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Subj:  Addison Brigham Plot in LeRoy
Date:  04/01/2004 9:56:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Attached is a photo of the Brigham grave marker found in LeRoy Township. This has been overlooked by all Bradford County histories, probably because it is a single stone found on private property. It can be found as follows:

Take Rt. 414 to LeRoy. Turn south onto Mill St. (next to LeRoy General Store), and follow until it intersects with Southside Rd. Turn left and travel about two miles. The stone is on the left, next to a barn.

The stone reads:

Died October 4, 1881; Aged 78 years, 7 months, and 10 days

Died April 27, 1881; Aged 12 years, 5 months, and 5 days

I did some research to find out who these people were. The 1869 Beers Atlas shows A.M. Brigham living in the same location that the grave marker is now located, so this must have been his farm.

In the LeRoy Cemetery is a grave stone which reads:

Wife of Addison M. Brigham
Died April 30, 1849, Aged 22 years, 11 months, and 4 days

Hannah Chaapels father was Isaac Chaapel, one of LeRoy's early settlers. It is my conclusion that since Addisons wife, Hannah, died as a young woman, she was buried with her parents in the LeRoy Cemetery.

The 1880 LeRoy Township Census lists Addisons wife as Jane. Therefore, he must have remarried and had children, one of whom was Charles. The 1880 census indicates that Charles "works on farm". However, he died the following year, and was buried on the family farm. His father died later the same year, and was buried here as well.

The 1880 census indicates that A.M. Brigham was age 51, but the stone says he was 78 when he died in 1881. So something isn't correct. Perhaps someone will have more information to add.

Matt Carl
LeRoy Heritage Museum

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