The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York
The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York
The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York
Heritage Books Inc.

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

Regular price $26.78 Sale price $61.79

Attention: For textbook, access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.

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.
Z2347-1429HB


More from this collection

Customer Reviews