From 'Old Gravestones of Ulster County' copied November 20, 1930 by Poucher

Rifton Community Ground

"Rough and overgrown, very many unmarked field stones. "

1. Ackerman, Daniel, Jan 18, 1869, 81-10-22.

2. Ackerman, Letty Ferris, w. of Daniel, July 18, 1883, 91-3-2.

3. Auchmoody, Elizabeth, w. of James, July 24, 1767, Nov 14, 1828.

4. B-----, W. S., s. of J. B., Jan. 26, 1827, 13.9-15.

5 Bevier, Winy, w. of Jeremiah, Sept. 15, 1826, 32-0-5.

6. Bogardus, Elizabeth Arnold, w. of Dr. Hames H., Jan 24, 1852 25-0-15.

7. Bogardus. Frances, dau.. of James W. and Alma, Aug. 6, 1886, 1-5-23.

8 Brown, Almira Ann, May 30, 1838. 1-8-14;

9 Brown, Jacob B. Sept. 16, 1847 0-6-2;

10 Brown, Peter James, Dec. 8, 1846, 4-4-1

11. Brown, William H., Jan. 8, 1838, 7-3-0:

Children of Alexander H. and Sally Maria .

12. Burger, Josiah, s. of Isaac and Elizabeth, Feb. 27, 1862 2-4-19.

13. Cole, Edmund, Mar. 20, 1843, 2-3-12

14. Cole, Sharlott, Mar. 12, 1842, 4-6-12:

Children of Sylvanus and Elizabeth"

15. Clum, Maria, Aug. 31, 1961, 56-0-17.

16, Dickson, David, Feb. 25, 1808, - Oct. 20 1854

17. Dickson, Phebe A, w. of David, May 9, 1817 - Dec. 28, 1887.

18. Elsworth, David, s. of Henry and Eve April 15, 1860, 25-7-15.

19. Elsworth, Henry, Feb. 17, 1866 74-11-3.

20. Ellsworth Eve Smith, w. of Henry, April 6, 1860, 60-7-29.

21. Elsworth, Sally Ann, Jan. 25, 1850, 23-5-10;

22. Elsworth, William, Sept 29 1844 24-10-19:

Children of Henry and Eve.

23. Freer, Inez, dau. of Nelson J. and Efeann, Mar 29, 1868 10 mos.

24. Gray, Eva Le Fevre, Dec. 20 1817, Dec. 14, 1881

26. Galway, Samuel, s. of James and Mary, May 5, 1842, 4-5-17.

26. H-----S. (Field stone).

27. Hull, Albert, April 11, 1871, 19-9-28

28. Hull, Albert, s. of Albert and Sarah Nov. 8, In, 2-2-16.

29. Hull, Alice, Aug. 5, 1799, Mat. 7, 1880.

30. Hull, Samuel, Aug. 14, 1799, April 15, 1883.

31. Hutchings Samuel, May 7, 1845, 80-0-21.

32. Hutchings: Betheny, w. of Samuel, April 14, 1811, 40-1-24.

33. Jones, John R., July 31, 1870, 28-8-6.

34. Jones, Roxie D. dau. of John R. and Jane E., Sept. 18, 1870 1-6-0.

35. Lefever, Conradt, s. of Samuel and Catharine, Jan. 5, 1835 24-6-25

36. Le Fever, Isaac, Mar. 12, 1847, 70 yrs

37. Le Fever, Catharine, W. of Isaac, Nov 13, 1830 56-9-15.

38. Le Fever, Samuel Dec. 31, 1856 74-4-0.

39 Le Fever, Catharine, w. of Samuel, April 26, 1847, 56-5-1

40. Lovelace, Sarah Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel and Sarah, Oct. 29, 1852, 3-10-5

41. McLaughlin, Harris, Sept. 19, 1871, 50 yrs

42. Montanye, Margaret, w. of George D. I. Feb 19, 1880, 82-7-15

43. Moore, Joseph, 1819-Sept. 19, 1881.

44. Ostrander, Calvin, Co. G, 20 N.Y.V. April 15 1866, 26-3-15,

45. Perrine, Catharine 1830-1887.

46. Perrine, Grace July 23 1871 0-8-21.

47. Perrine, Helen C, April 27, 1866 0-9-1

48. Perrine, Henry S, Aug. 8, 1874, 16-4-16;

49. Perrine, John, Mar. 21, 1869 1-10-0

Children of James H. and Helen.

50. Perrine, Ida, 1951-1886.

51. Perrine, James H, Feb. 18 1821

52. Perrine, Helen Smith, w. of James H. Sept 18, 1828 - June 14, 1899

53. Perrine, Minerva, 1855-1909.

54. Perrine, Peter B. 1811-1881.

55. Perrine, Jane C. Le Fevre, w. of Peter B. 1813 - 1860

56. Pollock, William, s. of Abraham and Jane April 13, 1844, 2-9-23

57. Schoonmaker, David, May 30, 1807 - May 6 1869

58. Schoonmaker, Judith Auchmoody , w. of David, April 17, 1799 - Mar. 10, 1862

59. SMETH, EVA, Hier is Den Huys Vrouw Van Willem Smeth Gestorven in Den Yaar

Den 24, July 1769.

60. Smith Amos, June 3, 1871 83-3-15.

61. Smith David, Mar. 11, 1850, 45-3-12.

62. Smith, Enoch, Feb. 16, 1850, 51-2-0

63. Smith, Henry, Aug. 15, 1866, 64-3-15

64. Smith, Sarah Krows, w. of Henry Sept. 18, 1865, 60-3-9

65. Smith, Magdalen, w. of William, Mar 12, 1826, 61-6-4.

66. Smith, Henry, July 1, 1792, 66-5-10.

67. Smith, Sarah, W. of H. S. May Ye 13, 1799 65 yrs. (Field stone).

68. Smith, William H., July 31, 1856, 22-7-21.

69. Spurr, Mark, May 15, 1869, 64-10-29.

70. Spurr, Hannah, W. 0? Mark, April 22, 1880, 71-11-4.

71. S-------, S. H. (Field stone)

72. S____M, IS JUNI 15 AO 1746,

73. S----S., Dyd Mach. A 1794,

74. Stryker, Peter, Jan. 12, 1866 76-0-8

75. Stryker, Anna, w. of Peter J., Nov. 21, 1853, 65th yr.

76. Terpenning, Richard,

77. Terpenning, Sophia Smith, w. of Richard, Mar 1 1847 - April 25, 1877.

78. Thompson, Matthew,- April 19, 1821 - Mar 30 1879

79. Van Wagenen, Charles Sept. 29, 1867 0-7-12

80. Van Wagenen, Ella Mar 13, 1866, 7-3-0

81. Van Wagenen, Elizabth Worden w. of Charles B., Jan 27,1872, 57-0-6

82. Van Wagenen, Helen, dau. of Charles B. and Elizabeth, May 7 1845, 3-3-17.

83. Van Wagenen, Hugo, s. of Charles B. and Sarah, Aug.- 9, 18(65?).

84. Wells, Ann M., w. of James, Mar. 25, 1855, 53-8-15.

85. Woolsey, Richard. Dec. 8, 1847, 8-2-8

86. Woolsey, William, Dec. 5, 1847, 5-9-24:

Sons of Noah and Sophia



In 2001 Kenneth Rowe took on the task of restoring the Rifton Cemetery (now called Perrine Cemetery) as his Eagle Scout Project. Kenneth and his crew of volunteers cleaned and raked, reset stones, built a new iron gate, and moved a stone wall about four feet. Here are a few photos of the crew in action.

Moving the wall
Part of the crew is beginning to move the stone wall four feet further back from the highway. They did a beautiful job.
The majority of the old gravestone inscriptions are still readable. The scouts spent their breaks reading them.
Scouts reading inscriptions
Dads setting stones
Larry Rowe (Kenneth's father) watches as _____ _____ cleans one of the old stones in preparation for resetting it.





Created 02/1998 by Karl Wick ©1998, 2003 Karl R. Wick All Rights Reserved.
Updated 04 August 2003.