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Lee Valley Road Graves
Oneida County, New York

Contributed by Kathleen Last, Jul 08, 2001 [kllast@juno.com]. Total records = 1.

This is an abandoned cemetery on a hill on the west side of Thomas Road, just north of Lee Valley Road intersection. There are no tombstones in this cemetery and as it was a family cemetery there are no record of the actual burials.

On Dec 02, 1999 all that could be found were five field stones indicating possible burials. In 1978 there was one tombstone located in this cemetery and copied. At that time it was estimated that there were probably 20 graves in the cemetery. By 1979 the one remaining stone had disappeared.

The William Graves family lived on this property in the 1800’s. An obituary found for Joseph Graves, son of William, stated “he was laid to rest beside his father in the family burial ground”. There were no dates on the clipping but it is estimated between 1870 & 1880, and Joseph’s age was given as “about 40 years old”. At the time of Joseph’s death his mother was still alive.

The stone copied in 1978 read as follows:

- Kathleen Last

Harrison, Willie E., d. Aug. 21, 1866 age 1 yr 10 mos., son of Abram & Elizabeh A. Harrison

 

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