Hunn or Woolhouse  Cemetery

Co. Rt. 32 & Woolhouse Roads

Canandaigua, NY

 

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Copyright resides with the contributor, Helen Fox, Bristol Historian.  Originally read and recorded by Helen Fox's father. Transcribed by Dianne Thomas.

 

Thanks to Ron Hanley in helping me complete this cemetery, including all the pictures we took of the headstones remaining! 

 

 

  Pictures of Headstones   A - H     I - T     U - Z  

Pictures on last page for unknown & damaged stones.  If you should have a copy of a picture that does not show here, or perhaps is one of the damaged or unknown stones, please contact Dianne Thomas to contribute a picture.

 

In early 2007, a car lost control and ran into this cemetery, destroying about a dozen headstones, as can be seen in the pictures, by blue flags marking the area where the car traveled..  Many stones are not readable, but listed in on the  headstone picture pages as "unknowns".  

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INACTIVE

I only found 1 article naming this as the "Woolhouse Cemetery"

*ACHESON Amanda Aug 4, 1818 - July 10, 1852;  33y,11m; 2nd wife of Henry
*ACHESON Elizabeth died Mar 11, 1851; dau of Henry & Harriet (Evarts)
ACHESON Harriet 1815 - Aug 21, 1837;  22y; 1st wife of Henry
*ACKLEY Joel 1742 - Aug 18, 1801;  59y; husb of Lois; Rev War Soldier
*ACKLEY Lois 1740 - Apr 29, 1813;  73y; wife of Joel
*ADAMS Eliza L. 1792 - June 27, 1872;  78y; wife of John
*ADAMS John Mar 4, 1782 - Aug 9, 1840;  58y; husb of Eliza L.
*ATWELL Jonas 1796 - Oct 27, 1841;  45y
*ATWELL Olive 1773 - Sept 3, 1851;  78y; wife of Peter; nee PEOYER
*ATWELL Peter 1766 - Mar 27, 1848;  82y; husb of Olive; Rev War Soldier
BISSELL Levi 1784 CT - Apr 3, 1810;  26y
*BOOTH Enos Nov 15, 1783 CT - Mar 26, 1825;  41y; husb of Harriet ATWELL; son of Henry & Dorothy (Fish)
*BOOTH Harriet Aug 25, 1793 - Sept 30, 1870; wife of Enos; dau of Peter & Olive   ATTWELL
*BRIGGS Elihu T. died Feb 16, 1824;  1y, 11m; son of Nathan & Polly
*BRIGGS Infant dau Sept 30, 1811 - Sept 11, 1811; dau of Nathan & Polly
*BRIGGS Infant son Nov 21, 1818 - Nov 21, 1818; son of Nathan & Polly
*BRIGGS Nathan 1784 - July 20, 1830;  46y; husb of Polly
*BRIGGS Silvenus died July 13, 1817;  7m; twin son of Nathan & Polly
BRIGGS Zenas died Mar 23, 1831;  45d; son of Uriah & Mary
*CARRINGTON Jay Mar 7, 1861 - May 26, 1868;  7y; son of John & Louise
*CARRINGTON Mary July 1864 - Sept 27, 1865;  1y; dau of John & Louise
CASE Ann Mariah Nov 18, 1833 - Oct 2, 1840; 6y; dau of Morgan & Eliza
CASE Bertram died Feb 4, 1836;  5wk; son of Daniel & Love
*CASE Candace 1774 - Nov 10, 1846;  72y;  wife of Daniel; nee HIGLEY
*CASE Daniel Willcox Jan 8, 1769 - Aug 16, 1811; husb of Candace HIGLEY
*CASE Laura J. 1819 - July 23, 1841;  22y; dau of Daniel & Love
CASE Love 1799 - Feb 22, 1840; wife of Maj. Daniel
*CASE Margaret 1829 - Feb 29, 1836;  6y,9m; dau of Hiram & Maria
CASE Marvin B. died June 28, 1841; son of Hiram & Maria; adopted son of Rev. E. A. & Mary PLATT
*CASE Oliver Feb 1840 -  Jan 20, 1841;  11m; son of Daniel & Love
*CASE Pliny Dec 1807 -  June 22, 1824;  16y,6m
*CASE Pliny H. Jan 1827 - Sept 16, 1831;  4y,8m; son of Daniel & Love
*CASE William 1803 - Dec 29, 1852;  47y
*CASTLE Dyer Oct 23, 1778 - July 22, 1855;  77y; husb of Margaret JONES; son of Lemuel & Charity (Hurd)
*CASTLE Mary Ray Dec 31, 1813 - Aug 10, 1832;  18y; dau of Dyer & Margaret (Jones)
*CHAPMAN Amasa 1793 - 1836; husb of Emily D. COOLEY
*CHAPMAN Emily D. 1799 - 1842; wife of Amasa; nee COOLEY
*CHATFIELD Josiah B. 1817 - Mar 30, 1835;  18y; son of Josiah & Amy
*CLARK Joseph 1768 - Apr 13, 1836;  68y; husb of Lany
*CLARK Lany 1777 - July 8, 1833;  56y; wife of Joseph
COOLEY Dency 1786 - Sept 1, 1806;  19y,11m; wife of Thomas
COOLEY John Jr. 1769 - Apr 23, 1817;  48y; husb of Lucina
COOLEY Lucina 1770 - Jan 4, 1842;  72y; wife of John Jr.
*CRANE Charlotte 1832 - Oct 26, 1852;  20y; wife of John
EDWARDS James Henry died Aug 5, 1837;  17d; son of Alfred & Mary M.
*EDWARDS Mary Jane died Oct 20, 1835;  5m,10d; dau of Alfred & Mary M.
*ELLIS Eleazar 1766 - Apr 25, 1815;  49y
FISH Harriet 1813 - Oct 23, 1836;  23y; dau of Ira & Nancy WILDER
*FOSKET Celia D. died Nov 19, 1859;  2y,8m,13d; dau of Hathaway & Phebe A. 
FOSKET George W. Mar 17, 1841 - Dec 24, 1858;  17y; son of Hathaway & Phebe A.
*GRANT Andrew 1800 - Aug 27, 1818;  18y
GRAVES Bellus died Jan 12, 1837;  9m,10d; son of Bansfod & Mary Ann
*HAWLEY Eunice died Mar 19, 1827;  33 or 53y; wife of David
HAWLEY Habella died Jan 14, 1833; wife of Henry
*HAWLEY Henry 1768 - July 29, 1850;  82y
*HAWLEY Lyman C. 1826 - Feb 20, 1837;  10y
*HAWLEY Mary 1748 - Sept 17, 1828;  80y; wife of Moses
*HAWLEY Moses 1748 - Oct 14, 1830;  82y; husb of Mary; Rev War Soldier
*HAWLEY Reuben died July 15, 1814;  5y; son of David & Eunice
*HAWLEY William died Aug 31, 1812;  33y
*HAYWARD Polly A. 1810 - Oct 24, 1829;  19y; wife of Asa; dau of William & Eunice HAWLEY
*HICKCOX Eunice 1777 - May 27, 1845;  68y; wife of George
*HICKCOX George 1771 - Oct 11, 1865;  94y; husb of Eunice
*HICKCOX Levi 1757 -  Jan 7, 1811;  60y; Rev War Soldier
*HICKCOX Levi Jr. 1775 - Aug 10, 1825;  50y; husb of Sibbil
*HICKCOX Lovise 1766 - May 11, 1847;  81y; wife of Rufus
*HICKCOX Luman 1804 - Oct 19, 1810;  6y; son of George & Eunice
*HICKCOX Luman C. died July 31, 1829;  18y
*HICKCOX Robert died 1814
*HICKCOX Rufus 1733 - Jan 27, 1810;  77y; husb of Lovise
*HICKCOX Sibbil 1747 - Dec 27, 1801;  54y; wife of Levi Jr.
*HICKS Hannah 1802 - Apr 9, 1823;  21y; dau of Martin & Abigail
*HOLCOMB Seth Jan 3, 1755 MA - July 28, 1810;  55y
*HOLCOMB Seth H. Jan 21, 1798 - Sept 28, 1799
*HOWEY Margaret 1810 - July 9, 1832;  22y
HOWEY Susan 1821 - Aug 20, 1827;  6y; dau of Thomas & Lodema
*HUBBARD George Apr 4, 1802 - Apr 9, 1811; son of George & Leticia
*HUNN Eliza 1788 -Aug 11, 1873;  85y;5m; wife of James G.; dau of Thomas & Laura (Jones) GILLETT(E)
HUNN James  G. July 1, 1780 - May 22, 1859; husb of Eliza GILLETT(E); son of Zadock & Mary (Morton)
*HUNN Jemima Fanna died June 13, 1801;  16y; dau of Zadock & Mary (Morton)
*HUNN Mary 1746 CT -  Sept 7, 1813;  67y; wife of Zadock; dau of Thomas MORTON
*HUNN Milissa 1851 - Mar 2, 1884;  33y; wife of Gideon; dau of Jonathan & Amy S. MACK
HUNN Olive June 29, 1785 - Apr 12, 1825;  39y; wife of Alexander Z.
*HUNN Thomas Morton 1775 - Mar 27, 1813;  38y
*HUNN Zadok  (Rev) 1742 MA - May 12, 1801; 59y; husb of Mary MORTON       (2 markers)
*HURD Elijah 1767 - Nov 21, 1828;  61y; husb of Phebe
*HURD Phebe 1767 - Feb 23, 1851;  84y; wife of Elijah
*INGRAHAM David Mar 8, 1746 - Jan 10, 1835;  90y; husb of Lydia; Rev War Soldier
*INGRAHAM Lydia Oct 15, 1753 - Jan 18, 1846;  93y; wife of David
JACKSON Caroline drowned July 18, 1839;  1y,9m,17d; dau of Thomas & Esther
JACKSON Charles 1799 - June 25, 1840;  41y
JAMESON Hugh 1764 - Dec 28, 1814;  50y; husb of Jennet
JAMESON Jennet 1767 - Sept 6, 1837;  70y; wife of Hugh
*LONGLEY Anne died Feb 10, 1841;  3 wk; dau of E. P. & C. T.
LONGLEY unknown died Apr 1, 1843;  11y; dau of E. P. & C. T.
*MACK Gurdon 1759 Lyme, CT - Feb 22, 1838;  79y   Rev War Soldier  [June 1777; served in Capt Bradley's Co., Reg of Col. Smith in CT]  bro of Zebulon
*MACK Gurdon Jr. died Sept 9, 1806
*MACK Jane 1791 - Feb 14, 1829;  38y; wife of Jonathan; nee VAN ORMAN or VAN NORMAN
*MACK Jonathan 1781 - Oct 14, 1858;  77y; husb of Jane VAN ORMAN;   son of Gordon
*MACK Jonathan Jr. July 7, 1818 - Nov 18, 1870;  52y; son of Jonathan & Jane (Van Orman)
*MACK Lurancy 1788 - July 28, 1806;  18y
*MACK Lurancy 1807 - Sept 17, 1817;  10y; dau of Jonathan & Jane
*MACK Mary 1759 - May 17, 1840;  81y; wife of Zebulon
*MACK Ruth S. 1760 - Sept 15, 1838;  78y; wife of Jonathan
*MACK Zebulon 1755 - Mar 21, 1836;  81y; husb of Mary; Rev War Soldier  [bro to Gurdon]
*MIDDLEBROOK E. no data  [footstone only]
*MIDDLEBROOK H. no data  [footstone only]
*MILLER Jesse 1777 - Mar 9, 1823;  66y
*MILLER Joel 1827 - Dec 24, 1846;  18y,9m; son of David & Mary
*MITCHELL Azariah died Oct 1801;  58y
*MORSE Charlotte died Oct 17, 1827;  59y; wife of Isaac
*MORSE Isaac Apr 1, 1756 - May 24, 1849;  93y; husb of Charlotte;  Rev War Soldier Fifer NYS
*MUNSON Anna died May 29, 1811;  36y
*NETHAWAY Elizabeth Feb 22, 1780 - July 2, 1841
*NETHAWAY George 1799 - Nov 23, 1871;  72y; husb of Rosanna
*NETHAWAY James Lues 1772 - Sept 27, 1834;  62y
*NETHAWAY Narcissa 1849 - Feb 22, 1852;  3y; dau of George  & Rosanna
*NETHAWAY Rosanna Feb 14, 1819 - Nov 16, 1901; wife of George
*NETHAWAY William 1844 - May 8, 1869;  15y; son of George & Rosanna
*NEWTON Nathan P. Apr 24, 1835 - Jan 26, 1883
*OUTHOUSE William 1797 - May 26, 1865;  67y
POTTER Eliza C. died June 24, 1855;  20y,9m; wife of Stephen
*POTTER Eliza H. died Nov 22, 1855;  8m,9d; dau of Stephen & Eliza
*PRESTON Foster 1770 - Mar 27, 1824;  54y
REMMINGTON Silas  (Dr) 1774 -  July 29, 1818;  44y; husb of Betsey
*REMMINGTON Williston died Sept 5, 1825; son of Silas & Betsey
SAHLER Harriet Caroline died Aug 30, 1832;  7m,26d; dau of John & Harriet
*SAHLER Mary Wehilmina died Aug 25, 1833;  2m,25d; dau of John & Harriet
*SAUNDERS Esther died Nov 3, 1834;  76y; wife of Nathan
*SAUNDERS Mariette died June 21, 1823;  7y,25d; dau of Hervey & Mary
*SAUNDERS Nathan died Nov 8, 1826;  72y; husb of Esther
*SHAW Hannah died Aug 26, 1811;  58y
*SHAW Joseph T. Apr 9, 1784 -  June 27, 1851
*SHELDON Abel Phelps July 20, 1782 -  Sept 17, 1849;  63y; husb of Lorena Anna HUNN & Emeline HOTCHKISS; son of Isaac & Mindwell (Phelps)
*SHELDON Emeline July 12, 1801 - June 2, 1860;  59y; wife of Abel Phelps; nee HOTCHKISS
SHELDON Lorena Anna Dec 6, 1788 - Feb 21, 1828; nee HUNN
*SHELDON Olive Aug 11, 1817 -  Nov 28, 1817;  3m,17d; dau of Abel Phelps & Lorena Anna (Hunn)
SIMMONS Maryelle died Sept 16, 1827;  12y; dau of Calvin & Harriet
SITTSER Richard died Aug 13, ????;  8y; son of Samuel
*SOUTERS Adeline died 1836;  10y
*SPEARS Francis J. 1848 - 1927; husb of Martha L.
*SPEARS Martha L. 1853 - 1931; wife of Francis J.
*SPEARS Orpha died Nov 1, 1865;  61y,3m; wife of James
*STONE Thankful died Mar 3, 1833;  51y
*STONE Tirza no data
*STOUT Johnson died Dec 23, 1816;  48y
*STREET Mariah E. May 22, 1813 - June 9, 1870; wife of B. Franklin; nee TILLOTSON
*THOMAS Hannah 1784 -  Sept 23, 1857;  73y; wife of James
THOMAS James 1762 -  July 31, 1834;  72; husb of Hannah
*THOMAS James Jr. 1804 - July 17, 1830;  26y; son of James & Hannah
*THOMAS John C. died May 15, 1839;  5m,6d; son of Marcus & Abigail
*THOMAS Osman died July 15, 1837;  18y,11d; son of James & Hannah
*THOMAS Reuben died Oct 11, 1829;  1y; son of James & Hannah
*TILLOTSON Elizabeth June 12, 1814  - Mar 25, 1892; wife of Pliny; dau of Jonathan & Jane (Van Orman) MACK
TILLOTSON Jonathan died May 1, 1832;  11d; son of Pliny & Elizabeth
*TILLOTSON Morehouse 1790 - Oct 21, 1869; husb of Sarah D.
*TILLOTSON Pliny Apr 28, 1804 - Dec 31, 1875; husb of Elizabeth
*TILLOTSON Sarah A. died Apr 9, 1842;  1y,8m,20d; dau of Morehouse & Sarah
*TILLOTSON Sarah D. Mar 19, 1801 - Sept 1, 1882; wife of Morehouse; nee DAVIS
*TUTTLE Sophia 1814 - Aug 7, 1833;  19y; wife of Ashbel; infant buried with her
TUTTLES ? unknown died --- 5th, 18??;   ?y,
*UNKNOWN unknown died Oct 10, 1820;  43y
*UNKNOWN many pics these stones were not readable but are listed on the picture listing
*VAN NORMAN Elizabeth 1743 - 1913; wife of Joseph
*VAN NORMAN Joseph 1741 - 1824; husb of Elizabeth; PA -  Rev War Soldier
WEBSTER Charles died June 11, 1831;  9wk,2d; son of A. B. & H. A.
*WEBSTER Comfort May 20, 1774 CT - Aug 31, 1862;  88y; husb of Polly
WEBSTER Polly  died May 7, 1838;  58y; wife of Comfort
WEBSTER Zopharb died Sept 17, 1829;  9 wk; son of A. B. & H. A.
*WIEST Jacob no data
*WIEST James  no data
*WIEST John P. no data; husb of Martha
*WIEST Martha no data; wife of John P.
WILDER Jonathan 1751 CT -  Mar 12, 1834;  83y; husb of Sarah; son of Daniel & Anna (Williams) ; bro of Gameliel & Ephraim
*WILDER Livonia died Sept 11, 1831;  23y; wife of A. H.
WILDER Mariah died Dec 23, 1836;  25y; dau of Ira & Nancy
WILDER Sarah died Dec 3, 1822;  76y; wife of Jonathan

 

 

UNKNOWN Named Newspaper            1938

The Rev. Mr. Paille announced that a movement was on foot to change the name of the cemetery to The Zadock Hunn Memorial Cemetery. [the cemetery name  was not changed....]

 

 

Clifton Springs Press               1939 

Monument Dedicated To The Memory Of Pioneer Preacher - A massive monument of Vermont granite now marks the grave in Woolhouse Cemetery on the Canandaigua - Bristol road of the Rev. Zadock Hunn. pioneer Ontario county clergyman who was the leader, late in the 18th century, in the organization of nine Congregational churches in the county. For many years the grave was unmarked and neglected but proof that this condition was due only to oversight is found in the fact that once the condition was realized, the adherents of those churches responded generously to a call for funds to erect a suitable memorial. 

That memorial was dedicated, last Sunday afternoon, in the presence of large delegations from the interested congregations, to a great grandson, Frank Hunn of Bristol, was accorded the honor of unveiling the monument. It stands about four and one-half feet high, the base set in concrete and the surmounting pillar, rounded at the top, bearing the following inscription:

"Sacred to the memory of Rev. Zadock Hunn, teacher in Yale College and pioneer missionary in this region, whose body lies in this cemetery. Through his ministry and influence,  nine Congregational churches were organized in this locality, 1795 to 1802, viz: East Bloomfield, South Bristol, Bristol, West Bloomfield, Victor, Canandaigua, Naples, Honeoye and Rushville."   On the base is the following Bible quotation: "He being dead yet speaketh."

Introductory remarks were made by Rev. Charles A. Paille, minister of the Bristol Congregational church, and the invocation was given by Rev. Harry M. Wright, minister of the Universalist church at Bristol. Rev. Dennis D. Bouman of Point Pleasant, registrar of the Western Association of Congregational and Christian Churches, read the Scripture selection which was followed by prayer voiced by Rev. Clifford W. Hilliker of Churchville, district moderator.

The address of the occasion was delivered by the Rev. Oscar H. Denney of Canandaigua, who said, in part: "A boy was born in Becket, Conn., in 1742, and lived on a farm until he was 16 years old. Believing he j had a Divine call  to the Christian ministry, he went to Yale College and took a classical and theological course. He taught for ten years in Yale and had Noah Webster for one of his pupils. A Mr. Thomas Morton came to that part of Connecticut on a mission for King George III and liked it so well in that state he made it his future home.

The young preacher and teacher in Yale became interested in Mary, the daughter of Mr. Morton, and they were married and in 1795, started west on a missionary tour. They settled in Canandaigua, being the second family to live in that community.

This young preacher was none other than the Rev. Zadock Hunn, who assisted in organizing nine Congregational churches in this region, and according to the late Justice Robert F. Thompson, was the first man in this country to leave a legacy in his will for the education of youth. 

Mr. Hunn was a descendant of the Pilgrim Fathers, who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, and founded Harvard College in 1636, and Yale in 1701, and we Congregationalists, their followers, have started 60 more institutions of learning, believing education and religion should march along together.

"If the Rev. Zadock Hunn should rise from the dead, this afternoon, in this cemetery, the following words by an unknown author I have found on the front page of  'The Christian Sun', published in Richmond, Va., might be his message to us:

LIFE'S COMPENSATION - 

"I'd like to think when life is done that I had filled a needed post, 

And here and there I'd paid my fare with more than Idle talk and boasts;

That I had taken gifts divine, the breath of life and manhood fine,

And tried to use them now and then In service to my fellow men.

"I'd hate to think when life Is thru, that I had lived my round of years,

A useless kind that leaves behind no record in this vale of tears;

That I had wasted all my days in treading only selfish ways,

And that this world would be the same if it had not known my name.

" I'd like to think that here and there, when I am gone, there shall remain

A happier spot that might not have existed had I toiled for gain;

That someone's cheery voice and smile shall prove that I have been worthwhile

That I had paid with something fine, my debt to God for life divine."

The Rev. W. Heber O'Hara of East Bloomfield, minister of the oldest church founded by the Rev. Mr. Hunn and the one in which he retained his membership, spoke briefly and the Rev. Charles N. St. John, minister of the Canandaigua Congregational church, gave the closing prayer and benediction.

The Rev. Mr. St. John, during the program, expressed appreciation of the action of the supervisors in clearing the long neglected burying ground and making it a fitting resting place for the pioneer preacher, his family aid others burled there.

 

The Naples Record                     Wed                June 25, 1941

A "pilgrimage" to the tomb of the Reverend Zadok Hunn, in "Hunn Cemetery," about five miles from Canandaigua on the Bristol Road, will be made on Sunday afternoon, July 6. The memorial service will begin at 3 o'clock. The young people from the nine churches that he organized or helped to organize, have been asked to repeat a Psalm and sing a hymn at this service, and our group of young people have been asked toy participate since the Reverend Hunn had much to do with the formation of the first church in Naples.

 

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