Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tomlinson's Corners Cemetery - Post 5

The last of the headstones in Tomlinson's Corners Cemetery. I found another Mrs John Park. I am not sure if the same John Park.

Mary M

Wife of

John Park


June 17, 1821

In her 35th year.

Amos D
Son of

Thomas & Almira



March 19, 1851

Aged 2 years.

Our Father and Mother

George Greer


Nov 28 1878

Aged 56 years

7 mos & 20 d's

Charlotte M

His wife


June 20, 1878

Aged 57 years

1 mos & 21 d's

John Greeb


April 6th, 1858

To the memory of


Wife of

Jacob Shulters

Jacob Shulters

April 1, 1863

AE 90 yrs 9 mos

& 17 days

John C

Son of

Eli and Laura


Died Jun 25


AE 1 y'r and 6 mo

John Dolbeer


Nov 7, 1838

In his 73d



Memory of

Pallander Barritt

Who died

Oct 20, 1814

Aged 43 years

6 mos 5 days


____ daughter

Of John & Polly

Dolbeer died

April 1807

Cutter Dolbeer


Sept 19, 1846

Age 77 yrs

6 mo.


Wife of

Cutter Dolbeer


Apr 12 1846

Aged 72 years 7 mo

William Nelson

40th (??) NY Vol

Died Apr 14, 1888

Aged 65 Yrs

(Civil War)

Michael Marlatt


July .. 1867 (?)

AE 78 years .. Mo and 15 days


His wife

Died July 17 1842

AE 78 yrs 2 mo

& 11 d's

Liza Hummel


Mar 7 1885

Age ----

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tomlinson's Corners Cemetery - Post 4

In this and the next post are the remaining stones in this cemetery. This surname I found interesting, two spellings for the same name. Claflin and Clafflin. At first I thought the first stone was misspelled by the stone cutter but then there were a few stones with the two different spellings. I am assuming they are the same family, they were buried in the same area. I would love to know why, I am a curious sort but I will probably never know the answer to this.


Wife of John Clafflin


Feb 7 1841

Aged 83 years.

John Claflin, Jr.

John Clafflin


March 17, 1922

Aged 69 years

Henrietta S

Daughter of

Belamy & Esther

Claflin, died

Nov 27, 1828

Aged 2 years.

Belamy Claflin


Feb 14 1834

In his 12 year


Wife of

Amos Knapp


Charles Kimball

Died Jan 16


Aged 36 years


Son of

John E & Marthan



June 9, 1825

John E Tomlinson


March 29, 1845


52 years


Wife of

John E Tomlinson

Born Aug 15 1802(?)

Died Aug 15 1875

George Culver

Son of

Grace Culver


Oct 13, 1836
in his 11th year.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tomlinson's Corners Cemetery - Post 3 - The Parks

At first I just take pictures and transcribe on paper what I cannot read. This family has brought me to a lot of thought in the last week since visiting these graves. People die, it is a fact of life and we don't always want to accept it. In this day in age we have choices to alter how life affects us.

The family of John Park. By a couple of the stones he may have had a wife named Experiance before there was Esther. Too, I see some spaces so wonder if there are missing stones.  I don't remember seeing a stone for Experiance and I did take pictures of every stone there.  Going by the dates of when these children might have been born, it was before the War of 1812 so I am guessing it could be Experiance was a first wife unless there was another John Park. At first I didn't notice or see but then half way down this line of stones that I was taking pictures of it dawned on me that they were all similar in style though sizes varied and this made me stop and read. Then I saw that they were a row of children. Every child died so young and how sad this is. In this day in age if we have problems carrying a child or children, we have the choice not to conceive anymore but how did a family back in this day process this kind of loss? I will not touch on religion in my posts. I am not versed on religion and have no opinion. Everyone believes what they believe. I am coming from the emotional side. How did a young mother feel back then when she was in her fourth or fifth pregnancy and not one child had survived? Was there still joy in the coming birth and God's will was what supported them. (I think I just brought religion into my thinking… ) Or was she apprehensive, afraid to get attached to the child she carried, expecting more loss? I am a tender emotional sort of person and it did touch my heart to see so much loss in one family. John and Mary lived to ripe old ages given the time and I hope that within all the loss they suffered that they did have moments of great joy and happiness.

 John Park
Died Feb 26, 1861
Age 84 Yrs
War of 1812

wife of
Capt John Park
Died Feb 15, 1855
Age 69 years

daughter of
John & Esther
Park, died
June 8, 1836
aged 8 yrs & 13 ds
daughter of
John & Esther
Park, died
Nov 2, 1821

daughter of
John & Esther
Park, died
March 11,

Son of
John & Mary
Park, died
July 2, 1819
aged 11 mo's


 Abner M
son of John & Mary
Park, died
July 4, 1819
in his 4th year.

 Polly S.
daughter of
John &
Park, died
June 12, 1810
aged 3 years, 7 mos
& 16 ds



daughter of
John &
Park, died
Dec 2, 1805


daughter of
John & Experiance
Park, died
Aug 20, 1815
in her 13th year.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tomlinson's Corners Cemetery – Post 2

Tomlinson's Corner Cemetery, Mendon, Monroe County, New York. This is the Willow tree stone Post. The majority of them were in the section on the left side of the photo.

(( Doing some Googling I found this: The following was in the Honeoye Falls Times on March 31, 1921:

At Tomlinson's Corners is a small burying ground containing 65 stones. Standing alone is an old field stone with the initials "M. Y." This old stone marks the grave of Brigham Young's first wife. It has been desecrated by relic hunters to such an extant that the letters are now nearly obliterated. On what was known years ago as the Dunshee farm, in the south-east corner of the township there is a little range of hills that form a water shed for the creeks and brooks that flow into the larger streams that empty into Irondequoit Bay. Near the source of one of these streams is an opening formed like the letter V with the open end to the west, and at one end, covered now with willows, are 5 natural springs, that feed a brook that eventually reaches Irondequoit Creek. On this creek Brigham Young who came originally from Vermont, built a house and then a saw mill. He belonged to the Baptist Church before he joined the "Latter Day Saints" or Mormons, and the V on his farm with the opening towards the west, and the "living springs" were all regarded as "signs" after he became the successful conquerer of the Utah desert. He was a painter and glazier by trade and when the lumber business was dull he plied his trades and also manufactured chairs and baskets which he peddled thru the country. Benjamin and Rufus Park, from Berkshire Co., Mass., purchased land from Wm. Wadsworth in 1793 and became actual settlers in 1794, and John Park before 1801. Amaziah Park made his will March 14, 1822 and his wife's name was Mary. His heirs mentioned in the will are "heirs of eldest daughter, deceased, viz, Amaziah, Alvin, Hannah, and Ruth (no surname given)." "My son Benjamin's heirs, viz: Amaziah, Thomas and Calvin. My sons John, Amaziah, daughters, Hannah, Molly and Jemima." There was a Lt. Amaziah Park in Col. Douglass' Co. who joined the American Army in the State of New York in 1776. (From Conn. Men in the Am. Rev.)

In memory of
Judith Kimball

In Memory of
Candric D…lf
She died July 26, 1806
In the 14 year
Of her age.

Thomas Reed
Died Aug 21
Aged 51 years

To the memory of
Hannah, wife of
Amaziah Park
Who departed this
Life Jun 10 1811
In the 79th year
Of her age

To the memory of
Amaziah Park
Who departed
This life May 10
1821 in the 86th
Year of his life

Rejoice for a brother deceased.

(this stone had an American flag next to it but no information whether a veteran or not)


In memory of
Benjamin Park who
Died June 16 1819 in the
44th year of
His age

Eli Dolbeer
Apr 29, 1859
AE 59 Yr 10 mo 26 d's.

In memory of
Wife of
Thomas Reed
Formerly the wife of
Benjamin Park
Who died
Jan 28 1838
In her 53rd year.

Seth Williams
Died Apl 10
In the 45 year
Of his age

Hellen Jemima
Daughter of
Charles & Dolan Ann (?)
Died Apl 30 1849
Age 1 y'r 22 d's

In memory of
Polly wife of
John Dolberr died
Nov ..  1825 age
55 years