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MAPES FAMILY CEMETERY



New Marker, Photo Nov. 3, 2001. The other marker for the Mapes Tract, which covered all the land on/near Boorman Road, no longer there.

The historic Mapes Family Cemetery, located on the corner of Rte. 211W and Boorman Road, Howells, Orange Co., New York. Boorman Road is on the left, just before the entry road to Howells. The cemetery is located on land with a residence (white house) which was not a Mapes residence. The historic marker is on the corner, near the driveway. Enter at the driveway (hill) from Rte. 211, it is a public access road, even though it seems to be private property. The cemetery is on your left at the top of the driveway. It is unkempt and deserted; dangerous to walk in summer when the grasses are high. It is about a half acre in size. The Mapes family home, which was "out Boorman Road", has been torn down, according to this resident.

MAPES FAMILY TRACT: Text from the old marker: "The Mapes Tract was 664 acres, Minisink Patent, acquired July 8, 1886 and cleared from wilderness by Samuel Mapes (1735-1820), Revolutionary Militiaman". Source: Photo, Joseph Boyle.

View of Mapes Family Cemetery from the corner of Boorman Rd. (west side) and Rte. 211W. The house that is on this property to the right.

ENTRANCE Entering cemetery from top driveway of residence.

KEZIAH [BELL] In memory of Keziah, wife of John BELL, who departed this life Jan. 21, 1810 with ...

KEZIAH [BELL] View 2

MARY [CARPENTER] [Lower left]In memory of Mary, wife of Jesse Carpenter, who departed this life on the 30th day of September 1804 aged 23 years 10 months and 15 days. Behold and see 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.

MARY [CARPENTER] View 2

COLE, Moses B. - See Martha E. Mapes, below

JANIER CORWIN who died (bottom of stone buried)

LUCIANA [?CORY] In memory of Luciana (?Cory), wife of Samuel Mapes, died May ?8, 18??

ALMIRA J. [DAVEY] Almira J. wife of John S. DAVEY, died Mar. 18, 1859

PHEBE DAVIS Phebe Davis, Daughter of Philip and Keturah Davis, Sept. 3, 1834 - February 27, 1927

SARAH DAVIS [FERRIS] Sarah Davis, wife of Henry L. Ferris, born Sept. 30, 1838, died April 15, 1921

HENRY L. FERRIS Henry L. Ferris, born Oct. 5, 1833, died Sept. 24, 1897

ASA MAPES In mamory of Asa Mapes, Died Dec. 28, 1847 aged 54 yrs and 5 months, 18 days.

ERASTUS MAPES In memory of Deacon Erastus Mapes, died Sept. 3d 1857 in the 90th year of his age.

Repaired Mapes Stone illegible to me.

MAPES - COLE Sacred to the memory of our dear mother, Martha E. Mapes, wife of Moses B. COLE who died Jan. 18, 1886, Aged 71 years and 24 days.

MARTHA E. MAPES View 2

MARTHA E. MAPES View 3

NATHANIEL MAPES Nathaniel Mapes, Died April 22, 1852, Aged 68 years 2 months 2 days

NATHANIEL MAPES View 2.

ELIZABETH In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Nathaniel Mapes, who died ?

ELIZABETH View 2

ELIZABETH View 3

LUCINDA wife of [stone next to Seth Mapes]

LUCINDA View 2

SETH MAPES

SETH MAPES Died May 29, 1877, Seth Mapes, Aged 86 years 10 months 22 days.

SAMUEL MAPES [Original headstone, lying on ground, in front of dedicated monument.] "In memory of Samuel Mapes who departed this life February 6th 1820, Aged 84 years 11 months and 11 days."

SAMUEL MAPES, SR. [Same as above, Monument]Samuel Mapes, Sr. born February 14, 1735, Died February 6, 1820; His Wife, Mary Smith, Born April 6, 1739, Died Jan. 20, 1827

SAMUEL MAPES, SR. {Same as above, back of Monument] Samuel Mapes, Pioneer Settler and Patriot. A signer of Pledge To Sustain The Continental Congress, 1775. A Private in the Second Regt., Ulster Co. Militia During the Revolutionary War. Erected by his Loyal Descendants, Dedicated August 8, 1912.

SAMUEL MAPES [Not same as above] Samuel Mapes, died April ?, Aged ?2

SAMUEL MAPES [Above] View 2

JULIE ? ?Julie [or Juliette] wife of ? Mapes, Died June 27, 18??, Aged 21 years. Illegible inscription

DAUGHTERS OF JOSEPH & ELIZA ? daughter of Joseph L. and Eliza ?, died Nov 4, 18??. Also on lower stone, CYNTHIA.

SAMUEL MAPES [This stone was toppled onto its face]. Name inscribed on top ridge of stone "SAMUEL MAPES". Son of ? Mapes [poss. Eber and Charlotte?].

WILLARD H. MAPES Willard H. Mapes, son of Eber L. and Charlotte A. Died Aug. 7, 1889 in the 21st year of his age. A most lovable son, Good Bye.

OGDEN Ogden graves in lower left. To my left is a huge barn, beyond the trees; to my right/front is the residence on this property and the driveway through which I entered the cemetery.

HANNAH OGDEN died July 19, 1865, aged 72 years 10 months 3 days.

HANNAH OGDEN View 2

JONATHAN G. OGDEN Jonathan G. Ogden [b. May 8, 1793] died June 5, 1870, aged 67 years ? months 11 days. [Birth/Death dates for J.G. Ogden from P. Baker (relative, Baker03@Illicom.net), email, citing The Whig Press on June 6, 1860.]

OGDEN, Alsop, son of Hannah and Jonathan G. Ogden, d. April 18, 1847. He was 22 yrs old when he died. Buried next to parents; no photo. [Dates, P. Baker]

Barn, rear of residence.

WM. C. TYRRELL Died Jan. 23, 1853, Wm. C. Tyrrell, Aged 27 years ? months 26 days.

WM. C. TYRRELL View 2

ELEANOR [WORDEN] Eleanor, wife of John Worden, died April 22, 1864

ENTRANCE, VIEW 2 Another view of the cemetery from the entrance by driveway.

GENERAL VIEW

ŠJoan Sholl Francis, 2006. Email: joanfran@ptd.net