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Richard F. Welch Collection

Type of Material: research notes; journals; correspondence; documents; newspaper clippings; newsletters; publicity files; and ephemeral material on early Long Island and regional gravestones (c.1680 to 1810).
Personal Name: Richard F. Welch
Collection ID: Collection 420
Creator: Richard F. Welch
Extent: 5 cubic ft.
Span Dates:

Richard F. Welch Collection 
Collection 420 

Administrative Information     

Title
Richard F. Welch Collection.

Creator
Dr. Richard F. Welch.

Provenance
The collection was donated by Dr. Welch in 2008.

ExtentScope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of five cubic feet of: research notes; journals; correspondence; documents; newspaper clippings; newsletters; publicity files; and ephemeral material on early Long Island and regional gravestones (c.1680 to 1810). A significant portion of the collection is photographs of headstones that were taken by Dr. Welch.

Biographical Sketch 
Richard F. Welch is a historian and teaches American history, western civilization, and Irish history at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University. The author of four books and numerous articles, Welch has also worked as a historical consultant, museum exhibit curator, and editor of Long Island Forum, a regional history magazine. He  currently serves on the editorial board of Long Island History Journal.  He is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of New York. His most recent book is The Boy General: The Life and Careers of Francis Channing Barlow. He lives in Huntington, New York (source: http://www.amazon.com/Richard-F.-Welch/e/B001JS7KKU/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0).

Arrangement and Processing Note
The collection is arranged in series order by subject and format. The collection was processed by Diane Holliday, Associate Professor and Reference Librarian at Dowling College and Kristen J. Nyitray, Associate Librarian/Head of Special Collections and University Archives/University Archivist, Stony Brook University (SBU) with assistance from Lynn Toscano, Assistant Head, Special Collections and University Archives, and Danielle Driscoll, student assistant. 
Website by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Languages
English, Dutch, Latin.

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Ownership and Literary Rights
Stony Brook Foundation.

Preferred Citation
[Item], [Box], Richard F. Welch Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Location of Associated Research Material
Electronic  Resources
Books Authored and Co-authored by Richard F. Welch

Series Outline

SUBGROUP I: Research Files  
SUBGROUP II: Scholarship
SUBGROUP III: Correspondence   
SUBGROUP IV: Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)
SUBGROUP V: Photographs and Negatives

Box and Folder List

SUBGROUP I: Research Files  

Box 1
Research files, articles and newspaper clippings

  • Brown, Thomas
  • Hill, George
  • Zunicher, John
  • Connecticut
  • Eastern Long Island, New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New York and New Jersey
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia

Box 2
Research files, articles and newspaper clippings

  • Gardiner Cemetery
  • Huntington, New York
  • Glen Cove, New York: Locust Cemetery, Duryea Family
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn
  • Lower Hudson Valley, New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • drawing (unidentified)
  • notebook (red), 1976
  • notebook (teal), 1976 to 1977
  • notebook (olive), 1976 to 1978
  • notebook (blue), 1978 to June 1984
  • notebook (brown), 1979
  • notebook, no date

Box 3
Research files, articles and newspaper clippings

  • Auerbach, E.: Huntington Historic Cemeteries, June 1985
  • Baugher, S. and Winter, F.: Early American Gravestones  
  • Benes, P.: Distinguishing Signs of Truly Gracious and Holy Affections Article with reference to Asa Hill
  • Clowes, E.: Island’ s Oldest Gravestone, January 1947
  • Cody, J.: Van Cortland Cemetery on Vault Hill,
  • Coles, R.: Sands Family Burying Ground, September 71
  • Cornish, M.: Bay Colony Tendril Carvers, June 1982
  • Frazee, J.: Autobiography of Frazee the Sculptor, 1835
  • Graves,T.: Lutheran and Reformed Pennsylvania German Gravestones, 1986
  • Kelly, S. and Williams A.: Cemetery Survey: Glastonbury Model, June 1984
  • Koppleman, Connie: Dead Men/Women Do Tell Tales, January 1981
  • Lloyd, Henry: Letter, re: Woolsey Gravestones 
  • Ruggles, J.: A Walk Through History, October 1980
  • Stone, G. and Persons, W.: Cultural and Social Information from Long Island Gravestones 
  • Trinity Church, New York, NY: gravestone project
  • Van Santvoord, P.: Historic Hillside Cemetery, July 1959
  • Van Santvoord, P: Some North Shore Cemeteries, January 1962
  • Wood, C.: Ancient Graves of Southold with letter to editor, April 1947
  • miscellaneous articles and newspaper clippings on burial grounds
  • Canoe Place Inn and Shinnecock Canal
  • Gardiners Island
  • Summer Club on the Great South Bay
  • wills and estates

Box 4

  • notes on gravestones (index cards)

SUBGROUP II: Scholarship

Box 5
Articles and manuscripts

  • "Careers in Stone: I. Thuel and Phineas Hill," Long Island Forum, January 1983
  • Memento Mori (research files)
  • Memento Mori (page proofs)
  • Memento Mori (photographs)
  • "New York New Jersey Gravestone Carving Tradition: An Introduction" (manuscript)
  • "Preserving a Neglected Heritage" (manuscript)
  • Welch and Langhans, Rufus: "Proposal for the Removal of Selected Gravestones"
  • unidentified manuscript

SUBGROUP III: Correspondence

  • correspondence, 1976
  • correspondence, 1977
  • correspondence, 1978 to1988

SUBGROUP IV: Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)

Box 6
Correspondence, by year

  • 1979 to 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1990
  • undated  

Box 7
Conference materials and publications, by year: includes programs, meeting minutes, etc.

  • Bradford, Massachusetts, June 1980
  • Storrs, Connecticut, June 1981
  • Williams College, Massachusetts, June 1982
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, June 1983
  • Hartford, Connecticut, June 1984
  • New Brunswick, New Jersey, June 1985
  • Boston, Massachusetts, June 1986
  • Amherst, Massachusetts, June 1987
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania, June 1988
  • Essex, Massachusetts, June 1989
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, June 1990
  • Brookline, Massachusetts, June 2001

Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS): Publications and Guides

  • Act for the Preservation and Care of Burial Places and Memorials for the Dead (draft)
  • AGS Book Loan Service form
  • Archives Catalog, June 1986
  • Bibliography, Gravestone Related Resources
  • Care of Old Cemeteries and Gravestones
  • Graveboard (AGS newsletter), December 1987 to October 1988
  • Gravestone Rubbing for Beginners
  • Making Photographic Records of Gravestones
  • Recommendations for the Care of Gravestones
  • AGS Guide 1: Narragansett Bay Area Graveyards, Rhode Island
  • AGS Guide 2: Long Island, New York Graveyards
  • AGS Guide 3: Graveyards, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • AGS Guide: Eastern Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts Graveyards
  • Symbolism in the Carvings on Old Gravestones
  • Recording Cemetery Data (draft)

SUBGROUP V: Photographs and Negatives

Box 8 
Album of Long Island gravestones
For more detailed information, including the location of headstones, please access the inventory here.

Section #

Photo #

Last Name

First Name

Death Date

Death Year

1

1

Benjamin

Desire

9-Apr

1761

1

2

Hains

James

6-Sep

1732

1

3

Woolsey

George

19-Jan

1740

1

4

Woolsey

George

19-Jan

1740

1

5

Woolsey

Joseph

2-Mar

1749

1

6

Gilbort

Phebee

25-Nov

1739

1

7

Baker

Elizabeth

18-Jul

1753

1

8

Paine

Sarah

3-Sep

1716

1

9

Beebee

Elizabeth

10-Jun

1716

1

10

Smith

Nathaniel

 

1767

1

11

Dayton

Daniel

14-Sep

1762

1

12

White

Ebenezer

4-Feb

1756

1

13

Townsend

Hannah

15-Dec

1740

1

14

Smith

Nathaniel

30-Mar

1765

1

15

Baker

David

 

1774

1

16

Baker

Phebe

23-Feb

1770

1

17

Halliock

Esther

17-Feb

1773

1

18

Halliock

Esther

17-Feb

1773

1

19

Baker

David

17-Apr

1781

1

20

Conkling

Keturah

12-Dec

1773

1

21

Aldrich

Mary

14-Aug

1770

1

22

Aldrich

Mary

14-Aug

1770

1

23

Reve

Mary

8-Oct

1772

1

23

Reve

Abigail

7-Oct

1772

1

23

Reve children

 

 

1772

1

24

Huntting

Samuel

12-May

1773

1

25

Wells

Issac

20-Oct

1784

1

26

Huntting

Samuel

12-May

1773

1

27

Persons

Easter

23-Dec

1782

1

28

Unidentified

 

 

 

1

29

Gardiner

Mary

 

 

1

30

Hempsted

Mary

10-Jan

1708

1

31

Hedges

William

 

1768

1

32

Conkling

Gilbert

10-Sep

1776

1

33

Reynolds

John

 

1750

1

34

Christophers

John

 

1723

1

35

Howell

Nicoll

21-Mar

1764

1

36

Howell

Nicoll

21-Mar

1764

1

37

Baker

Joseph

26-Dec

1761

1

38

Woolsey

Abigail, Elizabeth, Mary

 

 

1

39

Wells

William

Oct

1696

1

40

 

 

 

 

1

41

Bagley

Freelove

 

 

1

42

Reeve

Mary

16-May

1741

1

43

Youngs

Daniel

18-Jan

1755

1

44

Gilford

Mary

19-Feb

1755

1

45

Alsop

Hannah

23-Oct

1757

1

46

Clowes

Cathrin

9-Aug

1740

1

47

Dutch

 

Sep

1760

1

48

Dutch

 

June

1760

1

49

Stoddard

William

29-Jul

1758

1

50

Unidentified

 

 

 

1

51

Dutch

 

April

1775

1

52

Smith

Phebe

13-Dec

1760

1

53

Dutch

 

 

 

1

54

Ludlam

Henry

9-Oct

1752

1

55

Betts

Mary

28-Jul

1759

1

56

Mackie

Meherabel

10-Mar

1771

1

57

Smith

Nehemiah

18-May

1750

1

58

unidentified

Jonathan

 

 

1

59

Cook

Daniel

4-Dec

 

1

60

unidentified

 

 

1712

1

61

Foster

Daniel

5-Nov

1744

1

62

Willet

Joannah

25-May

1749

1

63

Daul

Ruth

4-Jun

1747

1

64

unidentified

 

 

 

1

65

Willett

Elbert

19-Aug

1738

1

66

Carle

Anne

21-Jul

1751

1

67

Willett

Cathrine

17-Aug

1746

1

68

Wilmot

Walter

6-Aug

1744

1

69

Seabury

Samuel

 

 

1

70

Dutch

 

29-Jul

1754

1

71

Ludlam

John

November

1748

1

72

Conkling

Nathan

16-Aug

1776

1

73

Conkling

Nathan

16-Aug

1776

1

74

Howell

Abigail

10-Oct

1771

1

75

Ludlam

Henry

 

 

1

76

Mills

Obadiah

17-Sep

1775

1

77

Higbee

Sarah

 

1774

1

78

Brewster

Temmy

26-Feb

1794

1

79

Smith

Margaret

 

1764

1

80

Hewlett

Helena

 

1773

1

81

Dutch

 

4-Nov

1768

1

82

Dutch

 

4-Nov

1768

1

83

Unidentified

Anna

 

1770

1

84

Lawrence

John

Feb

1757

1

85

Dutch

 

 

1769

1

86

Wright

Elizabeth

12-Jan

1755

1

87

Smith

Deborah

Jun

1769

1

88

Smith

Elizabeth

12-Oct

1769

1

89

Wick of Schenck

Antie

 

1766

1

90

Riker

Andrew

11-Apr

1762

1

91

Dutch

 

 

1767

1

92

Ludlow

Damaris

 

1767

1

93

Doty

John

1-May

1782

1

94

Dutch

 

 

1769

1

95

Schenek

Steve

 

1767

1

96

Greek, Latin, Aramaic

 

 

 

1

97

Unidentified

 

 

 

1

98

Dutch

 

 

 

1

99

Betts

Richard

 

1742

1

100

Hinchman

Miriam

 

1743

2

1

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

2

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

3

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

4

marker

 

 

 

2

5

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

6

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

7

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

8

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

9

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

10

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

11

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

12

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

13

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

14

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

15

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

16

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

17

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

18

marker

 

 

 

2

19

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

20

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

21

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

22

fence post gravemarkers

 

 

 

2

23

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

24

James

Thomas

 

1696

2

25

Conklin

Mary

6-Dec

1726

2

26

Charles

William

 

1718

2

27

Charles

William

 

1718

2

28

Howell

Abigail

19-Jun

1688

2

29

Youngs

Mary

17-Dec

1687

2

30

Allsup

Daniel

1-Jan

1698

2

31

Landon

Hannah

26-Feb

1701

2

32

Goldsmith

Zaccheus

Jan

1709

2

33

Howell

Susannah

24-Mar

1711

2

34

Youngs

Wal'er

mar

1714

2

35

Hutchinson

Martha

sept

1717

2

35

Hutchinson

Samuel

24-May

1717

2

36

Griffing

Jasper

17-Apr

1718

2

37

unidentified

 

 

 

2

38

Reeve

Benjamin

17-Nov

1740

2

39

Stephens

Thomas

 

 

2

40

Mitchell

Sarah

6-Dec

1718

2

41

Jessup

Abigail

 

1724

2

42

Parsons

Sarah

 

1725

2

43

Fuller

Joseph

5-Jan

1739

2

44

Mulford

Timothy

 

1741

2

45

Unidentified

Mary

 

1748

2

46

Sammis

David

 

1731

2

47

Huntting

Edward

 

1745

2

48

Hedges

Lois

 

1718

2

49

Brown

Peter

4-Jun

1747

2

50

Rogers

Ruth

 

 

2

51

Chichester

Jerushate

16-Jun

1742

2

52

Sands

Robert

12-Apr

1735

2

53

Morgan

John

13-Mar

1730

2

54

Brewster

Gloriana

17-Jul

1750

2

55

Smith

William

27-Jan

1742

2

56

Smith

Frances

24-Jun

1742

2

57

Jaruis

William

16-Jan

1749

2

58

Lininton

John

14-Sep

1752

2

59

Morgan

John

 

1740

2

60

unidentified

 

 

 

2

61

unidentified

 

 

 

2

62

Titus

Sarah

6-Mar

1740

2

63

Satterly

John

28-Jan

1749

2

64

Potter

Peleg

5-Apr

1764

2

65

Townsend

Rosee

4-Aug

1749

2

65

Townsend

Freelove

 

 

2

66

Townsend

Penn

4-Sep

1754

2

67

Ketcham

Mary

11-May

1750

2

68

Hudson

Hannah

9-Dec

1754

2

68

Hudson

John Leverett

29-Dec

1754

2

68

Hudson

Bethiah

7-Dec

1754

2

68

Hudson Children's stones

 

 

1754

2

69

Ketcham

John

1-Jan

1773

2

70

Woolsey

Esther

29-Mar

1756

2

71

Unidentified

 

 

 

2

72

Smith

Israel

9-Apr

1734

2

73

Smith

Priscilla

11-Dec

1735

2

74

Everer

Nicolas

20-Sep

 

2

74

Everer

Nicolas

10-Jan

 

2

75

Arthur

Mary

24-Oct

1767

2

76

Smith

Mary

 

1767

2

77

Thorne

Sibil

1-Mar

1759

2

78

Smith

Mary

24-Jan

1766

2

79

Lawrence

Judith

29-Sep

1767

2

80

Doughty

James

4-Feb

1773

2

81

Beets

Richard

17-Nov

1748

2

82

Beets

Richard

17-Nov

1748

2

83

Payton

Capt.

 

1740

2

84

Mulford

Abigail

9-May

1764

2

85

Hempton

Manasseh

 

 

2

86

Lewis

Joseph

8-Aug

1765

2

87

Watson

Thomas

11-Mar

1737

3

1

Sammis

Sarah

27-May

1739

3

2

Brewster

Ruth

 

 

3

3

Brewster

Ruth

 

 

3

4

Wells

Deacon

26-Nov

1785

3

5

Helme

Hannah

16-Feb

1789

3

6

Cook

Mehitabel

8-Jan

1801

3

7

Cook

Mehitabel

8-Jan

1801

3

7

Cook

Albert Rogers

11-Jan

1801

3

8

Cook

Mehitabel

 

 

3

9

Helme

Thomas

14-Jul

1775

3

10

Wiggins

Susannah

7-Jul

1791

3

11

White

Silvanus

22-Oct

1782

3

12

Booth

Joseph

 

1795

3

13

Howell

David

25-Apr

1795

3

14

unidentified

 

 

 

3

15

Howell

Daniel

21-May

1798

3

16

unidentified

Nathan

24-Mar

1783

3

17

unidentified

Nathan

24-Mar

1783

3

18

Wiggins

Susannah

7-Jul

1791

3

19

Youngs

Thomas

19-Feb

1793

3

20

Rogers

Josiah

2-Oct

1791

3

21

Rogers

Josiah

2-Oct

1791

3

22

unidentified

Daniel

 

 

3

23

Wiggins

Ruth

 

1801

3

24

Halliock

Hannah

12-Feb

1791

3

25

Howell

Elizabeth

24-Nov

1789

3

26

Woodhull

Josiah

9-Nov

1787

3

27

Hopkins

Dorothy

15-Feb

1778

3

28

Haviland

Rachel

19-Oct

1798

3

29

Halliock

Zerubbable

3-Mar

1800

3

30

Tuthill

Clements

27-Jan

1801

3

31

Huntting

Mary

5-Jun

1779

3

32

Hand

Abigail

 

1781

3

33

Moore

Daniel

 

1791

3

34

Tuthill

Maryann

 

1794

3

35

Woolsey

Melancthon Taylor

28-Sep

1758

3

36

Woolsey

Benjamin

 

 

3

37

Woolsey

Abigail

 

1753

3

37

Woolsey

Elizabeth

 

1753

3

37

Woolsey

Mary

 

1753

3

38

Woolsey

Benjamin

 

 

3

39

unidentified

 

26-Nov

1791

3

40

Ludlam

Elizabeth

2-Sep

1756

3

41

Smith

Charles

2-Nov

1793

3

42

Smith

Charles

2-Nov

1793

3

43

Sands

Infant Son

11-Feb

1813

3

44

Townsend

Sarah

27-Apr

1780

3

45

Phillips

Anne

12-Aug

1791

3

46

Phillips

William

27-Mar

1799

3

47

Woolsey

George

2-Dec

1770

3

48

Stewart

Ann

 

1819

3

49

Carll

James

27-Sep

1845

3

50

Carll

James

27-Sep

1845

3

51

Wells

John

 

1832

3

51

Wells

Sally

 

1850

3

52

Reeve

Nathaniel

9-Apr

1833

3

53

Floyd

Richard

9-May

1803

3

54

Herrick

William

10-Aug

1708

3

55

Conkling

Joanna

17-Apr

1775

3

56

Howell

Mathew

4-May

1706

3

57

Purnell

Lorenzo

 

1819

3

58

Purnell

Lorenzo

 

1819

3

59

Roberts

William

5-Apr

1839

3

60

Byram

Betsy

 

1797

4

1

Huntting

Samuel

19-May

1773

4

2

Gilbert

Bethany

1-May

1684

4

3

Wiggins

Thomas

 

1728

4

4

Moore

Abigail

26-Jun

1682

4

5

Youngs

Mary

17-Dec

1687

4

6

Griffing

Jasper

17-Apr

1718

4

7

Tuthill

Hannah

1-Dec

1715

4

8

Huntting

Edward

10-Apr

1745

4

9

Huntting

Edward

10-Apr

1745

4

10

Sands

Mary

15-Apr

1734

4

10

Sands

Robert

12-Apr

1735

4

11

unidentified

Henry

 

1747

4

12

Satterly

John

28-Jan

1749

4

13

Everer

Nicolas ESQ

 

1723

4

13

Everer

Nicolas

 

1731

4

14

Smith

Israel

9-Apr

1734

4

15

Payton

Samel

4-Apr

1740

4

16

Mulford

Abigail

9-May

1764

4

17

Thorne

Sibil

1-Mar

1759

4

18

Smith

Mary

24-Jan

1766

4

19

Lewis

Joseph

8-Aug

1765

4

20

Hempton

Manasseh

 

1737

4

21

Watson

Thomas

11-Mar

1737

4

22

Post

John

3-Mar

1741

4

23

Post

John

3-Mar

1741

4

24

Baker

Elizabeth

18-Jul

1753

4

25

Horton

Abigail

8-Oct

1755

4

26

Bower

Isaac

20-Jan

1745

4

27

Peirson

Josiah

11-Nov

1776

4

28

Sands

John

15-Mar

1712

4

29

Smith

Nathaniel

30-Mar

1765

4

30

Baker

David

7-Apr

1774

4

31

Paine

Sarah

3-Sep

1716

4

32

King

Abigail

27-May

1716

4

33

Reve

Mary

8-Oct

1772

4

33

Reve

Abigail

7-Oct

1772

4

34

Halliock

Esther

17-Feb

1773

4

35

Reve

Ketury

7-Oct

1772

4

36

Post

Mary

27-Dec

1788

4

37

Gardiner

John

24-Nov

1780

4

38

Persons

Esther

23-Dec

1782

4

39

Conkling

Gilbert

19-Sep

1776

4

40

Hedges

William

4-Nov

1768

4

41

Hedges

William

4-Nov

1768

4

42

Reynolds

John

 

1700

4

43

Howell

Nicholl

21-Mar

1764

4

44

Christopher

John

 

1723

4

45

Baker

Joseph

26-Dec

1761

4

46

Wells

Joshua

 

1761

4

47

Relic

Ruth

7-Jan

1754

4

48

Wells

William

oct

1696

4

49

Youngs

Daniel

18-Jan

1755

4

50

Jones

Thomas

Dec

1713

4

51

Clowes

Cathrin

9-Aug

1740

4

52

Clowes

Joseph

15-Oct

1755

4

53

Gilford

Mary

19-Feb

1755

4

54

Gilford

Mary

19-Feb

1755

4

55

Lawrence

John

 

1765

4

56

Mackie

Mehetabel

10-Mar

1771

4

57

Van Der Veer Wychoff

Jannitie

 

1774

4

58

Wilmot

Walter

6-Aug

1744

4

59

Willett

Elbert

19-Aug

1738

4

60

Ludlam

Judith

25-Aug

1712

4

61

Carle

Anne

21-Jul

1751

4

62

Smith

Nehemiah

18-May

1759

4

63

Seabury

Jane

28-Feb

1774

4

64

Whithead

Helenah

2-May

1751

4

65

Conkling

Nathan

16-Aug

1776

4

66

Smith

Deborah

1-Jun

1769

4

67

Smith

Henry

 

1766

4

68

Lawrence

Anna

18-May

1770

4

69

Riker

Andrew

11-Apr

1762

4

70

Pierson

Judith

 

1764

4

71

Kouwenhoven

William

Jan

1769

4

72

Mills

Obadiah

17-Sep

1775

4

73

Higbee

Sarah

 

1774

4

74

Brewster

Temmy

26-Feb

1794

4

75

Ludlam

Martha

28-Feb

1784

4

76

Stoothoof

Wilhelm

 

1783

4

77

Helme

Clarissa

6-Aug

1767

4

78

Landon

Martha

26-Apr

1775

4

79

White

Silvanus

22-Oct

1782

4

80

Peirson

Elizabeth

18-Jun

1792

4

81

Gelston

Foster

25-Dec

1783

4

82

Youngs

Thomas

 

 

4

83

Booth

Joseph

28-Apr

1795

4

84

Hedges

Charity

25-Oct

1791

4

85

Halliock

Hannah

12-Feb

1791

4

86

Rogers

Josiah

2-Oct

1791

4

87

Hand

Abigail

 

1781

4

88

Moore

Daniel

10-Nov

1791

4

89

Jaggar

Samuel

11-Oct

1785

4

90

Hopkins

Dorothy

15-Feb

1778

4

91

White

Ruth

5-Nov

1795

4

92

White

Ruth

 

 

4

93

Halsey

Sally

29-Nov

1801

4

94

Cook

Mehitabel

8-Jan

1801

4

95

Woolsey

Benjamin

 

1759

4

96

Tuthill

Maryann

 

1794

4

97

Miller

Jeremiah

28-Jun

1803

4

98

Storrs

Luther

10-Jul

1804

4

99

Conkling

Joanna

17-Apr

1775

4

100

Bacon

Dorothy

 

1965

4

101

Ludlam

Elizabeth

2-Sep

1756

4

102

Herrick

William

19-Aug

1708

4

103

Helme

William

8-Jun

1812

4

104

Byram

Betsey

23-Oct

1797

4

105

Stewart

Ann

 

1819

4

106

Miller

Isabella

25-Apr

1825

4

107

Brown

Gersham

22-Sep

1801

4

108

Rogers

John

1-Feb

1852

4

109

Helme

William Henry

8-Jun

1812


Box 9

  • Long Island (8 folders): areas represented include Bridgehampton, Mattituck, Wainscott, Smithtown, Nissequogue, 
    North Haven, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Huntington, Dix Hills, Huntington, Southold, Mount Sinai, Middle Island, Southold, Greenport, Orient, Baiting Hollow, Setauket, Southampton, Sagaponack, Strong's Neck

Box 10

  • Brooklyn and Queens, New York
  • Queens, New York
  • Rye and Tappan, New York
  • Schenectady, New York
  • Staten Island, New York
  • New York (3 folders)
  • New York and New Jersey: areas represented include Mount Vernon, Paramus, Cranbury, Staten Island, Trinity Church, Morristown, Hackensack, West Point, Sparta, Yorktown, Van Cortlandville, New Brunswick, Mount Sinai

Box 11

  • Windsor, Connecticut and Richmond Town, Staten Island, New York
  • Connecticut: areas represented include North Windsor, East Glastonbury, Harwinton
  • New Jersey:  areas represented include Cranbury, Scotch Plains, Elizabeth, Middletown, Woodbridge, Westfield, New Brunswick, East Orange, Werthfield, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy (2 folders)
  • Nova Scotia
  • Oregon
  • Vermont and Northeast United States
  • Williamsburg, Virginia (Bruton Episcopal Church) and Annapolis, Maryland (St. Anne’s Church)
  • unidentified geographical locations (2 folders)
  • miscellaneous photographs of Long Island; includes "Dead Man's Curve, Motor Parkway" and "Observing the Seawanhaka Cup Races, 1890s"

Box 12

  • negatives

Location of Associated Research Material

  • Association for Gravestone Studies, and Friends for Long Island's Heritage. (1986). Long Island, N.Y. graveyards (including lower Manhattan Island): Worcester, Mass.: Association for Gravestone Studies. (Special Collections, NB1856.N72 L75 1986)
  • Association for Gravestone Studies. (1980). Markers: the annual journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies. [Worcester?, Mass.]: The Association.  (Main Library Stacks, E159.5 .M28, v. 1-10 (1979/1980-1993))
  • Duval, F. Y., and Rigby, I. B. (1978). Early American gravestone art in photographs. New York: Dover Publications. (Main Library Stacks, NB1856.N4 D8 1978)
  • Forbes, H. M. (1967). Gravestones of early New England, and the men who made them, 1653-1800. New York: Da Capo Press. (Main Library Stacks, NB1855 .F6 1967)
  • Gabel, L. K., and Association for Gravestone Studies. (1989). A basic guide to carver research: an interview.Needham, Mass.: Association for Gravestone Studies. (Special Collections, NB1855 .G23 1989)
  • Stone, G. Stony Brook University, Department. of Anthropology. (1978). Colonial Long Island gravestones and trade networks. (Main Library Stacks, F127.L8 L48)
  • Stone, G. Stony Brook University, Department of Anthropology. (1987). Spatial and material aspects of culture: ethnicity and ideology in Long Island gravestones, 1670-1820. (Main Library Stacks, F127.L8 L488 1987)
  • Wasserman, T. E. (1972). Gravestone designs: rubbings and photographs from early New York and New Jersey.New York: Dover Publications. (Main Library Stacks, NB1856.N5 W37 1972)

Electronic  Resources

Books Authored and Co-authored by Richard F. Welch

  • Welch, R. F. (1983). Memento Mori: the Gravestones of Early Long Island, 1680-1801. Syosset, NY: Friends for Long Island Heritage.  (Special Collections, F127.L8 W44 1983)
  • Welch, R. F. (1993). An Island’s Trade: Nineteenth Century Shipbuilding on Long Island. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum.  (Special Collections and Main Library Stacks, VM299.6.N72 W44 1993)
  • MacKay, R. B., Welch, R. F., and Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities. (2000). Long Island: an illustrated history. Sun Valley, Calif.: American Historical Press.  (Main Library Stacks and Special Collections, F127 .L8 L5 2000)
  • Welch, R. F. (2005). The Boy General: The Life and Careers Of Francis Channing Barlow. OH: Kent State University Press.
  • Welch, R. F. (2009). King of the Bowery: Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era. NY: State University of New York Press.

Richard F. Welch Collection
Collection 420

Administrative Information     

Title
Richard F. Welch Collection.

Creator
Dr. Richard F. Welch.

Provenance
The collection was donated by Dr. Welch in 2008.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of five cubic feet of: research notes; journals; correspondence; documents; newspaper clippings; newsletters; publicity files; and ephemeral material pertaining to the study of early Long Island and regional gravestones (c.1680 to 1810). A significant portion of the collection is photographs of headstones that were taken by Dr. Welch.

Biographical Sketch 
Richard F. Welch is a historian and teaches American history, western civilization, and Irish history at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University. The author of four books and numerous articles, Welch has also worked as a historical consultant, museum exhibit curator, and editor of Long Island Forum, a regional history magazine. He  currently serves on the editorial board of Long Island History Journal.  He is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of New York. His most recent book is The Boy General: The Life and Careers of Francis Channing Barlow. He lives in Huntington, New York (source: http://www.amazon.com/Richard-F.-Welch/e/B001JS7KKU/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0).

Arrangement and Processing Note
The collection is arranged in series order by subject and format. The collection was processed by Diane Holliday, Associate Professor and Reference Librarian at Dowling College and Kristen J. Nyitray, Associate Librarian/Head of Special Collections and University Archives/University Archivist, Stony Brook University (SBU) with assistance from Lynn Toscano, Assistant Head, Special Collections and University Archives, and Danielle Driscoll, student assistant.
Website by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Languages
English, Dutch, Latin.

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Ownership and Literary Rights
Stony Brook Foundation.

Preferred Citation
[Item], [Box], Richard F. Welch Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Location of Associated Research Material
Electronic  Resources
Books Authored and Co-authored by Richard F. Welch

Series Outline

SUBGROUP I: Research Files 
SUBGROUP II: Scholarship
SUBGROUP III: Correspondence  
SUBGROUP IV: Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)
SUBGROUP V: Photographs and Negatives

Box and Folder List

SUBGROUP I: Research Files 

Box 1
Research files, articles and newspaper clippings

  • Brown, Thomas
  • Hill, George
  • Zunicher, John
  • Connecticut
  • Eastern Long Island, New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New York and New Jersey
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia

Box 2
Research files, articles and newspaper clippings

  • Gardiner Cemetery
  • Huntington, New York
  • Glen Cove, New York: Locust Cemetery, Duryea Family
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn
  • Lower Hudson Valley, New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • drawing (unidentified)
  • notebook (red), 1976
  • notebook (teal), 1976 to 1977
  • notebook (olive), 1976 to 1978
  • notebook (blue), 1978 to June 1984
  • notebook (brown), 1979
  • notebook, no date

Box 3
Research files, articles and newspaper clippings

  • Auerbach, E.: Huntington Historic Cemeteries, June 1985
  • Baugher, S. and Winter, F.: Early American Gravestones  
  • Benes, P.: Distinguishing Signs of Truly Gracious and Holy Affections Article with reference to Asa Hill
  • Clowes, E.: Island’ s Oldest Gravestone, January 1947
  • Cody, J.: Van Cortland Cemetery on Vault Hill,
  • Coles, R.: Sands Family Burying Ground, September 71
  • Cornish, M.: Bay Colony Tendril Carvers, June 1982
  • Frazee, J.: Autobiography of Frazee the Sculptor, 1835
  • Graves,T.: Lutheran and Reformed Pennsylvania German Gravestones, 1986
  • Kelly, S. and Williams A.: Cemetery Survey: Glastonbury Model, June 1984
  • Koppleman, Connie: Dead Men/Women Do Tell Tales, January 1981
  • Lloyd, Henry: Letter, re: Woolsey Gravestones 
  • Ruggles, J.: A Walk Through History, October 1980
  • Stone, G. and Persons, W.: Cultural and Social Information from Long Island Gravestones 
  • Trinity Church, New York, NY: gravestone project
  • Van Santvoord, P.: Historic Hillside Cemetery, July 1959
  • Van Santvoord, P: Some North Shore Cemeteries, January 1962
  • Wood, C.: Ancient Graves of Southold with letter to editor, April 1947
  • miscellaneous articles and newspaper clippings on burial grounds
  • Canoe Place Inn and Shinnecock Canal
  • Gardiners Island
  • Summer Club on the Great South Bay
  • wills and estates

Box 4

  • notes on gravestones (index cards)

SUBGROUP II: Scholarship

Box 5
Articles and manuscripts

  • "Careers in Stone: I. Thuel and Phineas Hill," Long Island Forum, January 1983
  • Memento Mori (research files)
  • Memento Mori (page proofs)
  • Memento Mori (photographs)
  • "New York New Jersey Gravestone Carving Tradition: An Introduction" (manuscript)
  • "Preserving a Neglected Heritage" (manuscript)
  • Welch and Langhans, Rufus: "Proposal for the Removal of Selected Gravestones"
  • unidentified manuscript

SUBGROUP III: Correspondence

  • correspondence, 1976
  • correspondence, 1977
  • correspondence, 1978 to1988

SUBGROUP IV: Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)

Box 6
Correspondence, by year

  • 1979 to 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1990
  • undated  

Box 7
Conference materials and publications, by year: includes programs, meeting minutes, etc.

  • Bradford, Massachusetts, June 1980
  • Storrs, Connecticut, June 1981
  • Williams College, Massachusetts, June 1982
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, June 1983
  • Hartford, Connecticut, June 1984
  • New Brunswick, New Jersey, June 1985
  • Boston, Massachusetts, June 1986
  • Amherst, Massachusetts, June 1987
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania, June 1988
  • Essex, Massachusetts, June 1989
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, June 1990
  • Brookline, Massachusetts, June 2001

Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS): Publications and Guides

  • Act for the Preservation and Care of Burial Places and Memorials for the Dead (draft)
  • AGS Book Loan Service form
  • Archives Catalog, June 1986
  • Bibliography, Gravestone Related Resources
  • Care of Old Cemeteries and Gravestones
  • Graveboard (AGS newsletter), December 1987 to October 1988
  • Gravestone Rubbing for Beginners
  • Making Photographic Records of Gravestones
  • Recommendations for the Care of Gravestones
  • AGS Guide 1: Narragansett Bay Area Graveyards, Rhode Island
  • AGS Guide 2: Long Island, New York Graveyards
  • AGS Guide 3: Graveyards, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • AGS Guide: Eastern Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts Graveyards
  • Symbolism in the Carvings on Old Gravestones
  • Recording Cemetery Data (draft)

SUBGROUP V: Photographs and Negatives

Box 8
Album of Long Island gravestones
For more detailed information, including the location of headstones, please access the inventory here.

Section #

Photo #

Last Name

First Name

Death Date

Death Year

1

1

Benjamin

Desire

9-Apr

1761

1

2

Hains

James

6-Sep

1732

1

3

Woolsey

George

19-Jan

1740

1

4

Woolsey

George

19-Jan

1740

1

5

Woolsey

Joseph

2-Mar

1749

1

6

Gilbort

Phebee

25-Nov

1739

1

7

Baker

Elizabeth

18-Jul

1753

1

8

Paine

Sarah

3-Sep

1716

1

9

Beebee

Elizabeth

10-Jun

1716

1

10

Smith

Nathaniel

 

1767

1

11

Dayton

Daniel

14-Sep

1762

1

12

White

Ebenezer

4-Feb

1756

1

13

Townsend

Hannah

15-Dec

1740

1

14

Smith

Nathaniel

30-Mar

1765

1

15

Baker

David

 

1774

1

16

Baker

Phebe

23-Feb

1770

1

17

Halliock

Esther

17-Feb

1773

1

18

Halliock

Esther

17-Feb

1773

1

19

Baker

David

17-Apr

1781

1

20

Conkling

Keturah

12-Dec

1773

1

21

Aldrich

Mary

14-Aug

1770

1

22

Aldrich

Mary

14-Aug

1770

1

23

Reve

Mary

8-Oct

1772

1

23

Reve

Abigail

7-Oct

1772

1

23

Reve children

 

 

1772

1

24

Huntting

Samuel

12-May

1773

1

25

Wells

Issac

20-Oct

1784

1

26

Huntting

Samuel

12-May

1773

1

27

Persons

Easter

23-Dec

1782

1

28

Unidentified

 

 

 

1

29

Gardiner

Mary

 

 

1

30

Hempsted

Mary

10-Jan

1708

1

31

Hedges

William

 

1768

1

32

Conkling

Gilbert

10-Sep

1776

1

33

Reynolds

John

 

1750

1

34

Christophers

John

 

1723

1

35

Howell

Nicoll

21-Mar

1764

1

36

Howell

Nicoll

21-Mar

1764

1

37

Baker

Joseph

26-Dec

1761

1

38

Woolsey

Abigail, Elizabeth, Mary

 

 

1

39

Wells

William

Oct

1696

1

40

 

 

 

 

1

41

Bagley

Freelove

 

 

1

42

Reeve

Mary

16-May

1741

1

43

Youngs

Daniel

18-Jan

1755

1

44

Gilford

Mary

19-Feb

1755

1

45

Alsop

Hannah

23-Oct

1757

1

46

Clowes

Cathrin

9-Aug

1740

1

47

Dutch

 

Sep

1760

1

48

Dutch

 

June

1760

1

49

Stoddard

William

29-Jul

1758

1

50

Unidentified

 

 

 

1

51

Dutch

 

April

1775

1

52

Smith

Phebe

13-Dec

1760

1

53

Dutch

 

 

 

1

54

Ludlam

Henry

9-Oct

1752

1

55

Betts

Mary

28-Jul

1759

1

56

Mackie

Meherabel

10-Mar

1771

1

57

Smith

Nehemiah

18-May

1750

1

58

unidentified

Jonathan

 

 

1

59

Cook

Daniel

4-Dec

 

1

60

unidentified

 

 

1712

1

61

Foster

Daniel

5-Nov

1744

1

62

Willet

Joannah

25-May

1749

1

63

Daul

Ruth

4-Jun

1747

1

64

unidentified

 

 

 

1

65

Willett

Elbert

19-Aug

1738

1

66

Carle

Anne

21-Jul

1751

1

67

Willett

Cathrine

17-Aug

1746

1

68

Wilmot

Walter

6-Aug

1744

1

69

Seabury

Samuel

 

 

1

70

Dutch

 

29-Jul

1754

1

71

Ludlam

John

November

1748

1

72

Conkling

Nathan

16-Aug

1776

1

73

Conkling

Nathan

16-Aug

1776

1

74

Howell

Abigail

10-Oct

1771

1

75

Ludlam

Henry

 

 

1

76

Mills

Obadiah

17-Sep

1775

1

77

Higbee

Sarah

 

1774

1

78

Brewster

Temmy

26-Feb

1794

1

79

Smith

Margaret

 

1764

1

80

Hewlett

Helena

 

1773

1

81

Dutch

 

4-Nov

1768

1

82

Dutch

 

4-Nov

1768

1

83

Unidentified

Anna

 

1770

1

84

Lawrence

John

Feb

1757

1

85

Dutch

 

 

1769

1

86

Wright

Elizabeth

12-Jan

1755

1

87

Smith

Deborah

Jun

1769

1

88

Smith

Elizabeth

12-Oct

1769

1

89

Wick of Schenck

Antie

 

1766

1

90

Riker

Andrew

11-Apr

1762

1

91

Dutch

 

 

1767

1

92

Ludlow

Damaris

 

1767

1

93

Doty

John

1-May

1782

1

94

Dutch

 

 

1769

1

95

Schenek

Steve

 

1767

1

96

Greek, Latin, Aramaic

 

 

 

1

97

Unidentified

 

 

 

1

98

Dutch

 

 

 

1

99

Betts

Richard

 

1742

1

100

Hinchman

Miriam

 

1743

2

1

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

2

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

3

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

4

marker

 

 

 

2

5

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

6

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

7

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

8

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

9

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

10

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

11

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

12

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

13

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

14

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

15

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

16

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

17

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

18

marker

 

 

 

2

19

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

20

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

21

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

22

fence post gravemarkers

 

 

 

2

23

numerous gravestones 

 

 

 

2

24

James

Thomas

 

1696

2

25

Conklin

Mary

6-Dec

1726

2

26

Charles

William

 

1718

2

27

Charles

William

 

1718

2

28

Howell

Abigail

19-Jun

1688

2

29

Youngs

Mary

17-Dec

1687

2

30

Allsup

Daniel

1-Jan

1698

2

31

Landon

Hannah

26-Feb

1701

2

32

Goldsmith

Zaccheus

Jan

1709

2

33

Howell

Susannah

24-Mar

1711

2

34

Youngs

Wal'er

mar

1714

2

35

Hutchinson

Martha

sept

1717

2

35

Hutchinson

Samuel

24-May

1717

2

36

Griffing

Jasper

17-Apr

1718

2

37

unidentified

 

 

 

2

38

Reeve

Benjamin

17-Nov

1740

2

39

Stephens

Thomas

 

 

2

40

Mitchell

Sarah

6-Dec

1718

2

41

Jessup

Abigail

 

1724

2

42

Parsons

Sarah

 

1725

2

43

Fuller

Joseph

5-Jan

1739

2

44

Mulford

Timothy

 

1741

2

45

Unidentified

Mary

 

1748

2

46

Sammis

David

 

1731

2

47

Huntting

Edward

 

1745

2

48

Hedges

Lois

 

1718

2

49

Brown

Peter

4-Jun

1747

2

50

Rogers

Ruth

 

 

2

51

Chichester

Jerushate

16-Jun

1742

2

52

Sands

Robert

12-Apr

1735

2

53

Morgan

John

13-Mar

1730

2

54

Brewster

Gloriana

17-Jul

1750

2

55

Smith

William

27-Jan

1742

2

56

Smith

Frances

24-Jun

1742

2

57

Jaruis

William

16-Jan

1749

2

58

Lininton

John

14-Sep

1752

2

59

Morgan

John

 

1740

2

60

unidentified

 

 

 

2

61

unidentified

 

 

 

2

62

Titus

Sarah

6-Mar

1740

2

63

Satterly

John

28-Jan

1749

2

64

Potter

Peleg

5-Apr

1764

2

65

Townsend

Rosee

4-Aug

1749

2

65

Townsend

Freelove

 

 

2

66

Townsend

Penn

4-Sep

1754

2

67

Ketcham

Mary

11-May

1750

2

68

Hudson

Hannah

9-Dec

1754

2

68

Hudson

John Leverett

29-Dec

1754

2

68

Hudson

Bethiah

7-Dec

1754

2

68

Hudson Children's stones

 

 

1754

2

69

Ketcham

John

1-Jan

1773

2

70

Woolsey

Esther

29-Mar

1756

2

71

Unidentified

 

 

 

2

72

Smith

Israel

9-Apr

1734

2

73

Smith

Priscilla

11-Dec

1735

2

74

Everer

Nicolas

20-Sep

 

2

74

Everer

Nicolas

10-Jan

 

2

75

Arthur

Mary

24-Oct

1767

2

76

Smith

Mary

 

1767

2

77

Thorne

Sibil

1-Mar

1759

2

78

Smith

Mary

24-Jan

1766

2

79

Lawrence

Judith

29-Sep

1767

2

80

Doughty

James

4-Feb

1773

2

81

Beets

Richard

17-Nov

1748

2

82

Beets

Richard

17-Nov

1748

2

83

Payton

Capt.

 

1740

2

84

Mulford

Abigail

9-May

1764

2

85

Hempton

Manasseh

 

 

2

86

Lewis

Joseph

8-Aug

1765

2

87

Watson

Thomas

11-Mar

1737

3

1

Sammis

Sarah

27-May

1739

3

2

Brewster

Ruth

 

 

3

3

Brewster

Ruth

 

 

3

4

Wells

Deacon

26-Nov

1785

3

5

Helme

Hannah

16-Feb

1789

3

6

Cook

Mehitabel

8-Jan

1801

3

7

Cook

Mehitabel

8-Jan

1801

3

7

Cook

Albert Rogers

11-Jan

1801

3

8

Cook

Mehitabel

 

 

3

9

Helme

Thomas

14-Jul

1775

3

10

Wiggins

Susannah

7-Jul

1791

3

11

White

Silvanus

22-Oct

1782

3

12

Booth

Joseph

 

1795

3

13

Howell

David

25-Apr

1795

3

14

unidentified

 

 

 

3

15

Howell

Daniel

21-May

1798

3

16

unidentified

Nathan

24-Mar

1783

3

17

unidentified

Nathan

24-Mar

1783

3

18

Wiggins

Susannah

7-Jul

1791

3

19

Youngs

Thomas

19-Feb

1793

3

20

Rogers

Josiah

2-Oct

1791

3

21

Rogers

Josiah

2-Oct

1791

3

22

unidentified

Daniel

 

 

3

23

Wiggins

Ruth

 

1801

3

24

Halliock

Hannah

12-Feb

1791

3

25

Howell

Elizabeth

24-Nov

1789

3

26

Woodhull

Josiah

9-Nov

1787

3

27

Hopkins

Dorothy

15-Feb

1778

3

28

Haviland

Rachel

19-Oct

1798

3

29

Halliock

Zerubbable

3-Mar

1800

3

30

Tuthill

Clements

27-Jan

1801

3

31

Huntting

Mary

5-Jun

1779

3

32

Hand

Abigail

 

1781

3

33

Moore

Daniel

 

1791

3

34

Tuthill

Maryann

 

1794

3

35

Woolsey

Melancthon Taylor

28-Sep

1758

3

36

Woolsey

Benjamin

 

 

3

37

Woolsey

Abigail

 

1753

3

37

Woolsey

Elizabeth

 

1753

3

37

Woolsey

Mary

 

1753

3

38

Woolsey

Benjamin

 

 

3

39

unidentified

 

26-Nov

1791

3

40

Ludlam

Elizabeth

2-Sep

1756

3

41

Smith

Charles

2-Nov

1793

3

42

Smith

Charles

2-Nov

1793

3

43

Sands

Infant Son

11-Feb

1813

3

44

Townsend

Sarah

27-Apr

1780

3

45

Phillips

Anne

12-Aug

1791

3

46

Phillips

William

27-Mar

1799

3

47

Woolsey

George

2-Dec

1770

3

48

Stewart

Ann

 

1819

3

49

Carll

James

27-Sep

1845

3

50

Carll

James

27-Sep

1845

3

51

Wells

John

 

1832

3

51

Wells

Sally

 

1850

3

52

Reeve

Nathaniel

9-Apr

1833

3

53

Floyd

Richard

9-May

1803

3

54

Herrick

William

10-Aug

1708

3

55

Conkling

Joanna

17-Apr

1775

3

56

Howell

Mathew

4-May

1706

3

57

Purnell

Lorenzo

 

1819

3

58

Purnell

Lorenzo

 

1819

3

59

Roberts

William

5-Apr

1839

3

60

Byram

Betsy

 

1797

4

1

Huntting

Samuel

19-May

1773

4

2

Gilbert

Bethany

1-May

1684

4

3

Wiggins

Thomas

 

1728

4

4

Moore

Abigail

26-Jun

1682

4

5

Youngs

Mary

17-Dec

1687

4

6

Griffing

Jasper

17-Apr

1718

4

7

Tuthill

Hannah

1-Dec

1715

4

8

Huntting

Edward

10-Apr

1745

4

9

Huntting

Edward

10-Apr

1745

4

10

Sands

Mary

15-Apr

1734

4

10

Sands

Robert

12-Apr

1735

4

11

unidentified

Henry

 

1747

4

12

Satterly

John

28-Jan

1749

4

13

Everer

Nicolas ESQ

 

1723

4

13

Everer

Nicolas

 

1731

4

14

Smith

Israel

9-Apr

1734

4

15

Payton

Samel

4-Apr

1740

4

16

Mulford

Abigail

9-May

1764

4

17

Thorne

Sibil

1-Mar

1759

4

18

Smith

Mary

24-Jan

1766

4

19

Lewis

Joseph

8-Aug

1765

4

20

Hempton

Manasseh

 

1737

4

21

Watson

Thomas

11-Mar

1737

4

22

Post

John

3-Mar

1741

4

23

Post

John

3-Mar

1741

4

24

Baker

Elizabeth

18-Jul

1753

4

25

Horton

Abigail

8-Oct

1755

4

26

Bower

Isaac

20-Jan

1745

4

27

Peirson

Josiah

11-Nov

1776

4

28

Sands

John

15-Mar

1712

4

29

Smith

Nathaniel

30-Mar

1765

4

30

Baker

David

7-Apr

1774

4

31

Paine

Sarah

3-Sep

1716

4

32

King

Abigail

27-May

1716

4

33

Reve

Mary

8-Oct

1772

4

33

Reve

Abigail

7-Oct

1772

4

34

Halliock

Esther

17-Feb

1773

4

35

Reve

Ketury

7-Oct

1772

4

36

Post

Mary

27-Dec

1788

4

37

Gardiner

John

24-Nov

1780

4

38

Persons

Esther

23-Dec

1782

4

39

Conkling

Gilbert

19-Sep

1776

4

40

Hedges

William

4-Nov

1768

4

41

Hedges

William

4-Nov

1768

4

42

Reynolds

John

 

1700

4

43

Howell

Nicholl

21-Mar

1764

4

44

Christopher

John

 

1723

4

45

Baker

Joseph

26-Dec

1761

4

46

Wells

Joshua

 

1761

4

47

Relic

Ruth

7-Jan

1754

4

48

Wells

William

oct

1696

4

49

Youngs

Daniel

18-Jan

1755

4

50

Jones

Thomas

Dec

1713

4

51

Clowes

Cathrin

9-Aug

1740

4

52

Clowes

Joseph

15-Oct

1755

4

53

Gilford

Mary

19-Feb

1755

4

54

Gilford

Mary

19-Feb

1755

4

55

Lawrence

John

 

1765

4

56

Mackie

Mehetabel

10-Mar

1771

4

57

Van Der Veer Wychoff

Jannitie

 

1774

4

58

Wilmot

Walter

6-Aug

1744

4

59

Willett

Elbert

19-Aug

1738

4

60

Ludlam

Judith

25-Aug

1712

4

61

Carle

Anne

21-Jul

1751

4

62

Smith

Nehemiah

18-May

1759

4

63

Seabury

Jane

28-Feb

1774

4

64

Whithead

Helenah

2-May

1751

4

65

Conkling

Nathan

16-Aug

1776

4

66

Smith

Deborah

1-Jun

1769

4

67

Smith

Henry

 

1766

4

68

Lawrence

Anna

18-May

1770

4

69

Riker

Andrew

11-Apr

1762

4

70

Pierson

Judith

 

1764

4

71

Kouwenhoven

William

Jan

1769

4

72

Mills

Obadiah

17-Sep

1775

4

73

Higbee

Sarah

 

1774

4

74

Brewster

Temmy

26-Feb

1794

4

75

Ludlam

Martha

28-Feb

1784

4

76

Stoothoof

Wilhelm

 

1783

4

77

Helme

Clarissa

6-Aug

1767

4

78

Landon

Martha

26-Apr

1775

4

79

White

Silvanus

22-Oct

1782

4

80

Peirson

Elizabeth

18-Jun

1792

4

81

Gelston

Foster

25-Dec

1783

4

82

Youngs

Thomas

 

 

4

83

Booth

Joseph

28-Apr

1795

4

84

Hedges

Charity

25-Oct

1791

4

85

Halliock

Hannah

12-Feb

1791

4

86

Rogers

Josiah

2-Oct

1791

4

87

Hand

Abigail

 

1781

4

88

Moore

Daniel

10-Nov

1791

4

89

Jaggar

Samuel

11-Oct

1785

4

90

Hopkins

Dorothy

15-Feb

1778

4

91

White

Ruth

5-Nov

1795

4

92

White

Ruth

 

 

4

93

Halsey

Sally

29-Nov

1801

4

94

Cook

Mehitabel

8-Jan

1801

4

95

Woolsey

Benjamin

 

1759

4

96

Tuthill

Maryann

 

1794

4

97

Miller

Jeremiah

28-Jun

1803

4

98

Storrs

Luther

10-Jul

1804

4

99

Conkling

Joanna

17-Apr

1775

4

100

Bacon

Dorothy

 

1965

4

101

Ludlam

Elizabeth

2-Sep

1756

4

102

Herrick

William

19-Aug

1708

4

103

Helme

William

8-Jun

1812

4

104

Byram

Betsey

23-Oct

1797

4

105

Stewart

Ann

 

1819

4

106

Miller

Isabella

25-Apr

1825

4

107

Brown

Gersham

22-Sep

1801

4

108

Rogers

John

1-Feb

1852

4

109

Helme

William Henry

8-Jun

1812


Box 9
  • Long Island (8 folders): areas represented include Bridgehampton, Mattituck, Wainscott, Smithtown, Nissequogue,
    North Haven, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Huntington, Dix Hills, Huntington, Southold, Mount Sinai, Middle Island, Southold, Greenport, Orient, Baiting Hollow, Setauket, Southampton, Sagaponack, Strong's Neck

Box 10

  • Brooklyn and Queens, New York
  • Queens, New York
  • Rye and Tappan, New York
  • Schenectady, New York
  • Staten Island, New York
  • New York (3 folders)
  • New York and New Jersey: areas represented include Mount Vernon, Paramus, Cranbury, Staten Island, Trinity Church, Morristown, Hackensack, West Point, Sparta, Yorktown, Van Cortlandville, New Brunswick, Mount Sinai

Box 11

  • Windsor, Connecticut and Richmond Town, Staten Island, New York
  • Connecticut: areas represented include North Windsor, East Glastonbury, Harwinton
  • New Jersey:  areas represented include Cranbury, Scotch Plains, Elizabeth, Middletown, Woodbridge, Westfield, New Brunswick, East Orange, Werthfield, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy (2 folders)
  • Nova Scotia
  • Oregon
  • Vermont and Northeast United States
  • Williamsburg, Virginia (Bruton Episcopal Church) and Annapolis, Maryland (St. Anne’s Church)
  • unidentified geographical locations (2 folders)
  • miscellaneous photographs of Long Island; includes "Dead Man's Curve, Motor Parkway" and "Observing the Seawanhaka Cup Races, 1890s"

Box 12

  • negatives

Location of Associated Research Material

  • Association for Gravestone Studies, and Friends for Long Island's Heritage. (1986). Long Island, N.Y. graveyards (including lower Manhattan Island): Worcester, Mass.: Association for Gravestone Studies. (Special Collections, NB1856.N72 L75 1986)
  • Association for Gravestone Studies. (1980). Markers: the annual journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies. [Worcester?, Mass.]: The Association.  (Main Library Stacks, E159.5 .M28, v. 1-10 (1979/1980-1993))
  • Duval, F. Y., and Rigby, I. B. (1978). Early American gravestone art in photographs. New York: Dover Publications. (Main Library Stacks, NB1856.N4 D8 1978)
  • Forbes, H. M. (1967). Gravestones of early New England, and the men who made them, 1653-1800. New York: Da Capo Press. (Main Library Stacks, NB1855 .F6 1967)
  • Gabel, L. K., and Association for Gravestone Studies. (1989). A basic guide to carver research: an interview. Needham, Mass.: Association for Gravestone Studies. (Special Collections, NB1855 .G23 1989)
  • Stone, G. Stony Brook University, Department. of Anthropology. (1978). Colonial Long Island gravestones and trade networks. (Main Library Stacks, F127.L8 L48)
  • Stone, G. Stony Brook University, Department of Anthropology. (1987). Spatial and material aspects of culture: ethnicity and ideology in Long Island gravestones, 1670-1820. (Main Library Stacks, F127.L8 L488 1987)
  • Wasserman, T. E. (1972). Gravestone designs: rubbings and photographs from early New York and New Jersey. New York: Dover Publications. (Main Library Stacks, NB1856.N5 W37 1972)

Electronic  Resources

Books Authored and Co-authored by Richard F. Welch

  • Welch, R. F. (1983). Memento Mori: the Gravestones of Early Long Island, 1680-1801. Syosset, NY: Friends for Long Island Heritage.  (Special Collections, F127.L8 W44 1983)
  • Welch, R. F. (1993). An Island’s Trade: Nineteenth Century Shipbuilding on Long Island. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum.  (Special Collections and Main Library Stacks, VM299.6.N72 W44 1993)
  • MacKay, R. B., Welch, R. F., and Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities. (2000). Long Island: an illustrated history. Sun Valley, Calif.: American Historical Press.  (Main Library Stacks and Special Collections, F127 .L8 L5 2000)
  • Welch, R. F. (2005). The Boy General: The Life and Careers Of Francis Channing Barlow. OH: Kent State University Press.
  • Welch, R. F. (2009). King of the Bowery: Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era. NY: State University of New York Press.


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