Loy Family Cemetery, North River Mills

Located just off Hickory Cr. Road (Rt. 4/2) about a third of a mile south of the ford across North River which goes toward North River Mills. Farm is known as "River Bend" and cemetery is above the road (north of road) at edge of woods overlooking house.
GPS: 39.32307° -78.51787°
  Loy Cemetery across ford south of North River Mills
Loy Cemetery, Feb. 1997

Cemetery Inventory Form

  • Benjamin Loy: died Feb 22, 1898; "Aged 76 yrs 3 mos & 28 days".
  • Martha A. Loy: died Aug 21, 1896; "Aged 73 yrs 1 mo 2 days" "Wife of Benjamin Loy".
  • A. C. Loy: born Dec 3, 184; died Dec 24, 1914.
  • William E. Loy: born Dec 25, 1868; died Dec 27, 1868; "Son of Benj. & Martha Loy".
  • Benjamin F. Loy: born Aug 23, 1855; died Aug 22, 1863.
  • Bakie Loy: born Feb 14, 1863; died Mar 19, 1863.
  • Emma Loy: born Feb 14, 1863; died Mar 18, 1863.
  • B. F. L.
  • Jonathan Loy: born Aug 19, 1846; died [inscription is below ground level].
  • There are several markers located outside the cemetery fence which are said to be the graves of slaves.

 

Photo Album

View toward the Loy cemetery from the road; Feb. 1997 1997 view of the fence around the cemetery The old farmhouse north of the cemetery Loy Cemetery above the road in August, 2020

 

The following listing was provided by Steve Bailes of North River Mills:
  • Loy, Emma b. Feb 14, 1863; d. Mar. 18, 1863 (unmarried)
  • Loy, Bakie b. Feb. 13, 1863; d. Mar 19, 1863 (unmarried)
  • Loy, Benjamin F. b. Aug 23 1855; d. Aug 22 63
  • Loy, Jonathan b. Aug 19 1849; d. Sept. 19, 1863
  • Loy, William b. Dec 25, 1868; d. Dec. 27 d.date.-"buried", (son of Ben J. and Martha Loy) 2 days
  • Martha A. no birthdate listed [b. March 22 1823]; d. Apr 24, 1896  Inscr. She was a kind and affectionate wife a fond mother and a friend to all. 73 y. 1 m. 2 d. (wife of Benjamin)
  • Loy, Benjamin (b. date not listed)[b. Oct 24 1821]; d. Feb 22 '98 [husband of Martha] Inscr. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. 76 y. j m. 28 d.
  • Loy, A. C. b. Dec. 31, 1845; d. Dec. 24, 1914 68 yrs