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Goodwin Cemetery

Also known as: Taughannock Farm Plot & Goodwin Point

Located in back of Taughannock Falls Inn, on Gorge Rd.
Town of Ulysses, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive.

Flags mark the graves of the following:

Revoluntionary War
Benjamin Goodwin
Gen. John Smith
Jonathan Hildreth

War of 1812
John Lee

photograph of cemetery
Photo taken by Cathy Knauff - May 23, 2002
(larger photo)

Please use Notes as a guide only!


 
  Headstone Inscriptions Notes
View stone D. A. Looks to be a footstone, possibly for a burial that is not yet known.
View stone A. C. Looks to be a footstone, possibly for a burial that is not yet known.
View stone Polly, wife of Daniel JOHNSON
& daughter of Jepther & Esther LEE, DIED Oct. 2, 1844 age 46 years 7 months 3 days
Headstone is leaning, with top part where name should be flaked off. (Name missing) wife of Daniel Johnson & daughter of Jepther & Esther Lee died Oct. 2, 1844 age 46 years, 7 months, 3 days
Another view of stone
View footstone
View stone In Memory of Sally LEE
who DIED Apr. 18 1814 or 1844 aged 16 years or 46 years 1 month 19 days
Headstone is getting very faded and becoming hard to read.
View footstone
View stone veteran's flag John LEE
who departed this life Apr. 2, 1814 aged 29 years 3 months 6 days
View footstone
A Flag was placed on his grave.
  Unknown A.S Footstone only
Not shown in earlier records.
View stone Lucy, wife of John KING
DIED Feb 15, 1850 aged 82 years
View footstoneNo headstone found, only a part of the slate that had fallen off the headstone was located leaning up against the grave of Amos Lee. (Believe this to be the mother of many King children that lived in Ulysses, many are buried in Trumansburg Grove Cemetery) Only inscription found was as follows: Lucy wife of John Kin_
View stone In Memory of Amos LEE
who departed this life Nov. 5, 1833 age 42 years 2 months 21 days
Part of Lucy King's headstone was leaning against his headstone. (The age of Amos Lee could be 12 years and not 42 years, headstone very worn.) 2002 inscription reading: In Memory of Amos Lee who departed this life Dec. 5, 1833 age 42 years, 2 mos., 21 days
View footstone
View stone Amos B. LEE
DIED Mar 15, 1844 aged 34 years 9 days
View footstone
View stone Emma Jane, daughter of William J. & Elmira LEE
DIED Nov. 20, 1849 age 7 years 8 months 20 days
View footstone
View stone William J. LEE
DIED Nov 10, 1849 age 43 years 4 months 3 days
View footstone
  Edgar, son of Gershom & Mary CRAVEN
DIED Jan. 8, 1848 age 11 days.
Location of burial unknown. Headstone not located in 2002. Gershom Horatio CRAVEN was born 18 JUL 1823 in Seneca Co, NY, died 29 AUG 1881 in Elizabeth City, NC. He was the son of Joseph CRAVEN and Elizabeth HUNT. He married Mary SWARTHOUT 26 OCT 1842 in Seneca Co., NY. She was born JAN 1826 in Seneca Co., NY, and died 5 JUN 1909 in Bremer Co., IA.
  Elizabeth, daughter of Gershom & Mary CRAVEN
DIED Feb 27, 1854, age 2 years
Location of burial unknown. See above (Edgar Craven, her brother) for her parents information. Early 1920 records by Dora Pope Worden, state her death year as 1851. Headstone not located in 2002.
  James Ebenezer or Ebenezer James
DIED March 4 1816 age 77 years
Dora Pope Worden found the headstone in the 1920's; headstone not found in 2002.
View stone John Douglass DANDO
1887-1941
 
  James FLEMING
DIED Mar 4, 1816, aged 77 years
 
View stone Ezry, son of John & Huldah (Munson) FROST
DIED June 2, 1832 aged 51 years 1 month 24 days
b. 8 Apr. 1771, per Frost gen., they have it (EZRA) FROST
View stone Munson F. GANUNG
son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Frost), DIED Sep 19, 1820 age 19 years 17 days
(Elizabeth Frost, dau of John & Huldah)
View stone Aman, daughter of John & Sally Goodwin
DIED Apr 27, 1811 age 6 months 22 days
(May be Amanda)
View stone Amos GOODWIN
DIED Feb 3, 1825 age 17 years 3 months 2 days
 
View stone veteran's flag Benjamin GOODWIN
DIED July 11, 1822 aged 78 years
 
  Mary, wife of Benjamin GOODWIN
DIED Dec 27, 1832 aged 84 years 3 months
 
  Catharine, daughter of Richard & Prudence GOODWIN
DIED Aug 29, 1818 (no age).
 
  Elijah, son of Nathan & Rachel Hall GOODWIN
DIED Jan. 4, 1828 age 2 months
 
  Ephraim B. GOODWIN
DIED Aug 22, 1832 aged 30 years 7 months 2 days
 
  Louisa, daughter of William K. & Mary L. GOODWIN
DIED Dec. 30, 1843 Aged 9 months 13 days
(could be William R. Goodwin as father.)
View stone Mary L., wife of William K. GOODWIN
DIED Apr 12, 1848 age 28 years 7 months
 
View stone Richard GOODWIN, Sr.
DIED May 15, 1819 age 69 years 4 months 15 days
 
  Sarah, wife of Richard GOODWIN, Sr.
DIED June 6, 1804 aged 54 years 5 months 10 days
 
  Sally, wife of John GOODWIN
DIED Oct. 12, 1810 age 32 years 4 months 9 days
 
  Elijah Nathan, son of Nathan and Rachel HALL
DIED Feb. 12, 1827 aged 1 year 10 months 24 days
Mother = Rachel (Goodwin)
  Elijah GOODWIN, son of Nathan & Rachel HALL
DIED 4 Jan. 1828 age 2 months
Mother = Rachel (Goodwin)
  David HESS
DIED Apr 25, 1826 aged 22 years 3 months 8 days
View footstone
  H. X H., marker.
Headstone has name broken off.
DIED July 1818 45 years 4 months 16 days
Rev. Jonathan HILDRETH married Hannah BRITTON born March 8, 1765 died July 24, 1810. Believe this to be her grave, foot marker next to Jonathan Hildreth's grave.
View stone veteran's flag  Rev. Jonathan HILDRETH
DIED Mar 21, 1850 aged 90 years 1 month 24 days
(Rev. soldier)
View stone Thomas M., son of Jonathan and Lydia (Smith) HILDRETH
DIED Dec 20, 1840 age 12 years 1 month 4 days
(Worden had - d. Dec. 20, 1840 age 32 yrs., 7 m 4 dy)
View stone John Clifford Jones
1866-1935
 
View stone Philip KIMBLE/KIMPLE
DIED Aug. 3, 1816 aged 54 years
(death date could be 1846)
Another view of the stone
View stone veteran's flag  Gen. John SMITH
DIED Jan. 2, 1839 age 72 years
Another view of the stone
View stone Nancy Ann, wife of John SMITH
DIED Mar. 19, 1818 aged 41 years
Another view of the stone
Note: Amanda SMITH could also be buried here. Dau. of John & Nancy Ann (Goodwin) Smith. Birth: 12 OCT 1813 Death: 12 MAR 1815
  K. M. SMOKE
(No dates)
 
View stone John, son of William and Rachel STEEL
DIED Oct 22, 1816 age 5 years 1 month 15 days
 

June of 2001 updates and corrections were provided by Karen Dickson
Our Town of Ulysses Coordinator.

Another check was done on May 23, 2002 by Janet M. Nash & Cathy Knauff. Some headstones that were recorded in 2001 were not readable in 2002. The history of the people buried in these family cemeteries is slowing fading away. That is why we find it so important to record the inscriptions before they are gone.

Note:
We would like to thank the Town of Ulysses, and the two gentlemen that have been doing just a wonderful job in mowing and trimming this cemetery. This cemetery contains some of the oldest residents in the Town of Ulysses. Benjamin & Richard Goodwin and families came to this area in 1794 and raised fruit trees, crops etc., they also had a boat dock, where people and supplies came & went for Trumansburg and surrounding area. Referred to as Goodwin Point, this is where Abner Treman, founder of Trumansburg came when he got caught out in a snow storm coming from Ithaca, and where he lost part of one foot and all of another to frost bite due to walking the whole way, having his feet treated by warm water, instead of snow, as the Goodwin parents were away. Headstone inscriptions recorded May 23, 2002 - Starting at entrance by driveway.

Thank you, Tom Wakula, for donating headstone photos for this cemetery.

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