Ringville Cemetery on Witt Hill Road in Worthington, where the majority of the town’s ancestors rest on this hill. An interesting story here told by Peter White: Ringville Cemetery has at least one interesting individual and his wife buried there. William Middlebrook 1787-1871 came to America on a British warship during the War of 1812. During the Battle of Plattsburgh New York in September 1814, on Lake Champlain, his ship the Confiance was destroyed and he and many were captured and brought to a prisoner of war camp in Pittsfield, located on what is now the northeast corner North Street and Maplewood Avenue. When finally released, they were given provisions enough to march back to Canada and possibly do it all over again. On their way, several men deserted. Of those, William and David Dill went to Lanesborough, Mass and had a stone cutting business. He married Sarah Sanderson 1801-1879 from Worthington and they retired to Worthington. Thank you Peter!

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