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 Epye Schouten

Epye Schouten

Birth
New York, USA
Death 15 Oct 1821 (aged 92–93)
Stormville, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100009811 · View Source
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A Devout Family Servant, to the Storm Family.

Much is written about her., From Newspaper:

The Storm Family locale contains Gravesites of SLAVES who were buried as far back as 1760; the most recent date reads 1848. The Historic Cemetery began with General Storm, who buried his Slaves at the spot. Several branches of the Storm Families Slaves exist in the cemetery.

In fact, one of those Storm Servants, thought to be buried at the Cemetery, bears a Heroic Stature. Her name was Epye Schouten, and she resided with the General Garrett Storm Family about a quarter mile from the Cemetery. Garrett Storm, a Patriot during the Revolutionary War, was tied up by a group of Tory Soldiers, who further ramshackled his house. As records indicate, one of his Servants, Epye Schouten, saved General Storm's life, untying the rope that would have hung him.

History further indicates that Gen. Storm mentions Schouten in his will that he drafted 20 years later.


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  • Created by: Dixie Home Georgia
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100009811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Epye Schouten (1728–15 Oct 1821), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100009811, citing Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dixie Home Georgia (contributor 47229581) .