, Thomas Cornelius Hall had died in Jan 1897. To read more about Thomas you can click here. Civil War Pension File. Thomas was 52 years old at the time of his death. He had worked as a Railroad Baggage Handler. He and Cora had one child, a son, Charles Schuyler Hall (my husband’s grandfather).
This deed is dated 6 Apr 1897 and is for Plot K, Lot No. 9. The amount paid was $193 to Ellen M. Ames. Cora’s signature is on this page (I have seen her signature on other items and I recognize it).
Recorded on Association Book, Record of Deeds, No. 4, Page 183.
Elizabeth M. Hyde, Recorder of Deeds, G.C.A.
What does this cemetery deed look like?
Do you have any cemetery deeds from your own family?
Here is the one page deed.
Here is my transcription.
Know all men by thse presents, that Ellen C. Ames, Executrix of the Town of Saratoga Springs in the County of Saratoga and State of New York of the first part, in consideration of the sum of One hundred ninety three Dollars, to her in hand paid by Cora E. Hall of the second part, at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged, has granted and conveyed and by these presents does grant and convey, unto the said party of the second part, her heirs and assigns the certain burial Lot or Plot known as Plot K Lot No 9 on a map or plan of the land of said Association, made by George L. Ames, Superintendent of grounds, and filed in the office of the Clerk of Saratoga County, described as follow: The N.E. Angle is situated S 17’-30’ W distant 127”-3’ from monument No 8 thence N 89° 30° W 25’-7’ thence S. 42° E. 26’-10’ thence S. 89°-30’ E. 7’-50” thence N. 0°-30 E. 20’-0”. Containing 386 Sq. ft. of land @ 50¢ per square foot $193.00 together with all the rights of the said party of the first part, under or by virtue of a certain deed made by the Greenridge Cemetery Association to George L. Ames
is located at 17 Greenridge Place, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Here is a record of Thomas’ burial, from the cemetery website. Cora is not listed in the burials. Possibly because she died in 1933 in San Diego, California and her ashes were transported back to Greenridge.
He and Cora are buried in the Old Cemetery Section. Here is where that is located.
I had located Thomas & Cora’s burial place on FindAGrave some time ago. But, having this additional piece of information adds to the evidence and gives us more information.
Imagine paying $193 for a burial plot.
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