Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Marvin or Beckwith Cemetery, 
Town of Southport, Chemung County, NY
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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Southport, Chemung County, New York 
Submitted by and printed with permission of J. Kelsey Jones 

also known as Beckwith Cemetery

Located in the Seeley Creek Valley in the Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York at Pine City on the west side of Pennsylvania Avenue and north of Beckwith Road on land originally settled by the Marvin family. Often referred to as the Beckwith Cemetery, the cemetery is adjacent and north of the stately home where Robert Beckwith and his wife Julia Ann Marvin resided for many years situated on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Beckwith Road. The cemetery is in a relatively good state of preservation. Markers copied 1979 by J. Kelsey Jones.

BECKWITH Our little Lasky son of Robt & Julia Ann Beckwith d. May 4, 1855 Agd 1mo & 15 ds

Robert Beckwith d. Aug 5, 1869 57y 8m 16d

MARVIN Seth Marvin July 13, 1810 June 9, 1890

Lydia wife of Seth Marvin d. June 8, 1838 26 years

Sarah L. dau of Seth & Lydia Marvin d. July 2, 1839 1y 5m 22d

Lawrence son of Seth & Lydia Marvin d. Jan 20, 1846 4m 5d (cannot be correct since Lydia died in 1838) Matilda J. wife of Seth Marvin Oct 23, 1820 Feb 26, 1888

Addie dau of S. & M. J. Marvin Oct 28, 1849 Oct 14, 1864

Emma dau of S. & M. J. Marvin July 12, 1848 July 12, 1859

In memory of Archibald Marvin d. Aug 26, 1825 50 years

Elizabeth wife of Archibald Marvin d. July 2, 1857 76y 2m 5d

In memory of Mark son of Archibald & Elizabeth Marvin d. Nov 23, 1824 12y 3m 19d

Welling son of Archibald & Elizabeth Marvin d. Sept 9, 1844 40y 9m 29d

Edward M. son of Anthony & Margaret Marvin d. 1842 Aged 1 year & 6 mo (only the year is inscribed and no month or day)

Frank Marvin born Iowa son of Edward and Mary J. Marvin died June 4, 1871 age 1y 3m 15d at 47 DeWitt Street buried Southport Beckwith ground (Elmira City Death Record - no marker found)

Hector C. Marvin Nov 5, 1801 Mar 1, 1874 72y 3m 26d

Henry Marvin d. Apr 8, 1890 Agd 35 Yrs

RACKLYEFT Elizabeth wife of John Racklyeft d. Jan 18, 1875 35 years

from unknown newspaper (original in my hands): Subitted by Margie Erickson
An Old Resident of this County Who Died This Morning.
Seth Marvin, one of the oldest residents of the town of Southport, died shortly after midnight last night of pneumonia.  He was nearly eighty-one years of age and had lived in the town of Southport nearly all hs life, having been born, lived and died on one farm.  he will also be buried of the farm. Mr. Marvin was a son of Archibald Marvin, who came to this county about ninety years ago and bought all the land on the flats between Pine City and State Line.  The wife of the deceased died about two years ago. Of his immediate family he is survived by a sister, Miss Julia Beckwith, of Pine City, and one son, Lyman, of this city and one daughter, Mrs. Sherman Tanner of Webb Mills.  He was also the father of Edward Marvin, who was overseer of the poor in Elmira and died about two and a half years ago.  The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home of D.A. Gaylord, near Pine City.  The deceased was one of the best known men in the county and was held in great respect by all who knew him.
{died 9 June 1890 buried in Marvin/Beckwith Cemetery, Southport, NY}
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 18 APR 1998
By Joyce M. Tice
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