PORTAGEVILLE

Old Catholic Cemetery

(Known as St. Mary's Cemetery)



This burial ground on a hill overlooking the village of Portageville is the cemetery for the pioneer Catholics who came into that region as workers on the Genesee Valley Canal and the Erie Railroad. The site, donated by Col. Williams, has long been abandoned, the grounds have become covered with bushes and trees and many of the stones have fallen. When the following inscriptions were recorded, April 7, 1951, the record was incomplete due to stones that have become buried, monuments too heavy to move, and inscriptions that have weathered. These have been checked against the records of the Church of the Assumption, which date back only to 1875, by Mrs. Elizabeth R. Beardsley, Genesee Falls Town Historian. Some additions have been noted within parenthesis. About the year 1900, the Church of the Assumption opened its present cemetery outside the village.


BAKER
Mary, wife James Baker, 1845-1891
Catherine M. Baker, dau. J. & M., 1876-1879
Catherine (Baker?), wife P. Keyes (Kees), no data
(These names are on the Catherine & Michael Ward Stone)

BARNETT
Anthony Barrett, d. Feb. 22, 1873, 62y 7m
Mary, wife Anthony, d. April 1, 1876, 56y 8m

BARRY
Ann Enright, wife John Barry, d. June 17, 1857, 62y

BIRKERY
Sons of Thomas & Bridget Birkery:
John, d. March 19, 1874, 8m 26d
Peter, d. Nov. 20, 1871, 8m

BRICK
James Brick, d. Dec. 21, 1869, 60y 6m
John, son James & Mary Brick, d. Oct. 18, 1885, 47y
Michael, son James & Mary Brick, d. Dec. 24, 1881, 38y (Native of Ireland)

BROGAN
Ann, wife Martin Brogan, d. July 1, 1876, 76y - Mother
Bridget A., wife J.E. Brogan, d. April 24, 1884, 27y Mother

BURNS
John Burns, d. July 25, 1875, 65y (Native of Ireland)
Margaret, wife John, d. Nov. 19, 1871, 55y

CADAGAN
Michael P. Cadagan, 1857-1884
Patrick, d. May 10, 1887, 73y (Native of Ireland)

CAMPBELL
Ellen Campbell, 1862-1886 (Native of Ireland)

CANTY
Timothy, son John & Hanna C. Canty, d. Feb. 8, 1867, 13y 2m?

CARROLL
Thomas Carroll, Nov. 11, 1809 - Feb. 26, 1886 (Native of Ireland)
Jane Carroll, June 15, 1804 - Aug. 30, 1864

CASEY
Patrick Casey, d. Nov. 11, 1872 (no age) Father
Margaret C., wife, d. Aug. 25, 1873 (no age) Mother

CONAWAY
Margaret Conaway, wife Patrick O'Brine (O'Brien), d. April 24, 1854, 58y Native of County Meath, Parish of N______, Ireland

CONLEY
James Conley, d. Aug. 19, 1861, 40y

CONNERS
Mary, dau. William & Ellen Conners, d. June 12, 1868, 12y 2m

CONWAY
James Conway, born June 1808 at Ballinahalle, Ireland died April 3, 1889, 81y

COONEY
Mary, dau. James & Bridget Cooney, d. Jan. 4, 1861, 18y Native of A__ill {Achill?}, County Mayo, Ireland

CUMMINGS
James, d. Feb. 16, 1865, 6y. Born in parish of Eallingany, County Tipperary, Ireland

DAVIS
M. J. Davis (d. March 26, 1878, 8y)

DAWSON
Michael Dawson, d. Nov. 22, 1873, 50y
Margaret Dawson Flaherty, 1866-1896

DONLON
Mary, wife Patrick Donlon, d. Nov. 1, 1867, 57y Native of County Clare, Ireland

DRISCOLL
Mary, wife Richard Driscoll, d. April 1, 1873, 40y Native of Templebraden, County Limerick, Ireland (Richard Driscoll, d. Feb 17, 1890-may be buried here-handwritten note)

ENRIGHT
Ann Enright, wife John Barry, d. June 17, 1857, 62y

FITZGERALD
John, son ____& M_____ Fitzgerald, d. Sept. 17, 1880, 3m

FITZGIBBONS
Thomas Fitzgibbons, 1806-Dec. 21, 1894
Ellen, wife Thomas, 1807-Dec. 29, 1887

FLAHERTY
Margaret Dawson Flaherty (wife Thomas), 1866-1896

FORD
James Ford, d. Mar. 20, 1877, 79y Father
Edward, son James & Margaret Ford, d. April 27, 1861, 24y
Mother, (Large stone buried in earth)

GIBBONS
Thomas Gibbons, Co. E. 2nd N.Y. Mounted Rifles, d. Jan. 8, 1871 (no age)

GRACE
Ellen Grace, d. June 20, 1879, 71y

HANEY
Patrick Haney, d. Feb. 1, 1866, 65y

HANRAHAN
Michael Hanrahan, d. July 30, 1858, 40y. Native of County Limerick, Ireland

Healy
Margaret Healy, d. Feb. 17, 1879, 14y (Born in Pike) (or HALY Catherine, (no dates)
Maud Haly, d. Oct. 14, 1879, 4y
Patrick, 1829-1880 (Born in Ireland)
(These names on a large monument, fallen and buried)

HENNESSEY
John Hennessey d. April 1, 1872, 53y

HENRIETTA
Charlie Henrietta, d. April 4, 1875, 1y 1m
Frank Henrietta, d. ___ 8, 1874, 3mons.
Margaret Henrietta, March 25, 1876, 21y

HUGHES
Catherine Hughes, d. April 4, 1861, 2y
Mary J. Hughes, d. April 15, 1861, 7y
John Hughes, April 7, 1861, 1y
Patrick Hughes, d. April 16, 1861, 83?y
Jennie, wife Patrick, d April 9, 1861, 71?y
Richard Hughes, (no data)

KEEFE
Michael Keefe, d. 1889, 73y Father
Mary, wife Michael, d. 1881, 75y Mother
Michael, d. 1885, 36y

KELLEY
Cornelius, son Thomas & Johanna Kelley, d. Jan. 13, 1863 26y, 8m, 18d.
James, son Thomas & Johanna, d. Feb. 6, 1864, 24y, 11m, 22d

KEYES or KEES
Catherine (Baker), wife P. Keyes, (no data)

KING
John King, d. March 15, 1895, 35y
Margaret, wife John King, d. July 8, 188_ (rest is buried)
M. King, d. Jan. 22, 1886, 75y
Michael King, d. May 29, 1882, 30y, 9m, 25d
Patrick King, Co. H, 136th Reg. N.Y. Vols., d. April 1866, 22y
Murty King, d. Aug. 17, 1851, 40y

KOHLMANN
George Kohlmann, d.May 26, 1864, 37y
John, son George & Margaret Kohlmann, d. Oct. 10, 1862, 6y, 4d
Joseph, son John & Olilia Kohlmann, d. Oct. 17, 1862, 1m 1d

LAWRENCE
Carmel Aparilla, wife 1 Larence, born 1858, d. April 1, 1900

LENEHAN
Bryan Lenehan, d. May 26, 1874, 66y 9m
Helen, wife Bryan, d. Oct. 12, 1863, 58y
Patrick, son Bryan & Helen, d. Sept. 20, 1852, 18y

LYDON
Thomas Lydon, d. April 21, 1878, 80y
Ann Nora Lydon, d. Feb. 24, 1884, 8y 4m
(Hannah Lydon, d. March 1885, 8y)

LYNCH
Mary, wife Patrick D. Lynch, d. Feb. 27, 1862, 21y

MALONEY
Ellen, dau. James & Mary Maloney, d. June 18, 1865, 22y 4m

MARRIN
Connor Marrin, d. March 16, 1859, 52y

MASTERS
Thomas P. Masters, 1873-1900

MAYER
Juliana, wife J. Mayer, d. Jan. 6, 1856, 32y

McCARTY
Bridget, wife John McCarty, d. Sept. 16, 1868, 35y 3m

McCORMICK
John McCormick, d. May 1886, 85y

McEVOY
Julia McEvoy, d. March 28, 1883, 72y

McGUIRE
Michael McGuire, d. Roanoke Island, N.C. Nov. 16, 1864 22y, 24th New York Independent Battery

McManimon
Children of Michael & Bridget McManimon:
Martin, d. Oct. 30, 1869, 11mons
James, d. July 11, 1880, 8y
Mary, d. Aug. 5, 1880, 6y 2m
Conner, d. Aug. 6, 1880, 4y 2m
A large family monument fallen and buried in the earth was recently flipped and found to read the following :
Mary Cleary McManimon, wife of John McManimon, d. Jan. 24,1886, age 25 y 1m 6d
Mary Jane, dau John McManimon, d. Dec. 23, 1879, 1m 5d

McTIGUE
Patrick McTigue, 1824-1897
Ellen (Dolan), wife Patrick, 1840-1882

MEEHEN,
Margaret, wife John Meehen, 1813-1885

MITCHELL
Katie, dau. Patrick & Mary Mitchell, d. May 14, 1862, 2y 3m 17d

MONEGHAN
Alice Jane Moneghan, d. April 1, 1861, 3y 6m
Mary, wife Edward Moneghan, d. Nov. 8, 1884, 65y

MOUNTAIN
Ellen, wife John Mountain, d. July 10, 1864, 35y

MORAN
Catherine, wife Michael Moran, d. Oct. 12, 1853, 26y
John Moran, d. March 1, 1853, 52y

MOYLAN
Mary, dau. Michael & Sarah Moylan, d. Sept. 4, 1876, 21y

NEILAN
Winafred, wife James Neilan, d. Feb. 14, 1873, 59y 3m 4d
John C., son James & Winafred, d. Aug. 1, 1861, 6y 8m 15d
Anna J., dau. James & Winafred, d. March 1, 1855, 7mons

NUGENT
Michael Nugent, d. July 27, 1863, 30y Native Limerick Co.

O'BRINE or O'BRIEN
Margaret Conaway, wife Patrick O'Brine, d. April 24, 185_, 58y Native of County Meath, Parish of N_____, Ireland

O'DONNALL
Mary, wife John O'Donnall, d. Aug. 21, 1859, 32y, Native of County Mayo, Ireland

RIELY
Mary, wife Terrence Riely, d. Mar. 23, 1870, (rest broken)

ROCHFORD
John Rochford, d. Oct. 3, 1876, 50y (Born in Nunda)

ROONAY
Mary, wife John Roonay, d. Aug. 20, 1878, 30y
Edward, son John & Mary Roonay, d. Sept. 1, 1878, 5m

RYAN
Ann Ryan, d. Nov. 9, 1879, 42y
Patrick, son Daniel & Honora Ryan, d. April 28, 1861, 23y 16d
Honora, wife Daniel Ryan, d. June 27, 1868, 63y

SHAUGHNESSY
James Shaugnessy, 1819-1895
Johanna, wife James, 1825-1899
Mary, 1857-1875

SKEY
Terrance Skey, d. March 28, 1882, Native of Mannorhamellon, County Leitrim, Ireland, Erected by his children

SMITH
Michael Smith, d. March 19, 1873, 60y

SUTLEY
John H. Sutley, d. Aug. 13, 1886, 42y
Willie, son J. H. & Kate Sutley, d. Dec. 2, 1884, 6y
James Sutley, d. Oct. 3, 1856, 9y 5m

TALTY
Margaret, wife James Talty, d. Feb. 24, 1871, 42y. Native of England, County Clare, Parish of Doonbeg, Ireland

TORPEY
Margaret Torpey, d. Jan. 5, 1869, 22y

WALSH
Richard Walsh, d. March 27, 1874, 66y
James H. Walsh, d. Oct. 12, 1875, 15y
Katherine Walsh, d. Nov. 2, 1863, 6y
Mary Walsh, d. Nov. 10, 1863, 7mons

WARD
Catherine, wife M. Ward, 1820-1871
Michael, son M. C. Ward, (no dates)
(Baker & Keyes on same monument)

WRIGHT
Bartley Wright, d. Oct. 6, 1853, 19y 2m

____OUGH
J______, wife Thomas ___ough, d. Dec., __, 1863, 62y

_______ In Memory of my Mother who died Oct. 5, 1851, 57y

_______ Lot with "J. C." on lot markers; three large stones tipped over.



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