Tuesday, August 4, 2009

South Haven Presbyterian Cemetery

South Haven Church Cemetery Restoration Nears Completion
South Haven, New York

Work on the South Haven Presbyterian Church Restoration project neared completion Saturday, August 1, 2009 when five volunteers from the Fire Place History Club worked to replace broken and rotted rails and posts.  Materials were supplied by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.

Stone repairs were completed Tuesday, August 4, 2009, when gravel beds were provided for gravestones that could not be set upright.  Pictured below are gravestones of Priest David Rose family, Revolutionary War era pastor of the parish.  Sometime during an earlier generation, these stones had been set in concrete, and surrounding gravel has been provided to improve drainage and minimize further deterioration.  The only work remaining is further cleanup of the site, particularly the southeast corner which has yet to be cleared as promised by the Town of Brookhaven.

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