With the generous permission of the author, the following has been transcribed from Barbara Smith Buys, Old Gravestones of Putnam County, New York : Together with information from ten adjacent Dutchess County burying grounds (Baltimore : Gateway Press c1975). This material is under copyright. No part may be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form, without the specific written permission of the author.

Mrs. Buys notes that only stones of people born before and through the calendar year of 1850 were transcribed, and "that numerous plain fieldstone markers and unmarked, but evident, graves, were found", in addition to those listed.


COMMUNITY CEMETERY AT HORTONTOWN


This cemetery is not the one visible behind the Hortontown Church, but may be reached by climbing the steep terrain behind the church for about 500 yards. However, the easiest way to reach it is to go south on the Taconic Parkway from Route 84 and park at the lookout. Proceed by foot through a large field in a southerly direction along the west side of the parkway for about 1000 feet, until you come to a clump of evergreens. Proceed in a westerly direction about 150 feet from the parkway property and you will find the cemetery in a stone wall enclosure The area of the cemetery is grown up with birch trees and tangled vines and is almost invisible except when the foliage has gone, but in spite of this obscurity, [it] has obviously suffered from vandalism in recent years.

1. BARRETT, Alitha Jane, dau. of H. and S.A., d. Feb. 4, 1855, 5-6-7.
2. BARRETT, Emelly, dau. of H. and S.A., d. July 21, 1845, 5 m., 22 d.
3. BARRETT, George Lyman, d. Sept. 14, 1848, 1-6-18.
4. BRETT, William H., d. Aug. 29, 1852, 21 y.
5. BROWN, Samantha, w. of Daniel E., d. Mar. 31, 1863, 22-1-16.
6. DISBROW, Anna M. Conklin, w. of Soloman, b. 1820, d. 1891.
7. DISBROW, Soloman T., b. 1812, d. 1898.
8. HORTON, Alithea, w. of Samuel L., d. July 18, 1874, 87 y. 3 m.
9. HORTON, Amy, s. of Hannah Horton, b. 1762, (n.o.dt.g.), d. Oct. 19, 1847.
10. HORTON, Daniel, d. Dec. 31, 1852, 53-4-27.
11. HORTON, Elijah, d. Sept. 27, 1854, 75 y. 5 m.
12. HORTON, Elizabeth, w. of James, d. Oct. 14, 1874, 62-6-8.
13. HORTON, Emely, dau. of Benjamin R. and Margaret, d. Dec. 22, 1855, 21-5-6.
14. HORTON, Frances I. Miller, w. of Alvah Horton [see REED, Frances I. Miller].
15. HORTON, George, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth, d. Dec. 30, 1840, 4 y., 11 m.
16. HORTON, Gilbert A., d. Apr. 20, 1865, 37-1-3.
17. HORTON, Hannah, w. of Elijah, d. June 4, 1850, 72 y., 6 m.
18. HORTON, James, d. Mar. 1, 1884, 80 y.
19. HORTON, Jefferson, d. Apr. 26, 1888, 84 y.
20. HORTON, John, b. Mar. 31, 1791, d. May 24, 1863.
21. HORTON, John I., d. Feb. 22, 1817, 50-4-17.
22. HORTON, Joseph S., d. May 10, 1866, 59-8-11.
23. HORTON, Margaret Ann, w. of Jefferson, d. Aug. 31, 1860, 55-8-11.
24. HORTON, Samuel L., d. Feb 23, 1864, 78-5-8.
25. HORTON, Susan, w. of John, b. Sept. 23, 1800, d. Apr. 5, 1865.
26. HORTON, William R., s. of Richard R. and Adelaide, d. Feb. 27, 1864, 3-11-6.
27. LADUE, Charles, E., d. July 10, 1854, 24-7-7.
28. LADUE, Daniel, d. July 4, 1855, 56-2-13.
29. LADUE, Frances I., w. of William J. [see REED, Frances I. Miller]
30. LADUE, Ithamar, d. Apr. 22, 1849, 46-7-23.
31. LADUE, Jane E., w. of Cornelius S., d. Feb. 7, 1856, 27-5-20.
32. LADUE, William J., d. May 6, 1865, n.a.g.
33. LIGHT, Anna, w. of Joseph, d. July 22, 1828 in 37th yr.
34. LIGHT, Wolsey, d. Apr. 8, 1828, 65 y., 9 m.
35. MILLAR, Chartlon W., s. of Henry E. and Charlotte, d. Feb. 19, 1838, 5 y., 10 d.
36. MILLER, Charlotte, d. Dec. 27, 1880, 80-3-18.
37. MILLER, Henry E., d. Dec. 3, 1866, 66-9-19.
38. PERRY, Edward, d. Apr. 24, 1831, 60-4-18.
39. PERRY, Mary, w. of Edward, d. Oct. 10, 1863, 88-5-1.
40. PURDY, Caleb, b. Aug. 26, 1782, d. Mar. 15, 1868.
41. PURDY, Hester, w. of Caleb, b. Jan. 25, 1788, d. Dec. 10, 1866.
42. PURDY, Job, d. Aug 13, 1819, 58-1-25.
43. PURDY, Phebe, d. Nov. 13, 1834, 70-4-17.
44. REED, Frances I. Miller, b. Aug. 21, 1826, d. May 7, 1880, w. of George Reed, William J. Ladue and Alvah Horton.
45. REED, George, d. Nov. 8, 1852, 29-7-19.
46. RIDGWAY, William H., d. Oct. 30, 1852, 20-8-21.
47. SMITH, Surlina, dau. of Philemon and Hetty, d. Aug. 29, 1838, 1-7-4.
48. SURINE, Orinda, w. of William H., d. Sept. 21, 1868, 38-9-11.
49. "S.B.S.", Footstone only. Possibly belong to #47 above.
50. ?, Handmade undecipherable stone.

Transcribed by Susan Brehm

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