The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York
- Publish Date: 2003-05-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Dorothy I. Zaykowski and Members of the Committee of the Old Burying Ground
The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York - Compiled by Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski and Members of the Committee for the Old Burying Ground. The history of this exceptional Burying Ground dates to its opening in 1767 and includes a Revolutionary fort that was built on the site. The names and dates of the 334 men, women and children buried here from 1767-1870 include twenty-two Revolutionary War Patriots and prison ship victims. African-American and Portuguese sailors graves are segregated. Brief biographies of Colonial settlers, whaling captains, children who died young, and other catalysts of the villages growth bring the past to life. A short biographical sketch of stonecutter, Ithuel Hill, Long Islands first documented stonecutter, precedes a discussion of gravestone types, carvings, and restoration techniques. Changes to the burying ground such as the opening of a new cemetery and the relocation of 111 graves conclude the history. One hundred and fifty epitaphs (including anecdotal and lyrical messages), a map with numbered grave sites, helpful hints on cleaning stones and reading inscriptions, numerous photographs and a fullname index are a few of the features that enhance this valuable tool for genealogists and history buffs alike. 2003, 112pp., illus., index, paper.