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Hi Fred, I am replying online to help other researchers. This plot is described as being
on the Sunnyside Rd near the farm called the Corner Farm owned by Edward Van Alstyne in
1914. Edward VA says that "the plot of ground is south of the dwelling of Edward in
a field set out to orchard in the fall of 1913, up to this time this plot has been kept
sacred from the plow or crop with a large quarried stone on each corner." I found
this description in the Van Alstyne family file at the Columbia Co Historical Society.
Those that would possibly be buried there are as follows:
Abraham Van Alstyne 1741-between 1772-1775;
John Van Alstyne may have d in Revolution but before 1791.
Martin Van Alstyne died early 1791.
Catherine (Van Alen) Van Alstyne died before 1790, wife of Martin.
Catherine (Van Alen) Van Alstyne, daughter-in-law of Martin and wife of Abraham above died
These are all the people that I can find a reference to, that might be buried in this
family plot. I may have some other references, but one person said that they did ask
permission of the present owners to go on the land and that you had to go before the corn
came up or you couldn't find the graveyard. So I do not know if this has been
transcribed or if there is even anything left to transcribe.
Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.
The Woodlands, TX
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