By Capt. Franklin Ellis216
This church is situated in the western part of the town of Copake, and is generally known as "the Lyall church," a name which it derived from the Rev. William Lyall, who was its pastor for a number of years. He was known popularly as "Dominie" Lyall, and died while pastor of this church. He is buried in the ground adjoining it.
The church was an offshoot of the "Greenbush" or "Vedder" church, in Gallatin. The present pastor is Rev. ------Garretson, who, by his neglect to furnish a good history of his church, forces us to pass it by with this brief notice.