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The Van Scoy-Edwards Cemetery

     The Van Scoy-Edwards Cemetery is located on a wooded nature preserve just off of Northwest Road in an area of Easthampton called the Northwest Woods. The gravestones range in date from 1782 the earliest buriel, to 1884  the latest date on the memorial  monument. There are a total of 11 burials with one metal monument to family members who were buried elsewhere. Although not nearly the oldest private family cemetry on the east end of Long Island, time and the elements have not been kind to the stones which memorialize these pioneering families. In fact two headstones are missing all together. Luckily throuh the use of today's technology, with a little time, effort and care  we are able to preserve these memories for all time. 
Submitted by: Robert V. Bromberg historian  for Sag Harbor's historic Masonic Lodge (Wamponamon #437).   He is  also a Havens-Howell  descendant.


Headstone missing.  Initials  P.T. on footstone.

In memory of John Terry who died Apr. 26,1811 
in the ?  year of his age.  (note: inscription incomplete)

Sibyl  Relict of Jeremiah Terry who died Aug 29, 1830  Age  82.

In memory of Jeremiah  Terry 
who died Jan. 19,1792  in the 54th  year of his age.
Hannah B.  only daughter of David & Hannah B. Van Scoy died Mar 23, 1851 Age 44.  Her dying words  "It doth not yet appear what we shall be, but when Christ shall appear we shall be like Him, for  we shall see Him as He is." 
In Memory of Sebel  relict of Samuel Pierson who died Apr. 5,1845  age 88. "While the dear dust she leaves behind,sleeps in thy bosom,sacred tomb!  Soft be her bed, her slumbers kind, and all her dreams of joy to come." 

Headstone: missing   no initials on footstone

In memeory of ______ Van Scoy who died 
Nov. _ , 1846  in the __ year of his age. (Note: inscription incomplete.) 

Mrs. Mercy Van Scoy wife of Mr. Isaac  Van Scoy. 
Died Oct.5, 1782 in the 50th year of her age.
Died March 27,1863  Rhoda  P.  wife of  J. Austin  Van Scoy:  Daughter of Joshua & Anna Polley,  of Lisbon, Conn.  Age 55.  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."  psalms  CXVI   15.

Nearly destroyed headstone, with a footstone initialed  R.P.V.S. 
most likely the footstone for #10
Front: children of Ephraim & Elizabeth T. Edwards. [Phoebe  Talmage died May 1832 aged 39 years, 2 months.] [Sarah Maria, died May 1830 aged 27 years  4 months.]
Back: [Ephraim Edwards died Sept. 1846 aged  77 years.] [Elizabeth Talmage  his wife died June 1855 aged 84 years.] [Elizabeth S. Edwards daughter of Ephraim & Elizabeth T. Edwards  Died Aug. 1884 aged 83 years 7 months.]