HELEN LESLIE JOSLYN
Submitted by Kathy Crowell
Syracuse Daily Journal, November 24, 1863, p. 4:
"Died. Joslin - In Fayetteville, Nov. 23d, Helen L. Joslin,
wife of Dr. Hezekiah Joslin, of this city, aged 71 years and 24 days. Funeral
services in Fayetteville, from the residence of H. H. Gage, Esq., on Thursday,
Nov. 26th, at 9 o'clock A.M. The remains will be taken to Cicero for interment."
Dwight Bruce (Onondaga's Centennial, Vol. I. Boston: The Boston
History Co., 1896, pp 296-297) writes an interesting account of Helen and
her husband in which he notes that following their marriage: "They
began housekeeping in a style quite beyond that of the ordinary pioneer.
Mrs. Joslyn was a fine musician, and besides carpets and handsome furniture,
possessed a piano, the first or one of the first in Onondaga county. It
was made in London by G. Astor, a brother of John Jacob Astor, and is now
in the possession of Dr. Joslyn's daughter, Mrs. Matilda Joslyn Gage, of
to Obituaries page.
18 February 1998