Van Hoesen/Van Valkenburg
Family Cemetery

Located on a ridge in the woods on the southeast corner of the intersection of Lake Forest Rd and Valley Rd in the  Town of Athens.
This cemetery cannot be seen from the road. Is is completely abandoned. There is no fence or stone wall marking the boundaries of the cemetery. There are six tombstones and at least 4 fieldstones all lined up in a row on top of the ridge.

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Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf on October 21, 2000


  1. Mary E. Baxter, w/o Peter Van Valkenburgh, b. December 20, 1817, d. November 27, 1863
  2. Abraham Van Valkenburgh, b. January 28, 1812, d. November 24, 1858, aged 46y9m26d
  3. Francis Van Volkingburg, b. January 6, 17_3, d. September _, 1863 
    Hannah H Van Volkingburg, d. 68y11m22d
    Note: stone buried and broken in 6 pieces. Also, no date of death was on the stone for Hannah
  4. In Memory of Francis Van Hoesen, d. February 20, 1847, aged 74y6m11d
  5. In Memory of Rachel, d. February 24, 1832, aged 57y10m20d (possibly 26d), w/o Francis Van Hoesen
  6. Maria Van H_____, d. May 7, 1852, aged 34y2m12d, w/o Conradt Sager

Postscript: Additional Info supplied by Mark Van Hoesen.
5. Rachel's maiden name was Spoor
6. Maria Van Hoesen, daughter of Francis and Rachel.


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