Old Freehold Cemetery

Located in the Town of Greenville on Route 32, about 2 miles south of the intersection of Route 67. It is situated on a knoll opposite Huntington Drive. It is not visible from the road. A driveway is visible heading up to the knoll. The cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall and is in very poor condition. There are likely many stones which have been buried by forest litter. Numerous fieldstones are also visible.

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Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf on April 8, and 28,  2001


From History of Greene County by Beers (1884), page 302: " There are two cemeteries. The first one was begun by the Indians, and afterward used by the whites. It lies one-half mile south of the village, and is on what has been the shore of quite an extensive lake. It is nearly a hundred feet above the valley below, and occupies a commanding position. it is crowded thickly with graves and is the last resting place of many pioneers, also if many who achieved distinction in later years. Near the gate is the grave of Judge King, with a simple inscription stating that he died November 29th 1875, aged 82 years. Near him are buried a number of his family. Just beyond is the grave of the leader of the Christian denomination, Elder John Spoor. There is a plain marble slab at the head of his grave; on it are the words: "He labored as an evangelist among the churches with signal success and was a member of the New York  Eastern Christian Conference for over forty years." On either side are the graves of his two sons, and the wife of his early years. Near by are several graves of the early families. The Haights, Hortons, Campbells, Winans, and Coon families here find their last resting place on earth. Toward the southern end is the grave of Stephen Platt, an early pioneer, and that of the Truesdell and Hazzard families, and around them lie many of the old pioneers with no headstones to mark their graves, and whose records are entirely lost. On the eastern side the graves of the Jennings family occupy several lots. Near them are the family plots of the Lusk and Clark families. A handsome wall of stone has been built across the front within the past year, and the cemetery has been enlarged and improved considerably."

  1. Sarah Eliza, d/o Henry and Mary Phinney, d. February 11, 1847, aged 6y
  2. Caroline A., d/o Henry and Mary Phinney, d. May 15, 1855, aged 3y
  3. William H., s/o Henry and Mary Phinney, d. July 7, 1858, aged 11y
  4. William Lusk, d. August 3, 1875, aged 82y4m17d
  5. Cynthia Phinney, w/o William Lusk, d. April 3, 1871, aged 73y1m28d
  6. Caroline Adelia, d/o William and Cynthia Lusk, d. January 1, 1851, aged 19y
  7. In Memory of Joel Lusk, d. October 7, 1849, aged 49y
  8. Ebenezer Jennings, d. March 22, 1877, aged 73y8m
    Sophia, w/o Ebenezer Jennings, d. August 23, 1886, aged 85y
  9. Amanda, d/o James and Rozella Jennings, d. October 11, 1863, aged 20y9m11d
  10. Rozella Pratt, w/o James Jennings, d. December 3, 1881, aged 66y3m13d
  11. James Jennings, d. October 13, 1881, aged 72y1m20d
  12. Catharine E. Calkins, "mother",  b. February 18, 1816, d. February 1, 1892
    Alexander Coons, "father", b. January 26, 1814, d. December 15, 1893
  13. Daniel Tuthill, d. October 6, 1863, aged 67y6m7d
  14. Sally, w/o Daniel Tuthill, d. November 25, 1868, aged 69y10m10d
  15. Salvina, d/o Daniel and Sally Tuthill, w/o George C. Clark, d. September 25, 1863
  16. George C. Clark, d. December 22, 1893, aged 76y
  17. Leander H. Bishop, b. 1846, d. 1914
    Libbie M. Smith, his wife, b. 1867, d. 1918
    Ruth M., b. 1901, (no death date)
  18. Children of George S. and Augusta C. Jennings
    Arthur R., d. February 22, 1876, aged 3m5d
    Harry C., d. August 31, 1870, aged 6m1d
  19. In Memory of Julia, d/o Jas. and Sophia Burroughs, d. August 13, 1838, aged 3m26d
  20. Sophia, w/o James F. Burroughs, d. October 2, 1860, aged 56y
  21. In Memory of Julia, w/o James Jennings, d. May 4, 1837, aged 27y
  22. Charlotte, d/o James and Rozella Jennings, d. September 15, 1851, aged 2y2d
  23. Aaron Jennings, d. June 19, 1818, aged 4y1m27d
  24. Hannah, w/o Ebenezer Jennings, d. January 10, 1865, aged 80y4m3d
  25. Ebenezer Jennings, d. March 25, 1820, aged 39y8m2d
  26. E.M. - footstone
  27. G.M. - footstone
  28. M.M. - footstone
  29. W.M. - footstone
  30. Zillah Jennings, w/o Jesse H. Miller, d. March 21, 1882, aged 81y, at the left, four infant children of J.H. and Z. Miller
  31. Jesse H. Miller, d. October 1, 1851, aged 57y6m19d
  32. Ezra Miller, d. October 29, 1819, aged 59y
    Mary, w/o Ezra Miller, d. March 9, 1843, aged 75y
  33. In Memory of Lydia, w/o Henry Clark, d. January 2, 1850, aged 72y1m4d
  34. In Memory of Henry Clark, d. February 11, 1850, aged 73y4m22d
  35. Phineas Lusk, d. November 20, 1866, aged 75y
  36. Emily, d/o Bethuel and Sarah Lusk, d. March 12, 1858, aged 22y
  37. Christian Kniskern, d. April 1, 1849, aged 86y
  38. Elizabeth, w/o Christian Kniskern, d. April 4, 1838, aged 68y
  39. Hattie, d/o Lewis and Mariel Simpkins, d. February 15, 1861, aged 6y8m
  40. E.H., 1796 (fieldstone)
  41. Paul Hazard, 1795 (fieldstone)
  42. In Memory of Miss Anne Dodge, d. February 5, 1804, aged 45y
  43. Richard Millett, 15th NY Vol. Eng., b. 1833, d. 1889
  44. Shubel Lockwood, d. March 3, 1843, aged 40y
  45. Jane, w/o Smith Renne, d. November 10, 1842, aged 37y
  46. Nathan Lockwood, d. September 20, 1841, aged 85y
  47. Martha, w/o Nathan Lockwood, d. January 3, 1806, aged 44y
  48. Joshua Lounsberry, d. April 18, 1820, aged 45y
  49. John Townsend, d. August 6, 1806, aged 56y
    Sarah, w/o John Townsend, d. October 13, 1847, aged 92y
  50. William Layman, b. 1839, d. 1901
    Melissa Brewer, his wife, b. 1853, d. 1894
    Celia, b. 1874, d. 1889
    Harvey, b. 1876, d. 1904
    William, b. 1881, d. 1905
    Lewis, b. 1894, d. 1894
  51. In Memory of Dorcas Platt, w/o Stephen Platt Esq., d. March 29, 1790, aged 26y
  52. Lydia Platt, w/o Stephen Platt Esq., d. October 28, 1837, aged 72y
  53. In Memory of Stephen Platt Esq. who was drowned in Saw Creek while endeavouring to save a bridge over that stream on the 12th of December 1800, aged 31y
  54. S.T., 1793 (fieldstone)
  55. Electa Truesdell, 1793 (fieldstone)
  56. Sarah, w/o Peter Simpson, d. May 13, 1839, aged 76y
  57. B.R. - fieldstone
  58. Adelbert, s/o James and Catharine Barlow, d. November 14, 1852, aged 14y8m15d
  59. Mary K. Renne, b. 1837, d. 1908
  60. Children of John and Cornelia R. Monroe, and grandchildren of Stephen and Fanny Renne
    Archie S., d. December 8, 1860, aged 3y
    Platt R., December 10, 1860, aged 5y
  61. Cinthia A., d/o Wm. and Hannah Campbell, d. November 5. 1859, aged 58y
  62. Daughters of Seth and Polly Warner
    Eliza L. Warner, d. November 23, 1836, aged 30y
    Sally A., d. March 4, 1849, aged 6m13d
  63. Seth Warner, d. July 7, 1845, aged 84y
  64. Thankful, w/o Benj. E. Holmes, d. February 11, 1841, aged 75y
  65. Franklin D. Winans, Esq., d. October 2, 1858, aged 30y6m
  66. Darius Winans, b. August 23, 1791, d. March 17, 1865
  67. Betsey Homes, w/o  Darius Winans, b. July __, 1791, d. (flaked off)
  68. Angeline Winans, w/o Darius Winans, d. March 8, 1870, aged 54y4m
  69. John Horton, d. October 15, 1855, aged 43y
  70. In Memory of Mary Davison, a native of Belfast, Ireland, d. June 15, 1851, aged 19y
    Martha Davison, d. October 22, 1854, aged 17y
    James Davison, a native of Belfast, Ireland, d. July 21, 1840, aged 29y
  71. Annie C. Boehle, w/o Christopher C. Lieh, d. September 3, 1892, aged 44y
  72. Mary A., d/o Gottlob and Rosa Leub, d. March 20, 1860, aged 2y
  73. Charles W., s/o Gottlob and Rosa Leub, d. March 23, 1860, aged 11w
  74. George L. Gardiner, b. 1850, d. 1922
    Madora A. Haight, his wife, b. 1853, d. 1900
    Sarah Horton, his wife, b. 1880, d. (no death date)
    Harold Gardiner, b. 1893, d. 1895
  75. David Horton, b. September 11, 1817, d. April 30, 1900
    Rebecca A. Becker, his wife, b. October 17, 1820, d. May 24, 1904
    Ella R. Horton, w/o John A. Parks, b. June 28, 1853, d. October 1, 1894
  76. Lillian E., w/o John Parks, d/o Elisha P. and Emily J. Smith, b. May 31, 1862, d. November 19, 1899
  77. Leroy I., s/o John A. and Jennie M. Parks, d. December 22, 1908, aged 3m
  78. Sally A. Brandow, w/o Hiland W. Lusk, d. April 10, 1893, aged 75y4m25d
  79. Hiland W. Lusk, d. April 10, 1877, aged 59y2d
  80. Willie G., s/o Hiland W. and Sally A. Lusk, d. December 19, 1855, aged 1y2m
  81. Phebe Brandow, d. November 1854, aged 25?y6m
  82. In Memory of Leonard Coons, d. February 1, 1833, 15y
  83. John Coons Jr., d. June 21, 1842, aged 55y
  84. Elizabeth, w/o John Coons Jr., d. March 16, 1867, aged 76y4m21d
  85. Base only no stone possibly a child
  86. Children of Stephen and Fanny Renne
    In Memory of Lucy, d. September 18, 1847, aged 26y9m8d
    On her left lies her sister
    Ariette E., d. April 10, 1841, aged 5y7m24d
  87. Fanny Winans, w/o Philip Hover, b. September 13, 1801, d. December 8, 1870
  88. Philip Hover, b. January 29, 1799, d. January 29, 1886
  89. Fanny Haight, d. August 1, 1889, aged 84y
  90. Esther Haight, d. July 19, 1882, aged 66y
  91. Ebenezer Haight, d. February 21, 1861, aged 40y
  92. Squire Haight, d. August 15, 1854, aged 48y
  93. Elizabeth, w/o Henry Simmons, d. January 18, 1875, aged 52y6m
  94. Everett Bishop, b. 1880, d. 1937
    Jennie Butler, his wife, b. 1877, d. 1944
  95. Martin Bishop, b. 1849, d. 1912
    Mary E. Haight, his wife, b. 1849, d. 1913
    Pearl, b. 1890, d. 1892
  96. Burdell Butts, b. 1877, d. 1942
  97. Riley Butts, b. 1851, d. 1925
    Elsie A. Bishop, his wife, b. 1851, d. 1946
    Oscar, b. 1884, d. 1892
    Jennie, b. 1891, d. 1892
  98. David E. Horton, b. November 20, 1838, d. March 11, 1919
    Diadama Phinney, his wife, b. July 12, 1839, d. June 2, 1911
  99. Carcelo D. Jennings, MD, d. December 20, 1888, aged 30y9m14d
    Margaret A. Hedges, his wife, b. 1854, d. 1926
  100. Wm. Henry, s/o Samuel and Emeline Horton, d. January 9, 1850, aged 3m
  101. Emeline, w/o Samuel Horton, d. December 15, 1849, aged 35y2m7d
  102. Emeline, d/o Samuel and Emeline Horton, d. May 11, 1846, age 1y9m19d
  103. Samuel Haight, d. July 4, 1868, aged 92y
  104. Mary, w/o Samuel Haight, d. April 8, 1844, aged 61y
  105. John Haight, d. March 22, 1853, aged 44y
  106. Eliza H., w/o Nicholas Russ, d. June 11, 1838, aged 36y
  107. In Memory of Wm. Nelson Spoor, only s/o Elder John and Ruth Spoor, d. August 15, 1845, aged 22y11m28d
  108. In Memory of Abigail, w/o Daniel Coons and d/o Alva and Eva Winans, d. May 2, 1849, aged 28y4m26d
  109. Francis C., d/o s/o (yes, both listed) Alva and Eva Winans, d. March 2, 1843, aged 2y1d
  110. Rodman Henry, s/o Dr. Philip and Maria Teats, d. September 13, 1847, aged 9y
  111. In Memory of Lucy, w/o Philip Teats, d. July 22, 1834, aged 27y
  112. Infant, s/o Philip and Lucy Teats, aged July 18, 1834 
  113. Elizabeth, d/o David and Rachel Horton, d. March 23, 1845, aged 21y9m18d
  114. David Horton, d. March 19, 1858, aged 74y8m11d
  115. Rachel Youmans, w/o David Horton, d. December 16, 1862, aged 79y23d
  116. Elmer, grandson, 1862
    Peter P. Snyder, b. 1809, d. 1898
    Caroline Adams, his wife, b. 1811, d. 1887
    Charles, b. 1839, d. (no death date)
  117. Father and Mother
    Bethuel Lusk, b. 1797, d. 1886
    Sarah Smith, his wife, b. 1794, d. 1883
    Emily , b. 1835, d. 1858
    Franklin, b. 1830, d. 1896
    Ursula, b. 1823, d. 1905
    Adaline, b. 1826, d. 1902
  118. Julia J., d/o Julia A. Spring, d. March 4, 1847, aged 9m13d
  119. Julia A., d/o Barney and Temperance Spring, d. June 4, 1846, aged 28y11m18d
  120. Miranda C., d/o Barney and Temperance Spring, d. July 17, 1850, aged 28y3m18d
  121. Caroline E., d/o Barney and Temperance Spring, d. February 21, 1852, aged 32y4m23d
  122. Fairley B., s/o Orrin and Charlotte Winans, d. May 18, 1855, aged 10m15d
  123. Amos King, d. December 11, 1831, aged 83y
    Edward P., s/o Perkins King, d. at the same time, aged 4m
  124. Lucy, w/o Amos King, d. July 7, 1827, aged 74y
  125. Charlotte A., d/o D.E.A. and Sarah J. King, d. June 27, 1832, aged 9y4m
    At her left lies her little brother Edward P., d. April 30, 1833, aged 3m
  126. Sarah, d/o Perkins King, d. March 7, 1841, aged 19y
  127. Elizabeth T., d/o D.E.A. and Sarah J. King, d. April 5, 1841, aged 13y10m
  128. Catharine, d/o D.E.A. and Sarah J. King, d. January 28, 1843, aged 5y9m
  129. Nathaniel N., s/o Wm. W. and Olive S. Rider, d. May 26, 1852, aged 5m3d
  130. Mary King, d/o Perkins and Polly Jackson King, b. 1828, d. 1903
  131. Polly, w/o Perkins King, d. September 12, 1849, aged 64y
  132. Perkins King, b. January 12, 1784, d. November 29, 1875
  133. William C. Bishop, d. October 18, 1838, aged 35y2d
  134. Josiah H. Bishop, d. September 12, 1883, aged 67y10m3d
    Mother and Father
    Sally A. Vining, w/o Josiah H. Bishop, d. April 27, 1885, aged 66y10m12d
  135. Clarissa Butler, b. April 2, 1845, d. October 28, 1917
  136. Sherman J, s/o William C. and C.A. Bishop, d. March 29, 1874, aged 2y1m15d
  137. Marion Couchman, b. 1844, d. 1928
  138. Charles H. Bishop, b. 1847, d. 1933
    Hattie G. Miner, his wife, b. 1863, d. 1901
    Edith A., b. 1887, d. (no death date)
  139. Lewis Horton, d. October 29, 1895, aged 60y
    Sarah Decker, his wife, (no dates)
    Josephine, d. November 16, 1873, aged 17y1m5d

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