Syracuse, NY Pomeroy Anvil Monument
Installed in 2007, the Syracuse monument is located in Oakwood Cemetery and is visible from Comstock Ave.
The Syracuse Monument is dedicated to the descendants of brothers Medad, Caleb and Joseph Pomeroy, who were pioneer settlers of Onondaga County. The monument pays special homage to Pomeroys buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
The monument is constructed of black granite, stands 7' 1 " high,
and weighs 12.5 tons.
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped like this replica, and land in exchange for
opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, MA. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy
blacksmiths and gunsmiths, becoming a symbol of the family. Several descendants of Medad and
brothers Caleb and Joseph were early settlers of Onondaga County.
Winston and Thankful (Pomeroy) Day settled in Skaneateles by 1796 and soon after
erected the first store. By 1801 Eli and Anna (Pomeroy) Clark settled in
Skaneateles where Eli Clark was a Deacon of the Presbyterian Church.
Louisa Pomeroy, a milliner, was also an early resident of Skaneateles.
Thankful, Anna and Louisa were sisters.
Spencer Pomeroy, his mother Sarah, and sisters Nancy,
Charlotte and Clarissa, settled in Pompey by 1806.
Spencer’s sons Francis W. and Edwin C. later settled in Ohio.
The Skaneateles and Pompey Pomeroys were first cousins.
Ebenezer Pomeroy settled in Otisco in 1806. In his line were
Capt. Stephen of Otisco, Rev. Thaddeus of Dewitt, Rev. Medad
of Otisco and Albany, Richard of Onondaga, and Worcester E.,
Donald T. and Dr. Stuart A. of Syracuse.
Harold W., son of Willis Norton Pomeroy, settled in Syracuse by 1920.
The children of Charles Mortimer Pomeroy settled in Onondaga County by 1930.
The Pomeroy Anvil Trail commemorates the westward migration
of the American people through the movement of the Pomeroy family.
Eltweed Pomeroy ca 1585 – 1673
Emigrated from England ca 1630, founded first American branch of Pomeroy family.
Deacon Medad Pomeroy 1638-1716 Caleb Pomeroy ca 1641-1691
Third son of Eltweed. Fourth son of Eltweed.
Joseph Pomeroy ca 1652-173
Youngest son of Eltweed.
Descendant of Medad buried in Oakwood:
Edwin C. Smith 1867 - 1959
Descendants of Caleb buried in Oakwood:
Worcester E. 1826-1863 Edgar S. 1889-1980
Theodore E. 1846-1905 Harold E. 1891-1891
Byron L. 1849-1931 Donald T. 1902-1984
Lillie A. 1856-1859 Stuart E. 1908-1980
Minnie L. 1855-1876 Edgar G. 1913-1915
Hugh D. 1874-1927 Dr. Stuart A. 1918-1995
Gay M. 1876-1935 Edward L. 1932-1954
Clara L. 1886-1887 David E. 1949-1949
Descendants of Caleb buried in Otisco:
Ebenezer 1740-1826 Capt. Stephen 1775-1863
Ira 1759-1843 Stephen D. 1822-1866
Experience 1769-1849 Cynthia 1827-1850
Descendants of Medad, Caleb and Joseph buried in Onondaga County:
Anna Clark 1773-1860 Skaneateles
Charlotte Rust 1780-1809 Manlius Curtis 1838-1916 Manlius
Spencer 1780-1833 Onondaga Henry B. 1843-1857 DeWitt
Louisa 1781-1860 Skaneateles Frederick E. 1873-1920 Manlius
Rev. Thaddeus 1782-1858 DeWitt Charles A. 1902-1972 Syracuse
Richard 1789-1866 Onondaga Kenneth B. 1903-1984 Liverpool
Russell 1811-1887 Manlius Harold F. 1904-1959 Syracuse
Rosalia M. 1826-1886 Onondaga Robert C. 1932-1998 Syracuse
George P. 1830-1905 Onondaga Ann Bohanan 1934-1952 Syracuse
Erected in 2007 by William Guilford Pomeroy, Jr.
3rd Great Grandson of Spencer Pomeroy.
The Syracuse Pomeroy Anvil Monument
Comstock Avenue, Syracuse, NY