Yorkshire Cemetery dates back to 1856, with many stones being dated in the 1800's. The first settlers of Yorkshire compared favorably with all the pioneers of western New York. They were a hardy, honest and energetic class, who came here prepared to endure fatigue and hunger and cold to subdue the wilderness and build homes for themselves and their children. That they well performed their mission the well-stocked farms and substantial buildings of today furnish ample proof. There were no society lines in their day, and no man built on his pedigree, but muscle, endurance, and hard knocks counted.