Old Town Cemetery
Newburgh, New York 12550

Grave Stone Inscriptions

In 1898, the Historical Society of published A Record of the Inscriptions in the Old Town Burying Ground of Newburgh, N.Y.  This book included all of the stone inscriptions in the cemetery, along with annotations about the individual buried. This Record also divided the cemetery into five sections and numbered each grave site.  It is these numbers that we have used throughout this website when identifying a location. Through a search on the internet, I have found that Jane Devlin, who lives in Michigan,  has transcribed the entire Record.  Click here to see the entire Record of Inscriptions .

1-014. Wilema Ann SMITH, d. Jul 3, 1835, aged 9 yrs ~ Affliction sore long time she bore, ~ Physician's art was vain, ~ Till God did please to give here ease, ~ And relieve her of her pain

1-030. Robert D. KEMP, d. Nov 2, 1880, aged 71 yrs ~ A weary soul finds rest at last
Louisa Rowe, wife of R. D. KEMP, aged 68 yrs ~ Her heart was filled with love, and the dawn of an opening heaven lighted up her soul with the glory of the celestial regions. Having served her generation, by the will of God, she fell asleep March 21, 1876

2-002. The grave of Mary Eliza, daughter of Joseph P. & Maria GIDNEY, who died departed this life Jan 3, 1832, AE 11 mos, 6 dys ~ Happy babe, thy griefs are ended, ~ All thy suffering now are o'er.

3-061. Died, 3 Sep, 1831, John EDWARDS, Jr., aged 24 yrs, 2 mos, 28 dys. Also, 5 Sep 1831, Ivy, his wife, aged 20 yrs, 4 mos, 7 dys. Also 2 Sep 1831, John B., their son, AE 4 mon, 20 dys. ~ These three were in their bloom, ~ Their morning sun has set at noon, ~ Here to be till Christ shall come, ~ To meet their doom and take them home.

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3-152. In memory of Christean, wife of John HUTCHINGS, who departed this life Aug 24, 1808, aged 24 yrs, 1 mo, 15 dys.~ And you, my friend, look down and view, ~ The hollow, grasping tomb, ~ This gloomy prison waits for you ~ When e'er the summons comes

3-274. In memory of James THOMPSON, who departed this life Aug 17, 1803, in the 49th year of his age. Also of Janet, his wife, who departed this life, Aug 18, 1803, in the 43d year of her age ~ Here lies a Husband and his wife, ~ Who lived a pious Christian life, ~ Natives of Scotland both they were, ~ And now they rest from grief and care. ~ They fell together and together lie, ~ Forgot without posterity ~ Yet we hope with joy they'll rise ~ To meet their Saviour in the skies

3-278. In memory of Mrs. Jane ARMSTRONG, who departed this life 16 Nov 1798, aged 64 yrs ~ In memory of Mrs. Catharine WALSH, who departed this life 27 Aug 1801, aged 46 yrs. ~ Departed friends are Angels sent on errands full of Love

5-003. Here moulder the remains of the Soldier, the Patriot and the Christian, Samuel BELKNAP. Ardent in the cause of Liberty, he stood forth in defense of his country in the hour of her utmost need. At Lexington and Bunkers Hill, and at White Plains, he fought [nobly. For many years a member of the Legislature of his native state, and After passing a long life in the practice of every Christian virtue, he died, as he had lived, faithful alike to his country and his God, on the 31st day of March, 1821, aged 86 years.]

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