Interments in the FREAR GROUND



"Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, pages 236-237.


Note: Some of Poucher's listings have been found to be inaccurate, so use these with caution. If you find any inaccuracies in this listing please send them to me so that I may correct them. Lynn Brandvold  Thanks.



CLASSIFICATION: Family ground.
LOCATION: On Ferris Lane, southeast of the City of Poughkeepsie, east of the residence of
Lindley M. Stevens.
CONDITION: Surrounded by a stone wall. When this list was made the en-closure was thickly overgrown with saplings and vines, which have since been cut away.
INSCRIPTIONS: 33 in number. Copied May 28, 1911, by J. W. Poucher, M. D., and Miss Helen W. Reynolds. Published in the Poughkeepsie Eagle of June 14, 1911.
REMARKS: The Frear ground. Jacobus Frear (born 1735, died 1805) was an early settler and a large land owner southeast of the city of Poughkeepsie. Another branch of Frears settled in what is now the southwest portion of the city, the section being known as Freartown. In the War of the Revolution John Frear was colonel of a Poughkeepsie regiment of militia. His homestead farm was on the east side of the Post Road and included the present Van Benschoten and Vail properties.

1. Dob, Elias, 5. of Elias & Leah, d. Sep. 3, 1802, a. 15 m. 13 d.
2. Drake, Ann, d. Sep. 5, 1809, a. 19-7-25.
3. Evans, Benjamin F. R., s. of John & Sarah Ann, d. Apr.11, 1845, a. 2-1-3.
4. Frear, Antonetta, d. Mar.16, 1810, a. 72 y. 18 d.
5. Frear, Barnt, d. Oct. 11, 1831, a. 69 y. 3 m.
6. Frear, Charles, d. at Natchez, Miss., Oct. 1825, a. 28 y. 2 m.
7. Frear, Jacobus, d. Nov. 6,1805, a, 70 y. 25 d.
8. Frear, James, d. Dec, 24, 1822, in 39th y.
9. Frear, John S., b. Jan. 15, 1778, d. Aug. 11, 1849, a. 71 y.
10. Frear, Mary, w. of Simon 1., d. July 22, 1827, a. 70 y 7 m.
11. Frear, Rachel, w. of Barnt, d. Sep. 4, 1843, a. 82-10-19.
12. Freer:
     Samuel, b. Apr. 1,1785, d. Jan.27, 1850, a. 64-9.27.
     Lavinia, w. of Samuel, d. Apr, 28, 1873, a. 87 y.
     Simon, d. Sep.27, 1862, a. 45 y. 3 m.
     Maria, d. Sep. 3, 1865, a. 54 y. 8 m.
     Eliza, d. Mar. 8,1872, a. 58 y.
     Catherine, d. Nov.15, 1879, a. 58 y.
     Sarah, d. Feb.17, 1876, a. 52 y. (Monument).
13. Frear, Simeon J., d. Dec.29, 1814, a. 51-10-10.
14. Frear, Simon 1., d. Dec. 17, 1818, a. 65-8-5.
15. Frear, William, d. Nov. 7, 1804, a. 1-5-22.
16. Lewis, Leah, b. Nov. 9, 1767, d Mar. 2,1835.
17. Lewis, Leonard, d. June 23, 1833, a. 69-1-6.
18. Lewis, Nelly, d. Aug.25, 1831, a. 91-5-12.
19. Luckey, George B., s. of James & Catherine, d. Oct. 17, 1849, a. 5-11-15.
20. Luckey, Hannah, d. July 11, 1866, a. 75 y. 6 m.
21. Luckey, James, s. of James & Maria, d. June 24,1825, in 33d y.
22. Luckey, Maria, wid. of John Sleight, d. May 17, 1810, a. 75-3-6.
23. Pells, Cornelia, dau. of John & Ellen ,d. Apr. 30, 1844, a.36 y.
24. Pells, Ellen Frear, w. of John E., d. Mar. 3, 1833, a. 61 y. 2 m.
25. Pells, Dr. James F., s. of John E. & Ellen, & late a surgeon's mate in the United States Ship Cyane, d. Oct.17, 1822, a. 21-8-(?).
26. Pells:-------. A monument with an urn on top of it. Urn inscribed, Maria Cornelia.
     Monument inscribed, Family Tomb.
     John E. Pells, a. 76.
     Ellen, his wife, a 60.
     John J. Pells, a. 52.
     Maria, w. of Morgan L. Smith, a 43.
     Cornelia Pells, a. 36.
     Dr. James F. Pells, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy, a. 22.
27. Romaine, James, d. June 3, 1829, a. 22-2-28.
28. Romaine, Jane Maria, d. Nov, 17, 1835, a. 21-1-10.
29. Smith, Oliver James, s. of Jehiel & Mary, d. Sep.19, 1831, a. 7 m. 29 d.
30. Vandebogart, Peter, d. Feb.12, 1847, 8.64-2-18.
31. Westervelt, Clarissa, dau. of Cornelius & Rebecca, d. Aug. 27, (1813?), a. 5 m. 10 d.
32. Westervelt, Rebecca, w. of Cornelius C., d. Sep.29, 1822, a. 31-7-21.
33. Yerry, John, d. Aug.29, 1833, a. 71-6-26.


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