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Methodist Church Rhinebeck

 

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 METHODIST CHURCH-RHINEBECK

CLASSIFICATION: Churchyard.
LOCATION: Methodist Church, village of Rhinebeck.
CONDITION: Orderly, intact.
INSCRIPTIONS: 2 in number. Copied May 25, 1915, by J. W. Poucher, M. D. In the rear of the Methodist Church, Rhinebeck, are two stones, lying flat, which bear the inscriptions quoted below. From information supplied by Mrs. Theodore Laporte, of Rhinebeck, it may be stated that under the church building is a vault containing the remains of Edward Livingston (sometimes American Ambassador to France), of his wife, their daughter, (Mrs. Thomas Barton), their infant daughter, and of Miss Mary Garretson. In a former church building (burned in 1899) there was a tablet to the memory of these persons.

Garretson, "Rev. Freeborn Garretson an itinerant minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He commenced his itinerant ministry in the year 1776. In this work he continued until his death, laboring with great diligence & success in various parts of the United States & Nova Scotia. He died in peace in the City of New York, September 26, in the 76th year of his age & the 52d of his ministry."
Suckley, Catharine Rutsen, w. of George, & dau. of John Rutsen, Esq., b. 1768, Sep. 18, in Rhinebeck, d. 1825, Nov. 26, In New York City. "also John Rutsen, Esq., & Mrs. Catharine Ten Broeck."

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