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Becker/Keyser Burial Plot
(also known as Rockafeller Cemetery)
Breakabeen, Town of Fulton, Schoharie County, NY
Listings on this page are not necessarily complete and may not represent all of the stones in this cemetery. Please send additional submissions and corrections to Doug Boyer
I am a frequent viewer of your website and noticed you are collecting cemetery info. As Cemetery Coordinator for the Town of Fulton I have many cemetery lists. Ernest Nelson, Fultonham, NY
Photos contributed by JoAnn Rockefeller
(note: Camera icon ( ) links to a picture of that person's gravestone.)
On Clauverwie Road, on outskirts of hamlet, on knoll in trees.
Died January 17, 1868
Aged 5 years, 8 months, 2 days
Becker, Sally E., wife of Frederick Becker
Died May 10, 1860
Aged 34 years, 9 months, 27 days
Field stone marked F. C.
Jones, James M., son of William and Elizabeth C. Jones
Died April 30, 1850
Aged 7 months, 4 days
Keyser, George L., son of William A. and Sharlotte Keyser
Died July 20, 1856
Aged 9 years, 23 days
Keyser, Margaret, daughter of John and Eliza A. Keyser
Died April 12, 1852
Aged 19 years, 1 month, 11 days
Died September 11, 1847
Aged 71 years, 11 months, 27 days
Rockafellar, William (see note 1)
Died December 27, 1842
Aged 68 years, 5 months, 15
note 1 - submitted August 2014 by JoAnn Rockefeller
I was pleased to see that the former "Keith Nelson Farm" cemetery listing has been changed to the Rockafellar Cemetery as this designation will aid researchers find Rockefellers/Beckers/Keysers. When I visited Breakabeen several years ago, I had so much difficulty finding the former Keith Nelson Farm. As a researcher, I have a dilemma and a question for you regarding William Rockefeller's death date. Catherine Dietz Lawyer's original transcription in 1951 lists William's death as "Died December 27, 1812" with handwritten corrections as follows"...AE 68 years, 5 months, 15 days - B July 12, 1774." The year of death was also a handwritten correction from 1812 to 1842. The earlier cemetery webpage listed William's death date as 1842, rather than the current 1812. My question is....I'm assuming this change was made to coincide with the original typed entry (minus the handwritten notations), or that additional information was discovered?? The dilemma I'm facing is that based upon my research including "Transactions of the Rockefeller Family (also contains errors)," Census Records, children's birth dates, it is more likely the death date was indeed 1842.
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