Merrick - Keeny Cemetery
Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co. NY
Located on west of Shindagin Hollow Road,
About a mile & a half south of the intersection with Central Chapel & Brearley Hill
On right hand side of the road, just before a trail on the hill.
Has a fence around it made of logs.

Merrick - Keeny Cemetery
Photo taken May 1, 2001
by Cathy Knauff

The two burials in this cemetery are sisters - both daughters of Isaac & Lavina Keeney
( other spellings Kinney/Keeny)
Amanda M. Keeny
daughter of Isaac &  Lavina Keeny
d. May 13, 1834 ae 2y 2m
"From our circle , little sister,
Early hast thou passed away"

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Arthusa Jane,
wife of Matthew Merrick   

d. Sept. 18, 1854 ae 28y 9m 25d

(Arthusa Jane Keeney)

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These are the only headstones that are visible at this time.
It is unknown if there were more headstones at one time.

Note: Another headstone found for Arthusa Jane Merrick:
Caroline Grove Cemetery, Town of Caroline:
Merrick, Matthew L., died Jan. 23, 1884 aged 67 yrs., 2 mos.
Merrick, Arthusa Jane, wife of Matthew Merrick, died Sept. 18, 1854 aged 28 yrs., 9 mos., 25 dys.
Merrick, Anna Jane his wife 1831-1910
Merrick, Abby, their son 1874-1906

[From Poormaster's Book of 1848: Marriages: June 2, Matthew Merrick and Arthusa J. Keeney -
both of Caroline - married by Rev. L. G. Weaver, In Caroline, NY.]
Thank you Bill Korroch for donating the marriage record of above and giving the information on Arthusa Jane's maiden name.

Notes on Keeny:
1850 Town of Caroline Census:
Keeny, Isaac, age 51 born PA  [son of Jeremiah and Deborah (Keeney) who are buried in the Caroline Center Cemetery]
Keeny, Lavina, age 49
Keeny, Jeremiah, age 26
Keeny, William, age 22
Keeny, Mariah, age 20
Keeny, Lucy, age 1/12
Keeny, Sabrina L., age 20
Keeny, James H., age 12

Cemetery records are from walking this cemetery on May 1, 2001
by Cathy Knauff and JanMarie

November 12th 2004

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