Thursday, September 24, 2009

Carman/Miller burying ground

The following email was recently sent by Marty van Lith to members of the Fire Place History Club.  Marty is the "project manager" for the Brookhaven/South Haven cemetery conservation and renovations projects sponsored by the Club and funded by Town of Brookhaven Caithness Community Benefit Funds.  This particular site is the small Carman/Miller burying ground in South Haven, NY.

"George Hill Moore Peconic Monument Works" is the name of our stone mason, Hollis Warner's company.  I believe that Hollis' office and workshop on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead was built in 1843 by George Hill.  Imagine Hollis' surprise when he found inscriptions on two of the headstones in Carmans cemetery with his company's name on it.  Here are some pictures taken this morning:



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