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Rhinebeck Association Cemetery


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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
Overviews


Rhinebeck Association Cemetery
Grave Stones

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.

  1. Anna Christina ???????  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.

  2. Mary Elizabeth Dixon  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  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).

  3. Caroline A. Heermance  HEERMANCE, Caroline A., born August 4, 1809, died August 8, 1900.

  4. Harriet Heermance  HEERMANCE, Harriet, born October 10, 1808, died February 19, 1891.

  5. Sarah (Heermance) Fonda  HEERMANCE, Sarah, wife of Abraham FONDA, born October 4, 1804, died October 15, 1891.

  6. McHenry Heermance  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.

  7. USA Veteran's Flag  General Martin Heermance  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:

    General
    (M)artin Heermance
    (De)parted this life
    (Ju)ly 31, 1824
    (In) the 59 year
    (last line illegible - probably "of his age" or something similar)

  8. Sarah Kiersted  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:

    SARAH KIERSTED
    Wife of Gen.
    Martin Heermance
    (ended?) this life
    July? 18, 1838
    In the 65 year
    of her age


  9. Unknown Van Heermance  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.


  10. Hester obelisk  Samuel Hester inscription  closeup showing second 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.

  11. Livingston monument  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.

    1. LIVINGSTON, ????? T., born (Feb?) 2nd, 1816, died June 8th, 18??
    2. YAGER?, Elizabeth, his wife, born ???? 20?, 1817, died (illegible in this photo).


  12. Sarah Mann  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:

    SARAH MANN
    Wife of
    (????) Mann
    Died
    ???? 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.


    Milroy plot in Rhinebeck Association Cemetery  Overview of MILROY family plot and some surrounding graves.

  13. Ada Milroy  MILROY, Ada, 1864 - 1939.  This may be the second wife of William C. Milroy, son of Robert and Mary (Carmichael) Milroy below.

  14. Bobbette Milroy  MILROY, Bobbette, 1926 - 1990.  Bobbette was one of the children of Robert J. Milroy and Irene Staley (see below).

  15. Francis A. Milroy  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:

    FRANCIS A.
    SON OF JOHN C. &
    ALICE MILROY
    DIED JUNE 4, 1889?
    AGED 5 YRS, 9 MOS.
    & 25 D'S

    (illegible first line of inscription)
    He doeth all things well


  16. John and Alice (Doyle) Milroy  John Milroy and his wife Alice Doyle.  John was one of twin sons of Robert and Mary (Carmichael) Milroy (see below).

    1. MILROY, John, 1851 - 1930
    2. DOYLE, Alice, his wife, 1859 - 1945


  17. Robert and Irene Milroy  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.

    1. MILROY, Robert J., 1881 - 1971
    2. MILROY, Irene M., 1888 - 1972


  18. USA Veteran's Flag  Robert Milroy  Robert Milroy  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:

    ROBERT MILROY
    of Co. C.
    128th Regt. N.Y.S.V.
    DIED
    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

  19. Mary (Carmichael) Milroy  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.


  20. Mary Ann Page  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.

  21. Edna Pitcher  Charles Pitcher  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.


    east side of Simmons plot  west side of Simmons plot  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.

  22. Catherine M. (Simmons) Lewis  SIMMONS, Catherine M., wife of William H. Lewis, 1853 - 194?

  23. Catherine W. Simmons  SIMMONS, Catherine W., born June 25, 1864, died Oct. 2, 1956.

  24. Ellen E. Simmons  SIMMONS, Ellen E., died Feb. 27, 1917, aged 90 years.

  25. John W. Simmons  SIMMONS, John W., born Nov. 14, 1850, died Apr. 4, 1865.

  26. Melvin E. Simmons  SIMMONS, Melvin E., born Feb. 11, 1863, died Nov. 16, 1914.

  27. Robert B. Simmons  SIMMONS, Robert B., died March 1, 1899, aged 80 years

  28. USA Veteran's Flag  Robert Simmons  SIMMONS, Robert.  Military marker with Veteran's flag.  Inscription difficult to make out in this photo - appears to read as follows:

    ROBERT SIMMONS
    NEW YORK
    ----------
    CORP 2 PIONE(ER) (obscured by flag)
    JUNE ??, 19??


  29. William and Ingrid Simmons  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.

    1. SIMMONS, William, P. 1856 - 1933.
    2. SIMMONS, Ingrid, his wife, 1867 - 19_ _.  Last two digits of death date never put on stone.


    Stickel family plot  STICKEL family plot

  30. William Gerald and Vivien (Milroy) Stickel  STICKEL, William Gerald, Sr. and his wife Vivien MILROY.  Vivien was the daughter of Robert J. Milroy and Irene Staley (see above).

    1. USA Veteran's Flag  STICKEL, W. Gerald, husband, Oct. 17, 1908, Nov. 5, 1979.
    2. MILROY, Vivien, wife, July 27, 1911, March 15, 1994.

  31. USA Veteran's Flag  William Gerald Stickel, Jr.  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 family plot  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.

  32. Howard Van Aken  VAN AKEN, Howard W., died April 9, 1880, aged 54 years & 8 mo's.  Verse illegible in this photo.

  33. Eliza (Clark) Van Aken  CLARK, Eliza, wife of Howard W. VAN AKEN, died Sept. 3, 1899, aged 67 years.

  34. Wilson Van Aken  VAN AKEN, Wilson H., son of Howard & Eliza, (died) Sept. ??, ????, Aged 2??????, & 3?????.  Face of stone only partly legible in this photo.

  35. Levi Van Auken  enhanced inscription for Levi Van Auken  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
    DIED
    APRIL 6, 185? (or 186?)
    AGED 45 YEARS


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