Houck Cemetery
Town of Wayne
Updated by Buddy Leech 2016

photo by Buddy Leech

From Lisa Jackson:

I have found a copy of some notes of the Houck Family put together by Mildred I. Houck (1916-1996).
She had details on the location of the original Houck Burial Grounds in her notes.

The original Houck cemetery is between Power Canal and Keuka Hill Road. East of Keuka Hill Road 150 yards south of the Wasson Residence (old Knapp property) then 200 yards east of the road to a point just short of the canal bank and under heavy brush and two large shaggy bark hickory trees which are visible from the road. Also south of an east-west running pole carried power line – NYS Electric and Gas Property

Established in 1826, 10 Burials

Hendrick “Henry” Houck Baptized 05 April 1751, Died after 1820 (Lisa’s Note*I do not know the exact date of death) Married Polly Maria Bell of New York on 07 November 1783. Stones for both were found in 2016 by Buddy Leech in the Bradford Village Cemetery.

I emailed Philip Mann who lives in Keuka and he confirmed that there is indeed a cemetery at that location and there are Houck family members buried there.

According to New York In The Revolution as Colony and State, Vol. 1., Pages 104-105 by James A. Roberts, Henry Houck served under Colonel Kilian Van Rensselaer, 4th Regiment, Albany County Militia.
Readable stones found so far:
HOUCK, Andrew K. , Died 27 Apr 1830 , age 16y s/o Joseph & Mariah
HOUCK, Joseph , Spouse of Mariah , Died 5 May 1828 , age 43y
HOUCK, Mariah , Spouse of Joseph , Died 12 Apr 1864 , age 77y8m5d nee Rarrick
HOUCK, Sally Ann , Died 12 Oct 1826 , age 5m d/o Joseph & Mariah
SILVERNAIL, Mary , Spouse of John W. , Born 7 Oct 1807 , Died 13 Dec 1839 d/o Joseph & Mariah Rarick Houck

Photo by Bob Canfield

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