Dutch Reformed

In 1813, the Dutch Reformed Church was established in Fishkill Landing with a cemetery behind the church.   This cemetery is inaccessible today, but it has some of the oldest graves in the city. Built into the steep bank behind the church are family vaults.

Peter Schenck

Peter Schenck

Colonel William  Few, a signer of the U.S. Constitution for the state of Georgia, was once buried in the Chrystie family vault in this cemetery. Because of the condition of the cemetery, his home state, Georgia, had the bones removed and re-interred. A monument to Colonel Few can be seen in front of the church.

Marker from the front of Colonel Few's grave.

Marker from the front of Colonel Few’s grave.

Colonel Few's remains were re-interred in Georgia in 1973.

Colonel Few’s remains were re-interred in Georgia in 1973.

Find A Grave

Interments  in the Dutch Reformed Church can be found in:

“Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York” by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, pages 92-97.

3 thoughts on “Dutch Reformed

  1. Very angry, cemetary is not being cared for and information about burials there are blocked. Also this is listed as a National Historic site and yet it is not possible to search for ancestors. When I tried to access the site above it supposedly does not exist.

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