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Chautauqua Hollow Cemetery
Nunda NY

There are seven cemeteries located in the Town of Nunda. As a joint project of the Town Historian and the Nunda Historical Society, we are working to put all seven online by the Bicentennial Year (2008)

Here is the Chautauqua Hollow Cemetery. The material comes from several sources, but is based primarily on the work done by Sally Hall who was Town Historian of Nunda at the time. In the summer of 1995 she visited the cemetery, photographing and transcribing the stones. She then add material from other sources, including information from Marjorie Conrad Frost (Nunda Town Historian) and Richard Haberlin. She submitted the results to the WNY Municipal Historians Association for a cemetery documentation project.

If researchers have questions, corrections, or additional data to add, please contact Tom Cook.

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Chautauqua Hollow Cemetery

" Located on Old Chautauqua Hollow Road, opposite gravel pits on Route 70. Take first right after gravel pits, cross railroad tracks, turn right, go nerly to end of dirt road...burial ground is on the right in small grove of trees....Most of stones are broken, propped against trees or bottom part of stone."

 Gravestone Transcription

Additional Data

Elwell, Lucy Ann died Oct 23, 1862 Aged 24 yrs    See photograph
Elwell, Truman died Nov 18 1862  Sally Hall notes"somewhere in my phone conversation notes: 1836, 2 Elwell brothers, died young, perhaps military deaths, no dates  data recorded by Richard Haberlin in 1964. Is stone still there in 1995?
Knight, John died US Army Hospital Washington DC Oct 12, 1862 Aged 23 yrs  double stone with Sylvia  See photograph
Knight, Milton died April 7 1871 Aged 64 yrs 2 mos    See photograph
Knight, Needham died Dec 15 1844, aged 44 yrs  his widow and son Needham jr are buried in Oakwood cemetery   See photograph
Knight, Sylvia died Dec 6 1868 Aged 36 yrs double stone with John  See photograph
Leach, John Son of (?) and Mary Leach1856 9 yrs 9 mos    from notes from Richard Haberlen April 1964
Mackin, James Co A 104 Ny Regt. Died May 1 1884

according to Hand he enlisted in the 1st NY Veteran Cavalry in August 1863 at age 21

A James Mackin appears in Wellsville NY in 1860 census as 18 year old barkeeper

 also appears in Hand as "Macken"

See photograph

"My Mother"
May be Mother of James Mackin - he was probably the son of Henry and Susanna Mackin.

 near the stone of James Mackin, fancy stone with unreadable epitaph.

See photograph

Olmstead, Samuel died Nov 1 1850 Aged 55 yrs  

stone broken in half

See photograph

Osborn, Bell Died Jan 29 1851  has age on stone, but hard to read

 stone broken

See photograph

Watterman, Barret, Son of John & Emaline Watterman
Oct 1 1831 Aged 3 rs, 3 mos

from notes from Richard Haberlen, April 1964 Stone appears badly damaged (1995)

See photograph

John (?)  

Stone to mossy to read in 1995. May be John Leach's stone.

 See photograph

 A and B 1844 (?)   from Haberlen notes, not sure if initials on separate stone or stone was missing in 1995.

The Photographs below were taken by Sally Hall in July 1995. The labeling is also from Mrs. Hall.



The stone shown above may belong to Barrett Watterman.
The label are includes notes on other stones from Richard Haberlin in 1964.

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The stone above may be John Leach, is NOT John Knight

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