Town of Cambria
Map Site 18: Molyneaux Cemetery

On Ridge Road a short distance west of Molyneaux Corners. Burial site of two soldiers from the War of 1812, nationality unknown.

There are a few clues that suggest that there may have been a skirmish at Molyneaux Corners. In the 1878 History of Niagara County it states that in the Molyneaux Cemetery, “two stranger soldiers” were the first burials there. Niagara County Historian Clarence Lewis stated that one British soldier and two Indians were killed in the skirmish. The prisoners were taken to Batavia. None of the War of 1812 volumes that were written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries mentions this incident in their examinations of the War on the Niagara Frontier. The Molyneaux Cemetery became the burying place for Cambria’s earliest settlers.


 

 

 

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