Cherry Valley in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cherry Valley Massacre
Sacred to the Memory
Of Those who Died by
In the Destruction of this Village
At the Hands of the Indians & Tories
Under Brant & Butler,
Nov. 11. AD. 1778
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1850.
Location. 42° 47.637′ N, 74° 45.366′ W. Marker is in Cherry Valley, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on Alden Street. Marker is within the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Alden Street in the village. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherry Valley NY 13320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Alden Felled (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. Ό mile away); Limestone Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherry Valley Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherry Valley Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Cherry Valley Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lieutenant Wormuth Killed (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherry Valley.
Regarding Cherry Valley Massacre. Soldiers killed the day of the Massacre;
Ichabod Alden Thomas Sheridan Beig Worsley Thomas Mires Thomas Holden David William Rob Bray Simeon Hopkins Oliver DeBall Daniel Dudley Rob Henderson Gideon Day P. Adams
Thomas Noles Enos Blakely
Soldiers captured the day of the massacre:
Lt. Col William Stacy Andrew Garret Abraham Engle Lt. col Aaron Holde Suzer DeBeaver and 10 others
182 residents escaped death and captivity that fateful day.
32 inhabitants and 16 soldiers were reported killed in the November 11th massacre. Other historical sources put the death toll at 77.
Celebration of the Unveiling of the Cherry Valley Monument,
August 15, 1877.
From the Cherry Valley Gazette:
"...the Monument is eight feet high, seven long and five wide. The base is granite. This is surmounted by the finest American
Also see . . . Letters from British officers, Brock University Library. "The enemy killed, scalped, and most barbarously murdered thirty two inhabitants, chiefly women and children; also Colonel Alden and the following soldiers of his regiment: Robert Henderson, Gideon Day, Thomas Sheridan, Peletiah Adams, Simeon Hopkins, Benjamin Worceley, Thomas Holden, Daniel Dudley, Thomas Knowles, and Oliver Deball. The following officers were taken prisoners, viz:- Lieutenant Colonel Stacey, Lieutenant Aaron Holden, Ensign Garrett, Surgeon's Mate Francis Souza de Bierve and thirteen privates; burnt twenty four houses with all the grain, &c; took above sixty of the inhabitants prisoners, part of whom they released on going off. They committed the most inhuman barbarities on most of the dead." (Submitted on August 14, 2020, by Vicki L Link of Roanoke, Virginia.)
1. Killed at Cherry Valley
My ancestor Col. Thomas Sheridan was killed at Cherry Valley. He seems to be listed as "Thomas Sheldon" on this
Birth abt. 1695, Ireland
Death 11 Nov. 1778, Cherry Valley
— Submitted August 13, 2020, by Vicki L Link of Roanoke, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 4,742 times since then and 118 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2020, by Vicki L Link of Roanoke, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 2. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.