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The Rhinebeck Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery is a small cemetery located adjacent to the Reformed Dutch Church in the village of Rhinebeck, New York. There are some quite old stones here. Many of the remaining stones are illegible, but on my visit in October of 2009 I did manage to find a few that I could read.
Rhinebeck Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery
For some reason, I didn't get a shot of the church itself. There are several on other sites around the web. Find-a-Grave has a couple of good ones on their listing for the Rhinebeck Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery.
- BOGARDUS, Everardus "... who died Septr. 9th 1799 aged 61 years 7 months & 16 days". Records mention a Revolutionary War veteran by this name who served in the Sixth Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia. He apparently petitioned the U.S. House of Representatives for "Indemnity for revolutionary damages". Ancestry's records in this area don't have much detail at this time and there's not much else on this individual. There is an Everardus Bogardus in the 1790 U.S. Census for Rhinebeck in 1790.
- BOGARDUS, Nicholas "... who departed this life January 29th 1794 Aged 19 Years and 8 months"
- BOGLE, William or Willam. This one is a bit difficult to read. I could make out the letter "d" below the "o" in "Bogle", but couldn't see a date.
- COCKBURN, James (June 9, 1738 - November 2, 1792). There is an extensive description on this grave. I am still working on trying to read it. This is not a fallen stone, but a large marker that is apparently meant to rest flat on the ground and cover the grave.
- DAVIS, William (died 1786). American Revolutionary War veteran. Inscription reads:
3 NY REGT
JUNE 13 1786
- Eckert, Peter (no dates). American Revolutionary War veteran. Inscription reads:
PVT YATES REGT
- JACQUES, Benjamin "... who died Nov. 16, 1837 aged 21 years 11 mo. & 23 days"
- KIP, Igness? (death year illegible). "... who departed this life the 12th of April ... aged 35 years" This is one of several stones inside the children's playground near the back of the church. The wooden object in the lower left corner is the foot of a small playground slide.
- KIPP, Jacob I (1751 - 1822). American Revolutionary War veteran. Inscription reads:
6 REGT NEW YORK MILITIA
SEPTEMBER 20 1751
OCTOBER 8 1822
Military records confirm a Jacob Kip in the Sixth Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia during the Revolution. There appears to have been more than one Jacob Kip/Kipp enlisted in the war at that time as Jacob J. Kip, Jacob Johanniss Kip, and Jacob John B. Kip are all apparently in this regiment. These could also all be variant spellings of the same name.
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