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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cemeteries and Gravestone Inscriptions from the William B. Bogardus Collection (Part I)

The files linked from this post, all from the William B. Bogardus Collection, relate to various cemetery records and gravestone transcriptions. They are taken from sources that were previously published in one form or another. Some may be difficult to track down, but in all cases the researcher is advised to seek out the original source for confirmation of the data and information found in the files. There are roughly forty or so files concerning cemetery and gravestone records, and they will be made available in a series of postings.

Miscellaneous Record of Bogardus and Brower Cemetery Inscriptions. The cover card says "possibly from New Jersey." They were collected from FHL flm #868290, item #7, which is found online here. The records are from a New Jersey chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) and they pertain to locations in Ocean Co., and also to Paramus, Aquackanonk, Pascack, and Passaic Co. Most of the Browers in this file are not found on the BGD website, and I have not had the opportunity to try and identify them.

Gravestone Inscriptions from Cemetery at Brownback's Church, Chester Co., PA. These pages are from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly vol. 44 (March 1956). There is an introduction to the records. Brownback's Church was a Reformed Church (I believe German). The Browers on this list are not currently found on the BGD website.

"Old Tombstones & Unusual Cemeteries in Columbia Co., NY". This one entry is transcribed from a 1973 book by Gerda E. Divine which can be found through Google Books. The entry for Sarah, relict of Joshua Brewer, may pertain to a New England Brewer family originally from Tyringham, Massachusetts.

"Monument Inscriptions Prior to 1900 from Cemeteries in Clermont Co., OH". The transcriptions here are from a D.A.R. collection. One, A. H. Brower, was born in Kingston, New York in 1818. The Browers listed in this collection are not found on the BGD website.

"Cemeteries of Chester, New York". The Town of Chester is in Orange Co., New York. The record here pertains to the family of David Grosset Drake who is a great-grandson of Aeltje Brouwer and Josias Jansz Drats. He can be found on both the BGD and DGD.

"Dutchess County, N. Y., Tombstone Readings". The pages were published in Yesteryears Magazine, volume 17, no. 67 (Spring 1974), pages 153-154, by William L. Huffman. There are a lot of Browers here and believe that most, if not all, can be found on the BGD.

"Cemeteries - Dutchess County, New York". Just a couple of entries here. Susanna, wife of Elisha Brewer may pertain to the Elisha Brewer born ca. 1805, living in 1850 at Fishkill, and found on the BGD. The cover card states the source as FHL film #3989, but according to the FHL Catalog, this film covers Land Records in Cheshire, Connecticut, so there must be an error here. I have not discovered the original source.

Cemetery Records - Delaware County, New York. This short list was transcribed from Tree Talks, vol. 15, no. 1 (March 1975), p. 37. The three burials were in Pepacton Burial Ground in Delaware County, New York. Two are of unnamed BREWER children, while the third is for a Mary A. BROWER. I have not placed these individuals.

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