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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Southold, NY

I hope that all of you my wonderful blog readers out there don't get too tired of all the history and genealogy that I've been posting lately.
This is again from our recent trip to the east coast...
Old Burying Ground of 1st Presbyterian Church in Southold, NY.

(click on any photo to enlarge)
 This church was organized in 1640 and the burial grounds are kept in nice condition

This is a monument to the founders of Southold, NY and Mr AVO's 10th great grandfather, Philemon Dickerson and his son, Peter and grandson, Thomas are all named on the monument...
They are all my hubby's direct ancestors
Philemon Dickerson arrived in this country in 1637 aboard the ship "Mary Anne"
There are headstones here for 9 of hubby's ancestors.

I was really taken with this beautiful little church

A few different views on the burial ground


This is the area where the oldest stones are located
and close to the monument

When we made this trip we didn't realize the length of Long Island, NY....120 miles
This Church and burial grounds are almost to the tip of the island.

Thanks for stopping by today for Mosaic Monday and please don't forget to pop over to 
Mary's Little Red House for more party fun.

Your comments are wonderful!


15 comments:

Snap said...

I think it's wonderful that you are posting about your travels. I may never physically visit Southold, NY, but through your post -- I have! Thank you for taking us along!

BailiwickStudio said...

You're finding so many ancestors! How wonderful. I for one don't get tired at all hearing about them!

Isn't that part of Long Island beautiful? Until she moved to Guam last June, my daughter and her husband lived on the other side of Peconic Bay, in Westhampton Beach. I loved visiting the area, and I'm kind of sorry she's no longer there. One of my favorite towns is Sag Harbor - there's a lot of history there. And Greenport, just a bit further than Southold, has some great thrift shops! I hope you found your way to some of them. ::Jill

Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoyed reading about more of your trip, thanks for sharing.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful to hear about your travels and thank you for sharing about your family history.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

How pretty, lovely mosaic. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by.

GrandmaK said...

Very nice pictures. I learned much here today and am glad I stopped by! Wishing you well! Cathy

Carolyn Ford said...

That little white church is so special...I love seeing structures like that. They seem so friendly and welcoming. Old cemeteries are very amusing. We often visit them in southern Illinois, where my husband grew up. You have posted some very beautiful photos...

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent post and mosaic. I love old cemetaries. Of course the ones out here don't date that far back. Mid 18hundreds usually. I find just reading the headstones and knowing the history of these small towns that I am visiting the early settlers of this area. MB

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

History and Genealogy?? You may be my sister from another mother :-)

Love genealogy ~ whether it is mine or someone else's!! Such a beautiful cemetery! Thanks for the peek!

Pondside said...

I love a post with a little history. That's a beautiful church and churchyard.

scrappingwithsherry1 said...

Sounds like you are successfully finding alot of your ancestors. That is just so neat... Alot of work but so rewarding.

My name is Sherry and I am new to the Bloggerette Sorority. I wanted to come by and introduce myself. I am sorry that I missed the rush, but I have only been blogging for a few weeks! Looking forward to joining in on the fun to come with everyone. I would be honored if you would stop by my blog at http://scrappingwithsherry1.blogspot.com/. Hope to see you there.

Take Care~ Sherry F.

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shannon i olson said...

Amazing church, nice photos, I did a genealogy scrapbook..learned a lot. Always interesting to learn things about those before us.

Marijke van Ooijen said...

I love your post..and your beautiful vintage blog.
I like you vintage obsession very much ...I have te same obsession.

Love,
Marijke

chris48red said...

Hi I'm also related to Philemon Dickerson. It's through his son Peter, then John, then William, then Captain John Dickerson in Setauket.
I've heard of this monument to Philemon. I was wondering if you had any higher resolution photos of the monument, and/or of the older stones? Thanks so much for answering: captainjanuary@verizon.net