River Street, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York
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Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper
Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper, Authoress, of Cooperstown, N.Y.
Charlotte Fenimore Cooper
(Anne) Charlotte Fenimore Cooper, of Cooperstown, died unmarried
Many of the houses on River Street seem to have been haunted and Byberry is no exception with many, "uncanny things seen and heard" here over the years. But, perhaps the most striking occurrence took place in 1894: Susan's ghost - complete in her ghostly wheelchair - was said to have taken itself out of the cottage and rattled across the street to the church where the whole town witnessed her going down the aisle in the middle of the Good Friday Service and then straight through the altar before vanishing altogether! Susan may no longer be here, but the house is: last sold un-renovated in 2008 for $900,000.
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