MUNICIPALITY:  Noyes Township
CEMETERY NAME:  Dennison Family Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  139


Number of Burials (approximate):  8

Dates of Activity:  1850 - 1890



CCGS, The Cemeteries of Colebrook, East Keating, Grugan, Leidy, Noyes, and West Keating Townships (2008)



Located somewhere on the first flat in the west side of the Susquehanna River on the bend below Keating.

GPS = Not yet visited

Landowner / Caretaker:

Andover Hunting Camp

3367 Route 7 Highway

Andover, OH 44003



Unknown, but probably in poor condition.  Almost impossible to access.



Hiram Dennison, a native of Connecticut, settled in the Kettle Creek area between 1846 and 1850, with his first wife, Lavisa, a native of New York.  After her death, he remarried to Elizabeth Weaver on February 17, 1859.  The family moved around between Leidy, Noyes, and Keating Twps., but maintained possession of a parcel on the banks of the Susquehanna in Noyes Twp., known as the Dennison tract.  Hiram died between 1870 and 1880, and Elizabeth died Sept. 22, 1890.  According to Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler in 1954, three of the Dennisons were buried on their tract of land.

This land is located on a narrow flat on the south side of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, at the first bend in the river below Keating, on the south side of the river.  The river flat where Hiram Dennison lived became two farms.  One was his original homestead and the other was given to his daughter Ella, wife of John Werts.  (They married on May 29, 1873.)  This daughter died, and her husband left the area.

The cemetery is very remote, and it can only be reached by boat.  Previous searches of the west end of the flat have revealed no gravestones, although the east part of the flat remains to be searched.  Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler remembered three burials there.  While trapping in the vicinity in the 1940s, Howard Lungerremembers eight stones standing on the site, but he does not recollect the names. 

It is believed that, today, the land is owned by the Andover Hunting Camp, whose members live in Andover, Ohio.

The flat is heavily overgrown with brush, and the presence of snakes and cycles of high and low water have prevented CCGS from locating this cemetery as yet.  When the cemetery is located and documented, it will be published on the CCGS web site.