Lyon Cemetery, Town of Nelson, Madison County, NY
 
Field Check May 27 and 28, 1994 by Daniel H. Weiskotten
MNI = 141, names = 141, 1795 - 1908
(old lists include: Evans 1949, Meyer et al. c.1960)
posted 3/21/2000
 
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        The Lyon Cemetery has the oldest known burial of any of the cemeteries in the study area, that of Anna Constine, who died in 1795.  It is probable that she was buried elsewhere first before being reinterred here when the cemetery was formally established.  Seven others buried here died before 1814: Ira C. Alvord, Miriam Alvord, Mary Gillett, Benjamin Alvord, William Sims, Parsons C. Alvord, and Margaret Burden Griffiths.
        The cemetery is clear but tall grass has been allowed to grow up and the cemetery was difficult to inspect.  It is probable that many other fallen stones were not found.  The stones are in rows which are about 10 feet apart with the headstones at the west end of the grave and the stones are facing about half east and half west.
        There were many errors on the old lists.  Owen Evans (1949) missed 51 stones (that is more than 1/3 of all the stones in this cemetery!) and nearly half of his entries had errors (for example he read Mehitable Covel's name as "Hewet Abel Covel" and he misread many other letters and numbers).  He also dropped many married names from his list.  The list by Meyer & Scott was somewhat better and didn't miss as many, but there are still severe deficiencies in their work.
        Of the stones from the old lists 22 were not found in 1994: Ira Alvord, Ira B. Alvord, Laura Billings, William Covel, Betsey Griffith (1 and 2), Mary Griffith, Paul Griffith (2), Rhoda Griffith, Sally Hunt, Joseph Wesley Irish, Robert Irish (3) (may be Charles Irish), Sarah Lovina Irish, Moranda D. Johnson, John Lyon, Ruth Card Lyon, Nicholas Miles Jr., Daniel Reed, Henry Reed, John R. Savage, Betsey Shattuck, and Rebecca Tinslar.  The stones of Paul, Mary, and Betsey Griffith are listed in the c.1915 list of Erieville Cemetery, indicating that the compiler of the old list was in error in including them here.
        Six additional stones were found in the 1994 search: Susan Anthony (2), "Grandma" Bassett, Annie Burden, Sarah Burden, Patience E. Card, H______ Peek, and Maria Smith.
 

Those buried in the Lyon Cemetery include:

Alvord, Benjamin, Esq., died June __, 1809, age 73 years, Revolutionary War soldier.
Alvord, Cynthia, wife (2) of Ira Alvord, died March 8, 1835, age 49 years 10 months.
Alvord, Ira, died December 8, 1851, age 82 years, (stone not found in 1994, footstone "I.A." between Cynthia and Ira C. Alvord).
Alvord, Ira B., son of Benjamin and Rhoda E. Alvord, died March 12, 1831, age 8 months 21 days, (stone not found in 1994).
Alvord, Ira C., son of Ira and Miriam Alvord, died March 8, 1799, age 1 year 5 months.
Alvord, Miriam, consort (1) of Ira Alvord, died February 13, 1803, age 28 years 8 months.
Alvord, Parsons C., son of Ira and Cynthia Alvord, died June 3, 1811, age 6 years 3 months.
Anthony, Ann, consort of Joseph Anthony Jr., died September 24, 1842, age 33 years 8 months 13 days.
Anthony, Joseph, died August 31, 1830, age 68 years.
Anthony, Joseph Jr., died December 6, 1843, age 38 years 7 months 23 days.
Anthony, Susan (1), wife of Joseph Anthony, died (April 15, 1847, age 82 years), (stone smashed and rotten).
Anthony, Susan (2), died April 16, 1818, age 19 years.
Bassett, ______, (small stone marked "Grandma Bassett" near Bassett monument).
Bassett, Dency, wife of William Pitt Bassett, born 1789, died 1845, age not given.
Bassett, Sarah A., died June 12, 1876, age 54 years.
Bassett, William Pitt, born 1778, died 1832, age not given.
Bassett, William Riley, died May 9, 1904, age 78 years.
Benjamin, Henry A., son of G.H. and Sarah Benjamin, died February 26, 1854, age 1 year 10 months.
Benjamin, Willie T., son of G.H. and Sarah Benjamin, died September 9, 1870, age 1 year.
Biddlecom, Olive, daughter of C. and P. Burton, died June 8, 1883, age 78 years.
Billings, Laura, wife of Silas Billings, died April 1, 1832, age 26 years.
Brown, (maiden name), see Mary Brown White.
Burden, (maiden name), see Margaret Burden Griffiths
Burden, Asa, son of Sylvanus and Betsey Burden, born 1841, died January 14, 1844, age 3 years, (monument and stone).
Burden, ______, infant, son of Sylvanus and Betsey Burden, born 1846, died June __, 1846, age not given, (monument and stone).
Burden, Annie, wife of Elisha Burden, died January 1, 1884, age 34 years.
Burden, Betsey, wife of Sylvanus Burden, born 1806, died 1900, age not given.
Burden, George, son of Sylvanus and Betsey Burden, born 1831, died August 20, 1831, age 5 months, (monument and stone).
Burden, Ira, died September 17, 1871, age 71 years 7 months.
Burden, Isaac, died April 12, 1842, age 72 years.
Burden, Melinda, daughter of S. and Betsey Burden, born 1844, died October 29, 1869, age 16 years, (monument and stone).
Burden, Rosa, died August 15, 1869, age 27 years 7 months, (stone not found in 1994).
Burden, Sarah, daughter of Sylvanus and Betsey Burden, born 1823, died 1845, age not given
Burden, Susan, wife of Isaac Burden, died October 7, 1851, age 81 years.
Burden, Sylvanus, born 1795, died 1857, age not given.
Burton, (maiden name), see Olive Biddlecom.
Burton, Alma, died February 15, 1882, age 78 years.
Burton, Betsey E. Swader, wife of Joseph J. Burton, born 1821, died 1866, age not given.
Burton, Calvin W., died December 29, 1860, age 52 years.
Burton, Charles, died March 11, 1842, age 66 years, (stone and monument).
Burton, David D., born 1857, died 1908, age not given.
Burton, Hellen M., daughter of Freeborn T. and Sophrona Burton, died December 16, 1856, (age 17 years 11 months), broken through first name, age missing).
Burton, Johnie T., son of J.J. and B.E. Burton, born 1855, died April 23, 1858, age 3 years 6 months, (monument and stone).
Burton, Joseph J., born 1814, died 1899, age not given.
Burton, Laura Jane, died October 15, 1883, age 64 years.
Burton, Patience, wife of Charles Burton, died October 27, 1851, age 75 years, (monument and stone).
Burton, Phebe, died August 26, 1873, age 73 years.
Card, (maiden name), see Ruth Card Lyon.
Card, Abigail R., wife (2) of Williams Card, died May 18, 1866, age 78 years.
Card, Amy E. Anjeline, daughter of Burton and Hannah Card, died February 21, 1843, age 3 years 18 days.
Card, Lydia, wife (1) of William Card, died August 21, 1825, age 55 years.
Card, Patience E., daughter of Burton and Hannah Card, died August 31, 1846, age 18 years 1 month 11 days.
Card, William, died March 19, 1865, age 94 years 7 months.
Constine, Anna, wife of Daniel Constine, died May 15, 1795, age 33 years.
Constine, Daniel, died January 12, 1815, age 58 years.
Cook, Elizabeth, died October 27, 1838, age 28 years.
Cook, George, died November 10, 1827, age 55 years.
Covel, Mehitable, widow, daughter of Ebenezer and Cloe Lyon, died June 21, 1829, age 43 years.
Covel, William, died 1815, thrown from a horse, age not given, (stone not found in 1994).
Dennison, Abigail Griffiths, wife of Alva Dennison, born November 10, 1802, died December 23, 1840, age not given.
Dennison, Dwight, born 1836, died 1886, age not given.
Dennison, Mary Miles, wife of Dwight Dennison, born 1840, date of death and age not given.
Elmore, (maiden name), see Eliza B. Elmore Peek.
Elmore, Eliphalet, died August 12, 1850, age 72 years.
Elmore, Harriet, daughter of Eliphalet and Mabel Elmore, born June 30, 1817, died October 29, 1870, age not given.
Elmore, Mabel, wife of Eliphalet Elmore, died September 20, 1821, age 44 years 3 months, (stone not found in 1994, shale with spalled face?).
English, Phebe, wife of Samuel E. English, died December 11, 1824, age 24 years.
Freeborn, Euphrasia Jane, daughter of Stephen and Lucy Freeborn, died February 16, 1846, age not given.
Freeborn, Lucy, wife of Stephen Freeborn, died June 29, 1858, age 74 years 9 months.
Freeborn, Sarah, daughter of Stephen and Lucy Freeborn, died October 10, 1839, age 22 years.
Freeborn, Stephen, died May 29, 1852, age 76 years 13 days.
Gilbert, Lydia, wife of Theadore Gilbert, died May 1, 1837, age 69 years 3 months 24 days.
Gilbert, Theadore, died December 1, 1835, age 70 years 1 month 26 days.
Gordon, (maiden name), see Garrafelia Lyon Gordon Murphy.
Gordon, Franklin, died October 21, 1862, age 50 years.
Gordon, Margaret A., wife of Franklin Gordon, died December 14, 1862, age 27 years.
Griffiths, (maiden name), see Abigail Griffiths Dennison.
Griffith, Betsey (1), daughter of Isaac and Joanna Griffith, died July 6, 1850, age 22 years, (stone not found in 1994).
Griffith, Betsey (2), daughter of Paul (2) and Mary Griffith, died April 7, 1872, age 20 years, (stone not found in 1994, older list records it in Erieville Cemetery).
Griffith, Isaac, died March 2, 1860, age 74 years.
Griffiths, Joanna, wife of Isaac Griffiths, died February 24, 1876, age 87 years.
Griffiths, Margaret Burden, wife of Paul Griffiths (1), born June 3, 1763, died February 2, 1812, age not given.
Griffith, Mary, wife of Paul Griffith (2), died September 23, 1893, age 67 years, (stone not found in 1994, older list records it in Erieville Cemetery).
Griffith, Otis, born 1800, died 1863, age not given.
Griffiths, Paul (1), born May 28, 1762, died January 2, 1857, age not given, Revolutionary War soldier.
Griffith, Paul (2), died March 24, 1870, age 43 years, (stone not found in 1994, older list records it in Erieville Cemetery).
Griffith, Rhoda, daughter of Isaac and Joanna Griffith, died May 27, 1841, age 14 years, (stone not found in 1994).
Grigg, Mercy A., wife of Samuel Grigg, died June 30, 1842, age 58 years, (top of stone missing).
Grover, Juliaett, daughter of Nelson and Tirzah Grover, died February 20, 1847, age 18 years.
Harris, William, died August 22, 1866, age 78 years 5 months.
Howard, Louisa Kent, wife of Hiram Howard, died March 27, 1845, age 34 years.
Hunt, Sally, wife of Silas Hunt, died February 11, 1871, age 88 years, (stone not found in 1994).
Hunt, Silas A., died October 20, 1834, age 43 years.
Irish, Charles, son of George and Malinda Irish, died December 18, 1847, age 1 year 1 month 12 days.
Irish, Franklin R., son of George and Malinda Irish, died December 11, 1853, age 4 years 9 months 8 days.
Irish, George, died May 10, 1867, age 62 years 1 month 5 days.
Irish, Hannah (1), wife of Robert Irish (1), died January 4, 1845, age 75 years 10 months 8 days.
Irish, Hannah (2), wife (1) of Joseph C. Irish, died February 7, 1837, age 23 years 9 months 15 days.
Irish, Joseph C., Capt., died February 17, 1869, age 57 years.
Irish, Joseph Wesley, son of George and Malinda Irish, died November 28, 1841, age 4 years 8 months, (stone not found in 1994).
Irish, Robert (1), died September 13, 1856, age 83 years 3 months 25 days.
Irish, Robert Jr. (2), died February 28, 1823, age 20 years.
Irish, Robert (3), son of George and Malinda Irish, died December 19, 1847, age __, (stone not found in 1994, see Charles Irish, died December 18, 1847).
Irish, Sarah Lovina, daughter of Joseph C. and Sarah M. Irish, died October 20, 1841, age 1 year 3 months, (stone not found in 1994).
Irish, Sarah M., wife (2) of Joseph C. Irish, died June 20, 1885, age 69 years.
Johnson, Miranda D., (no data given), (stone not found in 1994).
Kent, (maiden name) see Louisa Kent Howard.
Lyon, (maiden name), see Garrofelia Lyon Gordon Murphy.
Lyon, (maiden name), see Mehitable Covel.
Lyon, Cloe, wife of Ebenezer Lyon, died February 6, 1849, age 84 years.
Lyon, Ebenezer, Esq., died April 1, 1829, age 65 years, Revolutionary War soldier, (new stone adds: born 1765, first Supervisor Town of Nelson, 1807).
Lyon, Eliphus, died March 11, 1866, age 67 years.
Lyon, John (1), died May 26, 1832, age 85 years, Revolutionary War soldier, (stone not found in 1994).
Lyon, John (2), born 1804, died 1848, age not given.
Lyon, Mary Ann, wife of Eliphus Lyon, died February 27, 1868, age 64 years 5 months 29 days.
Lyon, Ruth Card, wife of John Lyon (2), born 1804, died 1848, (stone not found in 1994, dates might be wrong as they are the same as her husband's).
Mann, Abiathar, died January 27, 1866, age 80 years.
Mann, Phebe, wife of Abiathar Mann, died March 17, 1869, age 73 years.
Miles, (maiden name), see Mary Miles Dennison.
Miles, Almon, died May 7, 1832, age 23 years.
Miles, Henry A., son of Landon and Sarah E. Miles, died November 5, 1867, age 25 years.
Miles, Landon, born 1816, died 1886, age not given.
Miles, Mary, daughter of Nicholas and Sally Miles, died June 4, 1835, age 15 years, (stone broken through date).
Miles, Nicholas, died May 14, 1838, age (52 or 53) years, (stone broken through age).
Miles, Nicholas Jr., died August 5, 1848, age 21 years 8 months 15 days, (stone not found in 1994).
Miles, Sarah E., wife of Landon Miles, born 1816, died 1897, age not given.
Mullner, Laura, wife of James Mullner Jr., died April 30, 1854, age 39 years 5 months.
Murphy, Garrafelia Lyon Gordon, wife of James Murphy, born 1860, died 1889, age not given.
Peek, Eliza E. Elmore, wife of George Peek, died August 1, 1904, age 75 years 10 months.
Peek, George H., died May 3, 1890, age 66 years.
Peek, H______, (footstone "H.P." found in 1994, next to Joseph Peek).
Peak, Joseph, died April 3, 1858, age 87 years.
Peek, Katie E., daughter of George H. and Eliza Peek, died May 14, 1883, age 25 years.
Reed, Daniel, died February 27, 1869, age c.40 years, (stone not found in 1994).
Reed, Helen M., wife of Harvey Reed, died March 15, 1870, age 30 years 2 months.
Reed, Henry, infant son of Levi T. and V.M. Reed, (date of death not given), age 4 months 21 days, (stone not found in 1994).
Savage, Abigail, wife (2) of John Savage, died December 22, 1826, age 35 years.
Savage, Amy, wife (1) of John Savage, died July 2, 1818, age 26 years.
Savage, Helen O., daughter of John and Patience Savage, died September 25, 1836, age 2 years 2 months.
Savage, John, died November 17, 1870, age 86 years.
Savage, John R., died August __, ____, age 2 years 2 months, (stone not found in 1994).
Savage, Patience, wife (3) of John Savage, died April 23, 1872, age 75 years.
Shattuck, Betsey, died May 11, 1852, age 78 years, (stone not found in 1994).
Shattuck, Joel, died May 7, 1875, age 71 years.
Shattuck, Lydia A., wife of Joel Shattuck, died July 16, 1869, age 62 years 8 months.
Shattuck, M. Winnie, daughter of Albert P. and Marilla E. Shattuck, died May 10, 1870, age 1 year 11 months.
Shattuck, Nathaniel (1), died June 10, 1828, age 56 years, on new monument: "his wife was Betsey Burden, sister of Isaac Burden, The children were Joel and Smith Shattuck, Nathaniel was original purchaser of central one third part of Lot No. 126 in the Town of Nelson in 1810."
Shattuck, Nathaniel (2), died January 18, 1880, age 45 years.
Shattuck, Smith, died October 7, 1869, age 60 years.
Shattuck, Victoria A., wife of Nathaniel Shattuck (2), died February 14, 1882, age 34 years.
Sims, William, son of William and Deborah Sims, died December 14, 1809, age 8 months, (face spalled off of stone).
Smith, Caleb, died May 27, 1866, age 87 years.
Smith, Maria, died July 22, 1867, age 32 years.
Swader, (maiden name), see Betsey E. Swader Burton.
Taber, Lucy, daughter of Phillip and Mary Taber, died September 28, 1861, age 74 years 10 days.
Taber, Mary, wife of Phillip Taber, died June 10, 1848, age 96 years 2 months 18 days.
Taber, Mary Hellen, daughter of John B. and Mary R. Taber, died April 26, 1850, age 6 years 3 months 11 days.
Taber, Phillip, died March 14, 1827, age 80 years 5 months 8 days, Revolutionary War soldier.
Thomas, E.W., died December 16, 1858, age 27 years.
Tinslar (Tinsler), James, died February 13, 1827, age 64 years.
Tinslar (Tinsler), Rebecca, daughter of James and Sylvia Tinslar, died April 14, 1825, age 22 years, (stone not found in 1994).
White, Joseph, died December 8, 1820, age 72 years.
White, Mary Brown, wife of Joseph H. White, died September 18, 1839, (age 90 years,) (bottom of stone buried).
 

END of Lyon Cemetery list compiled by Daniel H. Weiskotten