Reached town clerk. She says death records don't exist before 188_ probably because they burned in a fire. They weren't sent to Albany that early, were they? She found the Beckwiths buried at Mt. Albion, and referred me to the cemetery office for any grave records. The gravestone iteslf doesn't have enough information; it gives her exact date of death but only her year of birth.
Rev. Baruch Beckwith was a Baptist minister who preached in Albion among other places, though he was in his 80s and evidently unable to live alone when he died. Are there any Baptist church records from Albion? And for that matter any biographical information available on the Baptist church's ministers?