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OLD BURYING-GROUND AT PEEKSKILL
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, For the Year 1851Volume 5
By New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, Samuel G. Drake Publisher
OLD BURYING-GROUND AT PEEKSKILL, N. Y.
The marble monument erected to the memory of John Paulding, one of the captors of Major Andre, by the Corporation of New York City, bears the following inscription: —
“Here repose the mortal remains of John Paulding, who died on the 18th day of February, 1818, in the 60th year of his age. On the morning of the 23d. of Sept., 1780, accompanied by two young farmers of the county of Weschester (whose names will one day be recorded on their own deserved monuments,) he intercepted the British spy, Andre. Poor himself, he disdained to acquire wealth by sacrificing his country. Rejecting the temptation of great rewards, he conveyed his prisoner to the American camp, and, by this act of noble sell-denial, the treason of Arnold was detected; the designs of the enemy baffled; West Point and the American Army saved; and the United States, now, by the grace of God, free and independent, preserved from imminent peril." On the east side is a wreath engraved on the marble, with the word "Fidelity," and on the west, "Amorpatriee vincit."
John Gilbert d. at Peekskill, 30 March, 1816, ae 56. Elizabeth, his -wife b. 1763 —d. 1841.
Mrs. Olive, wife of Rev. Joel Baker of Granville, Mass., d. at Peekskill, 17 Nov., 1844,ae; 68.
Col. Jas. Thompson, late officer in the Revolutionary War, d. 27 Feb. 1804, ae 56; Sarah, his wife, d. 1 May, 1802, ae 62.
Mary, wife of Samuel Drake, d. 21 May, 1779, ae 32 y. 5 mo. 17 ds.
Rebeckah, wife of Samuel Drake, Esq., b, 15 March, 1729, m. 14 May, 1753, and d. 13 May, 1772, ae 43.
Samuel Drake, d. 13 Jan. 1774, ae 75.
Gilbert Drake d. 8 Jan., 1809, ae 89; Ruth Drake d 14 Dec., 1828, ae 91.
Sally Drake d, 24 May, 1829, ae 54.
Ruth, wife of Wm. Drake, d. 1786, ae 68; Wm. Drake, Esq., d. 29 April, 1802, ae 80.
Joshua Drake, b. 14 Oct., 1759, d. 20 Feb., 1818, a; 59.
Ann Drake b. 8 Dec., 1768, d. March, 1822, ae 55; and follows,
" The victory now is obtained
She gon her dear Saviour to Se
Her wishes she fully has gained
She gon whar she longed to be."
Phebe, wife of Rob't Crumbie, dau. of Joshua and Ann Drake, who d. 15 Dec., 1846, ae 60.
Sarah Tidd, wife of John Paulding, d. 23 Oct., 1789; [John Paulding had four wives and 19 children.]
Richard Curry d. 20 March, 1806, ae 96 y. and 4 mos.; Elizabeth, wife of Richard Curry, d. 14 Feb., 1778, 83 66 y. and 2 mos.;
Bilbeeck Drake, wife of Capt. John D., d. 2 May, 1771, ae 71;
Jasper Drake d. 26 Feb., 1771, ae 19;
Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Drake, d. 7 Jan. 1772, ae 21.
Jeremiah Drake, b. 1726, d. 6 May, 1784, ae 58.
Mary, wife of John Turner, d. 2 Sept., 1826, ae 79 ; John Turner d. 27 March, 1788, ae 42.
Mary, wife of John Ward, d. 15 Sept., 1765, ae 69; John Ward, Esq., d. 7 Dec., 1767 ae 88;
Elizabeth, dau. of Benj. and Phebe Ward, d 20 March, 1847, ae 52; Benjamin Ward, Esq., d. 26 Feb., 1842, ae 42, (son of Benj. and Phebe;)
Benjamin Ward (a British officer) d. 21 April. 1817, ae 65; Phebe, wife of Benj. Ward, d. 9 Jan., 1848, ae 92, (drew a pension from British Government;)
Jane, dau of Benj. and Phebe Ward, d. 22 Oct. 1817, ae 20; Caleb Ward d. 18 Dec., 1811, ae 36;
Caleb Ward b. 11 Nov., 1728, d. 16 May, 1802, ae 74 ; Mary, wife of Caleb Ward, b. 30 April, 1731, d. 20 Feb., 1801, ae 70.
Sarah, wife Israel Jacobs, d. 22 Sept., 1820, ae 62.
Capt. James Mandeville d. 21 Dec., 1848, ae 88 y. 4. mos. 27 ds.;
Reuben Fowler d. 1 Feb., 1832, ae 78 y. 4 mos. 28 ds.;
Jeremiah D. Fowler, M. D., d 28 Oct., 1828, ae 42 y. 10 mos. 27 ds.;
Chauncy, son of John and Emily Fowler, d. 4 Oct., 1830, ae 7 mos. 18 ds;
Samuel Jacobs d. 22 March, 1844, ae 65; Mary Jacobs d. 4 Aug., 1845, ae 85;
Sarah Bates, of N. Y , d. at P. 23 June, 1843, ae 91 y. 11 mos. 5ds.;
Caleb Morgan d. 23 July, 1838, ae 91.
Rebecca, widow of Gov. Warren, d. 18 August, 1838, ae 34 y. and 4 mos.
Jane, wife of Dr. Nath'l Drake, d. 27 March, 1834, ae 62.
"Near this stone lie the remains of GEORGE McCHAIN, Lieutenant in the 6th Reg. of U. S. Infantry, and distinguished for his valor in the battles of Chippeway and Bridgewater. In him were united the energy of the soldier with the easy politeness of a gentleman. Impressed with the great truths of religion, he was hospitable, gentle, sober, just and contemplative. From the ardor of his love of country lie early devoted himself to a service, where he was brave, without vanity, and magnanimous, without ostentation. To perpetuate the memory of so beloved a character, his mourning friends have erected this humble stone, a frail memorial of their veneration of his virtues and a faint testimony of their grief for a misfortune alas indelibly engraved on their hearts. He died 19 Oct., 1818, ae 32."