Have you seen this cemetery posting for the Chestnut Hills cem. Cayuga county, NY. Civil war burials Chestnut Hill cem. Cayuga county,Ny SHAY,AMERICUS d.Feb.25,1915no age Co.C, 12th Regt. N.Y.Cav. SUSANAw of “ d.Nov. 23,1919age77 yrs
I have a book written in 1986 by Lois Angela Williams-- Martha Hopkins Shay was Lois gggrand mother.. Lois says that Martha was as Irish a they come. The marriage of Ruth and Levi introduced the Irish blood to the family. Lois also said that Any further discolosure of the heritage of the Hopkins and Shays willbe lshort shirft indeed. There simply nothing among the family souvenirs about them.There for they are inclued with the Sharps and Mattisons.