Staten Island Gravestone Inscriptions
from The Sylvan Grove, Merrell and Hillside Cemeteries in the former town of Northfield and the Church of the Ascension,
Staten Island, and the Fountain Cemeteries in the former town of Castleton. Copied in 1923, by William T. Davis, Charles W.
Leng, and Royden W. Vosburgh. Photographs by William T. Davis
Transcribed and Edited by ROYDEN, WOODWARD, and VOSBURGH
New York City,
This index was input by Bob O'Connor. It contains more than two thousand names!!! from information provided with the permission of the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences. Thanks for the hard work, Bob! Additional information may be obtained through the SIIAS or by requesting film # 0017902 from the LDS.
Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Leng, Davis, and Vosburgh's 1920s transcribed inscriptions from various SI cemeteries that they felt were in danger of being abandoned. They were correct, as most, if not all of them, are in fact neglected. The work is in two volumes and the SIIAS and SIHS each hold copies. The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences has generously allowed Bob O'Connor to scan its index and us to put it online. Thanks, SIIAS for permission to share the data! And thanks, Bob O'Connor for OCR'ing, proofreading (many times), and correcting the index! See Volume 1 and Volume 2. With the index information, you can write the SIIAS, who, for a fee, will copy the tombstone inscription for you. The info on tombstones can be very valuable; I have solved a couple of family mysteries already with this data!
Note: The index attempts to show ONLY THE NAME OF THE PERSON DECEASED and the NUMBER of the gravestone. As far as possible the maiden names of the married women are shown, thus "Cornelia J. (Johnson) Bird" may be written rather than "Cornelia J. Bird." The married females are not crossed indexed and appear only under the surnames of their husbands. The names of parents, husbands, or persons otherwise mentioned in the gravestone inscriptions are not indexed.
Index to Tombstone Numbers and Cemeteries
|1 to 235||Sylvan Grove Cemetery|
|236 to 264||Merrell Cemetery|
|265 to 396||Hillside Cemetery, Oldest Section|
|397 to 540||Church of the Ascension Burying Ground|
|541 to 1092||Staten Island Cemetery|
|1093 to 1500||Fountain Cemetery|
|1501 to 1570||Hillside Cemetery, Sections Two and Three|
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