Van Benscoten Burying Ground

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Transcriptions from 1994 - Source Unknown

9. The VanBenscoten burial site at Quay and Bell Roads across from the pond

Getty, wife of Abner VanBenscoten, died May 10, 18(7), In the 59th year of her age

Abner VanBenscoten, died Nov. 15, 1562, in the 82 year of his age

Sarah Mariah VanBenscoten, died Oct. 18, 1667, in the 45 year of her age

Lydia A., daughter of John Pc Maria VanBenscoten, died Jan. 10, 1656, aged 1(?) year, 1 month & 4(?) days

Margaret, wife of Richard Southwick, died Feb. 27, 1890, aged 75 years, 11 months and 8 days

A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled

Mary Ann, daughter or Richard & Margaret Southwick, died Oct. 14, 1674, aged 22 years, 2 months and 22 days

Farewell Father and Mother dear
I am not dead but sleeping here
As I am now you all must be
Prepare for death and follow me

Sarah Ann, wife of Jacob Eldridge, died April 25, 1675, aged 26 years, 6 months and 11 days

Weep not for me as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me

(Illegible) died July 23, 1653, aged 5 years There are 21 stones without inscriptions.

1994 - Van Benscoten Burying Ground