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

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