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Briggs Family Cemetery

Location: Brown Road, West Danby, New York
Directions: From the junction of Routes 34/96 and 13 south of Ithaca, travel 3.8 miles south on Route 34/96 to Brown Road. Turn left onto Brown Road and continue an additional 1.9 miles. The cemetery is located on the west side of Brown Road, among the trees, and on top of a knoll with a large pine tree in the front of the cemetery. There is no drive or entryway.

In Summer 2000, when this cemetery was walked, there were three or four broken stones; Two had what looked to be inscriptions but they were too faint and worn to read.

Town of Danby, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive
This record is as complete as possible at this time.

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photograph of cemetery
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(Photos by Cheryl Hall)

Please use Notes as a guide only!

 

Surname Given Name(s) Date(s)/Age Notes
Briggs David S. veteran's flag March 16, 1864, ae 50y Civil War, Co. A, 109 Regt. N.Y.S.V. Died at Alexander, VA. (inscribed on headstone)
Briggs Juliaett A., dau. of D.S. & M.A. Briggs Sept. 21, 1850, ae 4y 7mo's name on same stone as Franklin J. Briggs
Briggs Franklin J., son of D.S. & M.A. Briggs Sept. 21, 1850, ae 18 mo's name on same stone as Juliaett A. Briggs
Briggs Margaret A., dau. of D.S. & M.A. Briggs April 6, 1839, ae 20 mo's none
Briggs Margaret A., dau. of D.S. & M.A. Briggs April 6, 1839, ae 20 mo's none
Briggs Willie J., son of James I. & Cordelia A. Briggs Jan. 22, 1864 ae 20 mo's 3d none
Briggs Frank, son of James & Cordelia Briggs May 30, 1860, ae 9y 9mo's 16d He is an angel now
With golden plumage on
While thou art desolute
To think that he is gone
Briggs Betsey, w/o James Briggs Dec. 14, 1867, ae 80y Gone Home
There is Rest for the Weary
Briggs James May 9, 1881, ae 94y Gone Home
Father is At Rest
Hayward Wm. Henry, son of Harry & Lucina Hayward d. oct. 7, 1861 ae 4y 9m 28d none
Hayward Leonard, son of Harry & Lucina Hayward d. Oct. 21, 1861, ae 15y 7d none
Note: there is also a foot marker with the initials I.B. on it. The foot marker is next to a headstone base, but the headstone is gone. It is unknown who is buried in that spot.

Thank you Sarah (Christofferson) McKane and Cheryl Hall for locating and recording this cemetery (summer 2000).
We would like to thank Alan Chaffee for sharing a few corrections.

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