|State Route 40|
New York USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
"The Methodist Episcopal society at Schaghticoke Hill was organized as a class about the year 1789-90 and continued to be a regular preaching appointment of the Pittstown circuit until 1850, when, with Schaghticoke Point, it was set off. In 1863 Grant's Hollow, then known as the Junction, was joined to Schaghticoke. In 1864 Schaghticoke was set off by itself and since that time Schaghticoke Hill and Grant's Hollow (Melrose) have been under one pastor."
Anderson, George Baker. Landmarks of Rensselaer County New York. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., 1897. 453.
"Other burials in this neighborhood are scattered over many farms and sometimes but few in a place. As in other towns, so in this, while much attention is given to the new cemeteries, very little care is given to the old, except in a few instances. […] burial-places may be summarily mentioned as follows: […] one at Schaghticoke Hill, connected with the Methodist Church, now unused"
Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett. History of Rensselaer Co., New York. Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck, 1880. 451.
"This hamlet is situated on the Tomhannock creek, about one mile from the Troy and Boston railroad. Here is a Methodist church and the school house of district No. 11. It has also one hotel, a blacksmith shop, and shoemaker shop, a store, G. B. Burton's twine mill and saw mill."
"Town of Schaghticoke." Troy Daily Times. August 13, 1880: 1 col 6.
Several of the Grants are interred in the cemetery, including the parents of
Isaac Travis Grant (1808-1868) for whom Grant Hollow is named.
Other surnames include: Aiken, Allen, Arnold, Banker, Brown, Bryan, Cahill, Carpenter, Crawford, Dusenbury, Fairman, Fort, Geddes, Groesbeck, Hamilton, Hills, Holmes, Hornbeck, Hyatt, Kennedy, King, Lounsberry, Maginity, Mando, McIntosh, McMullen, McNaughton, Miller, Monroe, Morris, Palmer, Ransom, Rising, Sever, Smith, Tice, Tompkins, Turner, Way, White. There might be others.
Interments took place from at least 1816 to 1912, though the only ones that took place after 1863 appear to have been for members of the Mando family only. There's known to be at least seventy graves, though possibly more. There's clusters of headstones with wide spaces between them where there don't seem to be any.
Data for graves not yet photographed (and ones that were photographed but not entirely legible) comes from the Rensselaer County