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Van Patten Old Burial Ground
Scotia
Schenectady County
New York  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
The Old Van Patten Family Burial Ground is in back and to the right of 192 Barhydt Rd., Scotia, NY which is part of the W. Glenville district. In 1962 it was on the west edge of a sandpit with 4 burials noted and some other fieldstones. Two or 4 stones were moved to the Glenville Dutch Church cemetery in 1962. Others were stored in the municipal garage on the property and should be put back. Don Keefer, Glenville Historian helped moved the stones in 1962. The property was a farm owned by Simon F. Van (Petten) Patten as late as 1813 comprising 125 acres. Mr Van Petten kept a tavern there til 1807 and was known as Cider Simon for the large quantities of cider he produced. The burial plot measured 35 X 35 feet and was enclosed in the remains of a stone wall. The slate headstones of Simon F. and Maria Wendell Van Petten were excavated and removed to the Reformed Church Cemetery, West Glenville on April 14, 1962 by Craig W. Van Patten and Donald A. Keefer. The location shown below is where the cemetery was Pre-1962. The stones will be reset in a cemetery in West Glenville, NY.
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