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Grooms Methodist Church Cemetery - Clifton Park, NY
 
 
Groom ME Church Historical Marker

About two miles from the Mohawk in the south central part of Clifton Park, the church stood beside an old Indian trail which meandered norhward from the ford in the Mohawk at Vischer's Ferry. Situated on a hilltop, this tract of land (including the larger part of Clifton Park) was granted to five men on 17 Sep 1703 by Queen Anne.

On 01 Jan 1793, Richard Peters purchased two acres of the tract from James Murray and was one of the founders and organizers of the Old Clifton Park Church. Established in 1788 with many of the residents of Vischer Ferry and Grooms Corner as its members, it stood adjacent to the cemetery until February of 1975 when it was destroyed by fire.

The cemetery is known as the Grooms Methodist Chruch Cemetery as well as the McIntosh Cemetery, is located about one mile north of the old Peters' homestead and is the final resting place of many of Richard's descendants.

 
 
Family Members Buried in Grooms Methodist Church Cemetery
(Also known as McIntosh)
Photos contributed by Julia Casey, Patty Breeden Furrer, and Gail Metzger
Women are listed by their birth name if known. An *indicates date of birth is calculated from age at death.
Grooms ME Cemetery - Photo by Gail Metzger
 
NAME BORN DIED NOTES OF RELATION
Brown, Elizabeth 1805* 28 Jan 1883 Wife of Abel Smith
Craiger, Rebecca Peters 18 Jun 1811* 06 May 1890 Wife of William Alexander Peters
Furman, Anna Eliza Peters 05 Jul 1829 20 Nov 1859 Daughter of William and Mary Ann; wife of Leonard S. Peters
Hicks, Isaac 15 Jan 1779 28 Nov 1859 Husband of Jerusha (Peters)
Knowlton, Lucretia 17 Jan 1792 27 Dec 1841 Wife of Thomas R. Peters
Peters, Caroline Estella 25 Apr 1856* 25 Nov 1863 Daughter of William & Rebecca (Cragier)
Peters, Emma A. 19 Dec 1856* 22 Jan 1860 Daughter of Isaac & Katherine
Peters, Harriet 1850 09 Jan 1860 Daughter of Isaac & Katherine
Peters, Infant Daughter 04 Aug 1853* 23 Aug 1859 Daugher of William & Rebecca (Cragier)
Peters, Infant Son 04 Jul 1838 04 Jul 1838 Son of William & Rebecca (Cragier)
Peters, Isaac 19 Jul 1820* 31 Jan 1864 Son of William & Jeanette; husband of Katherine
Peters, Jerusha 06 Mar 1777 26 Mar 1849 Dau of Richard & Jerusha (Sutton); wife of Isaac Hicks
Peters, John 1823 28 Jul 1901 Son of Thomas R. & Lucretia (Knowlton); husband of Sarah A.
Peters Leonard S. 21 Mar 1825 09 Jan 1863 Son of William & Jeanette; husband of Anna Eliza (Furman)
Peters, Margaret Ann 07 Apr 1823 10 Mar 1857 Wife of James N. Peters (son of Wm & Jeanette)
Peters, Margaret Lucinda 23 Jul 1845* 23 May 1855 Daughter of Isaac & Katherine
Peters, Mary "Polly" Smith 18 Aug 1774* 01 Mar 1846 Daughter of Richard & Jerusha (Sutton); wife of Thomas C. Smith
Peters, Phebe Elizabeth 01 Sep 1843* 01 Sep 1851 Daughter of William & Rebecca (Cragier)
Peters, Stalee 03 Feb 1852* 23 May 1855 Son of Isaac & Katherine
Peters, Sarah A. 1838 1890 Wife of John Peters (1823-1901)
Peters, Susan Adalaide 27 Sep 1847* 27 Jul 1851 Daughter of William & Rebecca (Cragier)
Peters, Susan J. 11 Nov 1853* 27 Nov 1855 Daughter of Matthias Swaim & Harriet (Rogers)
Peters, Thomas R. 22 Nov 1788 16 Apr 1850 Husband of Lucretia (Knowlton)
Peters, Tunis Cragier 19 May 1845* 19 Jul 1851 Son of William & Rebecca (Craiger)
Peters, William 06 Apr 1782 13 Dec 1856 Son of Richard & Jerusha (Sutton); husband of Jeanette (Shepard)
Peters, William Alexander 08 May 1815* 12 Apr 1888 Son of William & Jeanette; husband of Rebecca (Cragier)
Shepard, Jeanette Peters 19 Jun 1787 28 Mar 1858 Daughter of William & Margaret (McIntosh); wife of William Peters
Smith, Abel 12 Jul 1795* 17 Feb 1862 Son of Thomas C. & Mary "Polly" (Peters); husband of Elizabeth (Brown)
Smith, George W. 29 Jul 1838* 01 Sep 1839 Son of Abel & Elizabeth (Brown)
Smith, Stephen 10 Feb 1804 14 Sep 1843 Son of Thomas C. & Mary "Polly" (Peters)
Smith, Thomas 08 Feb 1735* 03 Feb 1808 Husband of Mary
Smith, Thomas C. 1766* 25 Apr 1821 Husband of Mary "Polly" Peters
 
 
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