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Clifton Park Baptist Church Cemetery - Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., NY
Photos taken & contributed Patty Breeden Furrer (2006)

Richard Smith Headstone (1795-1840)
Born about 1795, Richard was the husband of Sarah (Peck) and father of Mindwell Terpening, Eliza Wait, Abijah, Nathan, Richard, Samuel, Solomon and John B. Smith.

Note: Richard's headstone is the first one seen when entering the cemetery.

Sarah (Peck) Smith Headstone (1796-1842)
Sarah Peck, daughter of Abijah Peck and Mindwell (Close), and was born on 28 Feb 1796. Her father was born in 1758 and served in the American Revolution. A weaver by trade, he moved from Connecticut to Galway, New York around 1785 where he set up his loom shop. In about 1790 he established a Baptist society in Galway, serving as its first deacon and often preaching. In 1794 he moved Abijah moved his family and weaving shop to Clifton Park Center and founded the Clifton Park Center Baptist Church.

According to the county clerk's record book in Warren Co., Illinois, Sarah died on 10 Apr 1842. Her headstone, however, reads 12 Apr 1842 in the 47th year of her age.



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