24 May 2011

Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, NY

Lockwood, New York is a small town located in Western New York near the Pennsylvania border. It is a part of Barton Township in Tioga County and was previously known as Bingham's Mills until 1881 when the name changed due to "political differences" to Lockwood (1).

Lockwood Cemetery is near the Lockwood Methodist Church on Church Street. Some remember there was a playground next to the church, but it now has several homes. Once you go over the little bridge, there is a small street sign that says "Lockwood Cemetery" that you would miss if you weren't looking right at it. You then drive up a very small and bumpy dirt road to the top of the hill where the cemetery lies. It is a small, neatly taken care of cemetery and there is a house located there that is possibly the caretaker's house.

The dirt road leading to the cemetery
This cemetery is special for several reasons. Even though it is so small, it actually lies in two counties: Tioga County and Chemung County. It is also special because it houses my husband's ancestors! It is a pleasant cemetery to walk through as there doesn't seem to be much traffic and it is quiet. I took my little assistants with me as my son has fun playing "detective" to find the requested gravestones. In this case, we were looking for ancestors so it was even more exciting! My daughter spent most of the time trying to distract me with "Mommy! Look at this one!! Take a picture!!"

Lockwood Cemetery ~ partial shot

You can find a transcription (read in 1999) of the grave markers in this cemetery on Joyce M. Tice's wonderful website, Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice.
You can search Find A Grave or you can view my full size photos on Flickr. Keep checking back as I will continue to add more photos.


You can search through the grave marker photos on Find A Grave.

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1.  Kingman, Leroy W., Editor. "History of Barton, NY: From Our Country and Its People. A Memorial History of Tioga County." Online Article. Ray's Place: Explore New England's Past. http://www.rays-place.com/ accessed 23 May 2011.