With the generous permission of the author, the following has been transcribed from Barbara Smith Buys, Old Gravestones of Putnam County, New York : Together with information from ten adjacent Dutchess County burying grounds (Baltimore: Gateway Press ca 1975). This material is under copyright. No part may be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form, without the specific written permission of the author.

Mrs. Buys notes that only stones of people born before and through the calendar year of 1850 were transcribed, and "that numerous plain fieldstone markers and unmarked, but evident, graves, were found", in addition to those listed.


On Route 292 at Holmes (Town of Pawling), very near the Putnam County border, is a dwelling and property used as a Methodist parsonage. This plot is about 200 ft. from the road near a stone wall on the north side of the parsonage.

1. ABBOTT, Huldah, w. of Seth, d. April 16, 1863, 75 y.
2, ABBOTT, Seth, d. Jan 1, 1872, 87-5-12.

Transcribed by Susan Brehm

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