Glimpses into History

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Austin Steward: Abolitionist, Freeman, Father

Austin Steward: Abolitionist, Freeman, Father

June 14, 2021

Section A Vignette #8 In the northwest corner of Mount Hope Cemetery lies a gravestone marking the burial plot of four children.  These are the children of Austin and Patience […]

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Chester Dewey School

Chester Dewey

May 17, 2021

Section A Vignette # 7  If you have the occasion to travel into downtown Rochester, look for 200 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14605 at the corner of Scio Street. There […]

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Ezra Andrews - Mount Hope Cemetery

Ezra R. Adams

May 6, 2021

Section A Vignette # 6 At the southern-most point of Section A, tucked between the boundary fence and West Avenue, lies the gravesite of Ezra R. Andrews.  Mr. Andrews was […]

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George Washington Goler - Friends of Mount Hope

Two George Washington Golers – A Confusing Duo

May 5, 2021

Section A Vignette # 5 There were two men named George Washington Goler, uncle and nephew. Only the uncle is buried in Mt Hope Cemetery. For years we believed that […]

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Reverend Zebulon Hebard

Reverend Zebulon Hebard

May 4, 2021

Section A Vignette #4   Zebulon Hebard was born August 1, 1793 in Amenia, Dutchess County, NY, a small town northeast of Poughkeepsie next to the Connecticut border.  He was a […]

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Leonard Henkle (1834 – 1904)

Leonard Henkle

May 3, 2021

Section A Vignette # 3 While many of us are content living quiet lives of peace and simplicity, others look back on lives teeming with adventure, extraordinary accomplishments, and peppered […]

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