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 Jesse Merwin

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Jesse Merwin

Birth
Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Death 8 Nov 1852 (aged 68)
Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Burial Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 15411963 View Source
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Jesse Merwin, a sixth generation Merwin in North America, was a farmer and school teacher. He was a close friend of famed writer Washington Irving, and in real life was the model for Irving's Ichabod Crane in The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Jesse married Jane (Van Dyck) Merwin and had 11 children. Jesse and Jane are buried in Old Kinderhook Cemetery, also known locally as The Dutch Reformed Cemetery. Originally he was buried nearby in the Methodist-Episcopal Churchyard, a church of which he was a founder. The church property was later sold, and his remains moved to Old Kinderhook Cemetery. Jesse is the son of Daniel Merwin and Rebecca (Seward) Merwin. Daniel is buried in the Old Riverside Cemetery, Bloomville, NY.


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  • Created by: John Merwin
  • Added: 18 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15411963
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15411963/jesse-merwin : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Merwin (25 Aug 1784–8 Nov 1852), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15411963, citing Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA ; Maintained by John Merwin (contributor 46858644) .