New York USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
1737 - History of Washington County, New York; pub. Philadelphia, Everts & Ensign 1878
pg 432 Cemeteries
The Kingsbury cemetery is the second ground in point of antiquity, the first burials there being those of several soldiers of Burgoyne's army, in 1777. To these several interments of citizens were added, establishing it by custom as a grave-yard ; and on the 4th of April, 1792, Colonel Joseph Caldwell and Israel Mead purchased the ground (about two acres), for thirty pounds, from John Hitchcock. The residents of the vicinity were invited to subscribe this amount, and consecrate the spot as a permanent burial- place. A meeting was held on the 4th of July in that year, and forty-nine citizens subscribed their names, agreeing to reimburse Caldwell and Mead " in good merchantable wheat" for their outlay. Joseph Caldwell, Collins Hitchcock, and Micajah Elliott were chosen trustees. On the 9tli of April, 1850, a reorganization was had under the general cemetery law of 1847, and John Newton, Bloomer Underbill, H. 11. Bordwell, Benjamin Bentley, M. L. Caldwell, and A. F. Hitchcock were chosen trustees. That organization still exists.
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