­Old Gravestones of Dutchess County

pages 72-81


There are no surviving legible headstones for the following people.

 The numbers correspond to the original numbers in the O.G.D.C.

 (Included are the handwritten notes from the Van Voorhis’ Book)


4.  Allgett, Adam, d. 1810, July 10, a. 82 y.

     “Having no children he bequeathed his estate to the Reformed Dutch Church of Hopewell.”     Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born 1728_


12. Ashley, Nathan, s. of Nathan & Mary, d. 1821, Sept. 8, a. 7-3-5.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

The brightest things below the sky

Give but a flattering light

We should suspect some danger nigh

Where we possess delight.


19. Baxter, Gilbert, s. of Henry & Ann, d. 1831, Nov. 30, a. 1 y. 6 m.


27. Birdsall, Daniel, d. 1811, June 19, a. 58-3-30.  


28. Birdsall, Mercy, w. of Daniel, d. 1799, Feb. 14, a. 68-2-15.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

 _Born Dec 1st, 1731_

Affliction sore long time she bore

Physicians aid was vain

Till God did please ‑ her to release

And ease her from her pain


35. Bogardus, Elizabeth Roe, w. of Cornelius C., d. 1807, July 16, a. 53-4-10.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born March 6th 1754_


36. Bogardus, Hannah Monfort, w. of Elias, d. 1839, Nov. 9, a. 49 y. 15 d.


40. Bogart, George, d. 1835, Jan. 9, a. 77-4-5.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born Sept 4th 1758_


46. Bowne, Samuel, s. of Samuel & Phebe Eliza, b. 1838, Sep. 5, d. 1907, Feb. 19.


53. Brett, Francis R., d. 1813, Nov. 12, a. 64 y. 2 m.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Son of Madam Brett_ _Born September 1749_


55. Brett, Matilda, dau. of James & Hellen, d. 1829, Sep. 26, a. 5-8-14.


63. Brinckerhoff, Abraham. “Hier Leydt het Ligham van Abraham Brinckerhoff, overleeden

 den 11 van July Anno 1738 onde Zynde 38 Jaar.”

       (Abraham Brinckerhoff, died July 11,1738, aged 38).


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66. Brinckerhoff, Antje. “Hier Leyt Het Lighaam van Antje Brinckerhoff, Huys Vroiu van Johannes Brinckerhoff,  Zynde Over Leeden eerste Dagh van Juny, 1754, Ondt Zynde 22 Jaaren.”

        (Antje Brinckerhoff, w. of John Brinckerhoff, d. June 1, 1754, aged 22 y.)

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born 1732_


82. Brinckerhoff, Johannis (John)  “Hier Leydt Het Lighaam van Johannis Brinckerhoff, Over Leede De 5 Dagh van Juny 1757, and Zynde 29 Jaaren & 9 Maante.”

        (John Brinckerhoff, died June 5, 1757. aged 29 y. 9 m.)


84 . Brinckerhoff, Letty, dau. of Jacob, d. 1846, Jan. 24, a. 68-9-18.


114. Currie, Catherine. dau. of Archibald & Catherine, d. 1841, Aug. 30, a. 61 y. 15 d.


119. Davis, Francis Kip, only son of G. V. R. & Elizabeth, d. 1854, Jan. 3, a. 3-9-15.


128. DuBois, Hannah, w. of Peter P., d. 1813, Mar. 12, a. 69-10-26.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:      _Born May 4th, 1743_

“The Coffin, the shroud, and the grave

To her were no objects of dread

On Him who is mighty to save

Her soul was with confidence stayed_


137. DuBois, Peter. “Hier Lydt het Lighaam van Peter D Bois, overleeden den 22 van

        Januarie Anno 1737-8, ondt Zynde 63 Jaar.”

        (Peter Du Bois, died Jan. 22, 1737-8. aged 63 y.)

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born 1675_

_G.G.G.G. Grandfather of Dr. Howell White_

_Pieter  Dubois

One  of the founders of this church & its ruling elder until his death  His name heads the list

     [crossed out] petition to the Goveneor [sic] of  the Province of New‑York for a church at Fish‑Creek  His descendant Dr. Abram Dubois of New‑York has erected a tablet to his memory in the church._

Please see the page for Peter DuBois with photograph of the tablet.


141. DuBois, Samuel, s. of Peter P. & Hannah, d. 1792, Dec. 28, a. 7 y. 7 m.


146. Duryea, Abraham, d. 1802, May 23, a. 60 y.


147. Duryea, Anna Schenek, w. of Abraham, b. 1723, Apr. 26, O.S., d. 1803, Aug. 1,

        N. S., a. 80-2-26.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

       _My soul shall slumber in the ground

Till the last trumpets joyful sound

That bursts the chains with sweet surprise

And in my Saviors image rise_


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166. Graham, Mary, dau. of Evan Williams & Catherine, d. 1803, Oct. 13, a. 1-6-6


167. Graham, Mary, dau. of Duncan, d. 1805, Aug. 20, a. 26-11-20.


178. Huizinga, The Rev. Abel H., Ph. D., Pastor of the First Reformed Dutch Church of

Fishkill 1896-1905, b.1859, Aug. 18, d. 1905, Sep. 11.


190. Lane, Matilda, w. of Nathan, d. 1840, Feb. 4, a. 20-10-6.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

"Matilday [sic]  Lane

My soul looks out in strong desire

It's perfect bliss to prove'        My longing heart was all on fire

To be renewed in love"


194. Lucam, Catharine Corcelius, w. of George, d. 1800, Oct. 12, a. 54 y.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

              _Born 1756_

_What's mortal Dead; This Dust shall Rise

The immortal Hear; And Mount the Skies

From Flesh and Skull; When Both shall joyn    To Joys Immense; The Work Divine         And Through; Endless Ages Sing     Anthems to her God and King_


207. Morris, Esther, dau. of Stephen & Rebecca E., d. 1831, Aug. 7, a. 8-6-7.


224. Parmalee, Anne, dau. of (?) R., d. 1827, Dec. 20, a. 1 y. 2 m. (Stone defaced).


226. Peck, Benjamin, s. of Stephen, of New York, d. 1835, June 29, a. 29 y.


237. Pepper, William, d. 1863, Apr. 28, a. 59-1-17.


244. Phillips, Elizabeth Canniff, w. of John R., d. 1808, Nov. 22. a. 53-7-18.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

_Born April 4th, 1755_

“Behold ye sinners ‑‑‑ all take warning

The Lord he cometh in the morning

The trump shall blow ‑‑ and sinners call

        Rocks and mountains   On us fall”


253. Phillips, Rebecca, w. of Daniel, d. 1811, Nov. 23, a. 22 y. 15 d.


260. Rapalje, Adelaide, dau. of Silvanus & Susan, b. 1824, Aug. 7, d. 1825, May 28, a. 9m. 21d.

       Notes from Van Voorhis Book: "Great niece of Richard Rapalje"



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302. Scofield, Jerome, d. 1850, Nov. 1, a. 70 y. 3 m..

       Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

       "For our conversation is in heaven

from whence also we look for the Savior

the Lord Jesus Christ

Who shall change our vile

body that it may be fashioned like

unto his glorious body.   Phil 3rd chap 20th and 21st"


306. Sebring, Sarah, w. of Cornelius, d. 1792, Aug. 16, a. 72 y. 6 m..

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: "Born Feb. 1740"


321. Southard, children of John H. & Caroline:—

      Mary Ida, d. 1859, Mar. 8, a. 12-1-15;

          Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

                       "Her last word were don't cry for me.  The Savior is here, how light it is.

             Oh how light it is.  The path is clear, good bye."

                Harvey R., d. 1859, May 14, a. 2-4-25.


323. Strippel, Nicholas, b. 1782, Aug. 23, in Germany, d. 1847, Apr. 22, at Fishkill,  a.64 y. 8 m. 6 d.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: "Cross road near Hopewell near where Baltu Anderson

lives (1920)


338. Vail, Sally Ann, w. of William R., d. 1842, Apr. 13, a. 35 y.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

        "In faith she died in dust she lies'

        But faith forsees that dust shall rise

        When Jesus calls while hope assumes

        And boasts her joy among its tombs"

        "Wife of William R. Vail, Mother of Mrs. Miles Scofield"


345. Van Voorhis, Abraham, b. 1794, Sep. 14, d. 1868, May 21, a. 73-8-7.


347. Van Voorhis, Amanda, w. of Henry, b. 1803, May 23, d. 1886, Dec. 4.


363. Van Voorhees, Hannah, w. of Abraham. d. 1842, Apr. 5, a. 43-1-13.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

        _Hannah Van Voorhis

Happy soul thy days are ended

All thy mourning days below

Go by angels guards attended

To the arms of Jesus go.


364. Van Voorhis, Henry. s. of Daniel I. & Martha. d. 1833, Apr. 14. a. 1-1-29


382. Van Voorhis, Sarah Cooper. w. of Samuel L., d. 1859, Aug. 9, a. 83-7-16.


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385. Van Voorhis, William R., Jr., d 1833, July 16, in 24th y.

        Notes from Van Voorhis Book:  William Roe Van Voorhis,  _Drowned while on a fishing

          excursion with several gentleman of this place._


411. Van Wyck, William. (Nothing more on stone).

       Notes from Van Voorhis Book:

       "Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life. 

       He that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live_


431. Weeks, James, d. 1790, Nov.15, a.53 y. 2 m..

        Notes from Van Voorhis Book:     "Born 1737"

        _Remember me;  I once had breath

         In the midst of life we are in death

         Death calls us home ‑ we must obey

         I was well ‑ sick ‑ and dead ‑‑

         All in one day_


*Van Voorhis, Kathelyna Adriejanse p.2O3 lists: Kathelyna Adriejanse huis vrow van

Theodorus Van Wyck, Gestorven de 24 Juny, 1746. Ou.dt Zynde 20 Jaar, 11 Maande.