Lock Pit Cemetery

Town of Galen

Wayne County, NY

Lock Pit Cemetery

Photograph Contributed by and
© 2005 Daryl VerStreate Jr. and Amanda VerStreate

List revised May 1956. Located on a winding road South East of the bridge which crosses the N.Y.C.R.R., East of Clyde village.

2005 Driving Directions - Rte. 31 East out of Clyde. Pass Messner Cemetery and make Right onto Brown Rd. and left onto Lockpit Rd. Follow around bend. About 3/10 mile up road on left hand side. Just after Farmer's Road heading into their field.

BUTTS Coonrad Sep. 6, 1796 - Sep. 12, 1847
BUTTS Sophia Apr. 10, 1809 - Aug. 31, 1842
CHASE John Artemas son Charles &Sarah d. Oct. 13, 1851, 2y 2m
CONKLIN Abram H. d. Nov. 29, 1851, 29y
CONKLIN Harriet JONES, wife 1825 -
CONKLIN Tunis d. Aug. 29, 1849, 66-1-28
CONKLIN Jerusha HAWLEY wf. b. Conn. 1788 - 1867
CONKLIN Chauncey J. son d. Jun.25, 1853, 41y 7m
DIBELL Nellie E. dau N. &P.E. d. May 25, 1865, 8y
FEE William d. Mar. 23, 1860, 24y
FEE James d. Oct. 28, 1863, 64 y
FULLER Artemas d. May 26, 1848, 43-7-22
FULLER William d. Nov. 29, 1857, 29y
FULLER Henry d. Jul. 29, 1850, 9-6-4 Parents: Artemas &Lucinda
GOSS Phebe A. dau James &Hannah d. Sep.20, 1858, 4m
GOSS Lydia dau J.W. &H. age gone.
HOPKINS Joseph d. Dec. 31, 1851, 61y
KILMER Martin d. Feb. 15, 1867, 42y Co. C. 3rd Reg. N.Y.S. Vol.
LONG Charles d. Jun. 5, 1861, 77y
LONG Catherine wf. d. Mar. 21, 1851, 54-1-5
LONG Sarah dau. C. &M.A. d. Oct. 18, 1862, 7 wks
MOONEY Francis d. Aug. 25, 1843, 11m
PERKINS Gardner d. Dec. 16, 1851, 53-2-8
PERKINS Lorenzo E.G. d. Sep. 16, 1853 , 1-3-20
PETTEYS John son Benjamin &Deborah d. Dec. 1, 1865, 35-7-3
PETTEYS Deborah wf. Benjamin d. Jun. 24, 1865, 62y
PETTEYS David Nov. 22, 1800 - Jan. 13, 1880
PETTEYS Henry 1819-1862
PETTEYS Barbara A. wf. d. Jan. 23, 1875, 63y
PETTEYS Jesse d. Jan. 24, 1867, 91-10-24
PETTEYS Phebe wf. Mar. 27, 1782 - Jul. 19, 1854
PETTEYS Jesse Jr. d Jun. 27, 1866, 41y
PETTEYS Moses d. Nov. 12, 1858, 27-4-3
PETTEYS John son Jesse &Phebe d. Jul. 1, 1848, 22-3-22
PETTEYS Franklin d. Mar. 5, 1900, 57y, Co. E. 3rd N.Y.S. Vol. Inf.
REYNOLDS Julia A. d. 1847, 9-8-11
REYNOLDS Lucy J. d. Jul. 20, 1812, 4-3-14
REYNOLDS Betsy C. d. Aug.20, 1851, 1y 1m Chdn. Nathaniel B. &N.P.
ROBERTS Francis M. 1844-1917, Co. F. 24th N.Y. Inf. Vet. Corps.
ROBERTS Adaline wf. d. Apr. 12, 1915, 68y (on her stone-Co.D.143 N.Y. Inf?)
SLY Oscar J. son J. &M. d. Dec. 23, 1859, 9m
SNYDER Josiah d. Mar. 10, 1852, 42y
SNYDER Lydia wf. d. Aug. 10, 1853, 47y
SNYDER Melissa dau. d. Nov. 30, 1851, 11y
SNYDER Chas. son J. &M.J. d. Sep. 1, 1853, 10m
SNYDER Lyman S. d. Nov. 10, 1852, 31y
SNYDER Beriah son J. &S. d. Mar. 14, 1854, 20y
STAFFORD Morrison H. d. Mar. 16, 1872, 53y
STAFFORD Phebe w. d. Apr. 27, 1872, 43y
STRICKLAND Henrietta d. Jun. 12, 1850, 10m
STRICKLAND Geo. d. Sep. 23, 1853, 1y 21d Chdn C. &S.
WIDRIG Frances dau Francis &Sally d. Sep. 3, 1842, 1-1-2
WIDRIG Charles H. son Michael &Martha d. 1841
WOOD Margaret wf. Thomas d. Jul. 19, 1882, 38y
WRIGHT Rebecca wf. William d. Sep. 18, 1860, 84y
WRIGHT Albert d. Apr. 16, 1856, 53-11-10
WRIGHT Laura wf. d. Mar 25, 1874, 67-8-25
WRIGHT Mary J. wf. Erastus d. Oct. 6, 1860, 31y
WRIGHT Caroline G. wf. Engisn d. Mar. 23, 1858, 22-1-11
WRIGHT Estella J. dates gone

UPDATED 12/2/2000, by Linda Auer:

Wright, Rebecca - no changes or additions

Wright, Albert - Inscription at bottom of stone reads "___________ sort long time I live, physicians were in vain, Till God was pleased to give me rest and free me from my pain". Note - I couldn't figure out what first word was, only that it possibly ended in icas.

Wright, Laura - no changes or additions
Note - there is an inscription at bottom of stone, but shaving cream did not fill in the letters. I tried, but couldn't make it out.

Wright, Mary J. - Her correct age when died is "aged 34 years, 7 months.
(Stone has sunken in ground so we couldn't read days)

Wright, Estella J - (this should be next on the list) We were able to read most of the inscription. "Estella J. daughter of Erastus & Mary Wright Died Dec. 8, 1860 Age 1 month & 3 days. Also an infant brother died Dec. 20. (Stone has sunken in ground so don't know if her brother's name was inscribed)

Wright, Caroline G. - Her correct age when died is "aged 22 years, 1 month and 26 days." The inscription below this reads "Friends in physicians could not save this mortal body from the grave, Nor can s_____ grace continue it here when Christ shall call it to appear" (Possibly the word I couldn't make out is "saving," but I don't know.)

Wright Stones

Headstones of Albert and Laura Wright
Photograph Contributed by and © 2001 Linda Auer

(Note from co-coordinator Martha: William Fee was the first person put to death in Wayne County. He and another man were accused of accosting and brutally murdering a homeless woman who had sought shelter in the south-east corner of Galen, within a mile east of my ancestors' Lamb farm near the little bridge. Fee and his companion fled to New York City but were caught and returned to Wayne County. Although there were no witnesses to the actual deed, Fee had been observed by several witnesses harassing and following her down the road; screams were heard, and her body found shortly thereafter. Insisting upon his innocence to the end, Fee was publicly hung in Lyons after a widely publicized and standing room only trial. His companion was acquitted and immediately left the area.)

Lock Pit Cemetery

Photograph Contributed by and
© 2005 Daryl VerStreate Jr. and Amanda VerStreate

Lock Pit Cemetery

Photograph Contributed by and
© 2005 Daryl VerStreate Jr. and Amanda VerStreate

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