Van Schaack Family CemeteryVan Schaack Family Cemetery
This is an abandoned cemetery of some size, with no stone wall
or fence of any kind to mark its perimeter. The burials are spread over a fairly
large area, with many fieldstones to mark burials. The cemetery is in very poor
condition and it is probable that there are many buried tombstones or markers
under the leaf litter of generations.
The cemetery is located on the east side of Cold Spring Rd. in
the Town of Coxsackie, about one mile north of the Athens/Coxsackie town line.
There is a long driveway to the right and the cemetery is about 50 feet in and
another 200 feet south of that driveway on a little knoll in the forest.
Transcribed February 4, 2006 by Sylvia Hasenkopf
In Memory of Labechie Van Vachten, d. August 31, 1790, aged 73y
In Memory of Isaac Witbeck, d. August 30, 1793, aged 55y
R.W. (footstone only)
R.M.W. (footstone only)
In Memory of Rebecca Van Schaack, w/o Caspar I. Hallenbeck, with her babe
by her side, d. September 25, 1819, aged 31y11m2d
John R. Gay, d. October 1832, 39th year of his life
In Memory of Hannah and babe, consort of Asahel Pelton, d. October 26,
1822, in the 31st year of her age
In Memory of William Cornwell, d. May 12, 1829, in the 86th year of his
Mr. Thomas Day (no dates or age)
A.I.V.S. (footstone only)
In Memory of William Cornwell, s/o Gilbert and Rhoda Cornwell, d. May 2,
1816, in the 19th year of his age
Henry and Jane, son and daughter of Gilbert and Rhoda Cornwell, Henry d.
January 26, 1812, aged 10m, Jane d. July 9, 1814, 4w
George, s/o Wm. and Susanah Edwards, d. June 2, 1811, in the 4th year of
In Memory of John Cornwell, s/o Lewis and Mary Cornwell, d. April 4, 1813,
James, s/o Peter and Mary Cornwell, d. January 13, 1825, aged 1y7m5d
In Memory of Betsey Barker, d. September 5, 1795, aged 1y1m11d
R.B. (no other details)
Ba____ Bal___n, of England (broken fieldstone)
James, (missing) from England, d. August 12, 1789 (fieldstone)
DAR Records Vol. 580 Pgs. 97 - 103, Prepared by Hannah W. WHITTLE,
for On-Ti-Ora Chapter
Presented to NYS Library 1988
Clarifications of stones listed above:
5. This transcription states she died in 1849
7. from Mass.
8. CORNWALL, Hannah, his wife, aged 68y, Dec. 31, 1882
(Note: the year must be incorrect as she was born abt 1758-SH)
9. DAY, Thomas, aged 60y, Oct. 11, 1808
Sarah, his wife, aged 81y, May 3, 1838
16. Possibly Baker
Stones that could not be found in 2006L
Rachel Clow, d. April 1, 1792, aged ?
Christopher Brown, d. February 7, 1850, aged 51y
Richard Whitbeck, b. June 25, 1773, d. April 20, 1866
Roxanna A. Parsens, (Marie), his third wife, b. February 22, 1796, d.
January 3, 1880 (possibly attached to Richard Whitbeck)
Alma Charlot Tiffney, d/o William and Sarah Tiffney, b. March 16, 1824,
d. February 6, 1825