Cemeteries that have been Moved – Part 3 of 3

This is the last of the reports on cemeteries of Monroe County that have been moved. These are all Catholic cemeteries formerly in Rochester. When Holy Sepulchre Cemetery was started in 1871 the Rochester Diocese asked that these cemeteries no longer accept new burials except for families that already owned plots in the cemeteries. Thus …

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Cemeteries that have been Moved – Part 2 of 3

Continuing the list of cemeteries in Monroe County that have been moved. These were all within the limits of the current City of Rochester. Some of these cemeteries have partial records of burials on the cemetery page of the GenWeb of Monroe County. Plymouth Ave. Cemetery is the oldest cemetery that was in the downtown …

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Cemeteries that have been Moved – Part 1 of 3

Just in time for Halloween is a report on cemeteries in Monroe County have been moved. At one time, it was thought that it was unhealthy for people to live near cemeteries. If that was true why didn’t grave diggers die an early death?  There was a movement in the early 1800s to move cemeteries …

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Where is Zadock Buried?

Col. Zadock Granger was an early settler of this area and also an early death (1799). In 1796 Zadock Granger, Gideon King and probably others made a trip to western NY from their home in Suffield, Conn. to investigate the area. The next year they both bought 3000 acres of land along the Genesee River …

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