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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery

Historic Richmond Town

 
 
Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
1. Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. A rare surviving 18th century private graveyard, this cemetery was used by the Rezeau and descendent Van Pelt and Wheatley families. The earliest grave is Jacob Rezeau, 1789. The large center gravestone commemorates Susanna Van Pelt and John A. Van Pelt, Esq. The simple wrought-iron fence, built ca. 1850, consists of X-patterned bays with the cast-iron image of an hourglass with wings at the center crossing.

Restoration made possible by:
State Senator John J. Marchi
Staten Island Historical Society
New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs

 
Location. 40° 34.258′ N, 74° 8.755′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Tysen Ct., on the left when traveling west on Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Historic Richmond Town. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Richmondtown (a few steps from this marker); Site of 18th century structures (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher House (about 600 feet away); St. Andrew’s Church
Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
2. Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery Marker
The winged hourglass design of the fence, mentioned on the marker, can be seen in this photo.
(about 700 feet away); Patriots under Gen. Mercer (about 800 feet away); Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (about 800 feet away); Church of St. Andrew (about 800 feet away); Church of Saint Andrew (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Also see . . .  History of Historic Richmond Town. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Gravestone of John A. and Susanna Van Pelt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
3. Gravestone of John A. and Susanna Van Pelt
The families buried here lived in a house that still stands nearby. The graves date from the 1780s to the 1860s.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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