Book Signings

We will be discussing and signing copies of our book Long Island Oddities at the following dates and locations:

10/23/13 7PM Carle Place, Barnes and Noble

10/24/13 7PM Bay Shore, Barnes and Noble

10/30/13 7PM Lake Grove, Barnes and Noble

Cemeteries

<b><div class="mosimage" style=" float: left;" align="center"><img src="/images/liruins/stories/Kevin/Daviscemetary/daviscem.jpg" width="800" height="533" hspace="6" alt="Image" title="Image" border="0" /><div class="mosimage_caption" style="text-align: center;" align="center">Davis Family Cemetary.</div></div>Hidden away and forgotten by many, is a small and quite old family cemetery.</b> The Davis Family Cemetery is located on the property of the Daniel Roe Davis farm, also known as The Davis Meeting House.&nbsp; It is located in Coram, to the east of Mt. Sinai/Coram Rd. One of the oldest stone dates to 1786, and is that of Mrs. Mary Davis, the wife of Elijah Davis.&nbsp; The most recent stone dates to 1879 and is that of Lewis G. Davis, son of Goldsmith and Mary Davis. Twenty- three members of the Davis family are interred in this small private cemetery, and twenty-one stones are currently located there.
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<div class="mosimage" style=" float: right;" align="center"><img src="/images/liruins/stories/Kevin/Daviscemetary/olddavis.jpg" width="800" height="533" hspace="6" alt="Image" title="Image" border="0" /><div class="mosimage_caption" style="text-align: center;" align="center">One of the oldest stones.</div></div>The stones are primarily red and white sandstone, one having a scrolled top and skull head typical of the time period. Many of the headstones are accompanied by foot stones and two of the stones have newer typical military headstones next to them in addition to the originals. This is because two of the Davis&rsquo;s buried here served in the Revolutionary War, with Brewster Terry as a possible third. The two newer military style stones are those of Private Goldsmith Davis of the Continental Line and Lieutenant Elijah Davis of the NY Militia. Brewster Terry has a Daughters of the American Revolution placard in lieu of a newer military stone.
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<div class="mosimage" style=" float: left;" align="center"><img src="/images/liruins/stories/Kevin/Daviscemetary/goldsmithdavis.jpg" width="800" height="1200" hspace="6" alt="Image" title="Image" border="0" /><div class="mosimage_caption" style="text-align: center;" align="center">Pvt. Goldsmith Davis</div></div>
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The cemetery currently sits abandoned and realitively unmaintained down a dirt path, and one would never know that it is there. However the Davis property including the meeting house and cemetery, one of the most historic properties in all of Brookhaven is now owned by the town with hopes of restoration. The Davis house has been nationally recognized and currently funds are being allocated for the restoration, so hopefully in the near future the property will be restored to its former grandeur and those interred on the property can be properly recognized.&nbsp;
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<div class="mosimage" style=" float: left;" align="center"><img src="/images/liruins/stories/Kevin/Daviscemetary/daviscemhouse.jpg" width="800" height="533" hspace="6" alt="Image" title="Image" border="0" /><div class="mosimage_caption" style="text-align: center;" align="center">House in front of the cemetary.</div></div>
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<div class="mosimage" style=" float: left;" align="center"><img src="/images/liruins/stories/Kevin/Daviscemetary/issacdavis.jpg" width="800" height="533" hspace="6" alt="Image" title="Image" border="0" /><div class="mosimage_caption" style="text-align: center;" align="center">Lieut. Issac Davis.</div></div>
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Read more...Located on the north side of Hallock Lane in Rocky Point is the Noah Hallock Family Cemetery. The cemetery is several hundred yards northwest of the original Hallock family dwelling, which is located on Hallock Landing Rd. and is the final resting place for forty members of the Hallock family.

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The names of those in the cemetery, in addition to Hallock, are Davis, Dickerson, Hulse and Jones. The family plot was established in the 1700’s when Noah Hallock (1696-1793), the great- grandson of Peter Hallock of Southold, settled in Rocky Point. Both Noah Hallock and his son, Noah Hallock the Second are buried there. Noah the Second’s original gravestone stands behind a new standard military stone which was added several years ago. The military stone states that Noah Hallock (2nd) was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Revolutionary War; he was born in 1728 and died in 1805. Josiah Hallock the First, who lies in the family plot, was also a Revolutionary War patriot.

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Read more...Many of the stones have scrolled tops. There are two with winged faces, and four with weeping willow trees (a poplar grave marking of the time). Several of the stones are damaged or missing, and bronze plaques on stone markers have been installed. The small cemetery yard is well- kept, and has a split rail fence facing the road as well as a historical marker. It is Rocky Point’s only cemetery and it lies witness to days gone by.

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