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Marilyn B (#46907511)
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Boyd Weber
Jabez Stevens
Marilyn: Thanks for all of your help, I'm with the SAR trying to find out what happened to Rev guys is very hard to find.

Again Thank You
Added by Boyd Weber on May 19, 2014 11:04 AM
Ben Comings
Other Newkirks
Another Jane: Let me know if you want me to transfer management.
Added by Ben Comings on Nov 22, 2011 1:41 PM
Ben Comings
RE: Jacob Newkirk
I'd been planning to visit the churchyard for some time, it's right in back of where I live - unfortunately, it's in kind of tough shape. Lots of tree limbs down from the hurricane and the early snow that came through. Also most of the stones are so weather worn you can't read them - where there are stones at all and not just empty plots or stubs of stones. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the states tho, so I suppose you are lucky if you find anything. :) Best to you and your family this Thanksgiving! -Ben
Added by Ben Comings on Nov 22, 2011 1:14 PM
Nikita Barlow
Catherine Van Winkle Sheppard

Interestingly, that obit is dated "December 5, 1865", and speaks of Mrs. Shepherd having died "a few days ago", yet her death date is given as "December 5, 1865" in other sources.
I think the obit may have run in a long defunct local newspaper called "The Jersey City Daily Times".

Best regards,

Added by Nikita Barlow on Oct 03, 2011 12:42 AM
Nikita Barlow
Catherine Van Winkle Sheppard

Here's Catherine's obit, written by a reporter of that era named John J. Mahoney:
"Mrs. Catharine Shepherd died at her residence in Hudson City, N.J. a few days ago, within half a mile of where she was born and had lived all her life, at the age of one hundred years, six months, and five days. She was a daughter of Jacob Van Winkle, who was a descendant of the original Dutch settlers, and was himself born at South Bergen. Her husband, George Shepherd, whom she survived twenty years, was a soldier of the Revolution, and her family were patriots of such a character as to have been frequently visited with the wrath of the British soldiery. From the steeple of the old church at South Bergen Mrs. Shepherd beheld the British fleet take possession of the City of New York, and not long after she saw King George's army march past her father's house, on his way to Philadelphia. About this time, the British took possession of her father's house, converting it into an arsenal; and they made an attempt to hang her father because he would not disclose the whereabouts of money which he was supposed to be possessed of. After swinging him from a beam in the house, they left him for dead; but, fortunately, the last spark had not fled, and his life was saved by being cut down by the daughter who is the subject of this notice. While the British were operating in this vicinity Mrs. Shepherd performed one of those heroic acts for which the women of those trying times were celebrated, in carrying a message, under perilous circumstances, to a section of the American Army encamped at Belleville, informing the commandant of a designed night attack upon his forces by the British, and thus giving him time to frustrate the design."
John J. O'Mahony, "Times" Office.


Added by Nikita Barlow on Oct 02, 2011 11:18 AM
Nikita Barlow
Catherine Van Winkle Sheppard
Hi, Marilyn!

Thanks for your message. I don't remember the source of my info on Catherine, but her surname was spelled "Sheppard" instead of the more common "Shepherd". According to a December 1865 obit that's available online, she died at the age of "100 years, 6 months, & 5 days", so either my source was in error, or I misread it, as I'd described her as "106 years old". There's quite a bit of info available online re: her Revolutionary War activities, and at one point her father, Jacob, was hung by British soldiers but managed to survive. Since receiving your message I've updated her memorial page to correct the age error & to include additional info & family links. Although I can't be sure, the info I used back in February 2005 may have come from a news article in a Rutherford or Ramsey area weekly.

Best regards,
Added by Nikita Barlow on Oct 01, 2011 12:54 PM
Robert Adlet
David Demarest
Went to South Schraalenburgh today and found the gravestone for David. The stone is leaning forward and is beginning fade and corrode as many of it's type are in this cemetery. This was the best photo I could get. Sorry if it is not clear enough. See inscription of the writing under the photo.
Robert Adlet
Added by Robert Adlet on Mar 28, 2011 6:03 PM
Gail Strausser
Jabez Stevens
Hi Marilyn,

Well, I have finally got a location of where Jabez and Seth Stevens are located in the Hope Cemetery. Unfortunately, there are no stones. I got a map of the people that surround them but there are no stones. Very disappointing!

Added by Gail Strausser on Oct 09, 2010 4:17 PM
Gail Strausser
RE: Jabez Stevens
Hi Marilyn,

I am trying to find an office to call about the location of Jabez. I have been there once but had no luck. Will keep you posted. -Gail
Added by Gail Strausser on Jun 26, 2010 7:57 PM
Walter Behr
RE: Isaac Coe
No. Unfortunately, the one headstone I posted for Phebe was the only one in the cemetery that could be read. There was one other, but only the top half and only the name could be read with some difficulty. It was not Isaac. As I said, I may go back there soon to see if I can derive anything using an etching technique. I do think that for the most part, these headstones are too far gone.

I will also contact the county of Rockland to see if there are any records for that cemetery. I am afraid there will not be as it seems to always have been a private cemetery, probably on what was once part of their family farm.

Let me know if you want the originals

Added by Walter Behr on May 27, 2010 11:51 AM
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