Benton, Yates County, New York Genealogy

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List and address source [1]


East of Lovejoy Road, north of Rasmussen Road
Sometimes called Alcott-Havens





Benton Rural

South of Havens Corners Road between the intersections of North Flat Street and Flat Street.


West side of Briggs Road, north of NYS Route 364, near west town line. Some of burials are from Town of Potter.

Chase Family

North of Rasmussen Road, west of NYS Route 14A, south of Buckle Road.

Cole Family

East of NYS Route 14A, north of Havens Corners Road.


south of Havens Corners Road, between Lovejoy Road and NYS Route 14A

Havens Family

Southeast of the intersection of Havens Corners Road and Lovejoy Road.


North side of Fergusons Corners Road, west of Payne Road. Dubbed "lost" cemetery on 1876 atlas map of Benton.


West of NYS Route 14, north of Earls Hill Road, near Ontario County Line. Burial site of Cayuga chief Tesmoines, whose daughters married Montreal traders Dominic DeBartzsch and Joseph Poudre.


Southwest of intersection of Simonsen Road (Old Road) and a railroad, near Flat Street.


East of North Flat Street, between Loree Road and Havens Corners Road.


West of Flat Street, closer to Lown Road, than to Clark Road.

Old Bellona

East of Pre-Emption Road, north of Rice Road. Used by early settlers before the new Bellona Cemetery which was established after 1870.


Southwest of intersection of Havens Corners Road and Pre-Emption Road.


Southwest of intersection of Pre-Emption Road and NYS Route 54, north of Stiles Road. Some removals to Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yann.

West Woods

South side of Baldwin Road, between Briggs Road and Carroll Road

Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Town Clerk

Benton Town Clerk
1000 Route 14A
Penn Yan, New York 14527
Phone: 315-536-7236

The following records are available through the town clerk's office:

  • 1866-1972 Assessment Rolls
  • 1806-1989 Minute Books (Minute Book 1, 1806-1830, is indexed)
  • 1847 Births and Marriages; births, deaths and marriages 1848-1849; deaths 1864
  • 1867-1918 Delayed birth registrations
  • 1883-1994 Births
  • 1883-1994 Marriages
  • 1883-1993 Deaths
  • 1844-1894 Highway Surveys of roads; road records 1871-1914; highway districts 1834
  • 1849-1964 Chattel Mortgages; 1924-1964 Conditional Sales indexes
  • 1892-1989 Various years of Justice Dockets
  • 1807-1950 School District Records
  • 1917-1950; 1952-1989 Oath of Office book
  • 1883-1965 Board of Health minutes
  • 1862-1892 Supervisor's book

Town Historian

Benton Town Historian
1000 Route 14A
Penn Yan, New York 14527

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Benton, Yates County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records

Birth Records

Marriage Records



  1. Frances Dumas and Sherry Conybeare, Yates County cemeteries and cemetery burials (Penn Yan, New York F. Dumas and S. Conybeare, 1996); Other Libraries (WorldCat; FHL Book 974.782 V3d v. 1-3