Kent, NY

On Peekskill Hollow Road, just under  a half mile from the intersection of Route 301.  Coming from Route 301, the cemetery is on the right, over a stone wall, on the crest of a hill.  I came across it one day in June 2012 while I was on my way to visit a client in Putnam Valley.  If it were not for the highway department workers unloading mowers to maintain the property, I probably wouldn’t have noticed the one or two headstones that are barely visible above the stone wall.  The entrance to the cemetery is the corner farthest from Peekskill Hollow Road.  There was only a small shoulder to pull off on, so I pulled off the road as best I could, and hit the hazards light in hopes that no one would slam into my car.

There are only a few visible stones – I am not sure if that is because there are only a few burials, or if any additional plots have not been marked or perhaps the stones have long-since disappeared.

Joseph H. Bailey and his wife Mary A. Bailey have the most prominent stone in the cemetery.  According to the headstone Mr. Bailey was born October 20, 1803 and died April 1, 1883.  He was a surgeon in the U. S. Army.  His name is on the Veterans Memorial elsewhere in town, and indicates he served in both the Mexican-American War and the Civil War.  His wife was born March 8, 1812 and died October 26, 1880.  One of the other readable gravestones is that of Charles Dusenbury who died September 13, 1877 at the age of 74. lists 16 interments as of 6.5.2012, but I believe at least one of the listings is inaccurate, because it occured in 2008.  If you want to research it yourself, the link is:

The tax map parcel number is 31.-1-12.  The property is less than an acre, has 180 feet of road frontage, and is 102 feet deep.  The northern border of the property attaches to a 27 acre NYC DEP property.  Across the road is another NYC DEP property that is 245 acres.