Wells Family Burial Plot

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Wells Family Burial Plot

Location
Landing Road
Rockland Lake, Rockland County, New York, USA Add to Map
Memorials 22 added (73% photographed)

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This site is located in Rockland Lake State Park: take the Lake Road entrance, east into the Park, bear left, past Gethsemane Cemetery to the intersection. North from the Knickerbocker Fire Engine Co. about 1000 feet. At the concrete barriers, turn left onto the Blue-Yellow trail into the woods. A half-cast iron fence surrounds the 50’x50’cemetery.
There are 21 graves here with the earliest date 1831 and the latest 1874.

Benedict Wells was the former owner of a large portion of Rockland Lake. He donated land for the hamlet’s church and school. His brother, Thomas Wells, owned property on the north side of the lake. Green’s History, p. 179, notes that “after he (Thomas) cut all the ice he needed, he built a fence between the lake and the highway and demanded a royalty on every ton of ice collected by others. Litigation was commenced against him, but it was never resolved.”

Along with Benedict and Bridget Wells, other family members are buried in this cemetery.

Information from http://www.rocklandgenealogy.org/cemetery_intro.htm

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  • Added: 19 Mar 2017
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