TOMLINSON's CORNERS CEMETERY
Town of Mendon, N. Y.
Richard T. Halsey
Tomlinson's Corner Cemetery is located on the south side
of Boughton Hill Road about 1/2 mile east of the
Mendon-Ionia Road in the Town of Mendon, New York. This list
takes into account two previous lists of inscrptions. One
list by Anah B. Yates was in the "Honeoye Falls Times" on
March 31, 1921. The other list was made by Mary T. Douglas
of the Irondequoit Chapter of the D. A. R. in November 1930.
The following was in the "Honeoye Falls Times on March 31,
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.)
ALLEN Amarita, dau. of William; d June 7, 1824 @ 15y
BARRETT Philander; d Oct. 29, 1814 @ 43y 6m 5d
CANFIELD Joseph; d July 9, 1859 @ 59y
CHAMBERLIN Malina, wife of P.; d May 27, 1844 @ 59y
CLAFLIN Dea. Belamy; d Feb. 17, 1837 @ 42y
CLAFFLIN George S.; d Aug. 2, 1853 @ 60y
Henrietta, wife of John; d Feb. 7, 1841 @ 83y
CLAFLIN Henrietta, dau. of Belamy & Esther; d Nov. 27,
1828 @ 2y
CLAFFLIN John; Cpl., Capt. Miller's Co., Col. Beard's
Mass. Regt., Rev. War; b Apr. 8, 1754; d Mar.
17, 1822 @ 69y
John Jr.; d Oct. 9, 1837 @ 52y
CULVER George, son of Orace; d Oct. 13, 1836 in his
DAVIS Lansing; d June 17, 1827 @ 35y
D' WOLF Abigail, wife of Edward; d Oct. 21, 1821 in her
Candace; d July 26, 1806 in her 14th yr.
DICKERSON Lucy Ann, wife of Job L.; d July 22, 1837 @ 35y
DOLBEER Cutter; d Sept. 10, 1846 @ 77y 6m
Eli; d Apr. 29, 1859 @ 59y 10m 26d
Hellen Jemima, dau. of Charles & Bulah Ann; d
Apr. 30, 1849 @ 1y 22d
infant dau. of John & Polly; d Apr. 1807
Jemima, wife of Cutter; d Apr. 12, 1846 @ 72y
John; d Nov. 7, 1838 in his 73rd yr.
John C., son of Eli & Laura; ; d Jan. 25, 1829
@ 1y 6m
Polly, wife of John; d Nov. 4, 1825 in her 55th
Polly, dau. of John & Polly; d 1827 @ 20y
ELDRED Phebe Southard, wife of Isaac G.; d Jan. 3,
FOOT Daniel L.; d Aug. 17, 1853 @ 62y 6m
GREER Charlott M., wife of George; d June 20, 1878 @
57y 11m 21d
George; father; d Nov. 28, 1878 @ 56y 7m 20d
John; d Apr. 6, 1858 @ 65y
HUMMEL Liza; d Mar. 7, 1885 @ 11y
KIMBALL Anna, consort of Solomon F.; d Feb. 25, 1825 @
Charles S.; d Jan. 16, 1830 @ 36y
Judith P., consort of Charles S. and dau. of
James MARTIN; d June 20, 1824 @ 24y
Lydia, infant dau. of Charles & Judith; d Jan.
Ruel Martin, infant son of Charles & Judith
Solomon F.; d July 9, 1825 in his 51st yr. Also
a new stone that says father of Heber C. and
great-grandfather of Spencer W. KIMBALL, the
12th President of Church of Jesus Christ of
KNAPP Betsey, wife of Amos and formerly wife of
Lansing DAVIS; d May 15 18**
MARLATT Margaret, wife of Michael; d July 17, 1842 @
Michael; d July 4, 1837 @ 78y 15d
Mc CANN Ann, wife of Peter; d June 2, 1840
Peter; d Oct. 15, 1847 @ 52y
PARK Abner M., son of John & Mary; d July 4, 1819 in
his 4th yr.
Amaziah; d May 10, 1824 in his 86th yr.
Amos D., son of Thomas & Almira; d Mar. 19,
1851 @ 2y
Benjamin; d Jan. 16, 1810 in his 44th yr.
Charlotte, dau. of John & Experience; d Aug.
20, 1815 in her 13th yr.
Esther Smith, 3rd wife of Capt. John; d Feb.
15, 1855 @ 69y
Esther S., dau. of John & Esther; d June 8,
1836 @ 8y 13d
Experience, 1st wife of Capt. John; d Apr. 5,
1813 in her 32nd yr.
Hannah, wife of Amaziah; d Jan. 10, 1811 in her
infant dau. of John & Esther; d Mar. 11, 1823
Capt. John; War of 1812; d Feb. 26, 1861 @ 84y
Mary M., 2nd wife of Capt. John; d June 17,
1821 in her 35th yr.
Polly, dau. of John & Experience; d Dec. 2,
1805 @ 11m
Polly S., dau. of John & Experience; d June 12,
1810 @ 3y 7m
Samuel, son of John & Mary; d July 2, 1819 @
twin dau. of John & Esther; d Nov. 2, 1821
REED Mercy, wife of Thomas and formerly wife of
Benjamin PARK; d Jan. 28, 1838 in her 53rd
Thomas; d Aug. 25, 1855 @ 51
William; d Feb. 2, 1825 @ 86y
ST. JOHN Ann, wife of Frost; d June 20, 1847 @ 34y
SHOLTERS Jacob; d Apr. 1, 1863 @ 90y 9m 17d
SHULTERS Maria, wife of Jacob; d 1850 @ 23y
Sarah, wife of Jacob; d Mar. 27, 1853 @ 66y
STIMSON Olive, 2nd wife of Stutley B.; [dates buried]
Polly. 1st wife of Stutley B.; [dates buried]
TOMLINSON George, son of John E. & Martha; d June 9, 1825
John E.; d Mar. 29, 1845 @ 52y
M. Euretta, dau. of Edwin H. & Mary; d Apr. 17,
1852 @ 10m
Maria, wife of John E.; mother; Aug. 15, 1802 -
Aug. 15, 1875
WILLIAMS Dan; d Sept. 9, 1824 @ 58y
Lydia, wife of Nathaniel; [erected by her son
Joseph]; d Feb. 28, 1818 @ 74y
Nathaniel; [erected by his son Joseph]; d Apr.
7, 1814 @ 72y
Seth; d Apr. 10, 1828 in his 45th yr.
WILSON William; Co. H, 140th NY Vol.; d Apr. 14, 1888
YOUNG Miriam Works, 1st wife of Brigham; b June 7,
1806, Aurelius, NY; d Sept. 8, 1832, Mendon,
NY; This stone placed by Genevieve Curtis,
great-granddaughter, and her husband
Alexander R. Curtis in Sept. 1948.
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