New York USA
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The "Dansville Village Cemetery" was estabolished in 1811. The first burial was that of Nathaniel Porter, one of the first settlers in Dansville in 1796, his death occurred in Dansville on March 12th 1797. There are no headstones here, many of them were removed (but not all the bodies) by order of the Village board, after officially closing the burial ground. Many headstones were removed to "Greenmount Cemetery" which opened in 1847. If your family members headstone made it to "Greenmount Cemetery", that's where you would most likely find it. If the headstone was any one of the those that were stacked near the barn, at Greenmount Cemetery, they may no longer exist. The "Old Village Cemetery" is known as "Central Park" and has been now for many years.
Update: As of June 12, 2012 the official name for this old burial grounds currently known as "Central Park", in use as a park, will be known as "Pioneer Park". There is to be a placement of the bronze plaque sometime in 2013.