For the month of September, hubby and I made an extended trip to the Northeast United States.  As you know, I reside in Indiana. So, the trip was quite lengthy! Since we were traveling through New York, we stopped at five family burial grounds.  One of these was for the Champion family, and four concerned the Lyon family.

The cemetery we visited in Starkville, NY, was the Champion Cemetery. The cemetery was located in a field behind the volunteer fire department building. There were some familiar names on gravestones, and also some not so familiar.

I have now completed a mapping of the cemetery.   As you can tell, the cemetery was quite large – there are 27 gravestones that could at least be partially read, and 13 gravestones that could not be read at all.

Now to discover who are those without the last name of Champion – are they relatives of the Champion family?

Maggie

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