SEARLS OR CLEAVELAND CEMETERY
Town of Sempronius, NY - Cemetery #187
The following inscriptions were loaned me by Miss Flora Daniells. To them I have added notes by Mr. Leslie Luther.
Searls, also known as Cleveland. Located near center of Lot No. 100, town of Sempronius, Cayuga Co., N.Y., on W side of Atwood Road, near Cortland line, as shown on p. 65, New Century Atlas of Cay. Co., N.Y., 1904.
This cemetery was originally in a field across the road from its present location, from where the markers and monuments were moved to their present location, and also some of the bodies, but not all. There is evidence of many graves with no markers. Copied 1956 by Leslie Luther.
Burgess, Almond d. Sep. 7, 1865 ae 44y 7mo Harriet, w of Almond d. Dec. 11, 1884 ae 67y 13da Martin L., son of Almond & Harriet d. July 14/24, 1866 ae 15y 11mo Burgess, Matilda, w of Simser, Chas. d. Nov. 10, 1877 ae 31y 10mo 10da Carroll, William 1827-1910 Susan A., his wife 1839-1923 Willie R., son of Wm. & Susan A. d. Mar. 20, 1871 ae 3y 10mo 25da Wayne, son of Wm. & Susan A. d. Mar. 30, 1871 ae 3y 10mo 25da (identified with a ? in original text - not a typo error) Carroll, Fayette 1863-1904 Cleaveland, Martin V., Co.E.13th Penn.Reserves 1840-1922 Ellen F. Fuller, his wife 1844-1920 Sarah J. Tyson, w of Martin d. May 23, 1878 ae 34y 8mo 20da Ira, son of Martin & Sarah d. Apr. 13, 1871 ae 2y 9mo 27da Alfred, son of Martin & Sarah d. May 16, 1877 ae 6y 3mo Cleaveland, Alda d. 1901 (infant dau of Arthur & Genevieve Cleaveland) Green, Ann M. Tyson, w of Samuel Green 1839-1901 Fuller, see Cleaveland Jayne, Vincent J. 1784-1857 Jotham, son of V.J. & C. Jayne 1812-1820 Diana, dau of V.J. & C. Jayne 1819-1840 The following children of Seneca & Lucinda Jayne: B. Franklin d. Apr. 14, 1864 ae 1mo 17da Burdette d. Aug. 2, 1869 ae 29da Jencks, Frank B. 1859-1909 Jennie L., his wife 1871-____ Rifenburg, Mary K., w of George d. Feb. 20, 1877 ae 30y 9mo 27da Searls, James E. 1831-1900 Ada Jayne, his wife 1835-1904 (handwritten note: dau of Vincent J. Jayne) Seeley, in memory of 2 sons & 3 daughters of Thaddeus & Sally Seeley Seeley, Betsey and 4 infants by [illeg.] d. Aug. 9, 1818 ae 19da Simser, Matilda Burgess, w of Charles d. Nov. 10, 1877 ae 31y 11mo 10da Smith, Jonas d. Apr. 22, 1881 ae 84y Harriett, his wife d. Aug. 15, 1867 ae 70y Smith, Sanford Henry, son of Henry & Sally d.1857 ae 8y 4mo 21da Smith, Julius Cephas, son of Henry & Sally d. Nov. 28, 18__ ae 6mo Sweet, Loranda, w of William Sweet d. Feb. 7, 1871 ae 49y 6mo Sarah C., dau of Wm. & Loranda d. __________ ae 1y 7mo infant child of Wm. & Loranda d. __________ ae _____ Thompson, Rosetta, w of David d. Mar. 20, 1851 ae 40y 9mo 19da (handwritten note: dau of Benj. Young, Revol. Soldier) Marion, son of David & Rosetta d. Mar. 20, 1841 ae 1y 8mo 5da Sobeski, son of David & Rosetta d. Dec. 1, 1862 ae 19y 6mo 16da ("He died in defense of his country") Tuttle, see Young Tuttle, Nathan b. Mar. 2, 1770 d. Apr. 6, 1856 Esther, his wife b. June 6, 1770 d. Feb. 25, 1864 Harriett, their dau d. no dates ae 18y Tyson, Richard 1805-1885 Delania, his wife 1815-1896 Tyson, see Cleaveland - Green Young, Benjamin "Rev. soldier" d. Nov. 15, 1838 ae 77y 8mo 8da Cay. Co., for services Pvt. NY State Troops Young, James d. Mar. 26, 1876 ae 74y 7mo 18da Roxanna Tuttle, w of James b. July 17, 1804 d. Jan.19, 1894 Noble A., son of James & Roxanna d. Mar. 23, 1828 ae 3y 8da (L.L. has Norice A.) Notes of Young Family While copying inscriptions in the Searls cemetery, a man who identified himself as John W. Young, came from a house across the road and stated that he was of the same family that was buried in that cemetery. He loaned the writer (L. Luther) a family Bible, printed in 1871, which contained the following records: Property of Benj. F. Young of the Town of Sempronius BIRTHS DEATHS Benjamin F. Youngs Apr. 29, 1835 Fred H. Youngs May 17, 1871 Eliza Flint, his wife Aug. 27, 1845 Eliza Youngs Aug 23, 1918 Fred H. Youngs Aug. 9, 1866 Benj. F. Youngs Feb 19, 1919 Franc Youngs Feb. 15, 1868 Florence Youngs July 6, 1926 Willis F. Youngs Sep. 2, 1874 Willis F. Youngs Dec. 9, 1946 Florence Youngs, wife Feb. 24, 1891 James B. Youngs May 10, 1911 Alma Youngs Mar. 9, 1913 MARRIAGES Benjamin F. Youngs & Eliza Flint marr. Sept. 13, 1865 by Rev. A. Boughton in Milan, now Locke, N.Y. George H. Fosgate & Franc Youngs marr. 23 Dec. 1891 by A.H. Beman in Sempronius, N.Y. Willis F. Youngs & Florence A. Robbins marr. June 9, 1909 by Mark E. Bowman in Homer, N.Y. (Handwritten notes: Jotham Jayne marr. Desire Young b. 1756/1759, perhaps sister to above Benj. b. 1761? Benjamin F. Youngs buried on road from Scott to Homer where Homer [illeg] road comes in. Fran Clark)
Thanks to Melinda Cornwell for transcribing the information on this page into a digital format.