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Jonesville Cemetery
A Victorian Resting Place

Located on Ushers and Longkill Roads, the Jonesville Cemetery is an example of the rural cemetery movement, popular during the mid nineteenth century. Park like settings were created by landscape architects, where people could enjoy the views, fresh air, plants and monuments. Rolling hills, cast iron benches, ponds, and exotic trees added to the effect. Cemeteries were like pleasure gardens where Victorians strolled and picnicked. The roads and paths in the Jonesville Cemetery wind through valleys and up hills. The large family monuments stand layered along the hillsides, with the ones at the top among the most elaborate. Here lies buried Roscius R. Kennedy, the founder of the Jonesville Academy, a private boarding school established in 1836, now the home of the Temple family. [“A Bit of History; Exploring Clifton Park’s Cemeteries” by John Scherer]

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Use an illustrated tour guide located in the map display below the Longkill entrance

Roscius Kennedy, Founder

Roscius R. Kennedy, founder, visionary, educator, businessman, politician, pathmaster, was a significant person in his day, although his contributions are unknown to most people. Born in 1805 to Eunice (Garnsey) and Robert Kennedy, Roscius committed his life to service to others as demonstrated by the formation of the Jonesville Academy in 1839,  his role of …

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Board of Directors

The cemetery is overseen by eleven (as of 2016), all-volunteer Board of Directors (also referred to as Trustees) who are responsible for all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the cemetery and who annually renew their membership on the Board. Lot owners interested in becoming Trustees are invited to complete an interest survey and …

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Our Friends of the Cemetery

Appreciation to the following donors to the Project/ Cemetery  Fund (2021-22)Nancy Bellamy [in Memory of William and Lorraine Ryan]Raymond CaseyNevia CarlosCarol Entwistle Legacy GiftGeorge GottwaldBarbara Hartman in Memory of Ralph Hartman, VeteranDavid JosephThomas KoscielniakBarbara Ross Oberdieck [Total $17,094) We Proudly Acknowledge Contributors to the JCA Fence/Project Fund/Gifts Benefactors ($1000+) AnonymousMarti Rideout in Memory of Elsie …

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