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Paine Road (Paine Hollow, Nighman) Cemetery

From Debbie Kinyon and Pat Greene's book, History of Leroy, second edition, on page 48:

Established in 1828, it was added to four years later to create a total of acre divided into sixty-four lots. There haven't been any burials since 1870. It is located on the south bluff of Paine Creek at the end of Carter Road. The old road used to extend to the edge of the cemetery. Henry Paine was buried here, but when his wife died years later, his remains were exhumed and laid to rest again next to his wife's at Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville, The Paine family buried four of their children here and at Paine Hollow as well. Two infants, a three and a five year-old. A marker placed in memory of Jerome N. Patch, who died Dec. 21, 1828 at age 9 yrs, 1 month and 16 days, reads: "Oh Blessed dust lies here, A sweet and pleasant child, Twas by a stub that I was slain, Remember death while life remains." Paine Hollow Cemetery was vandalized before the Civil War but still exists today. Many stones are damaged or missing. A wooden fence and gate that once surrounded the property is gone.

This lovely secluded wooded area is on what used to be a road with a very steep grade down to the creek. It is a bit of a hike back to the cemetery over the old road, and up the embankment. The Township keeps the weeds mowed.

A deed dated 1 May 1850 releases the dower of wives of the trustees of the Leroy North Union Cemetery Association for a 0.375 acre plot of land at the NE corner of the burying ground. Wives were Sarah A, wife of Abel W. Hutchinson and Laura A., wife of Harry N. Carter. (Vol. H pg 615)


The oldest date on a stone appears to be August 17, 1826, for Ward Paine, son of H.E, & H. Paine. Another stone found in the 1927 reading but now missing or buried or moved, was for Infant Daughter of H.E & E.H. Paine who died January 29, 1821. The most recent death date is July 24, 1872, that of Jane Shaw.


The cemetery was read as one section, the rows were read from west to east, the stones from north to south.

The readings were proofed on 29 September 2000.


Leroy Township

Paine Hollow Cemetery

 

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

 Wright, Theressa H.

1

1

1

Theressa H. Wright/ Died/ Sept. 26, 1847/ Aged/ 21 yrs. 5 mos.

 

# 1 & 2 plot marked with W corners.

 Wright, William

 Wright, Isabel Martin

 Wright, Alexander

 Wright, Jane

 Wright, William

1

1

2

[west face] William Wright/ 1785-1858./ Isabel Martin/ His Wife/ 1780-1860./ WRIGHT/ [south face] Alexander Wright/ 1812-1886./ Jane Wright/ 1806-1870./ [east face] William Wright/ 1816-1887./

 

Monument, top broken off.

 Patch, Jerome N

1

2

1

In/ Memory of/ Jerome N. Patch/ who Died Dec the 21, 1828/ Aged 9y, 7 m. 16 d./ Oh Blessed dust lies here/ A sweet and pleasant child/ It was by a stub that I was slain/ Remember death while life remains./ [footstone] J.N.P./

Willow.

Brownstone, face wearing off.

Footstone fallen over.

 Patch, Sally Holcomb

1

2

2

Sally Holcomb/ Wife of/ E. Patch/ Dec. 23, 1794/ May 5, 1863/

 

1794 illegible.

 Patch, Elisha

1

2

3

Elisha Patch/ July 30, 1791/ July 14, 1869./

 

 

 Sprague, S. M.

1

2

4

S. M. Sprague/ Died. Aug. 24, 1854/ Aged 5 years 9 m.s./

 

Brownstone, home engraved.

 Sprague, C

1

3

1

C Sprague/ Died July. 10. 1837/ Aged . 7. years/

 

Broken off and flat brownstone

 Graves, Nancy M.

1

3

2

Nancy M./ Daughter of/ Eli & Nancy A./ Graves/ Died/ Sept. 18, 1847/ Aged 17 years/

 

Broken off and flat.

 Holcomb, Joel

1

4

1

Joel Holcomb/ Conn Line/ Revolutionary War/ 1760 1847 [old broken ? SAR flagholder] Joel Holcomb/ 1760-1847

Cross; 1776 Flagholder; old SAR[?] flagholder

New gov't granite stone in front of old broken, propped and illegible one.

 Holcomb, Sarah

1

4

2

Sarah/ wife of/ Joel Holcomb/ Died/ Dec 19, 1853/ Aged 83 yr 11 m 20d/ [footstone] S. H./

 

Broken & buried, mostly illegible.

 Graves, Franklin N.

1

4

3

Franklin N./ Son of/ Eli & Nancy/ Graves/ Died/ Aug 30, 1847/ Aged 13 years/

 

 

 Graves, Austin A.

1

4

4

Austin A./ son of/ Eli & Nancy A./ Graves/ Died/ Aug. 26, 1847/ Aged 6 Yrs. [footstone] A.A.G.

 

Date & age from old readings

 Curtis, Almira S.

1

5

1

Almira S./ Daughter of/ Harvey & Sarah/ Curtis/ Died/ Jan. 16, 1843/ Aged 4 years/ [footstone found by pavement] A.S.C./

 

 

 French, Eunice

1

5

2

[west face]Eunice/ wife of/ Delacour/ French/ 1843.-1886./ [south face] William P./ Downing/ 1815.-1847./ Mary/ His wife./ 1820.- [NE] [E face] DOWNING

 

Granite Monument.

 *,

1

5

3

 

 

Completely exfoliated brownstone.

 Baker, Esther W.

1

6

1

In memory of/ Esther W./ Wife of Friend P./ Baker/ Who departed this life/ 25th Nov. 1836,/ Aged 23 years./ [footstone]E.W.B./

 

 

 I., M.G.

1

6

2

M.G.I.[?]

 

Flat, broken.

 *,

1

6

3

 ? ?

 

Totally unreadable.

 Wilder, Wm.

1

6

4

Wm. Wilder/ Died/ Aug. 28, 1847/ Aged 58 years/ [footstone] W.W./

 

Large - broken - 3 pieces flat.

 Wright, Cora E.

 Wright, Clarence A.

1

7

1

[Rose]/ Cora E./ Died May 22, 1863/ Aged 8 ms./ Clarence A./Died May 16, 1869// Aged 11 ms./ children of/ CA & E.E. Wright/. [footstone] C.E.W./

 

Rose is in ().

 Paine, Harriot Alice

1

7

2

Harriot Alice/ Daughter of/ B. F. & Hannah/ Paine/ Died/ April 5, 1852/ Aged 5 years/ & 2 mo. [footstone] H. A. P.

 

flat

 Paine, Ward

1

7

3

Ward/ Son of/ H.E. & H. Paine./ Died Aug 17, 1826,/ Aged 13 months./ [footstone] W. P.

willow

brownstone

 Nuen, Richard

1

7

4

Richard Nuen/ Born in Midlothian/ Kent Co, England/ Feb. 15, 1837./ Died Aug. 16, 1864/ Aged 27 Years/ A member of Co I Regt,/ O.V.I./

GAR flagholder;

Deep relief of soldier holding flag.

Monument, top missing. 1927 reading says born in Waltham.

 *,

1

8

1

 

 

Rock -illegible.

 Paine, Infant Daughter

1

8

2

Infant/ Daughter/ of H & HN/ Paine/ Died/ May 5, 1856./

 

 

 Shaw, Comer

 Shaw, Jane

1

8

3

Comer Shaw/ Died/ Nov 9, 1852/ Aged 49 years Jane/ Wife of Comer Shaw/ Died July 24, 1872/ Aged 70 Years/ 8 mo. 23 ds./ [footstone] C. S.

 

Broken, flat.

 Mason, Harriet

 Mason, Warren

 Mason, Eva

 Mason, Harriet

1

8

3

Harriet/ Wife of/ J.S. Mason/ Died Oct 12, 1830[?]/ Aged 31/ Warren/ died Apr. 14, 1832/ Eva/ died Aug 31, 1856/ Harriet/ died Apr 27, 1858/

 

All on one flat stone per 1920s reading. Death of Jane Mason - stone broken on year of death. Stone now flat and probably misplaced.

 Paine, Infant Daughter

   X

 

 

Infant/ Daughter of/ H.E. & E. H. Paine/ Died Jan. 29, 1821/

 

Buried or missing or illegible.

 Paine, Samuel Ward

   X

 

 

Samuel Ward/ son of H.E. & E.H./ Paine/ Died July 17, 1830/ Aged 3 years/

 

Buried or missing or illegible.



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