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Rhinebeck Association Cemetery is a large cemetery located just south of the village of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York. It is on the west side of Route 9 and is easy to see as it is right on the main road.
These photos were all taken in the "old" section of the cemetery. There is a newer expansion down the road to the west.
These photos were all taken in May of 2002 unless otherwise specified. Clicking a small photo will open a large photo. Clicking a name will open a web page on that individual's family branch.
Rhinebeck Association Cemetery
- This is a wide shot looking north from the south wall near the gate. The road past the cemetery runs east and west behind this point of view. The road showing near the left edge of the photo is the road into the cemetery. It doesn't go far before it loops around on itself near the Simmons plot in the photos below. Route 9 (The Albany Post Road) runs north and south past the east side of the cemetery (off the right side of the photo).
- The enlarged center section of the above photograph, showing the Hester obelisk and the Dixon monument. The Milroy family plot is in that vicinity, but not visible in this photo.
- The Milroy family plot and and some nearby graves.
Rhinebeck Association Cemetery
This is NOT a complete listing of all the stones in the cemetery (it's a BIG cemetery), just the ones that I happen to have photographs of. For further information on my MILROY line, see my MILROY page.
- ILLEGIBLE SURNAME, Anna Christina, died July 29?, 187?, aged ? years. (I can't make out whether the age is one or two digits). This is enlarged from the back of another photo and the date and age are difficult to make out. As far as I know, I am not related to this person and have no further information on her.
- DIXON, Mary Elizabeth, died Dec. 10 or 16, 1904?, aged ?? years. This monument stands north of the Hester obelisk below. This photo is enlarged from the back of another photo and the date and age are difficult to make out. As far as I know, I am not related to this person and have no further information on her.
Three HEERMANCE ladies. This is a very rough panorama shot of the three Heermance ladies below. The photos were not shot with the idea of stitching them together, so they don't fit very well. This photo does, however, give an idea of the layout of this part of the cemetery and the graves in it. The graves in the front row are (from left to right): Sarah (Heermance) Fonda, Caroline A. Heermance, Harriet Heermance. I have no information on these ladies, but from information provided by another Heermance researcher, they are three of the children of Brigadier General Martin Heermance and his wife Sarah Kiersted (see below).
- HEERMANCE, Caroline A., born August 4, 1809, died August 8, 1900.
- HEERMANCE, Harriet, born October 10, 1808, died February 19, 1891.
- HEERMANCE, Sarah, wife of Abraham FONDA, born October 4, 1804, died October 15, 1891.
- HEERMANCE, McHenry? From the back of the photo of Caroline Heermance above. I can't make out the rest of the inscription from this photo.
- HEERMANCE, Martin. From information provided by a Heermance researcher, this is Brigadier General Martin Heermance, who commanded a brigade in the War of 1812. His wife Sarah KIERSTED is listed below. The inscription on Martin's stone is partially hidden behind his daughter Sarah (Heermance) Fonda's stone in this photograph. As best as I can make it out from this photograph, it appears to read:
(De)parted this life
(Ju)ly 31, 1824
(In) the 59 year
(last line illegible - probably "of his age" or something similar)
- KIERSTED, Sarah. This is enlarged from the background of the photo of Sarah (Heermance) Fonda above. Sarah Kiersted was the wife of General Martin HEERMANCE above. Her stone is very difficult to make out in this photo. It appears to read as follows:
Wife of Gen.
(ended?) this life
July? 18, 1838
In the 65 year
of her age
- VAN? or JAN? HEERMANCE, Unknown. This is behind the stone of Sarah (Heermance) Fonda above. I can't make out the rest of the inscription.
- HESTER, Samuel, son of Samuel J. & Martha P. Hester, died May 10, 1890, aged 18 years, 4 mo's & 2 days, "Loved by all". This is a red granite obelisk that stands just north of the Milroy family plot. There is at least one other inscription on another side of this monument - it can be seen, but not read in the second closeup photo (probably for his parents). I added this grave to Find-A-Grave and linked Samuel to his parents' entries. As far as I know, I am not related to this family and have no further information on them.
- LIVINGSTON monument (enlarged from the background of one of the Heermance stones above). This monument is very difficult to read in this photo even after enhancement and sharpening.
- LIVINGSTON, ????? T., born (Feb?) 2nd, 1816, died June 8th, 18??
- YAGER?, Elizabeth, his wife, born ???? 20?, 1817, died (illegible in this photo).
- MANN, Sarah. This is enlarged from the deeply shadowed foreground of the overview photo above. I enhanced it a bit on the computer, but it's still not easily readable. The inscription that follows is my best guess:
???? 16, 1882?
Aged 80? years
UPDATE: An email from a descendant states that Sarah, wife of Elijah Mann died in January of 1865. Elijah is buried next to Sarah.
Overview of MILROY family plot and some surrounding graves.
- MILROY, Ada, 1864 - 1939. This may be the second wife of William C. Milroy, son of Robert and Mary (Carmichael) Milroy below.
- MILROY, Bobbette, 1926 - 1990. Bobbette was one of the children of Robert J. Milroy and Irene Staley (see below).
- MILROY, Francis A., (ca. 1883/4 - 1889). Francis was the little son of John and Alice (Doyle) Milroy below. I had a hard time getting a good photo of this stone. It reads:
SON OF JOHN C. &
DIED JUNE 4, 1889?
AGED 5 YRS, 9 MOS.
& 25 D'S
(illegible first line of inscription)
He doeth all things well
- John Milroy and his wife Alice Doyle. John was one of twin sons of Robert and Mary (Carmichael) Milroy (see below).
- MILROY, John, 1851 - 1930
- DOYLE, Alice, his wife, 1859 - 1945
- Robert and Irene Milroy. Robert was the son of John C. and Alice (Doyle) Milroy (see above). Robert and Irene (Staley) Milroy were the parents of Bobbette Milroy and Vivien (Milroy) Stickel.
- MILROY, Robert J., 1881 - 1971
- MILROY, Irene M., 1888 - 1972
- MILROY, Robert. My great great great grandfather. He was born in Scotland. He came to New York and married Mary CARMICHAEL (below) in Brooklyn. Robert and two of his sons fought in the Union Army during the Civil War. The stone reads:
of Co. C.
128th Regt. N.Y.S.V.
Feby. 23, 1896
Aged 84 yrs. 1 mo.
& 2 days
Dearest father thou hast left us
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But tis God who hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal
- CARMICHAEL, Mary, wife of Robert Milroy (above), died Oct. 26, 1909, aged 91 yrs, 6 m's, & 9 days. Mary was my great great great grandmother. She was born in Scotland. I am descended from their daughter Jane, who married into the BOWMAN family.
- PAGE, Mary Ann, died January 17, 1887. This is an enlargement from the background of another photo. The stone is just north of the Milroy family plot near the Hester obelisk. As far as I know, I am not related to this person and have no further information on her.
- PITCHER, Charles and Edna. These are enlargements from the background of other photos and I can't make out dates for either of them. This stone is north of the Milroy plot just in front of the Hester obelisk. As far as I know, I am not related to these people and have no further information on them.
Large SIMMONS plot with many stones. This plot is located near the loop at the north end of the road inside the cemetery shown in the overview photo at the top of the page. The photos look south back toward the cemetery gate. I don't know whether or not I am related to this Simmons line and have no further information on these people.
- SIMMONS, Catherine M., wife of William H. Lewis, 1853 - 1944. (Daughter of Robert B. Simmons and Ellen Eckert)
- SIMMONS, Catherine W., born June 25, 1864, died Oct. 2, 1956. (Maiden name Walsh. Wife of Melvin E. Simmons below)
- SIMMONS, Ellen E., died Feb. 27, 1917, aged 90 years. (Maiden name Eckert. Wife of Robert B. Simmons below)
- SIMMONS, John W., born Nov. 14, 1850, died Apr. 4, 1865.
- SIMMONS, Melvin E., born Feb. 11, 1863, died Nov. 16, 1914. (Son of Robert B. Simmons and Ellen Eckert.)
- SIMMONS, Robert B., died March 1, 1899, aged 80 years
- SIMMONS, Robert. Military marker with Veteran's flag. Inscription difficult to make out in this photo - appears to read as follows:
CORP. 2 PIONEER (?)
JUNE 17, 1939
Additional information per a Find-A-Grave member: "cemetery interment records indicate that he was 44 years old when he died and that he died in Hoboken, NJ. buried 6/19/1939 in plot B 283". See also her better photo of the stone at Robert's Find-A-Grave memorial page. (Son of Melvin E. Simmons and Catherine W. Simmons above).
- Stone for William P. Simmons and his wife Ingrid. I believe this is at the edge of the large SIMMONS plot listed above, near the cemetery road. (Ingrid was William's second wife and he was her third husband. William's first wife was Georgianna Traver 1862-1903. According to her death notice, Georgianna is buried in this cemetery, but I don't have a photo of her stone. William was the son of Robert B. Simmons and Ellen Eckert and brother of Melvin Simmons.)
STICKEL family plot
- SIMMONS, William, P. 1856 - 1933.
- SIMMONS, Ingrid, his wife, 1867 - 19_ _. Last two digits of death date never put on stone.
- STICKEL, William Gerald, Sr. and his wife Vivien MILROY. Vivien was the daughter of Robert J. Milroy and Irene Staley (see above).
- STICKEL, W. Gerald, husband, Oct. 17, 1908, Nov. 5, 1979.
- MILROY, Vivien, wife, July 27, 1911, March 15, 1994.
- STICKEL, William Gerald, Jr., Cpl. US Marine Corps, Korea, Nov. 6 1930 - Mar. 27, 1993. William Gerald Stickel, Jr. was the son of William Gerald Stickel, Sr. and Vivien Milroy above.
VAN AKEN plot. Three stones near the south wall of the cemetery not far from the gate. These are enlarged from the foreground of the overview photo at the top of this page. As far as I know, I am not related to these people and have no further information on them.
- VAN AKEN, Howard W., died April 9, 1880, aged 54 years & 8 mo's. Verse illegible in this photo.
- CLARK, Eliza, wife of Howard W. VAN AKEN, died Sept. 3, 1899, aged 67 years.
- VAN AKEN, Wilson H., son of Howard & Eliza, (died) Sept. ??, ????, Aged 2??????, & 3?????. Face of stone only partly legible in this photo.
- VAN AUKEN, Levi. This is enlarged from the foreground of the overview photo at the top of this page. This stone was in deep shade and the inscription was difficult to make out. It appears to read as follows. As far as I know, I am not related to these person and have no further information on him.
LEVI VAN AUKEN
APRIL 6, 185? (or 186?)
AGED 45 YEARS
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