Van Deventer Family Burial Ground

Fort Wadsworth, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, 10305 USA
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The Van Deventer Family Burial Ground was located on Staten Island near New York Bay on the former farm of John Van Deventer and his son Cornelius Van Deventer.

It was incorporated into the grounds of Fort Wadsworth after 1835.

Burials in the family vault on the Van Deventer farm were removed after the military took possession of the property. They were reinterred at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island in the grave of Elizabeth Housman, wife of Cornelius Van Deventer Jacobson. She died on 2 April 1837.


▫ Years of use: Uncertain (from 1758 or earlier until 1786 or later).

▫ Cemetery disposition: Destroyed.


The exact location of the former cemetery is uncertain. It was near the western foot of the present-day Verrazano–Narrows Bridge.

GPS Coordinates: 40.60187, -74.05942

  • Added: 7 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2631720