Stephentown Cemetery Locations

People buried in these cemeteries are listed alphabetically by
surname in Interments in Rensselaer Co. Cemeteries.

With the exception of the Boarman-Buten-Harrison-Holcomb and Rogers Cemeteries transcribed by the late Lin Van Buren, the information on this page is from the Stephentown Historical Society's Bicentennial Album (1784-1984) which shows the cemeteries in the town at that time. Tina Ordone's Stephentown Genealogy website has a detailed list of cemetery locations in the town of Stephentown. Since the source was written 20 years ago there are very likely changes that have occured, such as street names, property owners, etc. If you have recent information about where a cemetery on this list is located, please email me, Debby Masterson, so that I may update the list. Thank you! I have linked many of the cemetereis listed below to interments at Find-A-Grave.

NameData SourceLocation
Adams CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Was located on Losty Hill Rd.
Arnold Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located in Lansing Burdick's woods on Route 22.
Bailey Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located about 1/4 mile east of the Strauss house on Garfield Rd.
Bennett Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Wemple Rd.
Berry Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on Adams Rd. on private property.
Bert Hager Road Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Bert Hager Rd.
Bishop Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on the north sice of Billy Bateman Rd.
Black River Road Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Cemetery is located near the gravel pit on Black River Rd.
Boarman-Buten-Harrison-
Holcomb Cemetery
Tombstone Inscriptions: Private
Cemeteries in Rensselaer County;
Find A Grave
From hamlet of Stephentown, take NY State Route 22
(Stephentown-Lebanon Rd.) south for 1.5 miles; cemetery
is on left (east) side.
Brainard Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on Brainard Rd. opposite William Luckow place.
Braman Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Cherry Plain Hill Rd.
Brockway Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located off Madden Rd. on the Friehofer Farm on flats near
Madden Rd.
Carpenter CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Off Route 22, between Pease Road and Provost Road.
It is set back about 150 feet from the road, and is surrounded
by an iron fence.
Cogan Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Pease Rd. 350 feet west and north from brook.
Chapman Cemetery Find A GraveThere are five graves in this small family cemetery located in
a wooded area behind a private residence in the Stephentown
area. Personnel at the Stephentown Historical Society can direct
inquiries to the property owner.
Cranston Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on Cranston Hill Rd.
Dennison-Jones Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on East Rd.
East Nassau Rural Cemetery (also
known as Old Cemetery at East Nassau
Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on the Zucconi property on Lake Lane off Dusenbury
Mill Rd.
Eddy Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located at the end of Billy Bateman Rd. in the woods.
Farrington-Reynolds CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located between Zwack's and the Stephentown Hotel.
Fellows CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located at the end of Bert Hager Rd.
Garfield Road CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located 8/10 mile from the intersection of Garfield Rd. and Route 43.
Greenman Hill Cemetery (also
known as Wiliam Greenman Cemetery)
Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on the south side of Greenman Hill Rd. on top of the hill.
Hall-Gardner CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on the Carter Griswold property on Madden Rd.
Harrington CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Black River Rd.
Harris CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located at the rear of the Spender property on Garfield Rd.
Harrison CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located next to Beverly Liebenow's house on Route 22.
Hillside CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on Fire Tower Rd. in West Stephentown.
Hoxie-Odell CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on Griffin Rd. near Route 43.
Huntington Cemetery #1Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located about 1/4 mile off the north side of Garfield Rd. It is on the
east side of an old coach road in the woods on the Stewart Estate.
Huntington Cemetery #2Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
In Heatherkill Woods on South side of Garfield Road back in a lane
about 1/4 mile East entrance to the cemetery.
Leonard Cemetery Find A GraveLocated on a farm owned by a lumber company.
Moon CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on West Rd. just south of the old railroad crossing, on
private property.
Old Presbyterian Cemetery Find A GraveSee map at Find A Grave.
Orphan Gravestone Cemetery Find A GraveLocated at #4 Staples Rd.
Presbyterian Hill Cemetery
(also known as Presbyterian Cemetery)
Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located several hundred feet south of the intersection of Losty and
Presbyterian Hill Rd. on the east side of Presbyterian
Hill Rd. Cemetery is set back about 400 feet from the road.
Reynolds CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on West Rd.
Roger Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Route 22 across from Stuart's Laundromat.
Rogers CemeteryTombstone Inscriptions: Private
Cemeteries in Rensselaer County
From hamlet of Stephentown, take NY State Route 22 (Stephentown-
Lebanon Road) south for 1 mile; cemetery is on right (west) side.
Root Cemetery Find A GraveSmall cemetery - a triangle on the East side of Saddleback Ridge Rd.
on Tayer Rd.
Rose Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on West Rd., also known as Route 31.
Sacred Heart CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located in McEwan's field on top of the hill on Cranston Hill Rd.
Saint Joseph's Cemetery Find A GraveOn Route 43 on southeast corner of Route 22.
Senter Family CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on Senter property on Route 43.
Shaw Farm CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
From Jones Rd. go south on East Rd. 1 mile to a field, just south
of a house. Walk across this field and go into the woods about
15 feet. Cemetery is on private property, so ask for permission before
you try to go to it.
Sheldon CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Atwater Hollow by Knobloch on George Hunt Rd.
Staples Road Cemetery (also
known as Kittle Cemetery)
Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located 50 feet south of Route 43, on Staples Rd. It is about
50 feet to the right.
Stephentown Cemetery (also known
as Stephentown Baptist Cemetery)
Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located on Cemetery Hill Rd.
Stephentown Center Baptist CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984);
Find A Grave
Located 1.2 miles from Route 43 on Calvin Cole Road.
Strait CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Gentile Rd.
[Rufus] Sweet Farm Cemetery Find A GraveUnknown at this time.*
Tayer CemeteryStephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located on Rossman Manton's property on South Stephentown Rd.
Tayer Farm Cemetery Stephentown Historical Society's
Bicentennial Album (1784-1984)
Located at the intersection of Saddle Back Ridge Rd. and Tayer Rd.
Wilcox Cemetery Find A GraveOn Black River Rd, .2 mile from Miller Rd.

* NOTE FROM COORDINATOR: I live in Florida and am unfamiliar with Rensselaer County. If you know the locations of these cemeteries, please email me so I can post them. Thanks!

The oldest burying place was believed to have been laid out on the hill (now called Cemetery Hill) and named the Stephentown Baptist Cemetery in about 1795-96. Many of the first settlers are buried there such as Deacon Edward Carr and his six wives. One of his wives, it is said, died in church and bears a unique tombstone inscribed

"In memory of Mary Carr,
wife of Deacon Edward Carr,
who departed this life January 19, 1806
in the 54th year of her age.

Well to meeting she did go.
Sung praises with the saints below.
Rose in prayer as we did see
and God took her home to praise Him eternally."

Another interesting burial ground is the Dennison cemetery at North Stephentown. Several notable men were buried there. Notice their ranks: Capt. James Dennison---died 12/24/1778; Major James Jones---1/26/1778; Capt. Stephen Arnold---died 2/24/1810; Beriah Arnold---died 9/29/1802. They were all in the same war.

in 1974 several members of the Stephentown Historical Society got together and decided to research and catalog the cemeteries in this area. It took a lot of time traisping through the woods and search for the cemeteries which were overgrown with brush and trees. May stones were sunken, knocked down and broken into pieces. Others were weather worn and unreadable but this did not deter them. Eventually the group broke up and the project stopped.

In 1979 a young student joined the Historical Society and became interested in cemeteries and started on her own to try and llocate other burial places, and recataloging the ones already done. If by chance you saw a young lady with a camera in one hand and a notebook in he other, that was Jean Close, daughter of Sylvester and Vivian Close, looking for more burial places.

Susannah Carpenter, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Carpenter, died April 1776, only 6 months old. Joseph Winston died July 1786. Benjamin Greenman died March 1793. Alice Webb died 1794. There were others but no markers could be found.



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