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.


Take the Holmes Rd. east of Route 52 to South Road [hamlet of Holmes, Town of Pawling]. Proceed on this road in a northerly direction for about .45 of a mile. On the left what resembles a driveway is the now-abandoned "Valley Road." Go west on this road for about a mile and down several hills until you cross the remains of small wooden bridge across a brook. About 70 ft. past the brook is a break in the stone wall on the left side of the road. Enter the break and proceed about 100 ft. farther to the west and about 150 ft. south of the road.

1. TURNER, Electa, w. of Lewis, d. Dec. 3, 1875, 68 y.
2. TURNER, Lewis, d. Nov. 15, 1870, 71 y.

Transcribed by Susan Brehm

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