Saile/Abeel Cemetery

Original transcription by Walter Smith, May 1963

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This burying ground is on the east side of Route 32, known as the Cairo-Saxton Rd. It is about two miles south of the intersection of Routes 32 and 23A. About 100 feet east of the highway, just over a rise of the ground. The southern boundary of Greene County is only several feet south of the burying ground. The burying ground at this date (1963) is covered with short brush and weeds; it has been kept cut but is growing up. The King plot in the southwest corner has a good iron fence around it and the grass kept mowed. There are also two other small plots with fences around them. There must be many people buried here without markers and some where the markers have disappeared. According to Mr. George Saile who lives nearby there are several Indian graves in the southeast corner, a large red cedar stands there now. The burying ground is large, a bout one acre or more in size.

This is a very early burying ground, and has one of the oldest dated stones seen thus far, 1723 S*S, on a small piece of blue stone. There are several veteran graves and one soldier of the revolution. Also the early stones with the name Kernricke on it has come down to be called Carnwright. This is explained in Mr. Chadwick and Mrs. J.V.V. Vedders book, "The Old Times Corner", page 115.

This burying ground come off the Myer-Wyncoop Patents who owned all the land around here. The Wynkoop and Myer families built the two old stone houses across the highway from the burying ground. Later these stone houses were owned by the Sailes and Abeels. (Old Times Corner, page 24). The Wynkoops also had a stone house at the Drummond Falls at Palenville. The Drummond family house was also near the falls.

Although known as the Saile-Abeel burying ground there are quite a few family plots in it. The King family home is about half a mile south of the burying ground in Ulster County., just off Route 32, on the Nelson Hoff Road. There was a Benj. Peck living on what is now Pennsylvania Ave. Palenville in the 1850s. The Plugh, Burhans and Marriott families were related to the Sailes by marriage.

The old stones are on the north end of the burying ground in the center about 50 to 75 feet south of the fence. The Burhans and Kernricke stones, the "1723" and "M.Y. 1784" and the stone with "here lies the body of Tobias Wynkoop" are here. This Tobias Wynkoop must be the original settler of the patent. The last burial here was J. Lewis Scutt of Palenville, who died in Jan. 1963 and was buried here in May 1963. More about the families buried here and the country about can be read in Mrs. J.V.V. Vedders "History of Greene County" and "The Old Times Corner."


Cemetery retranscribed October 2000 by Sylvia and Britni Hasenkopf. Listing below represents October 2001 transcription followed by additional notes from Mr. Smith's transcription.


  1. Garret N. Abeel, d. December 8, 1874, aged 65y1m21d, father
  2. Alida C. Wynkoop Abeel, d. December 9, 1882, aged 66y8m14d, mother, w/o Garret N. Abeel
  3. Augustus C. Abeel, b. December 25, 1837, d. April 21, 1887
  4. Garry N. Abeel, no dates, aged 2y1m5d, s/o Augustus C. and Mary E. Abeel
  5. David E. Abeel, d. March 10, 1911, aged 66y9m13d
  6. Harriet H. Groat, b. January 26, 1848, d. October 22, 1878, w/o David E. Abeel
  7. Anna A., b. March 21, 1871, d. July 26, 1871, d/o D.E. and H.G. Abeel
  8. Betsey Fitch, d. October 31, 1821, aged 4y, d/o William and Sally Drummond
  9. In Memory of Robert Drummond, d. March 20, 1815, aged 70y
  10. In Memory of Anne Fitch, d. March 6, 1847, aged 90y7m8d, w/o Robert Drummond
  11. In Memory of Elizabeth Drummond, d. May 24, 1828, aged 30y11m4d
  12. In Memory of Catherine Drummond, d. July 31, 1854, aged 67y3m15d
  13. Lydia Drummond, d. September 16, 1859, aged 59y1m19d
  14. Daniel Drummond, d. December 27, 1859, aged 71y1m25d
  15. In Memory of John Plugh, d. October 29, 1849, aged 63y28d
  16. Catherine, d. January 8, 1854, aged 57y2m20d, w/o John Plugh
  17. Gitty Plugh, d. December 11, 1834 of consumption in one month, aged 43y5m16d, w/o John Plugh
  18. Catherine, d. July 18, 1843, aged 82y1m11d, w/o Abraham Burhans
  19. Gertrude Maria Plugh, d. May 22, 1857, aged 31y8m16d
  20. Caroline Plugh, b. December 11, 1821, d. February 19, 1892
  21. In Memory of Henry Plough, b. September 7, 1814, d. December 29, 1847, aged 33y3m22d
  22. Catherine Plugh, b. September 9, 1818, d. May 20, 1879, w/o Abram Richtmyer
  23. Cornelius Plugh, d. January 11, 1862, aged 30y9m25d
  24. Caroline Plugh, d. May 13, 1860, aged 10m6d, d/o Cornelius and Sarah Plugh
  25. Mary Elizabeth, d. August 18, 1837, aged 8y7m5d, d/o Harmin and Mary Dyer
  26. Jonathan R. Marriott, b. (rest missing)
  27. Hannah Plugh, b. October 13, 1811, d. September 23, 1890, w/o Jonathan R. Marriott
  28. Cornelius Wynkoop, b. December 16, 1781, d. February 27, 1860
  29. In Memory of Alida, d. March 5, 1816, aged 30y, w/o Cornelius Wynkoop
  30. John L. d. December 25, 1848, aged 40y1m20d, s/o Cornelius and Alida Wynkoop
  31. Tobias Augustus, d. November 28, 1838, aged 26y, s/o Cornelius and Alida Wynkoop
  32. Fannie E. Wynkoop, b. August 17, 1846, d. October 2, 1868, our dear sister
  33. John S. Wynkoop, d. February 10, 1857, aged 42y3m23d, s/o Tobias and Mary Wynkoop
  34. Amy Ann Perkins, d. September 15, 1856, aged 41y1d, our dear mother, w/o John S. Wynkoop
  35. Little Willie, d. 3y10d, no dates, s/o J.S. and A.A. Wynkoop
  36. In Memory of Jane Wynkoop, d. July 2, 1832, aged 78y7m9d
  37. In Memory of Tobias Wynkoop, d. August 28, 1827, aged 69y
  38. Tobias Wynkoop, b. February 19, 1780, d. October 28, 1860
  39. Mary Suydam, d. April 11, 1850, aged 57y4m10d, w/o Tobias Wynkoop
  40. Wendel Saile, b. Germany October 20, 1809, d. March 15, 1888
  41. Margaret E. Hommel, d. September 11, 1897, aged 81y, w/o Wendel Saile
  42. John Saile, b. April 11, 1862, d. March 8, 1889, s/o Wendel and Margaret E. Saile
  43. Mathias Saile, b. April 1855, d. December 1922
  44. Sarah Alida, was drowned June 23, 1855, aged 2y6m19d, d/o Wendel and Margaret Saile
  45. Infant son Saile, d. August 1875
    Frank Saile, b. May 1884, d. November 1886
    Ida May Saile, b. November 1885, d. November 1886
    Florence Saile, b. August 1895, d. December 1895
    See footnote at bottom of listing
  46. In Memory of Peter Y., d. August 13, 1833, aged 21y10m17d, d/o Hezekiah and Margaret Myer
  47. In Memory of Sally Myer, d. May 28, 1793, aged 20y2m25d
  48. Anaralyi (?), d. May 16, 1813, aged 68y6m, w/o Christian Myer
  49. In Memory of Christian Myer, d. May 31, 1817, aged 77y9m7d
  50. In Memory of Cornelius Myer, d. July 22, 1828, aged 63y9m18d
  51. In Memory of Ornan Peck, d. June 16, 1804, aged 22y4m4d
  52. In Memory of Mynuria (?), d. November 13, 1819, aged 31y, d/o Benj. And Mary Peck
  53. In Memory of Capt. Benj. Peck, d. August 11, 1820, aged 63y
  54. In Memory of Mary, d. January 3, 1840, aged 79y, w/o Benj. Peck
  55. Benj. Peck, d. December 22, 1869, aged 80y
  56. Disintegrating stone
  57. Jane Peck, d. April 16, 1869, aged 44y
  58. Benjamin Peck, Jr., d. October 4, 1870, aged 50y
  59. Laura Peck, d. January 24, 1894, aged 79y
  60. Cornelia Peck, d. January 26, 1894, aged 74y
  61. Joseph Rowe, Co. A. 80th N.Y.I., b. 1835, d. October 31, 1881, a Union Soldier
  62. Elizabeth C. Winens, b. 1837, d. 1916, w/o Joseph Rowe
  63. Mary C., b. May 1, 1855, d. February 28, 1858, d/o Joseph and Elizabeth C. Rowe
  64. Worn stone illegible
  65. Sarepta Pelham, b. February 23, 1818, d. January 22, 1909, w/o Michael J. Aman
  66. Alex R. Aman, b. August 27, 1852, d. February 14, rest missing
  67. Peter J. Pelham, b. April 1, 1805, d. December 29, 1835
    Hettie A. Eno, b. October 18, 1811, d. May 4, 1870, w/o Peter J. Pelham
    Sarah A. Eno, b. July 11, 1814, d. November 28, 1881
  68. Cornelius Minkler, d. April 6, 1831, aged 71y1d
  69. In Memory of Carolyn, d. March 9, 1853, aged 78y9m9d, w/o Cornelius Minkler
  70. Leroy H. Whitaker, Co. B. 5th N.Y. Arty. Vols, d. January 6, 1896, aged 59y3m28d
  71. Leroy H. Whitaker, Co. B. 5th N.Y. Arty Vols., b. 1838, d. 1896
    Emma C. Rogers, b. 1846, d. 1929, w/o Leroy H. Whitaker
    Milton W. Whittaker, b. 1876, d. 1917
    Levina, b. 1886, d. 1914
    Alfred J., b. 1872, d. 1925
    George E., b. 1879, d. 1929
  72. Rachel Ann, d. February 16, 1833, aged 2y6m19d, d/o Peter and Sarah Dederick
  73. Agnes Preston, d. May 12, 1847, aged 11y7m, granddaughter of Stephen Root
  74. John Salmon, d. March 1, 1856, aged 18m, s/o Wm. and Eliza King
  75. Mary Suydam, b. August 31, 1844, d. November 12, 1922, d/o Wm. and Eliza King
  76. Charles A. King, b. November 26, 1841, d. November 8, 1920, s/o Wm. and Eliza King
  77. Eliza Wynkoop, b. November 24, 1816, d. December 10, 1898, w/o Wm. King
  78. William King, d. February 15, 1879, aged 67y
  79. Julia T., b. October 8, 1841, d. December 13, 1935, w/o Charles A. King
  80. Wm. Salmon, d. July 15, 1916, aged 41y, s/o C.A. and J.T. King
  81. Charles Suydam, d. August 28, 1902, aged 22y, s/o C.A. and J.T. King
  82. Mary Eliza, d. January 24, 1896, aged 26y6m, d/o C.A. and J.S. King
  83. Mabel, d. November 30, 1879, aged 6y, C.A. and J.T. King
  84. James, d. August 7, 1836, aged 1y4m, s/o Abraham and Jerusha Suydam
  85. Sacred to the memory of Maria, d. August 22, 1827, aged 22d, d/o Wm. ad Margaret Suydam
  86. In Memory of George W. Perkins, d. August 18, 1853, aged 22y9m15d
  87. In Memory of Harlow Perkins, d. February 21, 1856, aged 68y1m10d
  88. Rachel Egleston Perkins, d. March 24, 1852, aged 58y3m7d, w/o Harlow Perkins
  89. Harry Davis, d. November 15, 1853, aged 12y10m5d, s/o Jane M and Willis Davis , our brother
  90. Griffin Davis, d. August 15, 1877, aged 3m5d
  91. Mary Hommel, b. October 9, 1836, d. November 3, 1899, w/o Peter Margison
  92. Hattie S. Margison, b. 1865, d. 1927
  93. ??, b. February 14, 1855, d. September 18, 1866 (only bottom half around)
  94. In Memory of James A. Egleston, d. December 3, 1839, aged 2y2m18d, s/o Riley and Mary C. Egleston
  95. Nellie Alida Abeel, b. March 12, 1852, d. October 18, 1933, w/o William W. Smith
  96. William W. Smith, b. April 19, 1869, d. January 19, 1940
  97. John Francis Carey, N.Y. Pvt. U.S. Army, b. August 19, 1893, d. November 8, 1945
  98. Margaret Abeel Smith, b. August 31, 1899, d. February 3, 1979, w/o John Francis Carey
  99. Harry Abeel Schutt, b. 1873, d. 1933
    James Louis Schutt, b. 1885, d. 1963, sons of Nellie A. Abeel Smith
  100. In Memory of Mrs. Caty Snyder, d. March 13, 1817, aged 40y3m, w/o Mr. Alexander Snyder
  101. In memory of David Lawrence, d. October 30, 1815, aged 67y
  102. In Memory of Mary, d. January 15, 1836, aged 81y, w/o David Lawrence
  103. Hezekiah Wynkoop, d. June 19, 1839, aged 89y1m22d, a soldier of the Revolution
  104. Maria Myer, d. March 2, 1820, aged 76y4m, w/o Hezekiah Wynkoop
  105. Nellie E. Margison, b. 1866, d. 1946
  106. Cyrus L. Margison, b. 1862, d. 1943
  107. Peter Britt, d. May 17, 1837, aged 83y
  108. Leah, d. April 26, 1836, aged 82y2m, w/o Peter Britt
  109. In Memory of Peter Britt Jr., d. May 29, 1825, aged 44y2m5d
  110. Hannah Remsen, b. August 22, 1794, d. March 6, 1881, w/o Peter Britt Jr.
  111. Laura J., d. June 24, 1830, aged 1y28d, d/o Tobias and Rachel Britt
  112. Peter Britt, d. July 4, 1821, aged 9m4d, s/o Tobias and Rachel Britt
  113. John Burhans, d. June 23,1796, aged 87y11m14d
  114. Here lies the body of Tobias Wynkoop (no other information on the stone)
  115. I.A. Najey Kernricke, born in My 17, 1788, did in Mar 1789, dan 30 Apr (likely the stone found by Walter Smith as Josep - although it sure didn't look like Josep - SH)

Walter Smith transcription of May 1963 identified the following stones and/or additional information:

26. Jonathan R. Marriott, b. August 5, 1810, d. May 24, 1880

Between stones 27 and 28: Henry C. Marriott, d. July 20, 1861, aged 19y7m19d (stone missing in 2000)

Postscript stone 45: These are the children of Lawrence Saile and his first wife, who is buried at Asbury. He and his second wife are buried in Jefferson Rural Cemetery.

Beside stone 46: Emily, d. September 27, 1836, aged 2y9m20d (stone missing in 2000)

Stone 48: Carolyn, wife of Christian Myer

Stone 52: Maria, d/o of Benj. And Mary Peck

Stone 56: Jane Britt Peck, d. April 16, 1869, aged 84y5m15d

Stone 64: Michael Aman, b. June 3, 1815, d. 1882

Stone 66: Alex R. Aman, b. August 27, 1852, d. February 14, 1899

Stone 93: Mary M. Bouse, b. February 14, 1855, d/ September 18, 1866, d/o Abraham and Mary A. Bouse

Near stone 99: J. Lewis Schutt, d. January 24, 1963, aged 78y, s/o James and Eleanor Abeel Schutt (stone no longer visible in 2000)

Near stone 100: James L. Benjamin, Co. I. 15th N.Y. Cav., d. February 18, 1901, aged 63y4m19d (stone missing in 2000)

Near stone 103: Alida, d. March 5, 1816, aged 30y, w/o Cornelius Wynkoop (stone missing in 2000)

Near stone 113: Samuel Burhans, d. March 11, 1813 (no further dates)

Near stones 113-115: A.D. 1723, S-S

Near stones 113-115:  M.Y. Feb. 2, 1784

Near stone 115: Josep Kernrike, born 1788, did in 1789 dan (the in Dutch/German) 7 April


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