Solomon Gedney Burial Ground

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Solomon Gedney Burial Ground

Location
135 North Barry Avenue
Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorials 45 added (78% photographed)

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There are two remaining "Gedney" family cemeteries in the area. Although near each other, they are in different municipalities and often confused; this cemetery is NOT in the Town of Mamaroneck but rather in the Village of Mamaroneck, part of the Town of Rye, located off North Barry Avenue behind F. E. Bellows Elementary School.

The SOLOMON GEDNEY BURIAL GROUND was established by Solomon H. Gedney Sr., 1769-1836, third generation born in the nearby Gedney farmhouse at 734 East Boston Post Road, shamefully demolished in 2012 by Rye Neck School District for a playing field. Solomon was a third great grandson of the founder of the "other" Gedney Cemetery, ELEAZOR GEDNEY BURIAL GROUND, founded by Eleazor Gedney II, 1666-1722, in the Town of Mamaroneck.

The 1740 farmhouse was the last of several important Gedney family properties on vast landholdings east of the Mamaroneck River and north of East Boston Post Road prior to the American Revolution. Together with the once bucolic Eleazor Gedney Burial Ground due north (1205 Mamaroneck Avenue) and now entrapped within the I-90 exit ramp, all were linked by a private drive through the estate, lined with walnut trees, today North Barry Avenue. The drive extended all the way from East Boston Post Road to White Plains Road and Gedney Farms, later becoming Gedney Farm Hotel (a luxury resort hotel burned in 1924), Gedney Farm Country Club (now Westchester Hills Golf Club), and Ridgeway Country Club (defunct). It is probable that few other original Westchester families have owned as much acreage at one time as have the Gedneys. Essentially Loyalists, the far smaller farm due south and across East Boston Post Road was owned by the Jay family, Patriots.

The cemetery may be accessed by a driveway off of North Barry Avenue (east side of the street about 440 feet north of East Boston Post Road). Please note that only foot access to the cemetery is available through this driveway.

References:

Baldwin, Evelyn Briggs; "Westchester County, NY - Cemetery Inscriptions (typed manuscript, cemetery not in index)", New York; 1913, pp. 13-14 as originally typed; repository: Westchester County Historical Society, Book #17 (p. 48-49 as reorganized) and #78.

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GPS Coordinates: 40.95407, -73.72667

  • Added: 15 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2609871