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LizO (#47325951)
 member for 4 years, 6 days
dalya d
Beth-el cemetery
besides those 4 graves you requested, there were two more in the same site which i have added to findagrave---Elias Wilentz and Charlotte W Haft
hope these are helpful to your research
all the best

Added by dalya d on Jul 14, 2013 6:41 AM

Neil I Hamilton
RE: thank you
You are most welcome. Now off to send you a photo.

Added by Neil I Hamilton on Jun 23, 2013 11:09 PM

Gerry Jean
RE: Agnes Burke
Hmmmmm ... another of life's little mysteries!! I'll be going out to Holy Cross probably on Monday ...... if I've recovered from being spoiled terribly on Sunday!!

Added by Gerry Jean on Jun 15, 2013 5:40 PM

Gerry Jean
Agnes Burke
Did you remove your request for a photo of Agnes' burial site?

Added by Gerry Jean on Jun 15, 2013 3:45 PM

Philip Hayes
RE: Eastview Almshouse Cemetery
No luck either. I have been looking for the same. There is a helpful discussion of the Almshouse Cemetery at RootsWeb. The link is below. The whole situation is pretty sad. Have you looked in local newspapers? What is the name and estimated dates? Was the person in the Almshouse? The County Archives has records from the Almshouse the might help.

I've been to the area of the old cemetery several times and cannot find any reliable signs of it. I did post a newspaper article at RootsWeb about the last standing "lone" memorial, just after the parkway was built.

Added by Philip Hayes on Apr 07, 2011 7:53 AM

RE: Who manages the Bank Cemetery?
Can't remember how to contact members directly via Find-A-Grave, but you can contact Phil Hayes via one of his memorials. Do a new search for William Yerks (died 18 March 1866) at Reformed Church Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester county, NY--this is one of his pages.

Good luck with your search!

Added by Pat on Apr 04, 2011 7:45 AM

RE: Who manages the Bank Cemetery?
I've come across some information on the Almshouse and burials in the Potter's Field in Eastview that might help you.

Phil Hayes (Member # 47121541) has done a lot of research on the cemetery, which apparently was in Eastview at one time but was moved to its present location. He even has a map with a list of who is buried there! He's put up a blog post about his findings at:, which is very informative.

You might want to get in contact with him, as he was able to find someone at the Westchester Archives who helped him locate his relative.

Good luck!

Added by Pat on Mar 31, 2011 7:10 AM

RE: potter's field
It's on the campus of Westchester Medical Center. I think the building it's by is 7 Dana Rd (could be wrong about the #), which is next to the power house and across from Walker Rd., on the west side of the campus, off Rt 9A. Enter the parking lot and go to the far end--cemetery is right ahead, clearly visible from the lot.

Added by Pat on Dec 07, 2010 6:57 AM

Elsie Celestino
RE: Potter's Field - Valhalla, NY
Dear Beth O. When I wrote the bio's for Potters Field I got the records from the Westchester County Archives in Elmsford (Westchester County) New York. They have funny hours over their so I would call to see when they are open. They had the burial records I used on a large blue print sheet. I also know that Potters Field was moved from Elmsford to Valhalla to make the Saw Mill River Parkway (North), and the year of the move I am not sure. As far as the graves in Valhalla goes its not well kept. Many stones have no name plates on them. Most are double graves or in the case of babies 3 or 4 in one grave. Potters Field is also located by a power plant a Youth Prison, and other County buildings. Its behind the power plant with no signs to point the way to the place. They also have a Restricted Area sign on the road to Potters Field but that is it. If you visit the place its best to do it in day light. At night you take your chances with the walking in their. Its high grass, deep graves, and wild things running around. Keep me posted on your progress and I wish you luck in your search. Last point I don't know if your looking for a male or female? In the past it was common to bury women under the maiden names, not there married names. So I hope I helped. Happy Holidays to you.....Elsie

Added by Elsie Celestino on Dec 07, 2010 3:47 AM

RE: Who manages the Bank Cemetery?
Sounds like he died at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla (the "new" name for Westchester County Hospital). The Potter's Field is on the medical center campus, behind one of the buildings. The general area where the hospital is located could be considered Eastview. Closest cemeteries, besides the Potter's Field, would be Gate of Heaven, Kensico, Mount Calvary, Mount Pleasant, Mount Eden and Sharon Gardens.

Added by Pat on Dec 03, 2010 5:01 PM

RE: Who manages the Bank Cemetery?
The Potter's Field is on the grounds of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. It's closed now, but burials were still taking place into the early 1970's. There are records somewhere--the graves are marked--probably maintained by Westchester county. The Westchester County Historical Society or Westchester County government office might be able to help. I think a lot of the burials there were from the hospital, the (now closed) County Home, nursing homes, shelters, an Alms House, the old psychiatric hospital, and local prisons, as well as quite a few unidentified people.

I'm guessing that, if your relative lived in White Plains, he might be in Gate of Heaven, Kensico, Mt. Pleasant, Mount Calvary Cemetery (in White Plains), White Plains Rural Cemetery (White Plains), Greenwood Cemetery (Rye), St. Mary's (Rye Brook), Ferncliff (Hartsdale), or Sleepy Hollow. Gate of Heaven and St. Mary's are for Catholic burials only, and Mount Calvary seems to be mostly Catholic. I think Mount Calvary, St. Mary's and White Plains Rural Cemetery had areas set aside for people with little money. Mt. Eden and Sharon Gardens are for Jewish burials, and are new-ish (i.e., after 1940 or so). The other cemeteries seem to have burials from all religions. All of these cemeteries should have contact information on the web, including office #'s.

There are a few larger cemeteries a little further away from White Plains that might be possible if these don't pan out. I think the ones I've mentioned are your best best.

Did you try sending for a death certificate? It should have the cemetery information on it (that's how I've found several of my more elusive relatives). Westchester County Vital Records might be a resource, although it will cost you to get the document.

Let me know how your search goes. Good luck!

Added by Pat on Dec 02, 2010 5:29 PM

RE: Who manages the Bank Cemetery?
Not sure who manages Bank--it's small, and has no office. I think the town of Pleasantville maintains it. It and Palmer Cemetery have only a couple recent (post 1940) burials. All Souls is also in Pleasantville, and is operated by--I think--All Souls Church in Briarcliff. This cemetery is still in use. The Town of Mt. Pleasant Historical Society in Valhalla may have more information about Bank, Palmer and Old Methodist cemeteries.

Eastview is a section (rather than a town), located in the Valhalla / Hawthorne/ Tarrytown / Pocantico Hills area. There are several huge cemeteries in the area. Kensico, Gate of Heaven, Sharon Gardens, Mt. Pleasant and Mt. Eden are located in Hawthorne/Valhalla, and all have offices. Burials in these cemeteries are fairly recent, i.e., mid-1800's to present. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow (formerly N. Tarrytown) has burials from the 1700's to present. The folks in their office are very helpful. There's also a pauper's field on the grounds of Westchester Medical Center, maintained by the county, I think.

There are several photo volunteers in the area, so you should be able to obtain photos if you track down where the graves are (section and plot info are appreciated for the gigantic cemeteries). Hope this is helpful. Good luck!

Added by Pat on Dec 02, 2010 8:13 AM


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