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Located at the corner of Tim Hill Road and Cook Hill Road, near Killawog, Town of Lisle, Broome County, NY

This cemetery is located in the extreme northern end of the town of Lisle. It has been claimed, at various times, by both Broome and neighboring Cortland County. Some family genealogies even refer to the cemetery by its Cortland Co. name - Tarbell or Sessions cemetery of Marathon. Follow this link to a earlier transcript of this cemetery compiled by the Cortland Co. Historical Society.

BARROWS      
  AMELIA, daughter of _________ Barrows    
  JOHN, son of Enos & Lucy Barrows Died Feb. 20, 1839 Age 1y 6m 21d
       
BEMIS      
  AARON BEMIS    
  JOHN BEMIS   July 18, 18___
  POLLY, wife of John Bemis 12-11-1837 Age 52y 8m 10d
          ‘HER MIND WAS TRANQUIL AND SERENE    
          NO TERROR IN HER LOOKS WAS SEEN    
          HER SAVIOR’S SMILES DISPELLED HER GLOOM    
          AND SMOOTHED HER PASSAGE TO THE TOMB.’    
  SAMUEL BEMIS Died 3-26-1814 Age 64y
  SAMUEL BEMIS Died Nov. 21, 1836 Age 41y 5d
       
BENEDICT      
  DEACON AARON BENEDICT 1-21-1845 Age 89y
  BETSY, wife of Aaron Benedict 3-20-1840 Age 69y
       
BROWN      
  JOHN BROWN Died Aug. 9, 1852 Age 69y
  NANCEY (WOOD), wife of John Brown Died May 16, 1862 Age 75y 3m 9d
       
GRAIN      
  FRANKLIN GRAIN March 22, 1856  
       
JENNINGS      
  HANNAH, wife of Seth Jennings Sept. 9, 1826 Age 61y
  POLLY, daughter of Seth & Hannah Jennings Died June 11th 1814 Age 15y
  SETH JENNINGS Sept. 1820  
KEYES      
  HORACE E. KEYES 1819  
       
MORSE      
  MR. BENJAMIN MORSE 4-23-1820 Age 88y
       
RANDALL      
  MARY F. RANDALL    
       
ROYCE      
  ANNA, daughter of Nathaniel & Adah Royce Mar. 5, 1835 Age 22y 2m 13d
          ‘WHY THEN SHOULD I FEAR DEATH’S GRIM LOOR [sic]    
          SINCE CHRIST FOR ME DID DIE    
          FOR KING AND CAESAR, RICH AND POOR,    
          THE FORCE OF DEATH MUST TRY.’    
  CLARISSA, wife of Porter Royce Died 3-7-1820 Age 36y
       
SCOFIELD      
  LUCINDA, daughter of David & Nancy Scofield Died May 12, 1836 Age 15y 9m 7d
       
SESSIONS      
  CYRUS SESSIONS Died Aug. 13, 1857 Age 60y 5m 3d
  DORINDA, child of Marcus & Celestia Sessions Died April 29, 1853 Age 24y
  Shared Stone:    
          ESTHER, wife of Leonard Sessions Died Mar. 10, 1856 Age 91y 8m 10d
          LEONARD SESSIONS Died Aug. 4, 1853 Age 86y
  MRS. LESTER SESSIONS 11-6-1834 Age 25y 9m 27d
  LYDIA SESSIONS Died July 11, 1853 Age 69y 5m 13d
  MRS. SALLY, wife of Uriel Sessions Esq. Died Aug. 26th 1820 Age 31y 10m26d
  URIAL SESSIONS    
       
SIMMONDS      
  ARIEL, wife of Daniel S. Simmonds Oct. 29, 1883 Age 28y 3m 29d
  Infant son of Daniel S. & Elizabeth Simmonds Died 5-5-1840 LAS
  LUCY ANN, daughter of D.S. & A.Simmonds Died Aug. 18, 1838 Age 6 weeks
       
TARBLE      
  ELEAZER TARBLE D. 1-8-1850 Age 80y 9m
  MERANNA, wife of John Tarble Died Mar. 30, 1842 Age 27y 2m 7d
  POLLY, wife of Cyrus Tarble 12-20-1841  
  SILENCE WOOD, wife of Eleazer Tarble Died 1-26-1841 Age 71y 6m
          ‘THE LAST DREAD SCENE IS PAST, THE TRIALS O’ER    
          AND PAIN AND DEATH SHALL REACH THY FRAME NO MORE    
          THY SPIRIT FREED FROM EVERY EARTHLY CARE    
          SHALL IN THE LOVE OF THY CREATOR SHARE.’    
  SUSYANN, wife of John Tarble Died 3-30-1847 Age 25y 10m21d
       
WOOD      
  LUCY (JOHNSON), wife of Nathan Wood Died May 7, 1824 Age 73
  [mother of Nancey (Wood) Brown]    
       
Many stones are unreadable and/or deeply sunken in the ground.      
Some stones have only first names or initials:      
  A.S.    
  A.S.    
  C.R.    
  F.C.    
  H.K.    
  J.N.    
  M.T.    
  P.B.    
  P.T.    
  JOHN    
  POLLY ANN    
       
On three other stones, we were only able to read the poems:      
       
STONE [1] ‘FRIENDS OR PHYSICIANS COULD NOT SAVE    
  THIS MORTAL BODY FROM THE GRAVE    
  NOR CAN THE GRAVE CONFINE HER HERE    
  WHEN CHRIST SHALL CALL HER TO APPEAR.’    
       
       
STONE [2] ‘YET THOSE NEW RISING FROM THE LAND    
  WITH HISTORY BRIGHTER FAR SHALL SHINE    
  REVIVE WITH E’ER ENDURING BLOOM    
  SAFE FROM DISEASE AND DECLINE.’    
       
       
STONE [3] ‘WEEP NOT FOR ME MY HUSBAND DEAR    
  BECAUSE I AM GOING TO LEAVE YOU HERE    
  FOR I SHALL LAND ______ HAPPY SHORE    
  TO MEET WITH FRIENDS TO PART NO MORE.’    

Research donated by Karen (Simpson) Knapp and Joyce (Simpson) Gaven--
[Direct descendants of John & Nancey (Wood) Brown and Lucy (Johnson) Wood].

Date of reading--September 1999

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