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Carlisle in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burial Place

 
 
Burial Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 20, 2015
1. Burial Place Marker
Inscription.
Hon. John M. Brown 1771-1823
First Historian Schoharie Co.
Capt. Thos. Machim, Engineer
Under Gen. Washington, And
Builder of the Great Chain.

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 45.589′ N, 74° 27.19′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Cemetery Road 0.1 miles north of U.S. 20, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle NY 12031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlisle Grove Seminary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rock-House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Christian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Margaret Houck (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sloansville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Indian Stone Heap (approx. 6.2 miles away); Site Of Encampment (approx. 6 miles away); Enoch Ambler (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Burial Place. Inside the Carlisle Rural Cemetery there are additional and separate markers that present further information about the two men honored on the Burial Place marker:

John M. Brown, 1745-1838, Captain of Militia
Burial Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 20, 2015
2. Burial Place Marker
View into the Carlisle Rural Cemetery from the road, which is named Cemetery Road.
during Revolutionary War. Appointed Judge of first Court of Common Pleas in Schoharie County. Author of "A Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of the County of Schoharie by the Germans."

It must be pointed out that the dates given on the Burial Place marker for John M. Brown , 1771-1823, do not coincide with the dates on the grave site marker or the gravestone itself, which lists 1745-1838 for Brown. The reasons for this discrepancy remain unclear.

Thomas Machin, 1744-1816, Captain of Artillery and Engineer of national renown during Revolutionary War. Supervised the making and laying of The Great Chain across the Hudson River near West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Schoharie County NYGenWeb Site, Carlisle Rural Cemetery, Town of Carlisle, Schoharie County, NY. (Submitted on November 5, 2015, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. West Point Great Chain, Carlisle Rural Cemetery
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Burial Place Marker, At the Entrance to the Carlisle Rural Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 20, 2015
3. Burial Place Marker, At the Entrance to the Carlisle Rural Cemetery
Inside the Carlisle Rural Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 20, 2015
4. Inside the Carlisle Rural Cemetery
A trio of markers inside the Carlisle Rural Cemetery indicate the final resting places of three noteworthy men, two of which are mentioned on the Burial Place marker; William E. Roscoe (1837-1929), John M. Brown (1745-1838), and Thomas Machin (1744-1816).
John M. Brown Gravestone, Carlisle Rural Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 20, 2015
5. John M. Brown Gravestone, Carlisle Rural Cemetery
"John M. Brown
1745-1838
Gitty Hager
His Wife
1747-1795
Elizabeth Van Arnin
His Wife
Died 1808"
Thomas Machin Gravestone, Carlisle Rural Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 20, 2015
6. Thomas Machin Gravestone, Carlisle Rural Cemetery
"Thomas Machin
New York
Capt.
Continental Art.
Rev. War
April 3, 1816"
Links from Thomas Machin's 1778 Great Chain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
7. Links from Thomas Machin's 1778 Great Chain
These 13 links from the Great Chain are on display at Trophy Point at West Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2015, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2015, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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