Jakway Burial

(Town of Cato, NY)  #37

JAKWAY, JOHN                                      D. 4/30/1845 AE 63 YRS.

HE IS BURIED WITHIN AN IRON PICKET ENCLOSURE OVER SIX FEET HIGH, WITH NO GATES , LOCATED BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS IN BACK OF THE JEWEL FUNERAL HOME IN CATO, N.Y. ON WEST SIDE OF.

FROM STORKE'S HISTORY OF CAYUGA COUNTY N.Y., PG. 290:  DR. JOHN JAKWAY CAME IN ABOUT 1809, FROM VERMONT, WHERE HE WAS A CONFRERE OF ETHAN ALLEN, OF WHOSE RUGGED ENERGY HE LARGELY PARTOOK. ABOUT, 1812 HE BOUGHT THE IMPROVEMENTS OF ABNER HOLLISTER, AT CATO, TO WHICH PLACE HE GAVE THE NAME OF JAKWAYS CORNERS, BY WHICH IT WAS KNOWN FOR MANY YEARS.  

HE WAS THE FIRST PERMANENT SETTLER AT THAT VILLAGE. HE WAS PROCEEDED BY SOME SQUATTERS..... WHOSE IMPROVEMENTS HE ALSO BOUGHT . JAKWAY WAS A BATCHELOR AND A CONFIRMED INFIDEL, AND A MAN OF GENEROUS IMPULSES AND MARKED IDIOCYNCRASIES.

COPIED BY: DANIEL AND CROSBY, 1965

JAKWAY, JOHN

DEED OF CATO.- LISTS OF JAKWAY FAMILY

ALL HEIRS- MANY NAMES

(SUPREME CT. NOTICE )

ADA - FRI. MAR. 18, 1853

DR. JAKWAY HEIRS- 75 0R SO OF THEM

( ? NEWS... ILLEGIBLE )

ADA FRI. MAR. 18, 1853

SAT. APR. 16

Thanks to Linda Brinkman for transcribing the information on this page into a digital format.


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