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12, 1823, age 31 years, 7 months.

" Death is a debt to nature due,
Which I have paid and so must you."
(Zacharia Derbyshire married for a second wife Hannah
Williamson, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Ostrander)

Mrs. Hannah (Williamson), wife of Zachariah Derby-
shire. Died September 17, 1834, age 30 years, 3 months,
17 days.

" I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith, thenceforth there is a crown of right-
Laid up for me which the Lrord, the Righteous Judge,
Shall give to me at that last day."

James, son of Zachariah and Hannah (Williamson)
Derbyshire. Died August 4, 1827, age 4 years, 4 days.



William Derbin, Private Co. " B," 3rd N. Y. Artillery.
War 1861. Died June 25, 1888, age 61 years.
(Mr. Derbin was an Englishman.)

(Thorn Hill.)


Fannie, daughter of Leroy A. and W. D. Dibble. Died
April 2, 1865, age 1 year, 3 months.



Warren Doolittle. Died August 6, 1884, age 72 years.)
(Warren Doolittle was bom in Wallingford, Conn.,
September 13, 1812, and married Ruth L. Stacy of North
Haven, Conn., October 5, 1834, and by her had four chil-
dren : Gilbert M., born September 1, 1835, and died July 2,
1843; Millicent C, bom December 20, 1839, died January


25, 1840; Ellen M., born June 1, 1844; and Gilbert M., bom
April 14, 1846. The two latter are now residing at Boro-
dino, N. Y. Mr. Doolittle, about 1840, moved from Walling-
ford, where he was bom ,to Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y.,
where he remained until the Fall of 1841, and then came to
Borodino, where he remained until the time of his decease.
Early in life he joined the Baptist Church in his native
place, and after coming to this town united with the First
Baptist Church of Marcellus, at Thorn Hill, and there held
the office of Deacon twenty-nine years. He was first a
Democrat, but on the organization of the Republican party
identified himself with that organization. He was an active
and useful citizen, and generally respected. Mrs. Doolittle
died in 1900.)

(Thom Hill.)
Gilbert M., son of Warren and Ruth L. (Stacy) Doo-
little. Born 1835, died in 1843.

(Thom Hill.)


Sarah (Wood), wife of Warren Doty. Died July 31,
1862, age 90 years, 2 months, 18 days.

(Warren Doty, son of Samuel and Mercy Doty, was bom
at Saybrook, Conn., April 23, 1768, and died at Martins-
burgh, Lewis Co., N. Y., in 1807. He was of the sixth
generation, in line of descent from Edward Doty, who came
to Plymouth, Mass., in 1620, in the ship " Mayflower," as
follows: Edward, Edward, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel War-
ren. (See Doty genealogy.) He married at Stephentown,
N. Y. Sarah Wood, bora at Cherry Valley, N. Y., March
13, 1772, and by her had five children : Reuben, Diana, Silas,
Willard and Mercy; of whom Williard only settled in this


Willard Doty (son of Warren and Sarah (Wood) Doty.
Died March 13, 1882, age 83 years, 8 months, 9 daj^s.

(He was born in Lowville, Lewis Co., N. Y., July 4, 1798,
and came early to Spafford, where he married (1) Decem-
ber 11, 1817, Achsah Bacon, daughter of Amos and Abigail
(Cody) Bacon, and second, Sarah Jane Eliot, widow of
David Ripley, and daughter of Elias and Charity (Warner)
Eliot. He had no issue by his second wife, but by the first


had: Abigail, bom December 11, 1818, married John W.
Eadie, son of James and Martha (Smith) Eadie, March 15,
1843; Warren, bom January 21, 1821, married March 15,
1843, Emily Tinkham, daughter of Russel and Mary (Cook)
Tinkham, (they had four children: Orlando, born March
27, 1846, married March 27, 1872, Maria Scribner, no living
issue; Willard R., bom June 18, 1847, married September
15, 1859, Jennette Maxson, daughter of Henry (" Dork ")
Maxson, has two children, Rollo and Nellie, the latter mar-
ried William Barber; Mary A., bom March 6, 1849, married
February 15, 1870, Willard Norton, son of Erastus and
Mary (Isdell) Norton, has one daughter, Angeline; and
Sarah, bom August 26, 1854, married June 4, 1872, John
Robinson son of Peter ;) Sejmiour, born Jefferson Co., N. Y.,
April 3, 1823, died Sept. 10, 1862, married in Spafford,
October 10, 1852, Emily Isdell, born in Saratoga Co., Janu-
ary 15, 1828, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Harris) Isdell,
she died April 10, 1864, no issue; Caroline, bom in Lewis
County, August 7, 1825, married John Cleveland, son of
Benajah and Mary (Clark) Cleveland, February 8, 1860,
and has one child Emeline, (Lina), bom October 6, 1865,
married Irving Harrington, son of Alfred G. and Vestelina
E. (Wood worth) Harrington ; Emeline, born Lewis County,
December 12, 1827, died October 24, 1862, at Spafford, un-
married ; Willard, Jr., bom March 16, 1830, killed by a run-
away horse September 15, 1846 ; and Orphana, born March
26, 1834, died May 31st, 1898, married James Hill, son of
Alexander and Ann (Kenyon) Hill.)


Achsah (Bacon) , wife of Willard Doty. Died November
5, 1862, age 67 years, 27 days.

" Verily there is rest for the righteous."


Emeline, daughter of Willard and Achsah (Bacon)
Doty. Died October 24, 1862, age 34 years, 9 months, 13
(She died unmarried.)


Willard, Jr., son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty.
Died September 15, 1846, age 16 years, 6 months.

(He was accidentally killed by a runaway horse.)



Seymour Doty, (son of Willard and Achsah (Bacon)
Doty. Died September 10, 1862, age 39 years, 5 months, 7

(He married Emily Isdell, daughter of Andrew and
Mary (Harris) Isdell. He was born in Jefferson County,
N. Y., April 3, 1823. No issue.)

Emily Isdell, wife of Seymour Doty. Died April 12,
1864, age 26 years, 2 months, 27 days.

(She was born in Saratoga County, N. Y., January 15,
1828. No issue.)

Lottie S., daughter of Willard and Jennette (Maxson)
Doty. Died December 14, 1877, age 4 weeks.
" Sweetly sleeping in Jesus."
(Willard Doty, son of Warren and Emily (Tinkham)
Doty, married Jennette Maxson, daughter of Henry
(" Dork") Maxson.)

(Cold Brook.)
Lovedy E., daughter of Willard and Jennette (Maxson)
Doty. Died April 15, 1879, age 1 year, 5 months.
" Sleep on and take thy rest."

(Cold Brook.)


Caroline M., our mother, wife of Thaddeus Dunbar.
Died June 12, 1845, age 39 years, 4 months.
" Angels have called thee from us, have piloted thee home.
Oh ! from our sore bereavement may true submission come.
Pen cannot paint our sorrows, nor words our anguish tell,
How can we dearest Mother, how can we say farewell."

(Thaddeus Dunbar married (1) Caroline M., and (2)
Eliza Williamson, daughter of Cornelius and Eliza (Os-
trander) Williamson.)



James Eadie, a native of Scotland. Died November 2,
1839, age 79 years, 6 months.

(Mr. Eadie first settled in Albany, N. Y., where he
married Martha Smith, a native of that place. From there


he moved to Rensselaerville, Rensselaer County, N. Y., and
from there to this town, where, after a short stay in the
Marecllus end, he finally in 1829, settled on Lot 11, Tully,
on the Saneateles and Homer Road, and there continued
until his decease. By his wife, Martha Smith, he had the
following- children : Elizabeth, married David Jenkins, Syra-
cuse, N. Y. ; Margaret, married (1) Luther Manley, and (2)
Truman Skeels; Jerusha, married James H. Fitzgerald;
Daniel S., married Matilda Cowan and went to Chautauqua
County, N. Y., where he died; James, Jr., married Zeruah
Monk ; John W., married Abigail Doty, daughter of Willard
and Achsah (Bacon) Doty; Delila, married Shubal Waldo
of Aurora, N. Y.; Sarah A., married Joel C. Woodworth,
son of James and Hannah (Fish) Woodworth; Euphemia,
married David Wiltsie; Charlotte, married John Wiltsie;
both Wiltsie families are of Panama, Chautauqua County,
N. Y. ; Mr. Eadie, while residing in Albany, followed mer-
cantile pursuits, but in this town was a farmer.)

Martha (Smith), wife of James Eadie. Died October
11, 1853, age 77 years.

Margaret, (wife of Truman Skeels), and daughter of
James and Martha (Smith) Eadie. Died June 18, 1857, age
58 years, 9 months, 27 days.

James Eadie, Jr. (son of James and Martha (Smith)
Eadie. Died May 27, 1879, age 60 years, 11 months, 11

" He is not dead but sleepeth."
(James Eadie, Jr., married Zeruah Monk, and by her
had two sons and three daughters: Frank married Eva A.
Bass, daughter of Wliliam and Catherine (Eglin) Bass;
Charles A. Eadie, Angeline, Anise and Alice.)

Zeruah (Monk), wife of James Eadie, Jr. Died Nov-
ember 4, 1881, age 56 years, 3 months, 14 days.


John W. Eadie, son of James and Martha (Smith)

Eadie. Died October 20, 1873, age 57 years. (No stone.)

(John W. Eadie married Abigail Doty, daughter of

Willard and Achsah (Bacon) Doty, and by her had the


following children: Caroline, married Sylvenus A. Chur-
chill, son of Chauncey and Catherine (Merry) Churchill;
Achsah, married Caleb W. Churchill, son of Chauncey and
Catherine (Merry) Churchill; Mary, Ella, Nettie, Sarah
Elesebert, Willard Eadie, and Martha Eadie, who died

Abigail Doty, wife of John W. Eadie. Died January 8,
1899, age 82 years. (No stone.)

Martha, daughter of John W. and Abigail (Doty) Eadie.
Died March 22, 1849, age 2 years, 6 months, 7 days.

Peter, son of David S. and Mathilda (Cowan) Eadie.
Died May 26, 1849, age 22 years, 21 days.

(David S. Eadie, son of James and Martha Smith Eadie,
married Matilda Cowan.)

Frank Eadie, son of James, Jr., and Zeruah (Monk)
Eadie. Born September 4, 1852, died in 1895.

(Frank Eadie married Eva A. Bass, daughter of William
and Catherine (Eglin) Bass, bom in Hamilton County,
N. Y., and by her had one daughter, Linnie, bom September
6, 1885. At the time of his decease he was a merchant in
the Village of Borodino.)

Eva A. (Bass), wife of Frank Eadie. Born in 1855,
(living in 1899.)



In memory of David Earl. Died August 16, 1818, age
66 years.

(In his will, dated May 22, 1818, and probated October
19, 1818. he mentions his wife Anna Earl, and the following
children; William, married Polly Pitts; Nathaniel; David;
Peter; Rebecca, married Aaron Bearse, second wife;Mary;
and Anna Gordon.)

(Thorn Hill.)

Anna Earl, relict of David Earl. Died February 2,
1843, age 86 years.

(Thom Hill.)


David Earl, Jr. (son of David and Anna Earl). Died
March 1, 1838, age 56 years.

(Thorn Hill.)

William Earl, (son of David and Anna Earl). Diea
July 1, 1873, age 75 years, 6 months.

William Earl, by his wife Polly Pitts, had the following
children: Shepard, married Emeline Smith, daughter of
Jared and Rhoda (Harvey) Smith; Ulyssa, married Ed-
ward Weston, son of Edmund C. and Clarinda (Rathbone)
Weston ; Sarah, married Henry Weston, son of Edmund C.
and Clarinda (Rathbone) Weston, her husband is now
deceased and she resides in Spafford; Anna, married
Thomas W. Burns, son of Felix and Elizabeth (Wallace)
Burns, her husband is now deceased; David, and William
P. Earl, both died young and are buried at Thorn Hill. The
Earls and Pitts both originally came from the Town of
Onondaga, N. Y.)

(Thorn Hill.)

Polly (Pitts), wife of William Earl. Died April 26,
1889, age 86 years, 8 months.

(Thorn Hill.)

In memory of David, son of William and Polly (Pitts)
Earl. Died August 6, 1827, age 4 years, 7 months.

(Thorn Hill.)

William P., son of William and Polly (Pitts) Earl. Died
April 5, 1842, age 15 years, 4 months, 17 days.

(Thorn Hill.)

Other Earls at Thorn Hill.


Sylvanus Eddy. Died September 2, 1852, age 64 years.
" Weep not for me, my companion and children dear.
But prepare to meet me in Heaven."
(Mr. Eddy, at the time of his decease, was residing on
the west side of the road, leading from the residence of Col.
Hutchens to Edwin S. Edwards, on Lot 22, Tully. ' His wife,
whose name is not known, died in Auburn, N. Y. Among
his children were : Sylvanus, Jr., married Sarah A. Knight
(who died on the east side of Otisco Lake, in the town of
Otisco, and who in her will, dated February 12, 1874, pro-
bated July 10, 1886, mentions the following children : Asa ;


Mercy P. Eddy; Mary Lewis, and one grandson: William J.
Eddy, son of Myron Eddy, deceased) ; Samuel, who resided
in Auburn, N. Y. ; Martin; Lovina, married Washington
Babcock; Catherine; Mary; and perhaps others who died


Richard M. Eddy. Died April 20, 1875, age 57 years,
11 months, 4 days.

(He married Rich, daughter of Dorr and Anna

(Becker) Rich. They came from Washington County,
N. Y.

Mary A., his wife, died January 31, 1848, age 76 years,
2 months.


Seth Eddy. Died June 19, 1839, age 65 years.

(Seth Eddy came to this town from Floyd, Oneida Co.,
N. Y. By his wife Terzy he had the following children:
Theron ; Edwin, married Adeline Berry, daughter of Jona-
than and Thankful Berry ; Lilley (or Amelia), married Wil-
liam Wallace, son of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wallace ; and
Olive, married Morgan Wallace, son of Daniel and Mary
(Low) Wallace.


Sophia B., daughter of Edwin and Adeline (Berry)
Eddy. Died March 5, 1873, age 22 years.

(Edwin Eddy and his wife, Adeline Berry, are both
dead, and buried in this cemetery.) (No stone at the
graves of Ed^vin and Adeline.)


Orrin Eddy. Died August 26, 1897, age 88 years. (No

(He came to this town from near Fort George, N. Y.,
and married Harriet Streeter, daughter of Alexander R.
and Susan (Carpenter) Streeter. He had by her one son:
Orrin F. Eddy, who married (1) Nettie Smith, and (2)
Harriet Alvord, daughter of Shubel Alvord of Scott, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Eddy also had an adopted daughter,
Sarah A. Baker, daughter of Ashbel and Sarah A.
(Streeter) Baker, who married Roland Rollo of Sennett,
N. Y. Mr. Eddy was living with his adopted daughter in


Sennett at the time of his decease. He was a blacksmith by-
trade, a Republican in politics, and much respected.)

Harriet (Streeter), wife of Orrin Eddy. Died March
31, 1872, age 52 years, 5 months.

Nettie (Smith), wife of Orrin F. Eddy. Died October
7, 1852, age 34 years, 10 months, 3 days.

(Harriet Alvord, the second wife of Orrin F. Eddy, died
at Scott, N. Y., January 19, 1890.)

Julia Ann, daughter of John and Fanny (Williams)
Eddy. Died October 31, 1840, age 5 years, 2 months.

(John Eddy, by his wife Fanny, besides Julia Ann, above
mentioned, had other children, among whom were: John,
Jr., and Deborah B., who married Washington Wallace, son
of Daniel and Mary (Low) Wallace. John Eddy and his
wife moved away from Spafford.)



Edwin Seymour Edwards, son of Solomon and Abigail
Edwards. Born in Skaneateles, N. Y., March 30, 1806.
Died in Spafford, September 23, 1890.

(Edwin S. Edwards married April 24, 1832, Ruth Coon,
daughter of David and Phebe (Van Camp) Coon, and by
her had the following children : Julius A., born December
2, 1833, married Esther Lowery. She died March 7„ 1894,
and was buried in Spafford Cemetery, they had one son,
Edwin W. Edwards, who married Jennette B. Haskins, and
have one daughter, Julius now resides with his son near
Preble, N. Y.; Edwin D., born October 13, 1838, married
Charlotte C. Adkins, and has one son and one daughter
living, having had three other children who died young,
resides in Syracuse, N. Y. ; and John Orlando, born January
25, 1842, died June 30, 1843. Mr. Edwards was a farmer,
but read and practiced medicine. He was Supervisor of
this town in 1861-3, Overseer of the Poor in 1848-9, besides
at different times holding other minor town offices. He
was frequently called upon to act as executor and adminis-
trator in the settlement of estates, and was generally re-


spected by his townspeople. He and his wife were members
of the M. E. Church, in which society Mr. Edwards was for
a long time the chorister of the choir, and superintendent
of the Sunday School. He was descended from Alexander
Edwards, who came from Wales in 1640, and settled early
in Springfield, Mass., as follows : Edwin, Solomon, Solomon,
Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Alexander. (No stone.)

Ruth Coon, wife of Edwin S. Edwards. Born December
22, 1805, died in Spafford. (No stone.)

John 0., son of Edwin S. and Ruth (Coon) Edwards.
Died June 30, 1843, age 1 year, 5 months, 5 days.
" Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not
For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

Esther Lowery, wife of Julius A. Edwards. Died March
7, 1894, age 52 years. (No stone.)

(Julius and his wife Esther had one son, Edwin W.
Edwards, who married Jennette B. Haskins, and has one


Ebenezer Edwards, son of Solomon and Catherine

(Clark) Edwards. Died January 11, 1830, age 52 years.

" Come hither mortal, cast an eye

And go thy way and prepare to die."

(Ebenezer Edwards was an uncle of Edwin S. Edwards.

In his will, dated December 15, 1829, and probated April 10,

1830, he mentions his wife, Sybel Edwards, his adopted

daughter Calista Mead, and his children : William ; Solomon ;

Sereno; and Polly Edwards. The branch of the Edwards

family through which Ebenezer and his nephew, Edwin S.

Edwards, trace their descent from Alexander Edwards, the

emigrant ancestor, came to Skaneateles from Nothampton,

Mass., in the year 1809: Ebenezer, Solomon, Ebenezer,

Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Alexander.)

(Thorn Hill.)


Dea Benjamin Eggleston, left us January 9, 1868, in the
full assurance of a blissful immortality, through Christ his
Saviour, age 85 years.


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