Small Cemeteries
Lake Pleasant

The following cemetery was found by past town historians Leon and Agnes Perry
Information provided by present Wells Historian, Leona Perry Aird

Cemetery on the Gilmantown Road which is really in the Town of Lake Pleasant
According to notes there are about 25 graves in this cemetery. There are no dates, just names.

John Gilman and his wife 
Elias Gilman their nephew and his wife 
Hiram Gilman, Elias's brother 
Charles Morehouse and wife who is the daughter of Elias Gilman


This cemetery is located across the road from Moffitt State Campground in the Town of Lake Pleasant NY.

There are two gravestones in this cemetery. 

One large gravestone has nothing on it. Whether all writing has weather away or someone did not get a chance to put names on it, no one knows for sure. The other gravestone is 

Charles D. Moffitt (S/O Josiah and Mary Moffitt) b. Dec. 10,1843 d. April 2, 1862 Co D 93rd NY Inf.

According to "History of Hamilton County" by Aber and King Mary Moffitt and two of her sons died of sunstroke between 1850-1860. They are buried in this cemetery. After 1867 Josiah left the area, never to return.


This cemetery is located on the South Side Road in the Town of Lake Pleasant NY. There is a brown sign to show you where to start walking to get to the cemetery. The walk is about a mile into the woods and you have to cross a  board bridge to get there.

Besides the gravestones listed below we could tell that at least 5 other people are buried here.

Loring Peck Jr.  d. May 5,1861  80th year of his age.
In Memory of Col. Loring Peck, a Patriot of the Revolution. Died July 29, 1833 in the 90th year of his age.
A bronze plague at the back, bottom of Col. Loring Peck gravestone. It says: Revolutionary Soldier: Col. Loring Peck: 1744-1833: Placed 1935 by Minnie Peck Hall Krauser: Regent Peace Pipe Chapter: Denver, Colorado: Daughters of the American Revolution
In Memory of Jane, wife of Col. Loring Peck: died June 20, 1825 in the 71st year of her age.

According to "History of Hamilton County" by Aber and King

Selah Satterlee died of smallpox and the Board of Health would not allow him to be buried in the Village of Speculator's Cemetery, therefore, he was taken at night and buried in the Peck Cemetery.

From Mary Slack Maynard

This single stone is located on Page Road on the old Slack Homestead.

Was looking through the cemetery information and I remembered a lone stone where a Slack infant is buried.

This stone is on what was the edge of the Slack homestead on Page Street and property owned by Helen Slack York (who died in 1993). The Slack homestead was owned by Freda Schuyler Slack, widow of Lyman. The house was originally built by Nathan Slack. Nathan's son, Benajah O. Slack, raised his family there and "moved the house" and rebuilt it on the old foundation, according to Benajah's daughter Helen Slack York or her sister Mabel Charlotte Slack Craig Earley.

I don't recall anything being written of the stone, but you could see it from Aunt Helen's home.

Margaret Alice Slack, born and died Feb. 14, 1889.

Margaret was a daughter of Benajah O. Slack and a twin to Mabel Charlotte Slack Craig Earley.


Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-May-2008 13:21:16 PDT
Copyright © 2000:  Leon and Agnes Perry / Leona Perry Aird, Town of Wells Historians
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Copyright © 2006:  Mary Maynard Slack