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Lee Center Cemetery

This village cemetery is located on the east side of what is now called Veteran's Memorial Parkway, formerly called South Street, in Lee Center. The earliest stone is dated 1810, that of Eunice Park, one of Lee Center's early settlers. James Young, another early settler, and his wife are buried here, as are many other pioneers of the town of Lee.

This cemetery is well maintained but storms over the years have caused damage to several of the tombstones. There are no known record of burials for this cemetery.

DEED Book 83 page 121:

This indenture made the fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six between William Parke and Luther Lamphere of the town of Lee in the County of Oneida and the State of New York of the first part and Daniel Twitchell and Simeon Gunn, two of the Trustees of the Union Ecclestical Society of the Town of Lee and County aforesaid of the second part, witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars ($20.00) to them in hand paid by the said parties of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged have granted bargained said premises (illegible) and (illegible) and by these presents do grant bargain sell premise (illegible) and confirm unto the parties of the second part in their actual possession now being and to their successors in office forever, All that certain piece of land situate and being in the town of Lee in the County of Oneida, known and distinquished as part of Lot No. Seven in the four-thousand acre tract Scriba's Patent and which is now occupied and used as a burial ground bounded as follows:

Begining at a post in the fence border of the highway leading from Hovey's Mills to James Youngs, said post is marked X a little to the south of an apple tree and thence from said post along on the east side of said highway southerly eight rods to a stake thence east at a right angle with the highway ten rods to a stake thence north eight rods to a stake, thence west ten rods to the place of beginning containing one-half acre as a burying place excepting nevertheless out of the premises hereby conveyed a certain (illegible) and the first thereof together with all and singular the (illegible) ditaments and appertenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and to the (illegible) (illegible) and profits thereof and all the estate right with interest claim and demand whatever of the said parties of the first part either in law or equity of in and to the above bargained premises with the hereditaments and appurtenances to have and to hold the said described premises to the said parties of the second part their successors in office to the sole and only proper use benefit of the siad Society for a burying place forever and the said William Parke and Luther Lamphere of the first part for themselves their heirs exceutors and administrators do covenant promise and agree to and with the said parties of the second part their successors for said Society the above bargained premises in their quiet andpeaceable possession of the said Society against all an every person or persons lawfully claiming the whole or any part of the above described premises will forever warrant and defend.

In witness whereof the parties of theses presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Recorded this
9th day of
November 1837
at 3/4 past 7 o'clock

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