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Town of Carmel
The Gilead Burying Ground

This place, situated about a mile southeat of the village of Carmel and the location of the old Gilead Church, is a part of the farm which, in 1756, was in possesion of Thomas Crosby and was leased to James Dickinson in 1766 and sold to Elisha Cole by Frederick Philipse in 1828. It is probable that the first burials here were soon after the building of the Gilead Church. The oldest inscription is in memory of Sarah, wife of Jesse Smith, who died November 17th, 1766. This burial ground is the last resting place of the earliest settlers and the representatives of the older families of the town. The old Gilead meeting house stood on the west end of the ground and a little way north of the road.

The following names and dates are from the Gilead Burying Ground.
James Colwell, died July 4, 1837, age76;
David Myrrick, May 8, 1800, 69;
Hannah, wife, Feb. 24, 1807, 77;
Lois wife of Matthew Beale, July 1, 1785, 27;
Elizabeth, widow of Tho. Crosby, Aug. 6, 1801, 92;
Sarah, wife of George Beale, Jan. 1, 1790, 37;
Sarah, wife of Mr. Jesse Smith, Nov. 17, 1766, 62;
Daniel Baily, May 24, 1861, 51;
Caleb Fowler, Aug. 6, 1805, 72;
Eliza wife, June 8, 1807, 80;
John Wood, Dec. 17, 1808, 34;
John Myrrick, May 14, 1812, 42;
Rev. Ebenezer Phillips, Feb. 15, 1834, 48; Mary, wife, Oct. 15, 1845, 46;
Reuben Hopkins, July 22, 1798, 31;
Capt. Solomon Hopkins, Sept. 22, 1792, 54;
Elizabeth, wife, Jan. 6, 1804, 62;
Eleanor, wife of Thatcher Hopkins, Mar. 2, 1786, 80;
Col. Caleb Hazen, March 31, 1806, 56;
Ruth, wife, Dec. 18, 1828, 77;
Capt. Eleazor Hazen, Sept. 20, 1793, 37;
Enoch Crosby, June 26, 1835, 85;
Sarah, wife, Sept. 4, 1811, 56;
Joel Myer, Mar. 25, 1807, 72;
Seth Foster, Sept. 15, 1837, 76;
Huldah, wife, Oct. 29, 1797, 40;
Elizaeth, wife, Jan. 28, 1848, 86;
Tho. Foster, Sept. 22, 1840, 45;
Laura A. Foster, Nov. 30, 1847, 43;
Tilly Foster, Apr. 4, 1847, 49;
Sally, wife, Apr. 8, 1836, 40;
Abigail, wife, James Sloat, May 15, 1825, 69;
Eli Gannung, Feb. 8, 1827, 40;
Reuben Gannung, Dec. 29, 1836, 79;
Samuel Kniffen, Oct. 9, 1791, 74;
Alvah Trowbridge, June 10, 1856, 76;
Sally, wife, April 6, 1833, 52;
James Garrison, Jan. 18, 1881, 80;
Zebulon Wasburn, Nov. 17, 1833, 86;
Jeremiah Hughson, Apr. 12, 1812, 63;
Rebecca, wife, Apr. 7, 1812, 61;
Abijah Baker, Oct. 1805, 80;
Tho. Wilson, Oct. 7, 1805, 80;
John Frost, Mar. 21, 1831, 91;
Huldah, wife, Oct. 13, 1802, 60;
Mehitable Frost, June 6, 1856, 73;
Wm. Colwell, Sept. 13, 1825, 81;
Phebe, wife, Mar. 25, 1818, 80;
Solomon Fowler, Oct. 21, 1828, 61;
Hannah wife, July 1, 1849, 73;
Jacob Ganung, Dec. 22, 1834, 86;
Hannah, wife, May 22, 1845, 92;
Joseph Ganung, May 24, 1836, 58;
Susannah, wife, Aug. 19, 1848, 69;
Hon. Joel Frost, Sept. 11, 1827, 62;
Martha, wife, Oct. 21, 1860, 88;
Jonathan Fowler, Oct. 26, 1848, 79;
Mary, wife, Apr. 16, 1835, 59;
Philip Smith, Jan. 1, 1828, 73;
Elizabeth, wife, Jan. 30, 1829, 69;
Capt. amuel Kniffen, Mar. 9, 1828, 77;
Jane, wife, Feb. 21, 1844, 86;
Susannah Fowler, Oct. 1, 1847, 80;
Phebe Fowler, Sept. 28, 1847, 88;
Ampelias Yeomans, Feb. 22, 1853, 74;
Abagail, wife, March 10, 1848, 63;
Salome, wife Josiah Baker, Dec. 26, 1845, 71;
John Frost, May 11, 1862, 88;
Cornelia, wife, Apr. 11, 1844, 62;
William Seeley, Mar. 11, 1828, 53;
Joel Murger, Mar. 25, 1807, 72;
Lewis Crosby, April 30, 1836, 46;
Cornelia, wife, Dec. 3, 1857, 64;
Hannah Crosby, wife Philips Rundle, Apr. 16, 1871, 71;
Gilbert Travis, Sept. 6, 1814, 74;
Joseph Travis, Mar. 1, 1841, 75;
Deborah, wife, June 12, 1845, 77;
Amos Belden, May 4, 1830, 66;
Elizabeth, wife, Dec. 27, 1851, 82;
Jeremiah Hopkins, Oct. 17, 1829, 67;
Thankful, wife, Apr. 18, 1833, 70;
Jonathan Travis, Feb. 1, 1845, 85;
Elizabeth, wife, Feb. 28, 1840, 88;
Richard Travis, Oct. 25, 1844, 56.

[Web Editor's Notes: Since I am transcribing these names from Pelletreau's text, I have no first-hand knowledge of this burial site nor its exact location. If you need clarification as to the exact location of this site, I suggest that you contact the Town of Carmel Historical Society to see if they can assist you.]


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