ELIZABETH “BETSEY” (GRANGER) MARBLE
Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble
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Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble gravestone
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B. March 22, 1791 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County MA
D: August 22, 1878 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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- Father: John Granger born December 12, 1764 in Westfield, Hampden County, MA, son of Aaron Granger (1736-1777) and Mary (Ward) Granger (?-1815); he served in the Revolutionary War; married Sarah “Sally” Morse; John died August 1812 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY; buried in Joy Cemetery, Joy, Wayne County, NY
- Mother: Sarah “Sally” (Morse) Granger born February 18, 1767 daughter of John and Joanna (Dewey) Moses; Sarah died January 6, 1850 in Lanesborough, Berkshire County, MA
- Husband: Levi Marble born May 10, 1790 in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, MA son of Ephraim Marble (1767-1825) and Anna (Dunham) Marble (1769-1832); married Elizabeth Granger on February 19, 1809 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY; Levi died March 4, 1874 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Levi Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Sarah Ann Marble born about 1810 in Ohio; Sarah died in Ohio, unmarried
- Amy (Marble) Morse born about 1815 in New York; married Enoch Morse (1807-1883) on February 7, 1835 in Cuyahoga County, OH, son of Enoch Death morse (1777-?) and Delila (Bartlett) Morse; Amy died March 10, 1890; Amy and Enoch are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL
According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines” compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; page 132:
ENOCH DEATH, b. 14 Dec. 1777; a Judge, lived in Sodus, N. Y. and Allen, Ohio; m. (1) DELILA BARTLETT, who d. 19 Nov. 1830; m (2) POLLY (BARTLETT) TOWER. A son by his first wife was Enoch, b. 12 May 1807, who lived at Fort Hill, Ill., and m. Amy Marble, dau. of Levi Marble, q. v.”
According to the Painesville Telegraph (Painesville OH) October 25, 1883:
“Death of Enoch Morse. Waukegan (Illinois) Gazette.
On Friday, October 12th, at the ripe age of seventy-six years, Enoch Morse died at his home in this city. He was a son of the late Judge Morse, of Wayne county, N.Y., and was born in Vienna N. Y., May 12th, 1807. In 1827 he removed to Ohio, and in 1834 was married to his present wife, who was a daughter of the late Levi Marble, Esq., subsequently a resident of this county. Mr. Morse was a pioneer in this county, having come here from Ohio in 1839, settling first upon his farm in the southwest part of the township of Avon. There he lived for some ten or twelve years, when he removed to Waukegan, which has since been his constant home except that he has once or more moved upon his farm for a short time. During his active years he followed the trade of a gunsmith. He was successful in his business, and accumulated a considerable amount of property, being the owner, at the time of his death of more than a section of valuable farming land in this county and of a fine homestead in this city. He was a robust, healthy man up to within two years ago, when he first stricken with paralysis. Since that time he has sustained two strokes, the last one on Monday last. The first ones prostrated him quite fully and confined him to the house for a few weeks, but he had regained his strength so far as to be able to walk over town and to do some light work. Even on Monday last he spent a considerable part of the day about the city, but that evening sustained the stroke which caused his death. He was conscious until near the close, but did not fully regain the power of speech, and failed throughout the week until Friday, when he died at about 11 o’clock in the forenoon. He lived respected and gained and retained the confidence and esteem of all who came to know him well through his long life. His sympathy for those in trouble was quick and practical, and there will be many besides those of his own family who will experience a sense of sorrow at the knowledge of his death. His wife and two children, Col. C. C. Morse, of Avon, and Mrs. Julia Fredericks, of this city, survive him. The funeral will be held from the family residence at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon. Deceased was a former resident of Painesville, and a brother of our townsmen, Messrs. Chauncey and Christopher Morse.”
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, April 7, 1886, page 4:
“Fort Hill Precinct – Lake County
I hear that Amy Morse will teach the Summer term at Fremont Center.”
3. Hannah (Marble) King born April 28, 1819 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married Chauncy King; Hannah died October 30, 1903 in Fox Lake, Lake County, IL; buried in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, WI.
According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, August 28, 1902, page 5:
“Mrs. Hannah King is very low at her home at Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Mrs. Marble has gone to care for her mother.”
According to the Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan WI) November 4, 1903:
“Death of Hannah King.
Mrs. Hannah King, widow of the late Chauncy King, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1903 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Con, Marble, at Fox Lake, Ill., of general debility, age 84 years, 60 months, and 6 days. The deceased was born in Willoughby, Ohio and moved to Wisconsin in 1949, locating at Oshkosh. Some 20 years or so later she moved to Sheboygan Falls where Mr. King died about twenty-two years ago, at their home a short distance west of the village on the Dye road. She has continued to reside here since, except an occasional period when she was at the home of Mrs. Marble.
She is survived by four children as follows: Mrs. Con. Marble, of Fox Lake, Ill.; and three sons, Levi, Clarence and Walton, of LaCrosse, Wis.
The remains were brought to Sheboygan Monday, afternoon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Marble, Mrs. Bottsford, a sister of the deceased, of Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Lovejoy, a niece of the late Mr. King, of Genosa Junction, Ill. Clarence King, Mrs. Levi King and Mrs. Walton King of LaCrosse, also met them at the depot in Sheboygan and the remains were taken direct to the Falls cemetery for burial. Rev. E. E. Dresser made a few remarks at the grave.”
4. George Marble (1820-1820); George died in infancy
5. Delilah (Marble) Seeber born May 20, 1821 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married Abraham I. “Abram” Seeber (1814-1897) on January 25, 1841 in Lake County, IL son of John William Seeber (1766-1851) and Elizabeth (Waldrath) Seeber (1777-1843); Delilah died April 14, 1903, in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Delilah (Marble) Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Abraham I. “Abram” Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
6. Otis L. Marble born July 5, 1823 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married (1) Elizabeth L. Crosby (1828-1855) on October 20, 1853 in Lake County, IL daughter of Thomas Baker Crosby (1793-1872) and Mary “Polly” (Salls) Crosby (1798-1879) (See section pertaining to Thomas Baker Crosby buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Elizabeth died May 16, 1855 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Elizabeth L. (Crosby) Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Otis married (2) Mrs. L. Elizabeth “Eliza” (Wood) Coleman (1832-1895) about 1859; Eliza was the widow of Milton Coleman (?-1857) and daughter of Jonathan Wood, also of Lake County, IL; Elizabeth died May 21, 1895 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI; she is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI; Otis died January 10, 1861 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Otis L. Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
7. Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman born November 14, 1828 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married James Clark Freeman (1828-1904), on August 9, 1850 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL as his first wife, son of Zebulon R. S. Freeman (?-1870) and Susan Freeman (1793-1883); Marie and James had one child: Shepard Freeman born 1853 in Illinois and died January 4, 1918 in Houston, Harris County, TX, spending most of his life in Wisconsin before becoming a government agent on the Keshena Indian Reservation and Menominee Indian Reservation; Marie died June 17, 1854 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); James Freeman married (2) Emily E. Granger (1837-1920) in 1857, daughter of Elisha Granger (1795-1847) and Sarah “Sally” (Granger) Granger (1798-1880) and cousin of Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman; Sarah was the sister of Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble; (See section pertaining to Sarah “Sally” (Granger) Granger buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); James was Captain of Company D, 32nd Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War, and pioneer and attorney in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI; James Clark Freeman and his second wife, Emily E. (Granger) Freeman are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI
8. Mary Helen (Marble) Huson born December 1829 in Willoughby, Cuyahoga County, OH; married Judson M. Huson (1819-1854) as his second wife on June 30, 1849 in Lake County, IL, son of Elijah Huson (1792-1860) and Alzada (Tyler) Huson (1796-1875); Mary died March 18, 1850 of consumption in Lake County, IL; (NOTE: The gravestone indicates 1849 as the year of death but the stone was erected some years after her death and in error); Judson married (1) Rhoda Ann Stafford about 1839; Rhoda was born December 18, 1822 in Dundee, Yates County, NY and died May 22, 1841 in Dundee, Yates County, NY ten days after the birth of her only child, Rhoda Ann Huson; Rhoda was buried at Dundee Old Baptist Cemetery, Dundee, Yates County, NY; he married (2) Mary Helen Marble; he married (3) Catherine Lawson Alvord on April 21, 1852 in Lake County, IL; after the death of Mary, Judson and his daughter, Ann, from his first wife lived with his younger sister, Louisa (Huson) Booth (1827-1883) and her husband, Marshal H. Booth (1812-1906) in Wauconda Township; Judson died November 15, 1854 at age 34: (See section pertaining to Mary Helen (Marble) Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Judson M. Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
9. Elizabeth Electa (Marble) Botsford born September 22, 1833 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, OH; married Captain Reuben Smith Botsford (1833-1918) on January 9, 1859 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL son of Reuben Lay Botsford (1806-1898) and Nellie Eliza (Smith) Botsford (1809-1894); Reuben was born July 31, 1833 in Albany, Albany County, NY and died August 21, 1918 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Captain Botsford was a Civil War veteran officer of Company F, 39th Illinois Infantry engaged in twenty-five battles; Elizabeth died May 27, 1910 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Elizabeth and Reuben are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL; According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines” compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; regarding Reuben Smith Botsford, pages 58-59:
“In 1854, the wider opportunities of the west called the family to Illinois, where an uncle, Jacob M. Botsford had previously settled. Early in the year the father came, and on August 6, 1854, the rest of the family landed at Dickinson’s Pier, Waukegan. A farm was secured in Fremont Township, near Fort Hill, and Reuben S. constructed the family home, a structure of wooden blocks. He also manufactured the primitive furniture. For the next few years he lived with his parents, still working at his trade, and erecting nearly all the pioneer buildings in the vicinity of Waukegan…
…He was married on January 9th, 1859, to Elizabeth E. Marble, daughter of Levi and Betsey (Granger) Marble, pioneers of Lake county, Illinois, who descended from distinguished ancestry. This estimable lady was born in Bedford, Ohio, September 22, 1833, and died at Waukegan, May, 1910. Seven children were born to this couple – three surviving – Otis M., president Botsford Lumber Company, of Winona, Minn.; Nellie E. Persons, and Anna D. Botsford, of Waukegan, Ill. Seven grandchildren survive, to wit; Mortimer and Reuben Botsford, of Waukegan; Marian, Blanche and Anna Persons, of Waukegan; Martha and Elizabeth Botsford, of Winona, Minn.”
According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines” compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; page 245:
“The following letter was written to Mrs. Reuben Smith Botsford, from Naperville, Ill., 24 Sept. 1911, by Mrs. Dorothea Morse (Granger) Wever, then aged 81 years:
“Your mother was the daughter of John and Sally Morse Granger, she being the daughter of John and Johann Dewey Morse.
This John Morse was in the Army during the War of the Revolution, living then in Mass. near Springfield. As proof of this, when driven by hunger to go out on a raid for food, with some of his Company, they brought in a beeve, with other things, which when slaughtered, he claimed one of the horns, as a trophy, and made a powder horn of it cutting his name, date &c. on it, with his jack knife. He carried or wore this powder horn during the rest of the time he was in the Army, at his death, the powder horn and musket he had used, became the property of his son, John Morse of Kirtland, Ohio, at his death the relics descended to John H. Morse, his son, of Painesville, Ohio (who married your grand mother’s sister Mary, they being own cousins) at his death the musket and horn were left in care of his son B. T. Morse of Cleveland, Ohio, for his son, J. Frank Morse, who was then but a youth.
It is over twenty-five years since I last saw the horn, so have forgotten the date on it.
My grandmother used to tell how her mother carded the wool, spun the yarn and wove the cloth to make garments for the soldiers of the Revolution.
That the younger children had to knit sock. Years have made me forget many little items that would be of interest now.”
According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines” compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; pages 84-85:
“OBITUARY OF MRS. REUBEN S. BOTSFORD
The light of glory-gates ajar has fallen upon the face of Elizabeth E. Botsford, and she has journeyed forth to meet her Maker face to face.
Elizabeth E. Marble was born in Bedford, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1833. She was the daughter of Levi Marble, a native of Conway, Mass., and Elizabeth Marble, whose maiden name was Granger and whose birthplace was Sodus, N. Y. In 1838 Levi Marble and family moved to this state. They were members of a large company of pioneers of Lake County who came by boat to Kenosha and secured government lands in northern Illinois. Levi Marble located at Fort Hill. Among these early settlers Mrs. Botsford has a host of friends. Not many, however, of the pioneers remain, and a few of them have lived in the county as long as did Mrs. Botsford, for she came here over 71 years ago.
The pioneer home of Levi and Elizabeth Marble was blessed by the birth of seven daughters and one son. Of this large family Mrs. Botsford was the last to pass away. She had a vivid memory of early family experiences and cherished the early family ties. Relatives came to her as to one whose acquaintance was widest and whose store of information about the early days seemed almost exhaustless.
As a child and young woman Mrs. Botsford received the educational training afforded by the public school and the old Waukegan Academy. On Jan. 9, 1859, she was married to Reuben S. Botsford, well known in the county since the Civil War shortly after which he was county sheriff. To Mr. and Mrs. Botsford were born seven children, Charles M., Otis M., Elizabeth, Levi, Nellie E., Anna D., and Reuben. Of these only three, Otis M. Betsford, Mrs. Nellie E. Persons and Miss Anna D. Botsford, together with their father, survive the mother and wife.
With the exception of 10 years passed in Dakota, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Botsford was in Waukegan continuously from almost the time of their marriage until she passed away. Her death occurred Friday, May 27, 1910, when she was 76 years, 8 months and 3 days old.
In the years of her womanhood Mrs. Botsford made confession of her faith in the Fort Hill Christian Church. She was a sincere Christian. Her ideals were high, her life was purposeful and in her home was ever the fragrance of her beautiful character. She made her home a source of blessing, and many, by reason of the benevolence of “Aunt Lib”, cherish as sacred the memory of her kindly deeds. All her years she kept a deep trust in her Maker, a loyalty to her Saviour and walked “wearing the white flower of the blameless life.”
The character of Mrs. Botsford revealed a certain richness of the years, the fruits of the spirit which have ripened as decade after decade passed by. That fruition of time, the sweetening of the cup of life, that mellowness of character which is the most precious possession of age, was hers. In her home circle Mrs. Botsford gave token of her energy, her intelligence and her ceaseless love. Was there toil? She did not hesitate. Were there burdens? She was strong. Was there sacrifice? She had the courage to endure. In every place where she came her vivacious cheer brought sunlight, her calmness and serenity gave good heart, her dignity and her ideals were a tribute to the worth of noble Christian womanhood. To her belonged these “more precious treasures which time cannot supply and the years cannot remove – Friendship, Virtue, Patience, Faith and Love.” the radiance of her life spoke the message of those last lines by Mrs. Oliphant:
On the edge of the world I lie, I lie
Happy and dying, and dazed and poor,
Looking up from the vast great floor
Of the infinite world that rises above
To God, and to Faith, and to Love, Love, Love.
What words have I to that world to speak,
Old and weary, and dazed and weak,
From the very low to the very high?
Only this – and this is all;
From the fresh green sod to the wide blue sky,
From Greatness to Weariness, Life to Death,
One God have we on whom to call;
One great bond from which none can fall;
Love below, which is life and breath,
And Love above which sustaineth all.
- Electa (Granger) Granger born February 10, 1786 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MA; married Noble Granger a veteran of the War of 1812; children of Electa and Noble were: (1) Norman Granger (1808-1884), (2) Apema Granger 1810-1848), (3) Milton H. Granger (1812-1901), (4) Elizabeth Granger (1814-?), (5) Eliza A. Granger (1817-1876), (6) Lucinda M. Granger (1819-1905), (7) Eli Dawson Granger (1822-1866), (8) John Miller Granger (1825-1913), (9) Jane Jay Granger (1828-1906), and (10) Benjamin Franklin Granger (1831-1912); Electa died May 19, 1848 in Wayne County, NY; buried in Sodus Rural Cemetery, Sodus, Wayne County, NY
- Alonzo Granger; born in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MA; married Polly Keisler on January 26, 1827 in Cuyahoga County, OH at Mayfield, Cuyahoga County, OH; Alonzo and Polly had child: Alvira Granger (1832-1850); Alonzo died September 23, 1842 killed repairing a bridge across the Chagrin River; buried in Mayfield Union Cemetery, Mayfield, Cuyahoga County, OH
- John Milton Granger born February 2, 1793 in Westfield, Hampden County, MA; married Sarah Havden (1796-1861) in 1818; there children were: (1) Augustus Granger (1819-1907), (2) John Granger (1821-1823), (3) Lucy Granger (1823-1845), (4) Anna Granger (1826-1841), (5) John Milton Granger (1828-1865), (6) Francis Hayden Granger (1830-1878), (7) Flavel Kingsley Granger (1823-1845) a resident of McHenry County, IL and buried in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry, McHenry County, IL, (8) Stephen White Granger (1834-1899), (9) Nathan Erastus Granger (1837-1863), (10) Flavia Augusta Granger (1839-1884); John died September 10, 1859 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY; John and Sarah are buried in Sodus Rural Cemetery, Sodus, Wayne County, NY
- Amy Granger born in Westfield, Hampden County, MA; Amy died young about 1800 in Westfield, Hampden County, MA
- Sarah “Sally” (Granger) Granger born January 22, 1798 in Westfield, Hampden County, MA; married Elisha Granger (1795-1846) 1821 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY; a resident in 1850 of Avon Township and 1860 of Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL; children born were (1) Charles Granger (1823-1904) married Betsey Horton (1824-1897), Charles and Betsey are buried in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL (2) Cordelia “Delia” (Granger) Blodgett, married Franklin Blodgett (1823-1898) (1824-1897), (3) Azel (Asel) Granger (1826-1872) a resident of Wauconda and Avon Townships, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Asel Granger buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery), (4) Noble Granger (1828-1853 a former resident of Avon Township, Lake County, IL and El Dorado County, CA), (5) Chauncey C. Granger (1830-1892) married Dorothy R. Hamilton in Lake County, IL, (6) Sgt. Alonzo L. Granger (1832-1916), married Helen Parker, (7) Albert Granger (1835-1836) in Sodus, Wayne Co, NY, (8) Emily E. Granger (1837-1920) married James Clark Freeman (1828-1904), (9) Dorleska E. Granger (1841-1922) resident of McHenry, McHenry County, IL; Sarah died 1880 (See section pertaining to Sarah (Granger) Granger buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Enoch Granger born November 14, 1801 in Marbletown, Ulster County, NY; married (1) Maria Smith (1809-1847) in 1820; married (2) Mary E. Granger (1816-1878); children from first wife: (1) Dorothea Granger (1831-?), (2) Selden Granger (1833-1920), (3) Marvin Smith Granger (1838-1925), and (4) Oscar E. Granger (1840-?); Enoch died July 6, 1882; Enoch and his second wife are buried in Joy Cemetery, Joy, Wayne County, NY; his first wife is buried in Old Mill Street Cemetery, Wayne County, NY.
- Mary Ward (Granger) Morse born November 25, 1803 in Marbletown, Ulster County, NY; married John Flavel Morse (1801-1884) on October 16, 1824 in Cuyahoga County, OH; their children were: (1) Sarepta Morse (1825-1850), (2) John Jay Morse (1827-1829), (3) Benjamin Franklin Morse (1829-1914), (4) Laura Aurelia Morse (1831-1892), (5) Sarah Jane “Matilda” Morse (1832-1832), (6) Mary Morse (1835-1837), (7) Temperance Morse, and (8) Edward Morse; Mary died in September 9, 1880; Mary and John are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Lake County, OH
- Orson Granger born January 18, 1808 in Phelps, Ontario County, NY; married Elizabeth Sheldon (1818-1903); their children were: (1) Serepta M. Granger (1840-1856), (2) Almira Elizabeth Granger (1842-1860), (3) John M. Granger, (4) Charlotte N. Granger (1846-?), (5) Chauncey Zachary Granger (1849-1916), (6) Orson E. Granger (1850-1917), (7) Marshall S. Granger (1854-1925), and (8) Austin B. Granger (1858-1937); Orson died January 16, 1890 in Brandon Gardens, Oakland County, MI; Orson and Elizabeth are buried in Oakwood-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oakwood, Oakland County, MI
- Johanna (Granger) Burnett born April 24, 1810 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY ; married Amzi Burnett (1808-1891); their children were: (1) Captain George Henry Burnett (1834-1923); buried in Pine View Memorial Park in Beach Park, Lake County, IL, (2) John M. Burnett (1835-1897); buried in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, Lake County, IL, (3) Philena (Burnett) Warner (1837-1936); buried in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, Lake County, IL, (4) Philetus Burnett (1837-?), (5) Almira (Burnett) Brewer (1840-1888), (6) Jerome B. Burnett (1842-1926); buried in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, Lake County, IL, (7) Charles Henry Burnett (1844-1849), (8) Freeman Herman Burnett (1847-1899); buried in Angola Cemetery, Lake Villa, Lake County, IL, and (9) Sarah M. Burnett (1850-1889); buried in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, Lake County, IL; Johanna died April 22, 1890 in Antioch, Lake County, IL; Johanna and Amzi are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, Lake County, IL
- Almira (Granger) Allen born 1813 in Westfield, Hampden County, MA; married Sidney Allen (1808-1880); Almira died January 14, 1850; buried in Joy Cemetery, Joy, Wayne County, NY