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CITY OF NEW YORK

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE

BOROUGH OF QUEENS

HON. GEORGE U. HARVEY
President

HON. JOHN J. HALLERAN
Commissioner of Public Works

DESCRIPTION
OF

PRIVATE and FAMILY CEMETERIES
IN THE

BOROUGH OF QUEENS

Compiled by

THE TOPOGRAPHICAL BUREAU
CHARLES U. POWELL, C. E.

Engineer in Charge

AND

Edited by

ALICE H. MEIGS

LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

THE QUEENS BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Jamaica, New York

1932.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

No.

1 Old Newtown cemetery. (Newtown) .
2 Burroughs cemetery. (Newtown)
3 Moore cemetery. (Woodside)
4 Cemetery on Queens Boulevard. (Gorsline)
5 Riker cemetery. (Bowery Bay)
6 Luyster cemetery. (Bowery Bay)
7 Lawrence cemetery. (Steinway)
8 Rapelye cemetery. (Astoria)
9 Mott cemetery. (Maspeth)
10 Brinckerhoff cemetery. (Black Stump)
11 Lawrence cemetery. (Whitestone)
12 Indian cemetery. (Little Neck)
13 Colored cemetery. (Bunn) (Flushing)
14 Wyckoff-Snedeker cemetery. (Brooklyn Manor)
15 Southside burial ground. (Aqueduct)
16 Cemetery on Duryea farm. (Newtown)
17 Colored cemetery. (Rantus) (Jamaica)
18 Remson cemetery. (Newtown)
19 Cornell cemetery. (Little Neck)
20 Alsop cemetery. (Woodside)
21 Cumberson cemetery. (Woodside)
22 Cemetery on Pullis farm. (Nassau Heights) ' .23 Willett cemetery (Cedar Grove cemetery). (Flushing) . .

Page. . 8. . 12. . 14. 16. . 18. . 24. 26. . 32. . 34
.. 36
.. 38
.. 42. 46
.. 48. 54. 58. 60. 62. 64. 66. 70. 72. 74

INDEX OF INDIVIDUAL NAMES . . 75
ILLUSTRATIONS

Map Showing Location of Private andFamily Cemeteries in the Borough ofQueens 7
Lawrence Arms 31
Stone of Aeltje Brinckerhoff 41
Riker inscriptions 45
Stone of Content Titus 69



TOPOGRAPHICAL BUREAU

February 10, 1931

Hon. George U. Harvey,
President of the
Borough of Queens.

Dear Sir:

i beg to submita report containing a description ofprivate and family
cemeteries in the Borough of Queens.

The trend of progress in the Borough of Queens has in recent years
almost completely obliterated the rural aspect of many sections of the
Borough. Where sparsely settled villages were, populated districts now
stand, containing thousands of homes. Where once one viewed only
farm land, now developments appear ranging from streets of ordinary
width to majestic boulevards. This unprecedented progress has com-
pletely erased from the topography of the Borough many.private ceme?
teries, some of which date back to the time of the first settlerson Long
Island

In the course of the final mapping of the Borough of Queens, survey-
ing parties of the Topographical Bureau, office of the Borough President,
determined the location of many private cemeteries. Besides being of
historical interest, the records contained in the epitaphs on the head-
stones in these cemeteries are of considerable genealogical value, and
may be of service to those seeking to-prove their descent. Questions of
land ownership might be clarified by the information obtained from these
cemetery records.

Believing that a permanent detailed record of each private cemetery
would be of historical and genealogical, and even legal, interest to pos-
terity, I have had the inscriptionscontained on the headstones, together
with the location of the graves, copied and compiled into book form.

Thisbook contains an index map of the private cemeteries, a detailed
sketch of each, and a list of the inscriptions that appear on the head-
stones.

A legend is shown on the index map containing the name of each
cemetery; opposite the name is a number, which number corresponds to
the number on the map indicating the approximate location of the
cemetery.- The detailed sketch of each cemetery shows the exact location ofeach grave; a number is given to each grave on this sketch.Respectfully,

CHARLES U. POWELL,
Engineer in Charge



EDITOR'S PREFACE

The Queens Borough Public Library rejoices in the posses-
sion of records of some of these graveyards made before the
Topographical Bureau started its file. The library records

are, in several places, fuller than those of the Topographical
Bureau. The two files have been combined since it is the aim
of the editor to present these records in as full a form as

possible.

It is a cause for rejoicing that such men as Mr, Powell and

his associates are alive to the necessity of preserving for the

use of future generations such information as is found here.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work on this book

and to cooperate with the Topographical Bureau in its com-

pilation.

The editorwishes to acknowledge indebtedness to the work

of the late William F. Wyckoff, Henry Onderdonk, Jr., and
William S. Pelletreau. Thanks are also due to Mrs. Josephine
C. Frost of Brooklyn, Mr. Arthur White of Newtown, Mr. R.

G. Debevoise of Woodhaven and Mr. W. A. D Eardley of

Brooklyn.

ALICE H. MEIGS.



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MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF PRIVATE AND FAMILY CEMETERIES
IN THE BOROUGH OF QUEENS



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PAGE NINE

No. 1. LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN OLD NEWTOWN CEMETERY

No. 1. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of PATIENCE, wife of
the late John DONGAN and daughterof John
& Hannah MOORE, who died May 29th, 1833;
aged 60 years, 6 months & 11 days.

No. 2. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of ELIZABETH MOORE,
daughterof John & Hannah MOORE, who de-
parted this life the 25th August 1827, in the
74th year of her age.

No. 3. BROWN STONE (Poor)
Inscription obliterated.

No. 4. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of WILLIAM MOORE,
M.D., born Jan. 17th, 1754; died Apr. 2nd,
1824.

No. 5. ROUGH STONE (Good)
THOMAS MOORE, dyd 9th Jan. 1768.

No. 6. MARBLE (Good). Stone broken (4
pieces). Christopher Billopp (this piece miss-
ing). Son (C. B. on footstone). THOMAS
and ABIGAIL BILLOPP, who departed this Feb.
26th, 1820;aged 21 years, 11 months.

No. 7. ROUGH STONE (Good)
S & M; dyd 11th Dec., 1767.
(Samuel Moore)

No. 8. MARBLE MON. Brown Stone Base.
(Good; Monument thrown over.)
Erected by William Stewart in Memory of his
wife MARY STEWART; born XIX March
MDCCLXIV; died XV June MDCCCXVI

No. BA. BROWN STONE (Good)
Here lyes the body of DANIEL MOORE, son of
John & Hannah Moore his wife, who departed
this life September 25th, 1760, and in the
sixth year of his age.

No. 88. BROWN STONE (Good)
Here lyes the body of RICHARD LAWRENCE,
son of Joseph & Patience Lawrence, born
ye 16th Jan., 1754 and departed this life
Aug. 31st, 1761; aged 7 years, 7 months.

No. BC. (Joined with 8B)
Here lyes the body of JOHN LAWRENCE, son
of Joseph & Patience Lawrence, born Aug.
10th, 1758; departed this life Aug. 29th, 1761;
age 3 years, 9 days.

No. BD. BROWN STONE (Good)
Foot stone only, upon which the initials R. L.
appear.

No. 9. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of PATIENCE, the widow of Joseph
LAWRENCE, who departed this life October
6th, 1800, aged 72 years, 11 months and 23

No. 10. BROWN STONE (Good)
Here lies the body of JOHN MOORE, son of
Jacob & Elizabeth Moore, born April 17th..
1787; died March 7th, 1808. Beloved in life &
in death; lamented by all who knew him.

No. 11. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of ELIZABETH MOORE, wife of
Jacob Moore, who died Sep. Bth, 1817; aged
73 years.

No. 12. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of JAMES MOORE, who departed
this life Feb. 25th, 1799; aged 44 years &
5 months.

No. 13. BROWN STONE (Good; stone broken
off at base.)

Here lies the body of PATIENCE TITUS, who
departed this life September Ist, 1790;aged 44
years & 5 months. Through tribulation we
must enter into joy.

No. 15. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of HANNAH, the wife of Capt.
Daniel S. MOORE, who died the 2nd of Octo-
ber, 1802; aged 20 years.

No. 16. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of JOHN MOORE, son
of Benjamin & Anna Moore, who departed
this life the 18th October, 1827, in the 98th
year of his age.

No. 17. MARBLE (Good; stone broken into 3

Here lies the body of HANNAH MOORE, wife
of John Moore, who departed this life the
4th August, 1772, in the 44th year of her

No. 18. TAPERING SLAB OF FLAT ROUGH
STONE.
With initials S. M.

No. 19. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of ELENOR, the wife of David
TITUS, who departed this life on the 24th dayof Sept., 1799, aged 54 years. Leaving to her
surviving relatives and friends the Christian
consolation which arises from the belief that
"blessed are they that die in the Lord."

No. 20. ROUGH STONE
(No inscription)

No. 21. BROWN STONE (Good)
This stone is erected to the Memory of
HENRY EVERS, who died Novr. 7th, 1805; aged
12 years & 11 months. He came up and was
cut down like a flower; the flower that flourished
here below. The fairest of the field, God's own
paradise, shall grow and fruit immortal yield.

No. 22. BROWN STONE
Foot stone only with initials

S. T.

No. 23. SHAFT OF ROUGH STONE.
No inscription.

No. 24. MARBLE (Good; broken in two.)
Sacred to the Memory of HANNAH HICKS,
wife of the late Thomas Hicks, who departed
this life April 16th, 1854; aged 92 yrs., 6 m.,
14 d.

No. 25. BROWN STONE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of THOMAS HICKS,
who departed this life July 6th, 1834; aged
73 years.

No. 26. TAPERING FLAT SLAB OF ROUGH
STONE.
S.W.; Dyed Augu. Ye 23rd, 1771;aged 61 years.
(Samuel Waldron)

No. 27. ROUGH FLAT SLOPINGSTONE.
W. W.; 1751.

No. 28. BROWN STONE (Poor; broken in
several pieces; inscription legible.)
In Memory of RICHARD RAPALJE, who died
Sept. Bth, 1789; in the 58th year of his age.

No. 29. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of ANNA, wife of Richard
RAPALJE, who died March 25th, 1803; in the
58th year of her age.

No. 30. BROWN STONE (Good)

In Memory of JOHN S. WALDRON, who de-
parted this life the 28th of Feb., 1795; aged
53 V., 8 M., 10 D.
Remember man as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death & follow me.

No. 31. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of SAMUEL WALDRON, of New-
town, who departed this life in the year ofour Lord, 1799; aged 61 years, 5 months,
3 weeks & 1 day.
Behold & see as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I:
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death & follow me.

No. 32. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of WILLIAM L. FOX, who de-
parted this life July 18th, A.D. 1823; aged
50 years, 2 months Cr 14 days.
My weeping friends remember me,
And do not mourn for me
So live to God that when you die
You may with Christ appear.



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No. 1. LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN OLD NEWTOWN CEMETERY (Cont'd)

No. 33. MARBLE (Good; broken off at base;
inscription legible.)
In Memory of CATHERINE, wife of Jesse
HOLLY, who departed this life April 16th,
1823; aged 69 years.

No. 34. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of JESSE HOLLY, who departed this
life September 17th, 1823; aged 70 years.

No. 35. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of MARY, wife of Thomas MAN-
WARING, Seignior, who died Feb. 15th, 1853;
aged 60 years.

No. 36. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memory of S. M., daughter of Thomas &
Mary MANWARING, who diedApril 25th, 1841;
aged 3y.& 7 m. (Rest illegible.)

No. 37. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of WILLIAMM., son of Thomas &
Mary MANWARING; born Nov. 14th, 1834;
died Nov. 15th, 1836.
Tis finished tis done the spirit is fled
Our brother is gonethe christian is dead
The Christian is living in Jesus' love
And gladly receiving a kingdom above.

No. 38. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of ROBERT RUTGERS, Sen., who de-
parted this life 12th Sept., 1796, in the 64th
yearof his age.

No. 39. MARBLE
C. D. W. on footstone.

No. 40. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of CHARLES WHITE, who departed
this life Oct. 22d, 1811; agi:d 48 years.

No. 41. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. JANE WHITE,
who departed this life Aug. 26th, 1827; aged
61 years.

No. 42. MARBLE (Good)
ADAM H. BUSSE, Co. H„ 15th N. Y. Eng., died
April 27th, 1883; aged 27 yr's.

No. 43. BROWN STONE
Stone broken off flush with ground.

No. 44. ROUGH UPRIGHT STONE.

No. 45. BROWN STONE (Good)
Here lies the body of MARY, daughter of Na-
thaniel& Jane FISH, diedNover. ye 13th, 1757;
aged 14 years.

No. 46. BROWN STONE
Stone broken off to /2 foot above ground.

No. 47. BROWN STONE (Good)
Here lies inter'd thebody of NATHANIEL FISH,
who diedMarch ye 4th, 1769, in the69 year of

No. 48. BROWN STONE (Good)
Here lies the body of JANE FISH of
Nathaniel Fish, who having endured a painful
and lingering disease with invincible patience
and calm resignation departed this life March
24th, 1789, in the 73rd year of her age.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted.
For our light affliction which is but for a mo-

ment,
Worketh for us a far more exceeding andeternal

weight of glory.

No. 49. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of CORNELIUS BERRIEN, son of
Peter & Elizabeth Berrien, who departed this
life ye 14 dayof Jany, 1758; aged 51 years& 8
months.

No. 50. ROUGH FLAT STONE
N-f-FSorof&F-f- Died -{- Enu -f the 19 -j--173!/2.

No. 51. ROUGH STONE UPRIGHT

No. 52. ROUGH STONE UPRIGHT

No. 53. ROUGH OBLONG STONE UPRIGHT

No. 54. BROWN STONE (Poor)
The ... . VAN .... Who d . . . . Man
aged 33. (Note: The rest chipped off.)

No. 55. MARBLE
Stone broken off to 2feet above ground.

No. 56. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the memory of my father, JOHN FUR-
MAN, who died Anno Domini November sth,
1800; aged 45 years.
This spot contains . . . who sought . . . this
truth he ... an honest man the noblest work
of God. (Rest not legible.)

No. 57. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of my mother, RACHELTITUS FURMAN, who died Anno Domini Octo-
ber 31st, 1819;aged 54 years. (Poetry illegible.)

No. 58. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memoryof RACHEL MARIA, old-
est daughter of John & Jan.Maria FURMAN;who died in New York, Dec. sth, 1825;aged 7
yrs. & 4 months.

No. 59. ROUGH POINTED STONE

No. 60. ROUGH FLAT STONE
With initials E. C.

No. 61. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof Mr. GEORGE W. REMSON, son of
Capt. Luke Remsen, who departed this life
Augt. the 4th, 1815, in the29th yearof his age.

No. 62. ROUGH FLAT POINTED STONE
With initials and dateB. C.—1735.

No. 63. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memoryof BENJAMIN COE, who
departed this lifeMarch the 9th, 1824, aged79
years,8 months&26 days. The memory of the
just is blessed—Proverbs 10:7.

No. 64. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of PATIENCE, daughterof William
and Anna SACKETT, who departed this life
March 15th, 1752; aged 1 year, 11 months &

No. 65. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of MARY, daughter of William and
Anna SACKETT, who departed this life Septem-
ber . ..; aged 7 years. (Rest illegible.)
No. 66. BROWN STONE (Good)

Here lies the body of WILLIAMSACKETT, Esqr.,
who departed this life August Ye 29th, 1761 &
in the64th year of his age.

No. 67. BROWN STONE
Stone broken off within 6" of ground.

No. 67A. MARBLE (Good)
GEO. BALLBACK. Co. 8., 15th N. Y. Inf.

No. 68. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof ELIZA, the beloved wife of Thomas
FRY; born Sept. 13th, 1819, diedApril 2nd, 1862.

No. 69. BROWN STONE (Good)

Stone broken off.

No. 70. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof ELIZABETH, daughterof Thomas
and Abigail BILLOPP, who departed this life
Sept. 21st, A. D. 1805;aged 5 years, 3 mo. & 12

Once infants smiles caught every stranger'seye;
Here no allurementsstop the passers-buy,
Ye'l weep not parents, brothers, sisters dear;
When Jesus callswe nothinghave to fear.

No. 71. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of WILLIAM JONES; born August
11th, 1821; diedMarch Ist, 1851.

No. 72. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of ELLEN JONES; born June 19th,
1819; died Jan. Ist, 1849.



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No. 1. LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN OLD NEWTOWN CEMETERY (Cont'd)

No. 72A. MARBLE (Good)
InMemoryof ELLEN JONES, daughterof Joseph
& Catherine REED; born June 20th, 1848; died
May 6th, 1849.

No. 728. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof JEN NOT, daughterof Joseph &
Catherine REED; born March 10, 1850; died
March 5, 1851.

No. 73. BROWN STONE
Stone broken off.

No. 74. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof JOHN J. A. EBBETS; died Nov.
17th, 1861, in the 49th year of his age.

No. 75. MARBLE Good)
Sacred to the Memory of SARAH EBBETS; born
February sth, 1776; died September 15th, 1851;
aged 75 years, 7 months& 10 days. Eye hath
not seen nor ear heard, neither hath entered
into the heart of man the things which God
hath prepared tor them that love him.

No. 76. MARBLE FOOTSTONE
B. A. L.—D. E.—W. B.

No. 77. MARBLE (Broken off)
In Memoryof EDWARD NICOLL WOODWARD;
deceased February the 16th, 1791;aged 17 years.

No. 78. MARBLE FOOTSTONE
J. W.

No. 79. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of RUTH, relict of the late Joseph
WOODWARD, who departed this life Septr.
18th, 1832; aged 82 years & 7 months. Pos-
sessed of an extraordinary vigour of mind and
untiring industry, rare integrity, sound judge-
ment, distinguishedalike for herpiety and hos-
pitality, her mourning childrenhave consecrated
this marble to perpetuate the memory of their
beloved and ever to be lamented mother.

No. 80. MARBLE FOOTSTONE (Stone broken
off.) A. N. B.

No. 88. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE (Upright)
14 . 11—1729—G. M.
No. 82. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of CORNELIA, wifeof Thomas ARM-
STRONG, who died June 13th, 1826; aged 35
years. Poetic inscriptionillegible.

No. 83. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof RUTH WOODWARD, who departed
this life February 9th, 1839; aged 69 years & 6
mos. Poetic inscription illegible.

No. 84. BROWN STONE (Good)
InMemoryof THOMAS MORRELL, who departed
this life on the 15th dayof May, 1771; aged 72
years. N.B.—Record of inscription only. Head-
stone found being carted away (off cemetery
property.)

No. 85. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof ELIZA, widow of Daniel HAWX-
HURST, who departed this life July 18th, 1839,
in the 61st year of his age. Blessed are the
peace-makers for they shall be called the chil-
dren of God.

No. 86. ROUGH POINTED FIELD STONE
JOHN BAILY; May 14, 1735.

NOTES
(From Mrs. Josephine C. Frost, Long Island
Cemetery inscriptions, v. 12, p.86-99.)

B.—F. or P. B.
BAGLEY—DanieI; 1742.
BARROW—Sarah Moore; wifeof Thomas Bar-
row; died Oct. 5, 1805; aged 64 years and
five months.

BARROW—Thomas; died 1825.
BLOOM—Agnes Nicoll; wife of Colonel Ber-

nardus Bloom.
C.—B. C. 1776.
EBBETS—Born Apr. 1, 1800; diedApr. 21, 1800.
F.—C. F.
F.—F. F.
FlELD—Charify Whitehead; wifeof JacobField;

died 1820.
FlELD—Hannah Field; wife of Jacob Field; died

1854.
FlELD—Hellena Field; died 1798.
FlELD—Henry Field; died 1830.
FIELD—Jacob Field; died 1847.
FIELD—Jacob Field; died 1815.
FlSH—Elizabeth Sackett; wife of Jonathan Fish;
died 1778.

FlSH—Jonathan Fish; died 1779.
HARDENBURGH—Charity; 1833.

HOWARD—Clarissa Lewis; wife of Benjamin
Howard; died 1801.

LAWRENCE—Joseph; 1793.
LAWRENCE—Richard; 1804.
M.—l. or J. M.; 1756.
M.—l. or J.M.; 1757.
MOORE—Jacob; 1825.
MOORE—Margaret; wifeof Benjamin; 1811.
MOORE—Samuel; 1788.
MOORE—Sarah; 1796.
MORELL—Elizabeth; 1743.
RAPELYE—Mary Bloom; wife of Gsorge Rapelye;

1819.
SKINNER—PhiIip; 1796.

T.—M. T.
TlLTON—William; 1843.
TlTUS—Samuel; 1806.
VANDERBURGH—Richard; 1825.
W.—A. W.; 1756.
W.—S. W. 1740.
WALDRON—Anne Emans; 1814.
WALDRON—Isaac; 1812.
WALDRON—Mary; wife of Samuel Waldron;

18 (?).
WHITE— . . . ; died 1801 (?).
WOODWARD—Joseph; 1789.



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No. 2. LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN BURROUGHS CEMETERY

No. 1. MARBLE MONUMENT (Small)
Our little CHARLIE; born Aug. 5, 1869; died
June 30, 1871.

No. 2. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memoryof JOHNT. WATERS, who departed
this life September26th, 1805; aged 63 years.

No. 3. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of ANN, wife of John T. WATERS,
who departed this life April 1, 1797; aged 41

No. 4. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of SARAH T. WATERS, daughterof
JohnT. & Ann Waters, who departed this life
August Ist, 1795; aged 5 years.

No. 5. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of AGNES B. WATERS, daughter
of John T. & Anna Waters, who departed this
life May Ist, 1803; aged 18 years.

No. 6. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof EDWARD W. JONES, son of Wil-
liam & Eliza Jones; obiit. 25th Novr. 1809;
/Etat 10 years. In death lamented, in life be-

No. 7. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of PETER VANDEVOORT Esqr. of
Newtown, who departedthis life the 7th of June,
1811; aged 43 years, 7 months & 9 days.

No. 8. BROWN STONE (Poor)

In Memory of BENJAMIN THEODORUS VAN-
DERVOORT, son of Peter & Anna Vandervoort,
who departed this life the 6th of March, 1811;
aged—3 years, 1 month, 15 days.

No. 9. BROWN STONE (Very poor)
Inscription rotted off.

No. 10. BROWN STONE (Poor)
In Memory of PAUL VANDERVOORT, son of
Peter & Anna Vandervoort, who departed this
life June 14th, 1793; aged one year and eight
months.

No. 11. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of JOSEPH HALLETT BURROUGHS,
son of Joseph & Lydia Burroughs, who de-
parted this life September 12th, 1798; aged 26
years & 7 months.

No. 12. BROWN STONE Good)
In Memory of LYDIA BURROUGHS, wife of Jo-
seph Burroughs, who departed this life De-
cember 21st, 1793; aged fifty-three yearsand
eleven months.

No. 13. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of WILLIAM HOWE BURROUGHS,
son of Joseph & Lydia Burroughs, who de-
parted this life Dec. 22nd, 1804; aged twenty-
six years & eleven months.

No. 14. BROWNSTONE (Good)
In Memory of DR. JOHN BURROUGHS, son of
Joseph & Lydia Burroughs, who departed
this life Novr. 20th, 1812;aged 48 years.

No. 15. BROWNSTONE (Very poor)
In Memory of JOSEPH BURROUGHS, who de-
parted this life 24th December, (chippedoff);
aged 72 years, 5 months & 25 days.

No. 16. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of LYDIA ISABELLA CATHERINE,
daughter of Benj. & Catherine BURROUGHS;
departed this life June 3d, 1802;aged 1 year &
11 months.



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No. 3. LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN MOORE CEMETERY

No. 1. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of PETER, son of Peter & Sarah
DUSTAN, who departed this life the 31st of
May, 1803; aged 3 years &6 months.

No. 2. MARBLE (Fair)
The grave of ROBERT BLACKWELL, who died
Sept. 23, 1828; aged 37 years. This stone is
erected as a tribute to departed worth by his
friend Charles Rapelye.

No. 3. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memoryof NATHANIEL MOORE,
son of Robert & Eliza Jane BLACKWELL, who
departed this life 18th January, 1822; aged 4

No. 4. MARBLE (Poor, broken)
In Memory of MARTHA, daughterof David &
Jemima H. MOORE; departed this life August
21st, 1824; aged 24 years, 3 monrhs, 26 days.

No. 5. BROWN STONE (Broken off)

No. 6. MARBLE (Poor, broken)
Sacred to theMemory of DAVID MOORE; born
Aug. 22nd, 1791; died Jan. 29th, 1862.

No. 7. MARBLE (Broken off)

No. 8. MARBLE (Fair, broken)
Sacred to the Memoryof MARY JANE MOORE;
born Nov. 16, 1830; died Dec. 4, 1846.

No. 9. FIELDSTONE (Excellent)
A x M; dyd th 23rd Novr., 1769.
(Augustine Moore.)

No. 10. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof SAMUEL HALLET MOORE, son of
David & Jemima H. Moore, who departed this
life June26th, 1813; aged 25 years, 5 months
Cr 15 days.

No. 11. FLAT OBLONG FIELDSTONE (Excel-
lent). P x M; dyd Oct. 13th, 1781; ag. 59 yrs.
(Patience Moore wife of John.)

No. 12. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof JOHN MOORE, who departed this
life March 7th, 1806; aged84 years, 2 months
& 15 days.

No. 13. BROWN STONE (Good)

InMemoryof DAVID MOORE,who departed this
life Jan. 12th, 1823; aged 66 years, 4 months
0 2 days.

No. 14. BROWN STONE (Poor)
Inscriptionrotted off.

No. 15. BROWN STONE (Poor,rotted)
YTON, this life 1803; 4

months, 20 days.
Behold and see as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
Prepare for death and follow me.

No. 16. ROUGH UPRIGHT SLAB FIELDSTONE
E x W; dyd th Ist Jan., 1770.

No. 17. BROWN STONE Good)
In Memoryof GEORGE MIDDLEMAST, who de-
parted this life September 30th, T802; aged 1
year, 3 months and 25 days.

No. 18. BROWN STONE (Poor and rotted)
No inscription discernable.

No. 19. ROUGH SLAB UPRIGHT FIELDSTONE
C x M, 1753.

No. 20. BROWN STONE (Fair)
In Memoryof JEMIMA MOORE FISH, daughter
of John & Patience FISH, who departed this
life Augt 2d, ; aged 55 years,— months,19 days.
No. 21. ROUGH FLAT UPRIGHT SLAB FIELD-
STONE.
SAMUEL MOORE; died Jan. 2, 1768.

No. 22. GRAYSTONE (Poor)
No inscription discernable.

No. 23. BROWN STONE (Poor)
No inscription discernable.

No. 24. BROWN STONE (Fair)
In Memoryof WILLIAM BERRIAN, son of
& Peletiah Berrian, who died July 4th, 1804;
/E 9 years & 7 months.

No. 25. ROUGH SLAB UPRIGHT FIELDSTONE
M x W; dyd th 3rd Feby, 1770.

No. 26. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of NATHANIEL MOORE, who de-
parted this life April the 3rd, 1802; aged 78
years and 11 months.

No. 27. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of MARY, wife of Abraham BER-
RIAN, who departed this life the 13th of Feb-
ruary, 1788; aged 33 years.

No. 28. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of MARY BERRIAN, who diedOctr.
22, 1854; aged 77 years& 5 months. Whereas
I was blind and deaf, now do I see and hear.

No. 29. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of REBECCA, wife of Nathaniel
MOORE, who departed this life the 6th June,
1790; aged 67 years.

No. 30. ROUGH UPRIGHT SLAB FIELDSTONE
S x R; dyed May ye 29th, 1733.

No. 31. ROUGH UPRIGHT SLAB FIELDSTONE
T x I; 1750.

No. 32. BROWNSTONE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of AMOS HARE, Senr.
who departed this life the 14th of January,
1804; aged 61 years.

No. 33. MARBLE MONUMENT (Good)
The grave of GEORGE B. RAPELYE; died in
New York City March 27th, 1863;aged 78 years,
3 months & 11 days. (J. Kellum, Calvary
Cem'y-)

No. 34. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of BERNARD RAPELYE, who departed
this life the 20th day of July, 1837; aged 78
years.

No. 35. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of DEBORAH, wife of Bernard
RAPELYE, who died 18th Augt. 1805; aged 44

No. 36. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memoryof HARRIET, daughterof Bernard &
Deborah RAPELYE, who died 30th July, 1803,
in the 12th year of her age.

No. 37. BROWN STONE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of REBECCA HALLETT,
relict of Amos HARE, who departed this life
March 23rd, 1830, in the 88 year of her age.

No. 38. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of HENRY GIDNEY son of Bernard
& DeborahRAPELYE, who died March 7th, 1798;
aged 7 months& 24 days.

No. 39. BROWN STONE (Fair)
In Memoryof MARGARET, daughterof Bernard
Or Deborah RAPELYE, who departed this life
the 7th of October, 1790; aged one year & 11
months.

No. 40. MARBLE MONUMENT
Upright slab broken off and stolen.

No. 41. MARBLEMONUMENT (Good)
JOHN A. MECKE; born at Bremen Jan.3, 1820;
died at Woodside, L. 1.,May 23rd, 1867.

No. 42. MARBLE MONUMENT (Good)
JOHANNE ANTONIE MECKE; born at Wood-
side, L. 1.,Oct. 1, 1864; died July21, 1865.

NOTES
(From Mrs. J. C. Frost, Long Island Cemetery
inscriptions, v. 1, p. 37-39.)

BERRlAN—Abraham; died Oct. 1, 1830; aged
79 years.

MECKE—Auguste Elizabeth; born at Woodside,
Sept. 15, 1862; died Oct. 25, 1863.

MOORE—Ann Eliza; daughter of David and
Mary B. Moore; died Feb. 3, 1832; aged 10
years.

MOORE—Mary B.; wife of David Moore and
daughterof George Brinkerhoff;born Mar. 18,
1795; died Sep. 9, 1859.

MOORE—Patience; daughter of David and Je-
mima Moore; born Aug. 15, 1781; died Jan.
1, 1782. (From "Rev. John Mooreof New-
town, L. I. and his descendants." page60.)

MOORE—Samuel; born Apr. 22, 1709; died Jun.
2, 1750.



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No. 4 LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN CEMETERY ON QUEENS BOULEVARD

No. IX. In Memoryof MARY HAMILTON, who
departed this life July 17th, 1814; aged 53
years, 10 monthsand 22 days.

No. 2X. In Memory of JOSEPH GORSLINE,
who departed this life August 13th, 1812; aged
46 years, 8 months &8 days.

No. 3X. WILLIAM G. FREDERICK; born Jan.
8, 1811; died Jan. 6, 1830.

No. 4X. Sacred to the Memory of SARAH
JONES, who diedMay 18, 1857 (or 67); aged66
years, 9 months & 26 days.



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No. 5 LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN RIKER CEMETERY

No. 1. MARBLE (Fair)
To the Memory of DANIEL PHOENIX RIKER,
oldest son of Richard and Jennet Riker; born
February 21st, 1808; died April 30th, 1868.
Show me Thy mercy and grantme Thy Salvation.
"Blessed are thepeace makers."

No. 2. MARBLE (Fair) (Cross on front)
To the Memoryof REBECCA PHOENIX RIKER;
youngest daughterof Richard and Jennet Riker;
died March 4th, 1868;aged 46 years & 14 days.
Hail God shall wipe away all tears fromtheir
eyes and there shall be no more death, neither
sorrow nor pain.

No. 3. MARBLE (Good)
To the Memoryof SARAH LEVERICH; born Au-
gust Ist, 1864; diedAugust sth, 1864.

And CHARLES P. LEVERICH, Jr.; born February
18th, 1866; died August 6th, 1867.
Only children of Charles D. & Julia L. Leverich.
Suffer the little children to come unto Meand
forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom
of God.

No. 4. MARBLE (Good)
To the Memoryof JULIA L. LEVERICH, wifeof
Charles D. Leverich, and youngest daughter
of John L. & Lavinia S. RIKER; born July24th,
1844; died February 28th, 1866. Immortality
dawned on her enraptured mind even before it
quitted its earthly abode; and her pure and
devoted soul made aneasy transit to the Society
of the Blessed.

No. 5. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of ABRAHAM RIKER,
who departed this life January28th, 1843;aged
86 years, 8 months and 18 days.

And also MARY, his wife, on April 12th, 1844;
aged 82 years, 5 months and 9 days, who de-
parted this life.

No. 6. BROWN STONE (Poor)
Face almost wholly rotted away.
In Memoryof PETER — RIKER, departedNov. 10, 1829;aged 49 years & 18 days.
No. 7. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof ABRAHAM RIKER, who departed
this life March 14th, 1823; aged 33 years & 3
months.

No. 8. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of MARY RIKER, wife of Peter
Riker, who departed this life May 25th, 1827;
age 64 years.

No. 9. MARBLE (Good; figure of a drooping
tree carved in the upper part of the headstone.)
Sacred to the Memory of PETER RIKER, who
departed this life February sth, 1851; aged 90
years,9 months Or 10 days.

No. 10. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof WILLIAM C. RIKER, son of Peter
Riker of Riker's Island, who died August 11th,
1857;aged 42 years.

No. 11. MARBLE (Fair, broken)
Sacred to the Memoryof ANDREW RIKER, son
of Peter Riker of Riker's Island; died June15th,
1851; aged68 years, 2 months & 15 days. My
Husband, not lost but gonebefore. (The above
inscription is on the back of the headstone.)

Sacred to the Memoryof SARAH ANN, wife of
Henry RIKER, who died July 17th, 1852; aged
50 years.
(Inscription illegible); died June 23rd, 1852.
RUSSELL C., son of Henry & Sarah Ann RIKER;
aged — years, 3 months and — days; diedJuly 29th, 185-.
ANN WILLSON, daughter of Henry and Sarah
A. RIKER; aged 2 weeks & 3 days. "Our Buds
were nipped on earth to bloom in Heaven."
(On front of No. 11.)

No. 12. MARBLE MONUMENT (Excellent)
JAMES RALPH BURNETT, youngest son of the
late Mary & Jeremiah Burnett; born January
30, 1845; died June 24, 1908.

No. 12A. MOUND OF EARTH. Recent burial.
No headstone at present.

No. 13. MARBLE MONUMENT (Excellent)
GERTRUDE RIKER, daughter of Emma S. and
William H. GUION, Jr.; born Sept. 12, 1883;
died April 1, 1893.

No. 14. MARBLEMONUMENT (Excellent)
WILLIAMH. GUION, Jr.;born September 25th,
1848; died January 7th, 1886.

No. 15. MARBLE MONUMENT (Excellent)
EMMA S. GUION; born March 19th, 1855; died
January 13th, 1903.

No. 16. MARBLE MONUMENT (Excellent)
ALPHEUS R. GUION; born August 14th, 1853;
died August 16th, 1882.

No. 17. MARBLE MONUMENT (Excellent)
In Memory of EDWARD M., son of Edward M.
and Hannah I. GUION; born March 15th, 1846;
died September 16th, 1872. For so he giveth
hisbeloved sleep.

No. 18. MARBLE MONUMENT (Excellent)
In Memoryof HANNAH I. GUION; born Aug.
26th, 1816; died April 27th, 1880.

No. 19. MARBLE MONUMENT (Excellent)
In Memoryof EDWARD M. GUION; born July
Bth, 1808; died April 14th, 1871. Mark the
perfect man and behold the upright, for the
end of that man is peace.

No. 20. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memoryof ELIZA J. RIKER, the beloved wife
of Daniel Riker; died March 10th, 1864; aged
38 years.

No. 21. MARBLE MONUMENT (Good)
SYLVANUS RIKER, son of PatrickHenry & Maria
Louisa BUTLER; died Dec. 23, 1873; age 10
months& 7 days. Suffer little children to come
unto Me.

No. 22. GRANITE CROSS MON. (Good)
In Memory of ANNA PATIENCE CHURCHILL;
diedOct. 23, 1901. Blessed are the pure in
heart for they shall see God.

No. 23. UPRIGHT OBLONG FIELDSTONE
With initials I R R.

No. 24. UPRIGHT OBLONG FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 25. ROUGH FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 26. BROWN STONE (Fair)
In Memory of JOHN RIKER, who departed this
life Feby. 14th, 1825; aged 37 years.

No. 27. BROWN STONE (Fair)
In Memory of ANDREW RIKER, who departed
this life November 14th, 1815; aged 85 years
and 6 months.

No. 28. BROWN STONE (Poor)

In Memory of JACOBUS RIKER, who departed
this life August -6, 1809; aged— years. (Partsrotted away.)
No. 29. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof ANN CATHERINE, wife of Jaco-
bus RIKER, who departed this life July Ist,
1815;aged 79 years, 10 months & 27 days.

No. 30. MARBLE (Very poor)
In Memory of ELLEN RAPELYE, who died Feb.
17th, 1822; aged 1 year & 11 months.

Also ELLEN ELIZABETH RIKER, who died July
25th, 18—; aged 1 year & 9 months, daughterof James & Elizabeth Riker.
Sweet infants thou hast gain'd that share
Where pain and sickness are no more;
Happy now thou reignest above
Blest throughthy dear Redeemer's love.
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No. 5 LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN RIKER CEMETERY (Cont'd)

No. 31. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof DEBORAH, wife of Daniel RIKER,
and daughterof William & DorothyLEVERICH,
who died April 9th, 1818; aged 45 years, 10
months & 5 days.
Weep not my friends all dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here;
The debt is paid, the grave you see,
Prepare for death and follow me.

No. 32. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof JOSEPH L. RIKER, son of Daniel
& Deborah Riker, who departed this life Octo-
ber 27th, 1823; aged 18 years, 2 monthsand
10 days.

No. 33. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof JOHN R. RIKER, son of Daniel &
Deborah Riker, who departed this life Febru-
ary 4th, 1824; aged 24 yearsand 9 days.

No. 34. BROWN STONE (Very poor)
Broken off about 1 foot above base. No in-
scription, face rotted off.

No. 35. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memoryof MARIA R., wife of Samuel VAL-
ENTINE, and daughter of Daniel & Deborah
RIKER, who died March 3rd, 1828; aged 32
years, 2 months& 10 days.

Also MARIA, daughter of Samuel & Maria R.
VALENTINE, who died Sept. 4th, 1828; aged
11 months &21 days.

No. 36. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memory of WILLIAM L. RIKER, who died
March 8, 1828; /E 35 years& 3 months.

No. 37. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memory of BERRIAN, son of William L. &
Catherine RIKER, who died June 26, 1828; /E 1year, 9 months & 13 days.

No. 38. MARBLE (Poor)
In Memoryof ELIZABETH, wifeof JamesRIKER,
who died October 10th, 1851; age 43 years&
6 mos.

(Inscription in this space illegible.)

Her eminent virtue endeared her to all her
friends. She lived beloved and died deeply la-
mented.

No. 39. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof JAMES RIKER; born in Newtown
December 25th, 1791; died at Harlem, N. V.,April 4th, 1852. "The Lord is my strength and
song and is become my salvation."

No. 40. MARBLE (Fair)
In Memoryof DANIEL 8., son of Daniel & Ann
Eliza RIKER, who died December 4th, 1844;
aged8 years, 5 months,and 19 days.
Weep not for me my friends all dear,
I am not dead but sleeping here.
The debt is paid, my grave you see,
Prepare for death and follow me.
My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last trumpet's solemn sound;
Then burst the bands in sweet surprise,
And in my savior's image rise.

No. 41. UPRIGHT OBLONG FIELDSTONE
JOHANNISR.; B 1721; D 1744.

No. 42. UPRIGHT OBLONG FIELDSTONE
ALTIE R; B 1719; D 1753.

No. 43. UPRIGHT OBLONG FIELDSTONE
Jores—R; B 1733; D 1753.

No. 44. SMALL BROWN STONE (Good)
With initials A. R.

No. 45. SMALL BROWN STONE (Good)
With initials J. R.

No. 46. SMALL BROWN STONE (Good)
With initials J. R.

No. 47. SMALL BROWN STONE (Good)
With initials A. C. R.

No. 48. ROUGH FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 49. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof JACOBUS, son of Daniel & Ran-
chey LENT, who departed this life March 3rd,
1793; aged 16 days.

No. 50. SMALL BROWNSTONE (Good)
With initials D. R.

No. 51. SMALL BROWN STONE (Good)
With initials J.R. R.

No. 52. SMALL BROWN STONE (Good)
With initials J. L. R.

No. 53. SMALL BROWN STONE
Broken and decayed. No initials discernable.

No. 54. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof DANIEL, son of Daniel & RancheyLENT, who departed this life July 25th, 1796;
aged 2 months, 27 days.

No. 55. BROWN STONE (Very poor)
Face completely disintegrated. (Possibly Daniel
Lent's grave.)
DANIEL LENT, died Apr. 20, 1797; aged 42
years & 10 months.

No. 56. BROWN STONE (Good)

In Memory of GEORGE RAPELJE, who departed
this life the 4th August, 1789; aged 49 years.

No. 57. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of ALETTA RAPELJE, the wife of
George Rapelje, who departed this life the
23rd of December, 1810; aged 63 years & 8
months.

No. 58. BROWN STONE (Very poor)
Face completely disintegrated. Notpossible to
secure inscription.

No. 59. MARBLE (Fair)
MADINSON LAWRENCE, M.D.; died February
16th, 1880, in the 77th year of his age. He
that believeth in me though he were dead yet
shall he live.

No. 60. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL RIKER
LAWRENCE, who died February 24, 1876, in
the 71 year of his age.

No. 61. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of PATIENCE RIKER
LAWRENCE, who departed this life February
22nd, 1851; aged 72 years, 9 months & 12 days.

No. 62. MARBLE (Poor)

In Memoryof WILLIAM ELLIOTT, son of Tim-
othy & Patience CHURCHILL, who died May
12th, 1847; aged 1 year, 7 months & 27 days.
"Suffer little children to come unto Me and
forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of
God."

No. 63. MARBLE (Fair)

Sacred to the Memoryof JOHNLAWRENCE, son
of John & Patience Lawrence, who departed
this life on the 29th of April, 1838; aged 21
years, 2 months & 10 days. Blessed are the
pure in heart for they shall see God.

No. 64. MARBLE MONUMENT (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of LAWRENCE, youngest
son of John& Louisa Ann CAMPBELL; born 14
August, 1842; died 21 December, 1865; aged
23 years, 4 months & 7 days.
Asleep in Jesus gone to rest,
Thy toils and cares are o'er;
And sorrow, pain, and suffering now
Shall ne'er distress thee more.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
Whenour dayof life is fled;
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed.
MATILDA, daughter of John & Louisa A.
CAMPBELL; born 25 Nov. 1839; died 17 Dec.
1903.



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No. 5 LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN RIKER CEMETERY (Cont'd)

No. 65 MARBLE (Poor)
In Memory of JOHN LAWRENCE, eldest child
of John & Louisa Ann CAMPBELL, who died on
the 7th day of October A. D. 1833; aged 6
years & 8 days.

No. 66. MARBLE MONUMENT (Fair)
Sacred to the Memory of JOHN CAMPBELL,
born in Bally Robin, Ireland, 26 June1804; died
in New York City 28 May 1861.
And of his wife, LOUISA A. CAMPBtLL; born
in New York City 3 September 1807; died 29
January 1885.
Dear parents we lay thee to rest in loving faith
the lamb, who is the resurrection, and the life
will restore thee to our sightagain.

No. 67. GRANITE MONUMENT (Excellent)
TIMOTHY G. CHURCHILL; born Sept. 28, 1809;
died Sept. —, 1873.
"As for me & my house we will serve the Lord."

No. 68. MARBLE MONUMENT (Good)
Lieut. JOHN LAWRENCE CHURCHILL, 24th
U. S. Infantry; son of Timothy G. & Patience
Churchill; born Nov. 14, 1842; died at Jack-
son, Miss., Oct. 14, 1868.

No. 69. MARBLE MONUMENT (Fair)
Sacred to the Memory of "PATIENCE LAW-
RENCE, wife of Timothy G. CHURCHILL, and
daughter of John & Patience Riker Lawrence;
born October 2nd, 1814; diedAugust 23rd, 1858.
She died in full hopes of a blessed immortality.

No. 70. MARBLE (Good)
ABRAANNA, daughterof Abraham & Hannah
RIKER, wife of Alfred DICKINSON; died Octo-
ber 20th, 1853; aged 31 years, 8 months & 2
days. Blessed are the pure in heart.

No. 71. MARBLE MONUMENT (Fair)
JANE MARY, wifeof John PURDY, and daugh-
ter of Wm. James & Jane M.MACNEVEN, who
departed this life at Mackinac, Michigan, Au-
gust 13th, 1856; aged44 years, 10 months & 20
days. (Inscription illegible.)

Entombed with his mother are the remains of
MACNEVEN PURDY, aged 10months& 24 days.

No. 72. MARBLE (Fair)
Sacred to the Memoryof SAMUEL RIKER MAC-
NEVEN, son of William J. & Jane M. Mac-
neven; died February 19, 1851; aged 29 years,
11 months and 19 days.

No. 73. MARBLE (Fair)
To the Memoryof JANE M. MACNEVEN, daugh-
ter of Samuel & Anna RIKER and widow of Dr.
William James Macneven. She departed this
life March 26th, 1868; aged 85 years, 4
months & 26 days.
Thestrife is o'er the loved of years,
To our yearning hearts had grown,
Hath left us with life's gatheringfears
To struggle darklyandalone.
Yet mourn her not! The voice of woe
Befits not this her triumph hour.
Let sorrow's tears no longer flow
For life eternal is her bower.

No. 74. MARBLE (Fair)

I. H. S.
Sacred to the Memoryof DR. WILLIAM JAMES
MACNEVEN, an United Irishman, born at Bally-
nahowne, County of Galway, Ireland; departed
this life July 12th, 1811 (or44); aged 78 years,
5 months and 21 days.
An affectionate husband and father and a
faithful friend, beloved, honoured, and vener-
ated! He closed aneventful and useful life in
piety and peace.

No. 75. MARBLE (Poor)
To the Memory of WILLIAM H. MACNEVEN,
M.D.f son of William J. & Jane M.Macneven,
born on Christmas Day, 1815, departed this life
May 12, 1854; aged 38 years, 4 months & 17

Sweet peace and heavenly hopeand day
divinelybeamed on his exalted soul and crowned
him for the skies.

No. 76. MARBLE (Poor)
This stone is raised to the memory of ROSA PA-
TIENCE MACNEVEN, daughter of William
Jamesand Jane M.Macneven; who departed this
life February sth, 1839; aged 20 years, 10
months and 11 days.
The Lord hath taken her away in her early
beauty. While her voice was yet sweet with the
lark's new song, in her mind's bright intelligence
and in her young heart's devotion to Thee, oh
God, Thou hast taken her away. Blessed be
Thy Name.

No. 77. MARBLE (Poor)
This stone is raised to the memory of JAMES
JOSEPH MACNEVEN, who departedthis life De-
cember the 11th, 1832;aged 19 years, 4 months
& 5 days.
Life how short,eternity how long.
Poetic inscription illegible.

No. 78. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 79. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 80. SMALL BROWN STONE
With initials M. B.

No. 81. SMALL BROWN STONE
With initials A. L.

No. 82. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof ANTHONY BARCLAY, son of the
Revd. Henry & Mary Barclay, who departed
this life August 25th, 1805; aged 43 years & 17

No. 83. MARBLE (Good)
Sacred to the Memory of ANNA, wife of An-
thony BARCLAY, died August 27, 1837; aged
61 years, 6 months & 23 days.

No. 84. MARBLE (Good)
To the Memoryof JENNET RIKER, wifeof Rich-
ard Riker, who departed this life February 17th,
1861; aged 78 years, 7 months & 2 days.
Thepath of the just is as the shining lightthat
shineth more & more unto the perfect day.

No. 85. MARBLE(Good)
To the Memory of RICHARD RIKER, son of
Samuel & Anna Riker, who departed this life
September 26th, 1842;aged 69 years & 13 days.
The perishable marble cannot record his virtues
—they are engraved on the hearts of all who

No. 86. MARBLE (Good)
Died 31st of October, 1848, ANNA RIKER DIT-
MARS, daughter of Dow Ditmars and Anna E.
Riker, born 22nd of December, 1830.

No. 87. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of SAMUEL RIKER, son of DowDit-
mars & Anna E. Riker, born 18th May, 1827, &
died 21st July, 1828.

No. 88. MARBLE MONUMENT (Good)
DOUWE DITMARS, son of Abram & Elizabeth
nee Johnson, his wife, born June 12, 1771, died
June 20, 1860.

ANNA ELVIRA, wife of Douwe DITMARS,
daughterof Samuel RIKER and Anna nee LAW-
RENCE, his wife, born May 1, 1785, died Aug.
2, 1860.
RICHARD RIKER DITMARS, 2nd son of above;
born Aug. 7, 1820; diedAug. 17, 1850,at San
Francisco, Cal., and there buried.

No. 89. MARBLE (Fair)
To the Memory of HENRY L. RIKER, son of
JohnL. & Maria Riker; born January 11, 1820;
died June 24, 1861.
His life presented a beautiful example of filial
affection, of moderation, of self-control andof
integrity. His death was sudden. At mid-day
he was worshipping in the sanctuary of the
Lord on earth, at midnighthis spirit had en-
tered the upper sanctuary and joined the re-
deemed andangelic host around the throne, in
the eternal anthem of praise.

No. 90. MARBLE (Poor)
To the Memory of RICHARD RIKER, son of
John L. & Lavinia Riker; born the 10th of
March 1834; died the 3rd of October, 1853;aged
19 years, 6 months & 23 days.
In his bit of life were — many— which willnot quickly fade from the remembrance of
those who mourn him.

No. 91. MARBLE Good)
Sacred to the Memoryof MARY ANN, daughter
of John L. & MariaRIKER; born December 23rd,
1823; died July21st, 1865.
"She is not dead, but sleepeth."



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No. 5 LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN RIKER CEMETERY (Cont'd)

No. 92. MARBLE (Poor)
The grave of MARIA RIKER, wife of John L.
Riker, who died the 4th day of January, 1828;
aged 27 years, 9 months& 17 days.
In remembrance of she who was beloved by
every person acquainted with her worth Cr vir-
tues, this tablet is erected by her husband.
(Note: The rest of inscription illegible.)

No. 93. MARBLE (Good)
To the Memoryof JOHNL. RIKER, son of Sam-
uel Cr Anna Riker; born April 9, 1787; died
May 11, 1861.
After a life spent in the constant practice of
virtue, he sleeps in Jesus.

No. 94. MARBLE (Good)
To theMemory of LAVINIA RIKER, widow of
John L. Riker and daughter of Silvanus &
Mary SMITH; born October 21, 1796; died De-
cember 15, 1875.
She looked well to the ways of her household
and ate not the bread of idleness; her children
arise up and call her blessed.

No. 95. MARBLE (Poor)
In Memory of THOMAS A. WATERMAN, who
departed this life the 11th dayof Jan., 1830,
in the 10th year of his age.

No. 96. ROUGH FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 97. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 97A. MARBLE FOOTSTONE (Good)
With initials J. L. R.

No. 98. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memoryof ANNE, wife of Solomon STRANG,
who departed this life March 12th, 1802; aged
48 years.

No. 99. BROWN STONE (Poor)
In Memory of GEORGE BRINKERHOFF, who was
born June1779(?), and died June 1808. (Part
of inscription illegible.)

No. 100. MARBLE (Fair)
Sacred to the Memoryof SUSAN STRANG, wife
of Garret Strang, who departed this life Sept.
25th, 1821; aged 36 years.

No. 101. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof MARIA, wife of Daniel STRANG,
who departed this life May 7, 1828; /E 34
years Cr 11 days.

No. 102. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of JOHN STRANG, Jr., who died
Nov. 5, 1828; /E 30 years, 5 mo. Cr 27 days.

No. 103. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE
No initials.

No. 104. MARBLE (Good)
DENIS, son of Denis & Jane LAWRENCE; aged
20 years.

No. 105. MARBLE MONUMENT (Fair)
(Inscription on the west side)
The grave of ABRAHAM RIKER, son of Abra-
ham & Margaret Riker; born 1655; died Aug.
20, 1746, in the 91st year of his age.

And in Memory of his grandsire GUYSBERT
RIKER, a native of Holland, who came to
America in 1630, obtained a patent for his
lands at Bowery, L. 1.,bearing date 1632.

(Inscription on the north side.)
In Memory of JOSEPH LAWRENCE, eldest son
of Samuel Cr AnnaRIKER; born March 26, 1770;
died at Kingston, Jamaica, July20, 1796; aged
26 years. The well beloved Cr early lost.
(Inscription on the east side.)
In Memory of Capt. ANDREW RIKER, second
son of Samuel & Anna Riker; born Sept. 21,
1771; died at Port Au Prince, St. Domingo,
Oct. 17, 1817; aged 46 years.
An honest man the noblest work of God.
(Inscription on the south side.)

In Memoryof Capt. ABRAHAM RIKER, son of
Andrew and Jane Riker; born 1740. Served
his country nobly in the war of the Revolution
and died at Valley Forge May 7, 1778, in his
38th year.

No. 106. BROWN STONE (Poor, broken in two)
In Memoryof ANDREW RIKER, who departed
this life April 11th, 1762; aged 64 years.
Deign reader to be taut thy nature 'er so strong
thy time is short.

No. 107. BROWN STONE (Very poor, broken
in two and disintegrating.)
In Memory of JANE RIKER, the widow of An-
drew Riker, who departed this life Sept. 26th,
1770; aged 72 years, 6 months Cr 20 days.

108. MARBLE (Poor)
In Memory of Doctor JOHN BERRIEN RIKER,
who departed this life on the7th day of Septem-
ber, 1794, in the 57th year of his age.

No. 109. MARBLE (Fair)

Sacred to the Memory of SUSAN RIKER, relict
of the late Doctor John Berrien Riker, who de-
parted this life December 6th, 1836, in the83rd
year of his age.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death
of his saints.
Yes 'tis a rough Cr thorny road
That leads us to the saints' abode,
But when our Father's house we gain
'Twill make amends for all our pain.

No. 110. MARBLE (Poor)
In Memory of SAMUEL RIKER, who departed
this life on the 19th of May, 1823(?); aged80 years, 4 months & 11 days.
The deeds of a virtuous man are recorded in
Heaven. Sacred spirit, there is thy reward for
a well spent and useful life.

No. 111. MARBLE (Poor)
In Memoryof ANNA RIKER, daughterof Joseph& Patience LAWRENCE, and wife of Sanuel
Riker, to whom she was the faithful, fond anddiscreet companion for more than half a cen-
tury.
As a mother her children could "arise and callher blessed." She retained her faculties in thefreshness Cr vigour of youth to the advancedage of 83 years, 27 days, and resigned her
breath in peace to God who gave it on thesth of January, 1833.

No. 112. MARBLE (Very poor, broken in two)
Sacred to the Memory of ABRAHAM RIKER,
who departed this life February 6th, 1826(or0>
in the 42nd year of his age.

No. 113. MARBLE (Poor)
Sacred to the Memory of JANE RIKER, only
daughter of Dr. John B. Riker and Susannah,his wife; born at Rocky Hill, N. Jersey, June
24, 1780; died 25th of November, 1857; aged77 years, 5 months and 1 day.
She was the last member of her father's family,
her eldest brother, Capt. JohnB. Riker, died atHamburg November 3rd, 1797, aged 25 years;
her second brother, Dr. Nathaniel F. Riker,died at sea Aug. 24th, 1802, aged 27. Both
possessed excellent qualities and her youngest
brother, who reposes at her side, was a mer-
chant of N. York. The record of his deathspeaks the sad void of the deeplysmitten heart
that loved as only a sister can love. For along time she was the solace of her widowed
mother; her filial affection shone with a pureand undying light over her onward path 'till at
the portal of Heaven she was conveyed to the
Saviour of her soul. Sweet spirit, Farewell.

No. 114. MARBLE (Very poor)
In Memoryof JOHN RIKER, son of Edward M.&
Hannah J. GUION, who departed this life (in-
scription very poor; the remainder illegible).

No. 115. MARBLE (Poor)

Sacred to the Memory of HANNAH RIKER,
widow of Abraham Riker, who died February
Bth, 1837;aged 49 years, 3 months and8 days.
Calmly & peacefully sh* resigned her spirit,
trusting in the merits of herRedeemer.
Oh, Death, where is thy sting;
Oh, Grave, thy victory.

No. 116. MARBLE (Very poor)
In Memoryof ABRAHAM RIKER, who diedAu-
gust 25, 1821;aged 45 years Cr 3 months.

No. 117. MARBLE (Good)
In Memoryof MACNEVEN, son of Edwd. M. Cr
Hannah L. GUION; born March 21st, 1851;
died January Ist, 1852.
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."



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No. 5 LIST OF INSCRIPTIONS IN RIKER CEMETERY (Cont'd)

No. 118. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of JANE A., daughter of Abraham
& Hannah RIKER, who died September 2nd,
1819;aged6 months& 12 days.

No. 119. MARBLE (Good)
In Memory of SAMUEL RIKER Jun'r, son of
Samuel & Anna Riker, who departed this life
September the 17th in the year of our Lord
1811;aged 31 years,6 months and 14 days.

No. 120. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE
No initials discernable.

No. 121. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE
(With some writing chippedoff). . . 1706 . . . lAER . . . AB'q . . . OND
No 122. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE
With initials I c R.

No. 123. ROUGH FLAT FIELDSTONE

With initials W. R.

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