Hezekiah Joslyn Grave Site

Gravestone of Hezekiah Joslyn, in a hillside cemetery less than a thousand feet from the site of his longtime Cicero home.
Type: Officially Marked Monument Involved: Joslyn, Hezekiah
Location: 8534 Brewerton Road
Cicero, NY
Cause: Abolition

Hezekiah Joslyn (1757 – 1865) was a physician, a nationally known abolitionist, and the father of woman’s rights leader Matilda Joslyn Gage.

Joslyn died on October 30, 1865, at the Fayetteville home of his daughter. He was buried in Cicero, New York, where his family had lived from 1823 to 1850, and where Matilda was born in 1826.

The hillside graveyard is located less than a thousand feet from the site of his Cicero home. His imposing grave marker was inscribed: “AN EARLY ABOLITIONIST.” Among all his achievements, that was the one of which Hezekiah Joslyn was most proud.