Colby Family Cemetery

Town of Darien, Genesee County, NY


Almost two section due west of the North Darien Cemetery.



Eliza Ann, wife of J. L., b. July 11, 1813, d. August 6, 1836. "The virtuous rest in peace."



Daniel, d. July 27, 1858, @ 69y

Lecte, wife of Daniel, d. June 7, 1827, @ 15y

Christianna, daughter of Joshua & Elizabeth (Town), d. February 2, 1831, @ 3y 1m 10d

Also an infant son, d. July 28, 1834

Mary Jane, inscription sunk in ground

Lewis, d. February 2, 1847, @ 32y 7m 17d

"Tis well to know we have a home,

Where friends are never forced to roam;

Where disappointments never come,

To pierce again the bleeding heart."

Betsey, wife of Joseph, fall asleep in Jesus February 24, 1835, @ 39y

Nancy, daughter of Joseph and Betsey, d. August 22, 1825, @ 9y, "To die is gain."

Abner or Aaron C.; Foot stone, A. C.

Sally F., daughter of Aaron and Sally, d. January 13, 1837, @ 16m 4d



Clarissa, daughter of George A. and Maria, d. September 2, 1848, @ 1y 5m 2d

Abner C., Reuben and Daniel Colby, son of Daniel Colby came from Canaan, New Hampshire in 1812 to Darien, NY. Their brother, Aaron came in 1816 to Darien, NY.



On the John Peck farm on the same road as Colby Family Cemetery is and almost a section south.


The stones are now broken and huddled around a tree.



Mary C., d. December 29, 1835, @ 25y 3m



Captain Lewis of the Revolutionary War is buried here, but we could not find a trace of his stone.

(Given in the survey of soldiers buried in Genesee County made in 1926 by the S. A. R.) One stone

still standing has the name broken off with the top part of the stone. Apparently the missing piece is now covered. This may be his stone.

Emily, daughter of Leonard and Lucy, d. July 24, 1849, @ 1y 3m 11d

Emily V., daughter of Silas and Olive obliterated



Sacred to the memory of John Sutherland who d. August 31, 1821, @ 56y (given in the 1926 survey as a Major in the Revolution)

"My soul is ravished at the thought,

Me think from earth I see him rise;

Angels congratulate his lot,

And shout him welcome to the skies."

Mary, wife of John, d. December 3, 1842, @ 76y


Copied by Mrs. Mary B. Wells, Mrs. Gertrude Langworthy and Dr. Frances M. Winter.

Te-car-na-wun-na Chapter.


Retyped by Dawn L. Pocock-Dilcher, November 2000




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