Needham Crest Needham Cemetery
Fenner, NY


The Needham cemetery lies between Cazenovia and Fenner, NY,
and is the resting place of many Needhams and Cushings.

The Cemetery
Needham Cemetery Panorama
The Needham cemetery is the final resting place for the Needham and Cushing families, pioneer residents of Fenner, Madison County, NY. The cemetery is located in a rural area between Cazenovia and Fenner in central New York state, near latitude 42.94665 and longitude -75.79675 (see the "finding aids" maps at the base of this page). The cemetery has been cataloged both in print and online. Click on the photo above for more panoramic views.
The Graves

Enos Cushing's memorial on the Cushing obelisk.

Clarissa Needham Cushing's memorial on the Cushing obelisk.

Detail of Clarissa Needham Cushing's memorial.

Iconography on the Cushing obelisk.

"Memento Mori".

More artwork from the Cushing obelisk.

The Cushing lot occupies the center of the cemetery.

Side view of the Cushing plot.

Phebe Shattuck Needham ("Our Grandmother").

Thomas Cushing and Elizabeth Turner Cushing.

Inscription for Thomas Cushing.

Inscription for Elizabeth Turner Cushing.

Louisa Hutchinson Cushing.

"In memory of Louisa Cushing, wife of Hawks Cushing".

Cornelia Cushing Haight and Dolly Naomi Cushing Bordwell.

John Needham and Betsy Cushing Needham.

"Betsy Cushing, wife of John Needham".

Detail of John Needham's stone.

Betsy Needham, daughter of John & Betsy Needham.

Detail of Betsy Needham's memorial.

Juliette Needham, daughter of John & Betsy Needham.

Detail of Juliette Needham's stone.

Peleg V. Needham.

Detail of Peleg V. Needham's stone.

Olivia Needham.

Detail of Olivia Needham's damaged stone (which some kind soul has fabricated a brace for).

Lucy Evangeline Needham.

"Lucy E., infant daughter of Rev. Geo. & Mrs. R.L. Needham".

"Charlie H., son of Bela C. & Mary Needham".

Closer view of Charlie H. Needham's stone; "age 5 months 28 days".

Lucy Ann Needham's stone is found at the base of the Davis plot.

"Lucy Ann, daughter of Bela C. & Almyra Needham".

Lucy Ann Needham's stone dug out of the snow.
Finding Aids
Click on a photo below for more detail.
Map to Needham cemetery Topography around Needham cemetery Aerial views of Needham cemetery
Cazenovia-Fenner Area Map
(from US Census TIGER Server)
Topographic View of Region
(from USGS)
Aerial View of Cemetery
(from USGS)
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