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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cemetery and Gravestone Inscriptions from the William B. Bogardus Collection (Part IV)

Seven more files pertaining to cemetery and gravestone inscriptions from the William B. Bogardus Collection.

Inscriptions from the Methodist Cemetery at Pleasantville, Westchester Co., N. Y. The cover card says, "Copied Dec. 1907," but does not state who did the copying or the source of the notes. There are three sets of notes here, the first being just one, Warren Hamilton Brower (1863-1866), who I have not placed. The second is for members of the family of Jacob Brouwer, baptized 12 April 1772 at the New York Reformed Dutch Church, son of Abraham Brouwer and Rachel Sebring. This file adds the date of his death and the date of death for his second wife, Hannah Hill. The third set covers members of the family of Abraham Brouwer, born 27 September 1809, the son of the just mentioned Jacob Brouwer and Hannah Hill. The Find-A-Grave website calls this cemetery, "Palmer Cemetery." The families can be found on the BGD.

Pleasant Valley (Presbyterian) Cemetery. This file of Drake burials is taken from The Dutchess, vol. 9. no. 4 (Summer 1982), page 13. It apparently is the family of Edward C. Drake, who can be found on the 1880 U. S. census at Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., New York. The Arthur Drake who is on this list had a daughter named Mabel baptized 26 October 1896 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pleasant Valley, and can be found on the DGD. The others will be added with the next update. I do not know how this Drake family relates to any of the other numerous Drake families found in the greater Ne York City area.

Seal Township Cemeteries, Pike County, Ohio - Tombstone Inscriptions. Here are eight pages of photocopied material from The Pike County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1986. There are a handful of BREWERs interdisperssed among the many names in this file. I have not looked any further into any of the individuals in this file.

Tombstone Inscriptions - Concord Township, Ross Co., Ohio. The BREWERs found here are all died during the 20th century and I have not researched further into any of them. No source is given, but the year 1988 is on the note card, so this may have been a cemetery walk and these inscriptions might not be published elsewhere (although I cannot be certain of that).

Tombstone Inscriptions of Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio, Ross County. The notes in this file are from a published book of the same title, by Marie Taylor Clark, published in 1972. The persons referred to were all born in the second half of the 1800s. Lot owners are Columbus D. Brewer (1856-1919) and Pinkney Brewer (1858-1931). I have not researched either of them.

Tombstone Inscriptions of Ross County, Ohio. The BREWERs in this file are from another book by the same Marie Taylor Clark mentioned above. Tombstone Inscriptions of Ross County, Ohio (1974). The link for it on Google Books is broken, but it is listed at Amazon. The entry for "Brewer, Elizabeth, wife of Isaac, d. 15 July 1853, age 82 yrs." in Scioto Twp. is for someone born prior to the American Revolution and might be worthwhile to follow up on. Page 2 in this file has individual listings from two other books.

Early Schenectady Cemetery Records, Schenectady, N. Y. The cover card cites "File #4426" but this does not match what is found in the FHL Catalog, and as this is the third instance I have encountered in which a file number does not match up, I can only conclude that the film (and the two found on previous posts) came from some repository other than the Family History Library. The FHL does have "Early Schenectady Cemetery Records," a typecript by Charlotte Taylor Luckhurst at the Queens Borough Public Library, as FHL film #17911, and perhaps this is the same film. The inscriptions in this file are of descendants of Willem Brouwer of Beverwijck, and should be found on the BGD.

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