Interments in the FORT GROUND



"Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, page 232.


Note: Some of Poucher's listings have been found to be inaccurate, so use these with caution.


CLASSIFICATION: Family ground.
LOCATION: On the west side of New York and Albany Post Road, just inside the entrance to "Hampton Farm".
CONDITION: Rough with grass and weeds, surrounded by a stone wall.
INSCRIPTIONS: 17 in number. Copied May 11, 1911, by J. W. Poucher, M. D., and Miss Helen W Reynolds. Published in the Poughkeepsie Eagle of July 6, 1911.
REMARKS: The Fort ground. In 1759 Johannes A. Fort of Kingston, N. Y., bought several hundred acres in this neighborhood and settled on the land. The stone house, directly across the road from the burial ground, was built either by him or by his son, Abraham Fort, born 1750.

1. Fort, Major Abraham, d. Aug. 9, 1822, a. 71-11-21.
2. Fort, Alida, d. Mar. 1, 1825, a. 32-9-25.
3. Fort, Catharine, dau. of Abraham & Jane, d. May 19, 1830, a. 33-9-4.
4. Fort, James, d. Mar. 18, 1842, a. 54-1-19.
5. Fort, Jane, wid. of Major Abraham, d. July 10, 1823, a. 65-11-2.
6. Fort, Sarah, dau. of Major Abraham & Jane, d. Mar. 19, 1850, a. 56-3-10
7. Granger, Maria Fort, w. of Harvey, d. Aug. 16, 1871, a. 84-4-4.
8. Haviland, Caleb D., d. Mar. 1, 18(?), a. (48?) y. 7 m.
9. Haviland, Charles, s. of Caleb D & Susan, d. Jan. 15, 1857, a. 29-8-8.
10. Haviland, Edward D., s. of Caleb & Susan, d. Nov. 6. 1850, a. 33 y. 16 d.
11. Haviland, Susan Emeline, dau. of Caleb D. & Susan, d. Sep. 21, 1836, a. 1-1-22.
12. Haviland, Susan Fort, wid. of Caleb D., b Oct. 15, 1791, d. Jan. 4, 1864.
13. Haviland, William Henry, s. of Caleb D & Susan, d. Mar.29, 1834, a. 4-1-24.
14. Nelson, Hannah, wid. of Joseph, d. Oct. 18, 1828, a. 43 y. 2 m.
15. Nelson, James Fort, s. of Joseph & Hannah, b. at Poughkeepsie, July 9, 1812, d. in the city of New Orleans, May 19, 1844, a. 31-10-10.
16. Nelson, Joseph, d. Nov. 3,1812, a. 26-7-3.
17. Peck, Ann Eliza, w of Richard & dau. of Caleb D. & Susan Haviland, d. May 23, 1840, a. 24-1-23.


Typed and submitted by: Liz DuBois

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