Woodhaven in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Remsen Family Cemetery
Erected 1938 by State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 42.737′ N, 73° 51.508′ W. Marker is in Woodhaven, New York, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Trotting Course Lane and Metropolitan Avenue and Alderton Street, on the right when traveling north on Trotting Course Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodhaven NY 11421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First House Number in Queens (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer Oval (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Slocum Disaster Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Betty Smith (approx. 1.2 miles away); Woodhaven Library (approx. 1.2 miles away); Woodhaven Post Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); Woodhaven Patriotic League World War II Honor Roll (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodhaven.
More about this marker. The Remsen family owned a substantial lot surrounding this cemetery which was eventually sold off and subdivided. This small plot of land is all that exists of the Remsen property. Another marker located underneath the main one states: "Within this park lies the remains of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Jeromus Remsen. Buried in the confines of this site were his cousins Major Abraham Remsen, Captain Luke Remsen, Lieutenant Aurt Remsen and their families. The Remsen family were amongst the first settlers of this area originally known as 'White Pot.'"
Regarding Remsen Cemetery. In addition to Colonel Jeromus Remsen, the following Remsen familly members are interred here: Aurt Remsen, 1741-1819 (Lieutenant, Cooper's Regiment, New York Millitia); Luke Remsen, 1749-1939 (Captain, Queen's Company Miliitia); Abraham Remsen, 1730-1807 (Major, Cooper's Regiment, New York Militia);
Additional keywords. Revolution
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Christian Belena of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,304 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Christian Belena of Brooklyn, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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