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Gibbs Family Burying Ground at Esty Glen

Location: Burdick Hill Road
Turn off Route 34B onto Burdick Hill Road. Cemetery is approximately 1/8 of a mile, right hand side of the road, across a ravine in a field. This cemetery can be seen from the road, however, it is on private property that is posted.
Town of Lansing, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive.

Map (Off-site from MapQuest)

Headstone inscriptions for this record were copied November 14, 1952 by S. Haring & I. Parish.

This record is as complete as possible at this time.

photograph of cemetery
Photo by Cheryl Hall — May 2005
(larger photo)

Please use Notes as a guide only!

Name Date(s)/Age Inscriptions/Notes
H. M. B. 1804-1894  
J.F.B. 1808 [or 1805] - 1889  
E. B. No dates  
G.G.B. No dates  
C.B.D. No dates  
BROWN, John W. d. Oct. 30, 1840, age 31 yr. 15 days ("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
John W. Brown, d. Oct. 30, 1844 ae 31y 15d)
BROWN, Garret G. d. Oct. 8, 1846, age 41 yrs 5 mo 22 da "Friend after friend departs
Who has not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
That friends not have an end."
BROWN, Reuben d. May 31, 1862, age 86 yrs 1 mo 6 da  
BROWN, Elizabeth, dau. of Reuben & Catharine Brown d. Dec. 22, 1842, age 31 yrs 8 mo 21 dys ("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
Elizabeth, d/o Reuben & Catharine (or Catherine) Brown,
d. Dec. 22, 1842, ae 31y 8m 15d)
BROWN, Garret G. d. Oct. 8, 1846, age 41 yrs 5 mo 22 da ("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
Garret (or Garrit) G. Brown, d. Oct. 8, 1846, ae 41y 5m 23d)
BROWN, John W. d. Oct. 30, 1844, age 36 yrs 15 da  
BROWN, Clarissa, dau. of Reuben & Catherine Brown d. July 8, 1848, age 27 yrs 8 mo 8 da  
GIBBS, Garret G. d. March 5, 1857, age 74 yrs. "In 1792 he came with his father Samuel Gibbs at the age
of 9, and lived on this farm 65 years. This house built by his hands, loved by his family and dying in faith of Christ Jesus. Rest in peace.
GIBBS, Nancy BIGELOW, wife of Garret GIBBS d. April 18, 1870, age 80 yrs 4 mo 22 days ("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
Nancy Bigelow, w/o Garret Gibbs, d. Apr. 13, 1870)
GIBBS, Catherine V., dau. of Garret & Nancy left us for the better land June 2, 1855 ae 27y "I shall be satisfied when I awake in his likeness"
GIBBS, Nancy, 2nd wife of Elias T. Gibbs d. Dec. 16, 1871, ae 25 yrs 3 da  
GIBBS, Joseph Harris b. Aug. 27, 1812, d. June 5, 1888 [This could be Joseph Harris who married a Gibbs,
unsure the way it is copied]
GIBBS, Berentha, wife of Joseph Harris Gibbs [? or Harris see above] b. June 24, 1812 - d. No date.  
WEBSTER, Louesa, wife of L. S. Webster d. Aug. 15, 1840, ae 27 yr __mo 15 da [age is written 27-15-15]
("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
Louisa G., w/o Dr. H. K. Webster, d. May 15, 1840, ae 29y 11m 15d)
GIBBS, Samuel, son of Garret & Nancy d. Nov. 2, 1865, ae 45 yr 9 mo 29 da ("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
In memory of Samuel, s/o Garret & Nancy Gibbs, who d. Jan. 3, 1819 ae 3d)
GIBBS, M____ d. Mar. 8, 1824, ae 11 yrs 6 mo [NOTE:**looks like Min____ 1824 [1 has a u over it,
4 has a u over it, age has an n over it]
**This is most likely Monroe GIBBS; there is a difference of age
11 yrs, 6 mos, with age 11 mos, 6 days, but same death date.
("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
Gibbs, Munroe, s/o Garret G. & Nancy Gibbs, d. Mar. 8, 1824, ae 11 mo 6d)
GIBBS, Sarah L. RICE, wife of Elias T. GIBBS d. Nov. 2, 1865, ae 45 yrs 9 mo 29 dys  
M.S.G. No dates "Beloved when living
Lamented the dead
Her satisfied spirit
To Jesus hath fled."
HARRIS, Joseph [See Gibbs, Joseph]   ("Tompkins County Tombstone Inscriptions" indicates:
Joseph Harris, b. Aug. 27, 1812, d. June 5, 1888.

Samuel Gibbs and his wife, Charity, parents of Garret G. Gibbs, are buried in the Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery, Lansing. Gibbs burials as noted in the Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery records are:
Gibbs, Samuel, d. Oct 15, 1804 ae 76 yr
Gibbs, Mrs. Charity, w/o Samuel Gibbs, d. July 20, 1822, ae 79yr 7mo 5da
Gibbs, Elizabeth, w/o Samuel Gibbs, d. Dec. 11, 1830, ae 61 yr 7 mo
Gibbs, Sabra, d/o Garret & Nancy Gibbs, d. May 13, 1809, ae 7 wks
Gibbs, Infant, d/o Garret & Nancy Gibbs, d. July 2, 1814
Gibbs, Infant, d/o Garret & Nancy Gibbs, d. Aug. 23, 1817
Gibbs, William, d. Apr 18, 1826, ae 62yr 10m 10d
Gibbs, Mrs. James, d. Jan 13, 1832, ae 66 yr
Gibbs, Mary M., d. Feb 23, 1840, ae 9yr 5mo 10da

New York's Finger Lakes Pioneer Families, by Helen F. Lewis, Kinship, 1991, states that Garret Goodwin Gibbs, son of Samuel Gibbs, was born ca. 1783 in New Jersey. His wife, Nancy (Ann Bigelow), daughter of Oliver, was born ca. 1790 in Pennsylvania. Garret G. Gibbs died 5 Mar. 1857, age 74. Nancy Bigelow, wife of Garret Gibbs, died 13 April 1870, aged 80 years, 4 mos. and 22 days. Children of Garret Goodwin Gibbs and Nancy Bigelow were:
 1. Garret G., Jr. d. 8 Oct. 1816, aged 11 yrs 5 mo 22 days.
 2. Nancy
 3. Berentha b. 24 June 1812; m. Joseph Harris (1812–1888)
 4. Oliver b. ca. 1816
 5. Elias (b. ca. 1820?)
 6. Barzilla "Barney" (lived Geneva, NY 1857; Springport, NY 1870)
 7. Louise G. died 15 May 1840, age 29-11-15; m. Dr. H. K. Webster; they had a son, Henry G., who lived in Illinois in 1870.
 8. Catharine V. died 2 June 1855, aged 27 yrs.
 9. Franklin G. (deceased by 1870; they had 2 daughters who lived in Wyocena, Columbia Co., Wisc.)
10. Sabra died 13 May 1809, aged 7 weeks.
11. Samuel died 3 Jan. 1819, age 3 days.
12. Munroe died 8 Mar. 1824, aged 11 mos., 6 days.

Thank you Ina Sutfin & Janet Nash for transcribing the original record into digital format.
Updated record by Cheryl Hall.

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