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Bit of History #7336204
08/21/21 08:35 PM
08/21/21 08:35 PM
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wantage n.j.
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eric space Offline OP
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About 30 years ago local historian/cemetery locator Dick Longcore came to my father with a list of old cemetery's he was tryin' to locate. Dad knew where some of them were. Dick showed me the list to see if I knew of any of the others. I told him I had stumbled on this one when fox snaring and later took him to the site. Most headstones were just field stones with initials and a date chiseled on them. Many of the graves had been robbed. One of the few readable headstones said "Capt. George DeKay, Kilt by Injins". This happened during the French and Indian War. I see this sign was donated by a descendent of his who lives in Canada and has the same name. Possibly next winter I can get to the cemetery and post a few pics. Right now it is "protected" by a massive amount of multiflora rose bushes.
Translation for the headstone picture " J.A. was born the year 1804". I assume this was a child who did not live to year 1805 and J.A. was his/her first 2 initials. ( I took this picture about 10 years ago at a nearby cemetery, but it shows a fieldstone marker)


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Re: Bit of History [Re: eric space] #7336228
08/21/21 09:06 PM
08/21/21 09:06 PM
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Interesting, thanks for posting Eric,


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Bit of History [Re: eric space] #7336233
08/21/21 09:13 PM
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I always wonder who walked each path before me. Good post Eric.


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Re: Bit of History [Re: eric space] #7336243
08/21/21 09:24 PM
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Love history from the east.


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Re: Bit of History [Re: eric space] #7336249
08/21/21 09:31 PM
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Itís always neat to see this kind of history, here thereís not many before about 1850, Iíve heard stories from relation, dug drainage tile, found more than one unmarked grave were the settlers with wagons headed west would have went and probably put a wooden cross up and over the years it disappeared and was lost to time.

Re: Bit of History [Re: eric space] #7336374
08/22/21 12:18 AM
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American In the Pyrenees; Fran...
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I had a longtime customer and friend named George "Chuck" DeKay.

Thanks for sharing.

Pete

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