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Here1, after all his struggles and transitions, lies Grandpa Oliver.

The excellent Gertrude Barber was able to read here that he died 18 September 1854, aged 72 years, 3 months. The stone must have been in better condition when she saw it, and probably upright. We had to clear some grass away to see it this well.
1In the Elton Cemetery, Town of Freedom, Cattaraugus County; first known as Coles Settlement Cemetery on the main street of Elton Village (“Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., Cemeteries,” compiled by Gertrude A. Barber. FHL US/CAN 974.794 v3bc).
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