Transcribed & Submitted by PHGS Member: Deborah W. Trounstine

Summer, 1987; Volume 17, No. 2; Edition of "The Newsletter- Cuba Historical Society"

"An old Allegany County Cemetery located near the intersection of Witter and Shaffer Roads south of Cuba has been cleared by members of the Cuba Historical Society. The cemetery, which is noted on the 1869 Atlas of Allegany County, was completely overgrown by briars and sumac bushes.
Marcia and Charles Masser from Cary, North Carolina, had relocated the cemetery two years ago and told of its location to Craig Braack, the Allegany County historian. However, the resources to restore the cemetery have not been available. The Massers have been trying to locate the grave of Wilford W. BRADLEY, a great grandfather and vetran of the Civil War. After unsuccessful searches at the several area cemeteries they felt that this abandoned cemetery would hold the answer to the grave's location.

With help from George and Hazel Spanneut and John and Mae Warren, a section twenty by sixty feet was cleared and sixteen markers were found.
Five of the stones had only initials. The following data was recorded.

COLE, Anadella C.  spouse of Dave O.   died  1-9-1851     
RUDE, Abraham    died  1852    
RUDE, Anna  spouse of Abraham  died  10-22-1850     
RUDE, Betsey  spouse of C.W. E  died  11-1-1833      
RUDE, Betsy J.   died  12-14-1853 age  4wks   -  Dau. of C.W. Rude 
RUDE, Betsy J.    died  12-4-1853 age  4d   -  This is followed in the article by another entry for Betsy J. Rude 
RUDE, Daniel M.   died  10-22- 1850 age  1y 8m 22d   -  Son of C.W. Rude 
RUDE, Florance   died  5-27-18??  age  7y 10m 14d   -  Dau. of C.W & Betsey Rude 
SNYDER, Abra.   died  3-28- 1844    -  Son of Peter & Sally Snyder 
SNYDER, Peter    died  12-20-1859  age  56y 11m 10d    
SNYDER, Son    died  7-18-1842 age  8m 26d  -  Son of Peter & Sally Snyder 
unknown, Elias D.   died  4-6-1832    -  "Daughter" 

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