Interments in the METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY



"Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, pages 255-257.


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: Churchyard.
LOCATION: In the city of Poughkeepsie, on the east side of Jefferson street.
CONDITION: In 1911 entirely neglected, full of rank vegetation and of litter of all sorts. Since 1911 the lot sold and built upon.
INSCRIPTIONS: 99 in number. Copied in May and December, 1911, by J. W. Poucher, M. D., and Miss Helen W. Reynolds. Published in the Poughkeepsie Eagle of May 4, 1912.
REMARKS: In 1806 this land was acquired by the Methodists of Poughkeepsie as a site for a church building. The church was torn down in 1826 but for many years the lot was used as a burial place. Later, it sank into the dirty, disorderly state in which it was in 1911 when the list of inscriptions was made. Between 1911 and 1915 (and as a result of the making of this list) the lot was sold for building purposes, a plot in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery was purchased, and all stones and remains moved there. A substantial margin of profit remained financially and should form an inducement to other Churches to give proper care to the burial places in their charge.

1. Ackert, George, s. of David & Phebe, d. Mar .17, 1837, a. 1-3-7.
2. Ackert, Henry, d. Mar. 19, 1834, a. 80 y.
3. Ackert, Phebe Ann, dau. of David & Phebe, d. June 16, 1838, a. 4 y. 3 m.
4. Armstrong, Betsey, d. Sep.28, 1823, in 18th y.
5. Armstrong, Gabriel, d. July 5, 1830, a. 67-11-12.
6. Armstrong, George L., d. Jan, 18, 1836, in 25th y.
7. Armstrong, Hannah, w. of Moses, d. Apr.26, 184, in 32d y.
8. Armstrong, John C., s. of Stephen & Catharine, d. Aug. 28, 1819, a. 1 y. 2 m.
9. Armstrong, Mary, w. of Gabriel, d. May 18, 1846, a. 77-3-7.
10. Armstrong, Moses, Esq., d. (Mar.) 4, 1827, a. 48-7-26.
11. Armstrong, Nancy, d. July 31, 1820, in 5th y.
12. Armstrong, William B., d. Oct. 19, 1833, a. 28 y. 18 d.
13. Bailey, Harriet, w. of E. B., d. Dec. 29, 1838, a. 23-3-3.
14. Bailey, Joanna, w. of Edmund B., & dau. of the late Rev. S. Whitehead, d. Feb. 11,1833, a. 32 y.
15. Banker, George, s. of Jeremiah & Helen, d. Sep. 18, 1837, a. 1 y. 7 d.
16. Banker, Jeremiah, s. of Jeremiah & Hellen, d. July 3, 1858, a. 27-6-11.
17. Banker, Thomas, s. of Jeremiah & Hellen, d. July 10, 1843, a. 20 y. 7 m.
18. Banker, (illegible), s. of Jeremiah & (---), b. Jan. 25, 1829, d. Feb. 12, 1869.
19. Blakely, Selden, d. July 28, 1832, in 29th y.
20. Brewer, Joseph, s. of Thomas & Ann, d. Aug. 1, 1824, a. 1-4-22.
21. Brewer, Lucretia D., d. Feb. 16, 1820, a. 21 y. 16 d.
22. Brooks, Eliza V., w. of Nathaniel, d. Mar. 20, 1848, a. 23 y. 9 m.
23. Brooks, John Leonard, s. of Nathaniel & Eliza V., d. Jun. 6, 1843, a. 6 m. 16 d.
24. Brooks, Mary Eliza, dau. of Nathaniel & Eliza V., d. Apr.29, 1861, a. 22-4-3.
25. Buys, Charles H., d. Mar. 13, 1849, a. 1-4-13; Lydia, d. July 3, 1849, a. 4 y. 20 d:
children of William & Emily Buys.
26. Carson, James, s. of John & Lydia, d. Mar. 24, 1832, a. 40-2-24.
27. Carson, John, d. Apr.17, 1836, a. (72?)-2-10.
28. Carson, Lydia, w. of John, d. Dec. 4, 1821, a. 53 y. 3 m.
29. Caywood, Thomas W., d. Apr. 15, 1839, a. 30-7-19.
30. Chatterton, Josie, d. July 20, 1858, a. 3-3-9; Jennie, d. July 3, 1858. a. (1? 4?)-1-11: children of John & Maria M. Chatterton.* See note below.
31. Cole, Henry Chase, s. of John A. & Sarah, d. Feb. 21, 1840, a. 8-4-12.
32. Cole, Josephine, d. Apr. 14, 1839, a. 7 m, 29 d.; Joseph, d. June 17,1844, a. 5-10-1:
twin children of John & Sarah Cole.
33. Cole, Theodore, s. of John A. & Sarah, d. Aug. 3, 1848. a. 12-5-22.
34. Coon, Jane, d. Nov. 13, 1854, a. 50 y,
35. Curvin, Harriet, dau. of J. & S. Curvin, d. Feb. 17, 1838, a. 16 y.
36. Curvin, Sarah, w. of J., d. Apr. 15, 1839, a. 55 y.
37. Davis, Henry, member of Poughkeepsie Lodge, No. 21, I. 0. 0. F., d. Aug. 24, 1845, a. 30 y. 3 m.
38. De Groff, Lucy A., dau. of Christopher & Ellen, d. Aug. 28, 1843, a. 4 m. 20 d.
30. Dc Groff, Ludington, s. of Josiah & Ann, d. July 12, 1834, a. 17 y. 4 m.
40. Drew, Elizabeth, w. of William, & dau. of Benjamin & Jane Carpenter, b. Apr. 9, (1792?), d. Feb.12, 1840, a. 47-9-27.
41. Giles, Elizabeth, w. of John, d. Sep. 29, 1853, a. 84-3-9.
42. Giles, Mary Elizabeth, d. Nov. 18, 1844, a. 4 y. 4 d.
43. Gritman, John, d. Feb. 17, 1857, a. 28-5-17.
44. Gritman, Mary E. Wheeler, w. of John, d. Feb. 9, 1851, a, 18-6-5.
45. Haywood, Joannah, w. of Thomas, d. Nov. 25, 1839, in 91st y.
46. Haywood, Thomas, b. Apr. 15, 1745, d. Oct. 9, 1818, in 74th y.
47. Huntley, Eleanor, w. of Joseph, d. Nov. 4, 1824, a. 64-(8?)-11.
48. Jaycocks, Hellen, dau. of Thomas & Gitty, d. Oct. 2, 1825, a. 19 y.
49. Johns, Ruth, d. Apr. 15, 1851, a. 52 y.
50. Johnson, Elizabeth Ann, dau. of (Peter I.?) & Gitty, d. May 25, 1830, a. 3-9-20.
51. Kyle, William, s. of Alexander & Mary, d. Sep.30, 1821, a. 7 m. 20 d.
52. Lewis, Christinah, w. of John, b. Feb. 9, 178(3), d. July 23, 18(3)8.
53. Lewis, Henry S., d. Sep.10, 1848, a. 6 y. 15 d.; Richard K., d. Dec. 28, 1847, a. 2-11-16:
children of John T. & Elizabeth Lewis.
54. Magill, Sarah Jane, w. of John d. June 3, 1828, a. 30 y.
55. Martin, Solomon, b. July 12, 1799, d. Apr. (12?), 1834.
56. Morgan, Elijah, s. of Joseph & Nancy, d. Mar. 15, 1834, a. 2 y.
57. Morgan, Martha, dau. of Joseph & Nancy, d. Dec. 26, 1835, a. 17-2-21.
58. Morgan, Sarah Jane, dau. of Joseph & Nancy, d. Dec. (1?), 1832, a. 4 y. 10 m.
59. Mulcock, Mary Ann, d. Sep. 5, 1810, a. 35 y. 8 m.
60. Ogden, Penelope, w. of Daniel, d. Feb.18, 1839, in 60th y.
61. Overton, Theodore, s. of Daniel & Catharine, d. Mar.18, 1851, a. 4 m.
62. Palmatier, Nancy H., w. of Jacob, d. June 6, 1832, a. 22-9-16.
63. Peters, George, d. Jan. 8, 1829, in 33d y.
64. Potter, George W., s. of Frederick & Sarah, b. Aug. 21, 1839, d. July 21, 1841.
65. Potter, George W., s. of Frederick & Sarah, b. Jan. 25 1843, d. Apr. 29, 1848.
66. Potter, Margaret Ann, dau. of Frederick & Sarah, b. May 1, 1846, d. Dec. 5, 1847.
67. Reynolds, George, s. of William & Ann Maria, d. Oct. 9, 1834, a. 13 m.
68. Reynolds, Mary H., w. of William W., formerly of Rhode Island, d. July 18, 18(22), a. 24 (or 29) y. 9m.
69. Reynolds, (----), dau. of William W. & Mary H., d. Sep. 18, 1822, a. 3 m.
70. Riley, James, d. Mar. 31, 1858, a. 32 y.
71. Sampson, Rosannah, d. Apr. 19, 1843, a. 103 y.
72. Schoonover, James Henry, Aug. (?), 18(14), a. 14-10-2.
73. Smith, John G., d. Dec. (20) (----?), a. 1 y.; (----?) d. (----?), a. (?) y. 6 m. 21 d.;
twin children of John M. Smith,
74. Stanton, David, d. Apr. 2, 1831, a. 25 y. 1 m.
75. Stanton, Eliza, dau. of James & Elsie, d. Mar. 29, 1822, in 26th y.
76. Stanton, Elsy, w. of James, d. Mar. 26, 1839, a. 69 y.
77. Stanton, Isaac, d. Jan. 8, 1857, in 52d y. "He was a mute."
78. Stanton, James, Sen., d. Jan. 9, 1840, a. 66 y. 24 d.
79. Stanton, James, Jr., d. Jan. 22, 1839, a. 35 y.
80. Stanton, Margaret, d. July 21, 1851, a. 51 y.
81. Still, Mary, w. of Henry, d. Jan. 10, 1853, a. 78-8-10.
82. Tant, William J., s. of Thomas & Maria, d. Aug. 15, 1832, a. 3-4-14.
83. Vail, Cald---- M., d. Feb. 29, 1817, a. 1-11-27.
84. Vail, Rebecca, w. of Nathaniel, d. Feb. 6, 1826, a. 41 y. 4 m.
85. Vanderburgh, Aaron P., s. of Richard, d. Sep. 7, 1830, a. 14 d.
86. Vanderburgh, Christinna, w. of Richard, d. July 14, 1833, a. 26 y. 5 m.
87. Vanderburgh, Mariah, w. of Richard, d. Nov. 27, 1832, a. 34-6-14.
88. Vanderburgh, Nancy, w. of Richard, d. July 21, 1837, a. 45 y. 8 m.
89. Van Kleeck, Cornelia, w. of Albert, d. May 20, 1831, a. 26 y.
90. Wheeler, Jane Ann, w. of James H., d. Apr. 26, 1848, a. 24-8-20; also their trio of infant children.
91. Wheeler, Noah, s. of Solomon V. & Jamima, d. Sep.18, 1829, a. 1 y. 9 d.
92. Wheeler, Simon, d. Apr. 13, 1848, a. 28-7-99.
93. Whiting, Rev. (Lansford?), d. June 3, 1811, a. 27 y.
94. Williams, twin sons of Joseph & Elizabeth;
Aaron, d. Oct.25, 1818, a. 2 m. 25 d; (-------) (broken).
95. Williams, Joseph, s. of Martin & Elizabeth, d. Sep. 17, 1884, a. 1-8-14.
96. Williams, Lawrence, s. of Richard & Margaret, d. Sep. 10, 1819, a. 18 y.
97. Williams, Mary, d. Apr. 7, 1838, a. 38 y.
98. Williamson, Jane, dau. of Isaac & Martha, d. Sep. 9, 1831, a. 3 y. 9 m.
99. Williamson, Martha Jane, dau, of Isaac & Martha, d. Sep. 20, 1833, . 6 m.


Note on #30.
My records show that Josie was the son of John C. and Helen M. Chatterton. The relation of the son was found in old newspaper records, which recorded the death. I have mounds of evidence that John C. and Helen M. were married and lived in Poughkeepsie at that time. Dale A Chatterton at d_chatt@juno.com.

Transcribed by Liz DuBois

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