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Interments in the CORNELL GROUND



"Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, page 6.


01/05/2005. This cemetery is on private land and is more like a small woods than a cemetery. The cemetery is badly in need of preservation and the land will probably be sold in the near future. Click here to see some recent photos.

CLASSIFICATION: Family ground.
LOCATION: On the farm of Thomas E. Peters, one mile north of Poughquag.
CONDITION: Overgrown and deserted.
INSCRIPTIONS: 20 in number. Eight, copied August 22, 1914, by J. W. Poucher
M.D., and Mrs. Poucher. Twelve, reported by W. A. Eardeley.
REMARKS: Richardus Cornell came to Dutchess County from Long Island about the middle of the eighteenth century and is said to have owned and occupied this farm. In 1916 William A. Eardeley of Brooklyn, N. Y., reported to the editors that In 1904 he had copied the inscriptions in this ground, his list including those found in 1914 by Dr. Poucher, plus twelve others.

1. Cornwell, Abigail P., dau. of James & Chloe, d. 1837, Dec. 7, a. 21-4-7.
2. Cornwell, Chloe, w. of James, d. 1858, Nov. 25, a. 70 y.
3. Cornwell, James, d. 1851, Dec. 6, a. 67-1-25.
4. McLees, James, d. 1809, Apr. 7, a. 35 y. 4 m.
5. McLees, Mary, w. of James, d. 1829, July 16, a. 51-11-25.
6. McLees, Matilda, dau. of James, Jr., d. 1827, May 1, a. 28 y. 22 d.
7. McLees, Richard, d. 1830, Dec. 8, a. 22 y. 22 d.
8. Wedge, Sarah, w. of Stephen, 1. 1852, June 24, a. 74 y. Reported by William A. Eardeley.
9. Cornwell, Charity, dau. of Richard & Elizabeth, d. 1756, Oct. 8, a. 3-3-7.
10. Cornwell, Charles, s. of Richard & Elizabeth, d. 1762, a. (5 or 15). Broken stone.
11. Cornwell, Daniel, s. of Richard & Elizabeth, d. 1752, Dec. 23, a 1-11-19.
12. Cornwell, Elizabeth, d. 1792, Jan.10, a. 82 y. 5 d.
13. Cornwell, Elizabeth, d. 1770, Mar. 4, a. 21 y.
14. Cornwall, Jacob, b. 1747, July 3, d. 1767, May 8.
15. Cornwell, Richard, d. 1793-4, Sep. 18, a. 85 y.
16. Cornwall, Samuel, d. 1761, Jan. 8, a. 10 y. 4 d.
17. Cornwell, Thomas, d. 1767 May 8 a. 10 y 8 m.
18. King, Joseph D., s. of William & Sarah, d. 1818, Dec. 19, in 47th y., killed by a wagon.
19. Peters, Fred.
20. Peters, Rev. William Henry.

Transcribed and submitted by Liz DuBois

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