Photo taken from the Cemetery by the Beaver Meadows Church
Meadows - We Are the Church - 1850 - 2000
Morris Blakeslee was born about 1815 in Connecticut. In the 1850 census of Rush Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania he was married to a June that was born about 1809 in New York. He married Eliza Angeline Seeley September 29, 1884. Her first husband was Thomas Riley Miles. Riley died in the Civil War. She married second to John M Smith February 1, 1865. John died April 17, 1879 and was buried in the West Auburn Cemetery. Eliza then married September 29, 1884 to Morris Blakeslee. He must have died before 1894 as she then married Jerome Norton. The only man she divorced. Eliza was buried with John M Smith in the West Auburn Cemetery. Her dates were March 29, 1836 - March 6, 1925. It is not known where Morris was buried.
Riley W Potter, The headstone that was ordered from the Veterans Association will be placed in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery in the spring of 2001. The official notification of the shipment of the headstone came just prior to Christmas 2000. The US Government has officially accepted Riley as a Veteran buried in the Beaver Meadows cemetery.
J D Taylor
Jonathan Dyer Taylor, if this is the correct J D Taylor born in 1829, he married Amelia Stone, the daughter of Lorenzo Stone. J D was the son of Dyer Taylor (1790 - 1850) a native from Connecticut. Dyer Taylor married in 1813 to Lucinda Kellum the daughter of Luther Kellum. They cane to Forrest Lake, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania in 1803. This information came from Stocker's History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania page 486.
R M Woodruff
Robert Morris Woodruff, October 9, 1842 - January 24, 1921. He was born in Creemore, Ontario, Canada. Robert married September 12, 1870 in Montrose, Pennsylvania to Thankful Marbaker 1853 - 1938. Both were members of the church at Beaver Meadows are buried in the LeRaysville Cemetery.
Reuben Madison, born about 1818 in Rhode Island. He died before March 8, 1895 according to a deed from his widow Cynthia Hardy Culver Madison to the J C Culver Family. Cynthia was holding lands on the County Line Road, Tuscarora Township in trust for her daughter Margaret (Maggie) Culver until she became of age. Maggie Culver, later Mrs. Walter Scott of Lopez, Pennsylvania was the daughter of Adolphus and Cynthia Hardy Culver. Her father Adolphus died in service of his country in the Civil War,
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