New York Endangered Cemetery Reports

New York Endangered Cemetery Reports (31)

Friday, 20 April 2018 06:54

Lawrence Cemetery, Nassau County, New York

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Cemetery: The Lawrence Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: 135 Rockaway Turnpike
City: Lawrence
Township: Hempstead
County: Nassau
State: NY
Nation: US
Zip: 11559
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 40
lat_mmss: 37\'03.5
long_ew: W
long_h: 73
long_mmss: 43\'54.6
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions:
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Trees (large and small), saplings, underbrush, vines, fallen tree limbs, shrubs, all grossly overgrown
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence
Gate: Non-locking
Established:
Gravestones: approx. 600
Oldest: Late 1700\'s
Newest: 1975
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: Yes
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Availability:
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: Yes
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: Yes
Sculpture: Yes
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Unsure
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: No
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: No
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Yes
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: Yes
Report:
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3:
VA4:
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Problem-Constant
Problem1:
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Dumping
Bordering: Residential
Change: Smaller
Reason: Commercial
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Habitat: No
Surnames: Abbot
Abrams
Adamson
Albany
Albro
Allen
Andrews
Aston
Atkin
Baker
Bond
Bradley
Brown
Cameron
Carman
Carney
Cohn
Coles
Combes
Combs
Cornell
Cornell
Craft
Craft, Daniel J.
Craft, Dora
Craft, Gilbert
Craft, James B.
Craft, Martin
Craft, Mary
Craft, Morris Fosdick
Cromwell
Davenport
Dermitt Mabel Bird Hummel 15
Dodge
Dorney
Duff
Edelstein
Evans, Arthur W.
Evens
Fetscher

Frost, Peter 139910257
G.S.
Gahn
Gallagher
Gilliland
Groth
Haynes, Adelia Florence Pidgeon
Haynes, Attalus Audra
Haynes, Grace Greenwood
Haynes, Helen Marie
Haynes, Lemuel Webb
Heiser
Hewlett
Hicks
Hicks, Ann Augusta Pearsall 1
Hicks, Jarvis 1
Hicks/Abrams
Hine
Hollister
Hollister
Hull
Hultz
Hummel, Frederick Lawson \"Fred\"
Hummel, Lillian May Pearsall 150999
Jackson,
Jakupczyk,
James,
Johnson, Louise G.
Jones
Joseph
Kennedy
Kenyon
Kiddle
Knox
Lipthay
Mccumiskey
Merrit
Merritt
Mott
Neppert
Noland
Pearsall
Pearson
Pettit
Player
Podmore
Powell
Procops, Anthony
Procops, Mary Diaks
Reinhart
Rhinehart
Ryder
Safford
Safford/Merrit
Salkeld
Sandresser
Savey
Schmeelk
Schmidt
Shaw
Shearer
Sherwood
Smith
Smith, Elmer Ellsworth 1
Smith/Hultz
Smith/Watson
Soper
Sprague
Sprague/Smith
Steven/Shearer
Stevens
Tait
Toleman
Traver
Van Nostrand
Van Wickler
Vermie, Ina Webb Haynes
Vermie, John \"Jan\" Albert
Wagner,

Other_Information:
Contacted: Local village (Lawrence), Town of Hempstead, Church Representative
Support: Robert Bey
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:11

Jones/ Green Cemetery, Rockland County, New York

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Cemetery: Jones/ Green cemetery

Other:

Sign: No

Street: 8 Parkway Drive

City:

Township: Clarkstown

County: Rockland

State: New York

Nation: USA

Zip: 10956

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss:

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: Exit 11 Palisades Interstate Parkway

Type: Road-public

Location: Surburban

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: wooded section of the backyard.

Property: Private

Access: Permission-required

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1796

Gravestones: 37

Oldest: 1796

Newest: 1900

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: Unsure

Association: Unsure

Records: Yes

Inventory: Yes

Availability: Rockland County historical Society

Landscaping: Unsure

Paths: Yes

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: No

Granite: Yes

Marble: Yes

Native: Unsure

Slate: Yes

Others: No

Wood: No

Materials: No

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: No

Draperies: Yes

Fraternal: No

Hands: Yes

Lambs: No

Monograms: No

Plants: No

Photos: No

Religious: Yes

Scrollwork: Yes

Urns:

Carvings: No

Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained

Unmarked: No

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Unknown

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: No

Report:

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging

GroundCover: Yes

Moss: Yes

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Good

Problem1: Encroachment

Problem2:

Owner: Unknown

Use:

Bordering: Recreational

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames:  Blavelt  Demarest Green Jones

Other_Information: Historical families are buried  here.. In particular Joseph and Edward Jones who fought under the direct command of Gen. George Washington during the Revolutionary war. The Cemetery is 50\' x 50\' last clean up was in 1979 by a Boy Scout troop in new city New York. This  historical  is endangered of neglect.  The Cemetery is located in the back of a private home. The owner is hoping that somebody will restore it. Her contract closing on her home specifically stated that access must be given to this cemetery.

Contacted: Boy Scout Troop  124 Northvale NJ 07647

Support: Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Past Commander of the American Legion and Chaplin of the Disabled American Veterans Association. Phone number 201 784-0480

Name: Joseph mancini

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From Stephan Babcock

I have been doing genealogy since 1995. I looked 22 years to find My 3rd G.G. F. , which led to my 4th GGF Worden Babcock who died (abt 1854) and is buried in a family graveyard with 5 of his family members in Scipio, NY on a farm off Hunter Road and Rice Road.  I went to NY, found that the cemetery had been plowed under by a farmer.  The tombstones were moved and discarded across the southern road and thrown in a tree line.  Just a farm field was left. The farmer died about 5 years ago and his two sons took over.  

The cemetery was created by Worden Babcock's will, so there was no actual deed.  I had to go to the county courthouse and look up all the other deeds that surrounded the cemetery.  It measures 42.25 ft x 42.25 ft square. (to make sure I am legal owner) Talking To Gary Allen, the present owner of the land surrounding, (Strict NY laws provide up to 3 years for desecrating a grave) has agreed to let me re-establish the cemetery. He claims no knowledge of it.  I do not believe in punishing the son for the sins of the father.

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2404869

https://www.gofundme.com/restoration-of-family-cemetery

Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:09

North Greece Cemetery, Greece, Monroe County, New York

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Cemetery: North Greece Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: 38 Peck Rd
City: Rochester
Township: Greece
County: Monroe
State: New York
Nation: USA
Zip: 14468
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 43
lat_mmss: 24355
long_ew: W
long_h: -77
long_mmss: 73689
Status: Inactive
Size: Small
Directions: Take Latta Rd West,left on North Greece Rd right on Peck Rd on right side of the road in field
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: n/a
Gravestones: 26
Oldest: Lucretia Gamble Feb. 5th 1831
Newest: confirmed visual: Isaac Smith Sept. 6th 1870 oldest per records: Harlow Everton March 4th 1890
Removed: No
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native: No
Slate: Unsure
Others:
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: No
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: No
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report:
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth: None
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Residential
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Habitat: No
Surnames: BELL

Catharine M., dau. of [illegible]; d March 18, 1858 aged 8y 5m 24d

BENCE

Justin, son of Frederick & Balhama; d Oct. 23, 1864 aged 8y 7m 16d [not found]

BENEDICT

Sarah Ann, wife of Homer and dau. of Amos & Ann McKENNEY; d May 20, 1858 aged 24y 8m 12d

EAST

John H., son of John & Ann; d Apr. 15, 1854 aged 6y 27d

William H., son of John & Ann; d Dec. 23, 1846 aged 7 weeks

GAMBLE

Lucretia, wife of William; d Feb. 5, 1831 in the 21st year of her age

GAULT

John; d Apr. 5, 1848 aged 27y 2m 23d

Polly, wife of Samuel; d 1852 [illegible] [not found]

Samuel; d July 3, 1843 aged 48y 5m 23d

HAIGHT

Maria L., dau. of J. A. & M. T. of Benton Centre, NY; d Aug. 26, 1864 aged 26y 4m

JENNINGS

Polly, wife of Matthew; d Sept. 10, 1850 aged 75y [not found]

JOHNSON

Chester; d Jan. 6, 1852 aged 45y

infant son of John & Malinda; d Jan. 2, 1852 aged 11m [not found]

KENNY

Samuel P., son of Simeon & Lydia of Merrimac, NH; d July 24, 1832 aged 25y

LOWDEN

Nancy Viola, dau. of Philip & Phebe; d Oct. 2, 1856 aged 2y 4m 1d

McKENNEY

A. S.; d Feb. 25, 1852 aged 44y

MILLER

Henry; d June 23, 1863 aged 72y 5m 10d; \"Our father trusted in God\"

Elizabeth, wife of Henry; d June 2, 1867 aged 74y 3m 12d

[first name missing], dau. of Henry & Elizabeth; d Sept. 30, 1843 aged 22y 2m 24d

Emily, wife of Samuel; d Jan. 28, 1851 aged 28y 18d [not found]

ODELL

Simeon O., son of Rodney P.; d Dec. 31, 1831 aged 1y 2m [not found]

Susan J., dau. of Rodney P. & H.; d March 19, 1857 aged 16y

SMITH

Isaac; d Sept. 6, 1870 aged 33y

WHITACRE

Julia, dau. of John & Eleanor; d Sept. 21, 1852 aged 7y [not found]

WILKINSON

Jonathan; [Rev. War soldier]; d Jan. 20, 1835 aged 87y

Lucy A., wife of Jon\'th\'n; d Sept. 13, 1850 aged 77y
Other_Information: The cemetery in the 1960\'s was overgrown and in disarray. The Town moved all the stones and layed them flat to make mowing easier.So,the stones don\'t actually mark graves anymore and with the stones laid flat they are sinking into the ground and in danger of disappearing(which I believe the Town wants)due to grass covering them. I offered to volunteer my time and at my expense to bring in Gravestone Guardians of Ohio to fix up this small cemetery...but to no avail. There is a Revolutionary War Veteran buried here to add to the shame of how the Town has handled this situation.
Contacted: The Town of Greece,Constituent Services Director Kathryn Firkins (585)225-2000
Support: The Town of Greece,Constituent Services Director Kathryn Firkins

Greece Town Hall
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Greece, New York 14612
(585)225-2000 - FAX (585)225-1915
Name: Scott Banker
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Wilcox Quaker Cemetery - North Collins, Erie County, New York

Date: August 3, 2000

Cemetery: Wilcox Quaker Cemetery
Street: Quaker Road
City: North Collins
County: Erie
State: New York
Nation: USA
Zip: 14111
Nearby: intersection of Quaker Road and Wilcox Road, northwest corner
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Unsure
Unmarked graves: Unsure
Graves within: 60
Oldest grave: unknown
Newest grave: unknown
Records: No
Inventory: No
Records location:
Owner: unknown
Current Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Problems: Headstones fallen
Other problems:
Previous contacts: town clerk
Current Status: No work started as of yet

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Georgianne Bowman
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Saturday, 07 January 2012 20:18

Warren Cemetery, Ulster County, NY

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Warren Cemetery
Shokan, Olive, Ulster County, NY

Cemetery:       Warren
Other:          Possible Lee Cemetery Ashokan removals
Sign:           No
Street:         Between 155 and 167 Dubois Rd
City:           Shokan
Township:       Olive
County:         Ulster County
State:          NY
Nation:         US
Zip:            12481
lat_ns:         N
lat_h:         
lat_mmss:      
long_ew:        W
long_h:        
long_mmss:     
Status:         Abandoned
Size:           Small
Directions:     Go 10 miles West on Rt 28 from the Kingston NY Thruway exit.
There will be a sign for "Woodstock Percussion" on the right and a sign
indicating Dubois Rd.  Go right on Dubois Rd.  Travel about a half mile
Northbound.  The cemetery will be on the left, in the woods, and cannot be
seen from the Rd.
Type:           Road-public
Location:       Rural
Terrain:        Level
Watersource:    No
Features:       Many trees and rocks.  The only Limestone head with
inscription has a tree growing overtop of it and they lean against each
other.
Property:       Private
Access:         Inaccessible
Enclosure:      Natural
Gate:           None
Established:    Approximately 1909.  I believe these are Warren family
removals from the Lee cemetery in West Hurley from the Ashokan Reservoir
project.
Gravestones:    20-25.  Mostly field stone markers.
Oldest:         I do not know the date of the first interment at Lee
cemetery, but the only stone at the Warren cemetery that is marked, earliest
date is May 28, 1860
Newest:         June 8, 1862
Removed:        Unknown
Relocated:      Yes
Repairs:        Unsure
Methods:        Adhesives
Restoration:    No
Association:    Unsure
Records:        Unsure
Inventory:      Unsure
Availability:   Board of Water Supply lists of burial removals, Ashokan
Reservoir, K.L. Hasbrouck
Landscaping:    Unsure
Paths:          Unsure
Trees:          Yes4
Crypts:         No
Fencing:        No
Brickwork:      No
Ironwork:       No
Sculpture:      No
Fountains:      No
Roads:          No
Buildings:      No
Cement:         No
Granite:        No
Marble:         No
Native:         No
Slate:          Yes
Others:         Yes
Wood:           No
Materials:      Yes
Architectural:  No
Angels:         No
Draperies:      No
Fraternal:      No
Hands:          No
Lambs:          No
Monograms:      No
Plants:         No
Photos:         No
Religious:      No
Scrollwork:     No
Urns:           No
Carvings:       Yes
Condition:      Cemetery neglected
Unmarked:       Unsure
Broken:         No
Toppled:        No
Disintegrating: No
Buried:         Unsure
Weather:        Unknown
Pollution:      Yes
Vandalized:     No
Report:         Yes
VA1:           
VA2:           
VA3:           
VA4:           
VA5:           
Overgrowth:    
Overgrowth1:   
Overgrowth2:    Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3:    Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:    Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover:    Yes
Moss:          
Vines:         
Drainage:       Good
Problem1:       Encroachment
Problem2:       Apathy
Owner:          Business
Use:            Agricultural
Bordering:      Residential
Change:         Unknown
Reason:         Roads
Visited:        Unknown
Archeology:     No
Habitat:        Unknown
Contacted:      None.  Just  found the cemetery this past weekend


Surnames:

Warren

Other_Information:

There two corner Limestones, one of which is still standing the other which
is broken and appears to be lying in the middle of the cemetery.  The
cemetery has 20 or so bluestone slate headstones.  I do not know if they are
just headstones or headstones and footstones.  The wood in which the
cemetery is located has some garbage and bottles lying about.  I found one
such bottle in the cemetery which I removed.  The cemetery was covered with
leaves and debris which I also did my best to remove.  The cemtery is
overgrown with trees and the only headstone with an inscription is being
leaned on by a large tree.  The stone reads "WILLIAM WARREN Feb 11, 1818
June 8, 1862 HIS WIFE ANN ELIZA May 28, 1820 Jan. 7, 1860"
I know that Ann Eliza was my ggg grandmother and either William or his
brother Joseph was my ggg grandfather.  Any help that can be given to save
this cemetery, and the Warren family right to visit and take care of it
would be greatly appreciated!

Support:

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Date:           July 4, 2004

Saturday, 07 January 2012 20:18

Vault Hill Cemetery - Bronx County, New York

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Vault Hill Cemetery - Bronx, Bronx County, New York

Date: March 20,2001

Cemetery: Vault Hill
Established: 1600s
Street: Van Cortlandt Park
City: Bronx, New York
Township:
County: Bronx County
State: New York
Nation: United States
Zip:
Nearby: Inside Van Cortlandt Park east of Broadway at about 252st
Reached by: Crossing property-public
Location: Rural-woods
Land: Hillside
Water: No
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Surrounded by: Wall
Gate: Non-locking
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: Yes
Markers: None
Gravestones: part of one and concrete slab covering vault
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: No
Buried gravestones: Unsure
Removed Gravestones: Yes
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: Unknown
Oldest grave: unknown
Newest grave: unknown
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
Vandalized: Yes
Police report:
VA: Broken gravestones
VA: Stolen gravestones
VA: Graffiti
VA: Graves desecrated
Vegetation: None
Problem: Apathy
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: Cemetery cleaned
Owner: City
Use: Recreational
Bordering: Recreational
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Unknown
Previous contacts: Dept of Parks NYC
Other information

Vault Hill is a burial vault cut into a hill. It is the final resting place of members of the Van Cortlandts ( a early New York family) The vault itself figures into American history. It is said that the records of New York City were hidden inside the vault from the British during the revolution by Augustus Van Cortlandt.

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name: Anthony D. Pisciotta
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Tuppers Corners (Indian Field Road) Cemetery
Venice, Venice, Cayuga County

Cemetery:       Tuppers Corners Cemetery
Other:          Indian Field Road Cemetery
Sign:           No
Street:         Lot 96, Indian Field Road
City:           Venice
Township:       Venice
County:         Cayuga
State:          New York
Nation:         U.S.A.
Zip:           
lat_ns:         N
lat_h:         
lat_mmss:      
long_ew:        W
long_h:        
long_mmss:     
Status:         Abandoned
Size:           Small
Directions:     800 ft. southwest of junction of Indian Field Road and
Ledyard Road
Type:           Road-public
Location:       Rural
Terrain:        Hillside
Watersource:    No
Features:       Thick woods
Property:       Public
Access:         Open
Enclosure:      None
Gate:           None
Established:    1814
Gravestones:    30
Oldest:         1810
Newest:         1878
Removed:        Unknown
Relocated:      No
Repairs:        No
Methods:        Adhesives
Restoration:    Unsure
Association:    No
Records:        No
Inventory:      Yes
Availability:   Cayuga County GenWeb Project
Landscaping:    No
Paths:          No
Trees:          Yes4
Crypts:         No
Fencing:        No
Brickwork:      No
Ironwork:       No
Sculpture:      No
Fountains:      No
Roads:          No
Buildings:      No
Cement:         No
Granite:        Yes
Marble:         No
Native:         Unsure
Slate:          Unsure
Others:         Unsure
Wood:           No
Materials:      No
Architectural:  Unsure
Angels:         Unsure
Draperies:      Unsure
Fraternal:      Unsure
Hands:          Unsure
Lambs:          Unsure
Monograms:      Unsure
Plants:         Unsure
Photos:         No
Religious:      Unsure
Scrollwork:     Yes
Urns:           No
Carvings:       Unsure
Condition:      Cemetery neglected
Unmarked:       Yes
Broken:         Yes
Toppled:        Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried:         Yes
Weather:        Yes
Pollution:      No
Vandalized:     No
Report:         Yes
VA1:           
VA2:           
VA3:           
VA4:           
VA5:           
Overgrowth:    
Overgrowth1:   
Overgrowth2:   
Overgrowth3:    Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:   
GroundCover:    Yes
Moss:           Yes
Vines:          Yes
Drainage:       Good
Problem1:       Encroachment
Problem2:       Apathy
Owner:          Cemetery
Use:            Agricultural
Bordering:      Agricultural
Change:         Same
Reason:         Roads
Visited:        Rarely
Archeology:     Unknown
Habitat:        Yes
Contacted:      County, township, NY Dept. of Cemeteries

Surnames:

Adams, Campbell, Cutter, Hewitt, Hitchcock, King, Patty, Perry, Russel,
Siferls, Slosson, Tupper, Wallis, Woodin

Other_Information:

The cemetery is on records as being owned by a Scottish Presbyterian sect
called "Society of Seceders," which no longer exists.  Their last known
address was the Venice Town Office.  The cemetery is tax-exempt.

Support:

Bernie Corcoran, Cayuga County Coordinator, NY GenWeb Project,
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Joan C. Stevens, Venice Town Clerk, Venice, NY

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Date:           April 21, 2004

Stockport M. E. Cemetery - Stockport, Columbia County, NY

Date: July 17, 2000

Cemetery: Stockport Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Street: Chittenden Road
City: Stockport
County: Columbia County
State: NY
Nation: USA
Zip:
Land Type: Private
Status: Inactive
Graves within:
Oldest grave:
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Owner: Trinity United Methodist Church Greenport, NY
Problem's
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect
Records location

 
Cemetery description

 
Other Problems

I am not positive, but there is a creek close by that might be eroding the cemetery land.
Previous Contacts

Rev. Bob Johnson at Trinity United Methodist Church, Greenport, NY
Current Status

unknown

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Elizabeth Rosky
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Sterling Mines Cemetery - Sterling, Orange County, New York

Date: May 26, 2000

Cemetery Name: Sterling Mines Cemetery
Street: Sterling Mines Road
City: Sterling
County: Orange
State: NY
Zip:
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Number of graves: 50
Oldest grave: 1800's
Records: Don't Know
Inventory: Don't Know
Owner: Unknown

Problem's
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Property Encroachment
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect
Location
Description

Located next to IBM Company in Sterling, NY. At entrance of IBM there is a small gravel road leading up to a hill, this is the cemetery. There are no signs for it, an Orange County researcher told me that the name of it, or is it called, is Sterling Mines. I visited this cemetery two weeks ago and I do not know who anyone knows it exists. I was told by this Orange County researcher (genealogy researching on the Orange Co. message board) that IBM bought the property, but preserved the cemetery. I do not know who owns the cemetery, or what or who cares for it. It is not taken care of - there is a small dirt road leading to the cemetery, less than 1/2 mile. It is covered with fallen trees, you cannot drive to the cemetery, but must get out and walk. The cemetery is located in a small clearing at the end of this roadway. The ground is covered with trees, property is very uneven, dangerous to walk. There are about 20 - 25 headstones which stand and are partially readable. The rest have obviously sunk,
Other Problems
Previous Contacts

I have written to the Orange County Historian looking for a burial listing and information concerning this cemetery, but I have not received a reply as of yet.
Current Status

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Marci Hirkaler
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