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Interments in the POUGHKEEPSIE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GROUND



"Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, pages 261-262.


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 south side of Main street, opposite Corlies Avenue.*
CONDITION: In 1911 full of weeds and rank grass; over-run from a nearby poultry yard. Since 1911 all bodies and stones officially removed.
INSCRIPTIONS: 40 in number. Copied May 31, 1911, by J. W. Poucher, M. D., and Miss Helen W. Reynolds. Published in the Poughkeepsie Eagle of July 31, 1911. The stone for Colonel Leonard Lewis, who died in 1730, must have been brought to this yard from an earlier location.
REMARKS: Prior to the War of the Revolution Presbyterians at Poughkeepsie held services with more or less regularity. They shared the ministrations of a pastor now with the Rombout Church at Brinckerhoff and now with the Pleasant Valley Church. During the war the congregation at Poughkeepsie lapsed out of existence. In 1817 the congregation was revived and in 1826 it was formally organized. This lot of land was given to the church in 1821 for burial
purposes. Since 1911 the lot has been sold by the church and a garage built upon it but legal difficulties have been encountered, in connection with passing the title, affording a specific instance of the fact that ground originally set aside for burial purposes can rarely be transferred with clear title.

1. Baker, Jane Ann, dau. of Peter & Jane Ann, d. Nov, 1, 1827, a. 1 y. 6 m.
2. Cook, Elizabeth A., dau. of William B. & Mary Jane, d. Jan. 1, 1847, a. 3-6-13.
3. Cornell, Laura, w. of Walter D., d. Nov. 12, 1848, in 23d y.
4. Cornell, Walter D., d. May 2, 1849, in 26th y.
5. Gale, William, s. of Alanson & Elizabeth, d. Oct. 5, 1849, a. 6-5-2.
6. Hadley, Fowler G., d. Nov. 24, 1834, a. 28y.7 m.
7. Hadley, Mary L. Brown, w. of John L., b. June 3, 1810, d. Sep. 6, 1849.
8. Howe, Amy Elizabeth, dau. of Richard & Sarah, d. Mar. 12, 1845, a. 1-9-7.
9. Lee, Abigail, w. of Darius, d. June 2, 1835, a. 39-4-12.
10. Lewis, Celia, wid. of Leonard B., d. Feb. 26, 1839, a. 83-4-14.
11. Lewis, Hannah, wid, of Peter, d. Mar. 6, 1839, a. 63-7-17.
12. Lewis, Col. Leonard, d. Aug. 19, 1730, a. 61 y.
13. Lewis, Leonard B., d. Aug. 21, 1825, a. 79-11-8.
14. Lewis, Peter, s. of Leonard B. & Celia, d. Feb. 18, 1826, a. 52 y. 9 m.
15. Loughlin, Margaret Jane, dau. of Benjamin & Mary M., b. Aug. 3, 1843, d. Sep. 9, 1847.
16. Moshier, Hannah, w. of John, d. May 31, 1844, a. 26-6-23.
17. Moshier, Wessley, s. of John & Hannah, d. Mar. 22, 1844, a. 1 m. 23 d.
18. Platt, Catharine A., d. Sep. 1, 1830, a. 2-6-8;
         John H., d. Sep. 8, 1830, a. 7 y. 8 d.
19. Plumb, Anna Maria, d. Nov. 7, 1859, a. 80-4-5.
20. Plumb, Mary, d. Feb.18, 1830, a. 52 y. 22 d.
21. Record, George Aaron, s. of Luther & Hellen C., d. Oct. 28 1844, a. 1-2-20.
22. Record, Noyes P., s. of Moses & Mary Ann, d. June 18, l846, a. 2-9-14.
23. Schriver, William, d. Sep. 9, 1847, in 66th y.
24. Thompson, Charles, d. Mar. 2, 1850, a. 57 y.
25. Thompson, Polly, w. of Samuel, d. July 6, 1843, in 57th y.
26. Thompson, Sally, w. of Charles, d. Dec. 25, 1827, a. 36 y.
27. Thompson, Samuel, d. July 20, 1855, in 69th (67th?) y.
28. Tompkins, Gilbert M., s. of Jacob S. & Maria, d. Jan. 9, 1831, a. 2 y. 6 m.
29. Van Andin, Charles H., s. of James A. & Sarah C., d. Aug. 7, 18(54?), a. 1 y. 2 m.
30. Van Andin, James P., d. Aug. 22, 1855, a. 26-5-10.
31. Van Andin, Jane, w. of James A., d. Mar. 17, 1836, a. 28-2-8.
32. Van Andin, a daughter of James A. & Sarah C., d. Aug. 15, 1846, a. 16 m.
33. Van Kleeck, Thomas Evans, s. of Peter J. & Mary Ann, d. Mar. 2, 1880, a. 6 y. 5 m.
34. Weaver, Eliza Van Nostrand, w. of Thomas, d. Dec. 1, 1866, a. 33 y. 4 d.;
         Frankie, s. of Thomas & Eliza, d. Aug. 1, 1897, a. 1 y. 4 d.
35. Weaver, Samuel, d. Apr. 7, 1870, a. 86 y.
36. Weaver, Sarah, w. of Samuel, d. Feb. 10, 1873, a. 65 y.
37. Weddle, Hannah Maria, dau. of John B. & Rachel, d. Jan. 14, 1848, a. 1-4-4.
38. Williams, Emma J., dau. of William & Maria, d. July 30, 1831, a. 10 y.
39. Wiltsie, Alias B., Co. C, 91 Art. Reg., N. Y. S. Vols., b. Mar. 31, 1842, d. at City Point, May 10, 1865.
40. Wright, James Harvey, d. Oct. 31, 1848, a. 44 y.

*Removed to Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetary

Copied by Charlotte Carey Dingee and transcribed by Liz DuBois

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