|Peekskill Hollow Rd|
New York USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Located at Peekskill Hollow Road at Adams Corners.
"In quite early times, tradition states that Richard Curry came up to the Peekskill Hollow from White Plains. He travelled on horseback with his wife, bringing all his worldly goods with him, and settled below Adams' Corners. While sitting, one summer day, with a young child between his knees, a flash of lightning killed the child instantly, leaving the father unharmed. The young victim of the "fires from heaven " was buried on the hill, on the west side of the road and from that time to the present this place has been the village cemetery. Here rest the men and women of a long past age, and the following names and dates are taken from the tombstones...
"The title of this burying ground seems to have remained in doubt for many years. October 5th, 1842, Charles Adams and others sell, for a nominal consideration, to "the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church of Philipstown Circuit, in Putnam Valley," "all that certain tract of land situated on the northwesterly side of the Peekskill Hollow Road, beginning at an ash tree standing by the brook on the northwesterly side of said road, and running along the land of Nicholas Purdy, thence north &ce., for the use of a burial ground for the neighborhood, and for all other persons, whom the party of the second part may permit to be buried there."
- William P. Horton, 1928