MIDDLE NORTH SECTION, or No. II NOTES
A Record of the Inscriptions in the
OLD TOWN BURYING GROUND
of Newburgh, N.Y.,
Historical Society of Newburgh Bay & the Highlands
[Transcriber's note: some liberties have been taken with the transcription. All months have been reduced to their three letter abbreviation; Years, Months, & Days have been abbreviated as yrs, mos, & dys; an occasional "&", th, or other unnecessary verbage skipped. However, the genealogical data is complete along with any verses found on the stones. Notes  through  will be found at the end of the page.]
Happy babe, thy griefs are ended, ~ All thy suffering now are o'er
Blessed are the dead who die in the lord
She had the part of worldy care, ~ When she was living as you are, ~ But God from it hath set her free, ~ As she is now, so you must be.
In the circle of her family and friends, her worth was invalued. She was their heart's consellor and their valued guide. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again. Even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
Rest for the toiling hand, ~ Rest for the anxious brow, ~ Rest for the weary wayworn feet, ~ Rest from all labor now
Died, 8 Apr 1833, Sintha, daughter of Benjamin B. & Keturah GARDNER, who died Aug 29th 1832, AE 6 mmos
The sweet remembrance of the just, ~ Shall flourish when they sleep in dust.
He's gone to take his place above, ~ Where Christ his Saviour reigns, ~ Where angels praise eternal love, ~ In everlasting strains
In vain affection's tender care, ~ To ward the fatal blow, ~ Death had his charge and could not spare ~ And laid our fond hopes low
[North] S. Henry HALSTEAD, b. Aug 25, 1840, d. Jan 6, 1894
The memory of the just is blessed ~
Phebe Crawford, wife of E. L. WOOLSEY, d. May 3, 1833, aged 79 yrs, 7 mos. ~
I have kept the faith
[North] Mary E. WOOLSEY, d. Jan 11, 1846, aged 20 yrs, 11 mos, 8 dys ~
Her last words, "I see my Savious coming to receive my spirit. I'll point to they redeeming blod and say, behold the way to God. Now I'll take a sweet, sweet sleep."
[West] Nathaniel WOOLSEY, d. May 14, 1853, aged 18 yrs, 8 mos, 2 dys ~
Sown in weakness, Raised in power
Charles E. WOOLSEY, d. Jan 1, 1841, aged 1 yr, 2 mos, 13 dys. Hary Eugene FULLER, d. Aug 4, 1859, aged 3 yrs, 7 mos. ~
Suffer little children to come unto me
[South] Rachel Maggie, wife of E. W. COZZENS, d. Oct 12, 1881, aged 54 yrs, 5 mos.
Angela, daughter of Elijah L. & Phebe WOOLSEY & wife of W. H. WOOD, d. Feb 2, 1882, aged 37 yrs  ~
The pure of heart shall see God
Blessed are the dead who die in the lord; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them
Behold and see, you who pass by, As you are now so once was I; As I am now so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.
Also his wife Mary, who died Apr 18, 1839, aged 86 yrs ~
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord
The hour of my departure's come, ~ I hear the voice that calls me home. ~ Now, O, my God, let trouble cease, ~ Now let thy servant die in peace. ~ I leave the world without a tear, ~ Save for the friends I hold so dear. ~ To heal their sorrows, Lord descend, ~ And to the friendless prove a friend.
Also Asa, his son, d. Sep 7, 1827, AE 5 yrs, 10 mos, 18 dys
[South] Robert HILTON, d. Dec 22, 1861, aged 79 yrs.
[North] Robert, son of Robert & Nancy HILTON, d. Aug 13, 1863, in the 34 year of his age
As the sweet flower that scents the morn, ~ But withers in the rising day, ~ Thus lovely was this infant's dawn, ~ Thus swiftly fled his life away.
[South] Nancy HILTON, b. Nov 5, 1817, d. Sep 21, 1849
Sweet as the flower that scents the morn, ~ But withers in the rising day, ~ Thus lovely was her infant's dawn, ~ Thus swiftly fled her life away.
She embraced piety in her youth, and forsook it not in old age
He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church more than 50 years.
~ Suffer such to come to me ~ Of heaven's own Kingdom such as thee ~ Consists: None enter there, he spake, ~ But such as do thy likeness take.
Parents, Sisters, strive to meet him ~ In that happy place above; ~ Yonder is no pain or sorrow, ~ Nothing there but joy and love.
He too is gone, a father dear; ~ Scarce four short years had fled, ~ Ere father, mother, children three, ~ Were number with the dead; ~ O, may we meet again ~ On heaven's eternal shore, ~ Where pain and parting never com, ~ And death is feared no more
Suffer little children to come unto me. and forbid them not
O, in this mournful hour 'tis sweet ~ To think that we again shall meet. ~ Where Death's cold hand no more shall part, ~ No sad adieu shall rend the heart; ~ No sickness blast the blossom fair, ~ No fell destroyer enter there
Father and Mother
Forgive, ye blest, the tributary tear, ~ That mourns your exit from a world like this; ~ Forgive the wish that would have kept your here, ~ And stayed your progress to the seats of bliss.
For such is the Kingdom of Heaven
Absent from the body, present with the lord
Hannah Elizabeth, daughter of B. G. & H. E. LEIPER, b. Mar 6, 1862, d. Jun 1, 1863 ~
He shall gather the lambs with his arms
Suffer little children to come unto me. and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven. ~ Thus spake the infant sufferer and no more ~ Uttered his dying lips; but went in hope, ~ Till the last trump shall wake their notes of praise. ~ Also 17 Aug 1829, their infant daughter
Early devoted to God, her Saviour, "To here to live was Christ, to die was gain." "To depart and to be with Christ is far better"
His end was peace
And I head a voice from Heaven saying: Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord
Abigail CASE, d. Sep 16, 1857, in the 81st year of her age. ~
Far and evil have the days of the years of my pilgrimage ben. Gen 17: 9.
If by reason of strength our years be fourscore, yet is their strength labor and vanity.
Them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 1st Thes. 4: 14 ~ Sister, sleep on till a seraph shall ford, ~ At thy tomb its white wings, embroidered with gold; ~ Then awake; behold they pure spirit has com, ~ To bear its companion to Heaven it's home.
At midnight there was a cry made, behold the bridegroom cometh! go ye out to meet him. Matt. 25: 6
Eliza Case, relict of John BROWN, d. Aug 8, 1886, in the 96th year of her age 
And there shall be no more death, neither shall there be any more pain.
Catharine Graham, wife of Chester BROWN, M. D., b. Oct 24, 1786, d. Nov 7, 1867. 
Accepted in the Beloved. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift
[South] John James BROWN, d. Feb 15, 1888, aged 77 ys, 1 mo, 3 dys  ~
Asleep in Jesus
I sought the Lord, and he heard me and delivered me from all my fear. Psalm 34: 4
The days of our age are three score and ten, and if by reason of strength they be four score years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut off and we fly away.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God
Alexander L., d. in Ohio in 1847, in the 44th year of his age
Jane B., d. in 1870, in the 72d year of her age
Benjamin, d. in 1871, in the 78th year of his age
Elizabeth, d. in 1874, in the 79th year of her age
[South] Leonard CARPENTER was of Scotch descent. Bridget Belknap, his wife, of English descent. They migrated to this country in the 18th century, and were the parents of Benjamin, Elizabeth, Jane B., Angelina, Isaac R., Alexander L., Sarah L. S. & Cynthia W. CARPENTER
[West] Leonard CARPENTER, d. in 1816, in the 52d year of his age
[South] Elizabeth Carpenter, wife of William THAYER, b. Jun 20, 1795, d. Jan 4, 1874
[North] Isaac R. CARPENTER, b. Dec 30, 1800, d. Jan 30, 1881
Caroline M. Thayer, b. Apr 6, 1816, d. Dec 19, 1884.
Margaret Ann Hamilton, wife of Charles W. BROOKS, d. Aug 19, 1863, aged 20 yrs, 9 mos, 19 dys ~
Who always made home happy
God is my Salvation
He giveth his beloved sleep
Little Maggie, How early was thy doom; ~ Thy birth just gave delight; ~ Thy parents smiled, and then the tomb ~ Received they from our sight
Mary, wife of Stephen BELKNAP, d. Jun 5, 1863, aged 81 yrs
Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven
 John QUAID was the founder of the present families of that name in Newburgh. He was for many years a grocer, and a man of honorable reputation.
 Elijah L. WOOLSEY was for many years Captain of the sloop "Illinois".
 Gershom HALSTEAD was the father of Asa, Whitehead, James & Charles HALSTEAD, the latter for many years connected with the freighting business, in later years as a member of the firm of B. Carpenter & Co., serving as captain of the steamer "James Madison," and barge "Minisink." His monument will be met later. Asa HALSTEAD was captain of packet sloops "Belinda," "Cashier," "Improvement," and "Illinois," and Whitehead HALSTEAD of the sloops "Franklin," "Republican," "David Porter," and "Favorite." He disappeared from record after 1819. James HALSTEAD was proprietor of the West Newburgh Flouring Mills. The several names recall interesting periods of the commercial history of Newburgh. The families have no surviving residents in Newburgh.
 Henry B. MYER was, for many years, dealer in clocks, watches and jewelry, on the corner of Water and Second Streets. His son, General Albert J. mYER, the eminent Meteorologist, was born in Newburgh in 1828, died at Buffalo, N.Y., 1880. He was the founder of the Signal Service Bureau.
 Victor M. WATKINS, son of David & Julia WATKINS, was born in Goshen, N.Y. He came to Newburgh about 1832 and was employed as a teacher in the Newburgh High School about seven years. In 1839 he accepted a position as teller in the Bank of Newburgh, and held that position at the time of his death. He was also a Notary Public, and for a few years the Librarian of the Newburgh Library Association. He possessed the happy faculty of securing and retaining the friendship and esteem of all who knew him. (C. E.)
Julia Egbert, his wife, born April 29, 1810, died December 23, 1888, buried by the side of her husband.
 Rev. Jos. McCARRELL was Pastor of the Associate Reformed Church from 1822 to his death in 1864, a period of 42 years.
 Son of Jacob CARPENTER and brother of Mrs. John W. WELLS. He was the founder in 1822 of the first iron and brass foundry in this city
 Mr. WELLS was for several years engaged in the iron and brass foundery business, as the successor of his brother-in-law, Henry B. CARPENTER, and later in other business ventures. He was a man esteemed by his contempories
 He was a brother of Doctor Chichester BROWN, and the successor with his brother, James S., of his father in the hardware trade on Water Street. He had no children.
 Chichester BROWN was one of the best physicians of Newburgh. He was a native of Ireland and son of John BROWN, a refugee from the rebellion of 1798. His wife was the daughter of Dr. GRAHAM of Shawangunk.  He was a school teacher nearly all his life. He was the son of Dr. Chichester BROWN.
 William & John THAYER were sucessful merchants on the corner of Water & Carpenter Streets. The wife of William THAYER was sister of Benjamin CARPENTER.
 Wife & children of James HAMILTON
 B. H. MACE, active in politics and in law, Postmaster, Justice of the Peact, etc. He lies on the north side of his wife unmarked by monument. He was the stepson of Stephen BELKNAP. He died Nov 19, 1878, in the 77th year of his age
 Commissioned Capt. of the 3rd N.Y.V., Jun 18, 1813
MIDDLE NORTH SECTION, or No. II