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Duanesburg in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Michael Righter

 

—Legends & Lore —

 
Michael Righter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous
1. Michael Righter Marker
Inscription.
Michael Righter
1718-1804 Buried Here
First Permanent Settler of
Duanesburg Who Lived In
Small Cave Near Here ca 1765
Before Building a Log Cabin

 
Erected 2017 by the Duanesburg Historical Society, the New York Folklore Society & the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 42° 45.608′ N, 74° 8.345′ W. Marker is in Duanesburg, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker can be reached from Duanesburg Road (New York State Route 7), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duanesburg NY 12056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); William North (approx. one mile away); James Duane (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Christ Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Christman Sanctuary (approx. 1.3 miles away); Home of William North (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Christman Sanctuary (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duanesburg.
 
Also see . . .
Michael Righter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 28, 2017
2. Michael Righter Marker
A relative of the Righter/Rector family, Tom Negus, shares a wealth of genealogy information about Michael Righter and descendants, prior to the unveiling of the marker.
 Michael Righter on Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Grave marker
The grave marker probably is referring to the hamlet of Ramholz in the district of Vollmerz in Germany.
    — Submitted October 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Additional keywords. Righter Rector
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Michael Righter Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 28, 2017
3. Michael Righter Gravestone
This is the Michael Righter headstone in the Duanesburg Cemetery (which is located just beyond the Duanesburg Airport). It reads as follows:
In
memory
of
Michael Righter
who was born in
Ramhols Town of Ful=
=merts in Germony
on the 18th of May 1718
and departed this life
at Duanesburgh on
the 19th of May 1804
aged 86 years and 1 day
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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