Interments in the DU BOIS GROUND



"Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, page 272.


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CLASSIFICATION: Community Ground.
LOCATION: Not identified.
REMARKS: In 1730 Matthew Du Bois of Ulster County bought more than a thousand acres, lying along the west bank of the Wappingers Creek, between Red Oaks Mill and the Titusville dam, and tending westward about to the cross road called Cedar avenue. He built a brick dwelling (which is still standing, though with altered roof, and is now owned by Mr. Augustus B. Gray) and died between 1744 and 1749. There is a well defined tradition that Matthew Du Bois set aside ground for use by his neighborhood as a burial place but the site is as yet uncertain.

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