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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

To the Memory of

 
 
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By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
1. To the Memory of Marker
Do note the corrective strip of metal. I do not know what it says beneath, but this is the first example of this I've seen.
Inscription.
Capt-Lieut. Thomas Boyd,
Sergeant Michael Parker,
Sergeant Nicholas Hungerman,
Sergeant William Floyd,
Corporal Calhoun,
Oneida Lt. Honyost Thaosagwat

and nine volunteer riflemen,
John Conrey, Benjamin Curtin,
James McElroy, William Faunchey,
John Garsway, William Harvey,
Elijah Hendrick, John Miller,
John Putnam

who fell at Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y. September 13th 1779 while serving as a scouting party in the Indian Campaign under Major-General John Sullivan.

Erected in 1898 by authority of an act of the legislature, Chapter 274 of the laws of 1891. Frederick Cook, Henry B. Hathaway, Henry C. Brewster Commissioners of Mount Hope Cemetery David Z. Morris Superintendent
 
Erected 1898 by Commissioners of Mt. Hope Cemetery.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians marker series.
 
Location. 43° 7.772′ N, 77° 37.418′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Mount Hope Blvd. 0.2 miles north of Elmwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is within Mt. Hope Cemetery in the southwest region near the Civil
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By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
2. To the Memory of Marker in situ
War section, just east of the Firemans' Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth of November, 1886 (a few steps from this marker); Trophy Cannon presented to Monroe County by Hon. O.F. Williams. (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hartwell Carver, M.D. (approx. mile away); The Founding of the River Campus (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Town (approx. half a mile away); Nursery Office (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Regarding To the Memory of. The deaths of Boyd and Parker are commemorated with a park at the site of their killing in Cuylerville: http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=58057
which people are directed to by a marker 2 miles west of the site: http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=58639

This event was part of the larger Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, indicated by a series of markers in upstate NY.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Boyd Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
3. Boyd Grave Marker
The reason the marker is here - Boyd, Parker and others of their party are buried here.
Parker Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
4. Parker Grave Marker
The reason this marker is here - Boyd, Parker and members of their party are buried here.
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By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
5. Grave Marker
Again, note the corrective strips added. Again, I'm not sure why they were added, but it is interesting.
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By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
6. Grave Marker
Vining Head Stone image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
7. Vining Head Stone
This is the only original headstone for the group extant.
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By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
8. Grave Marker
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By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
9. Grave Marker
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By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
10. Grave Marker
I do not know why this person is buried amid the Boyd-Parker group, but he is, so I included him.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 23, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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