We have a beautiful memorial set up on a plot of land here in Queens which was originally owned by a Remsen family. The original stones are in place and the cemetery is visited by Veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I'll give you the information I found in this small plot. Remsen is not my family but I hope I can help someone out there. The Remsen's were one of the first settlers of this area.
Remsen Cemetery - Col. Jeromus Remsen, Colonel of a regiment of Kings and Queens Co. Militia in th Battle of Long Island. This area was originally known as "White Pot". Colonel Remsen and members of his family are buried here. Names in the plot are as follows:
Col. Jeromus Remsen 1735-1790
Capt. Luke Remsen (cousin) 1749-1839
Maj. Abraham Remsen (cousin) 1730-1807
Lt. Aurt Remsen (cousin) 1741-1790
Jeromes Remsen d. 12/22/1804 age 6 yrs & 12 days
Ann Elizabeth Remsen - d. 4/4/1808 age 1 year 29 days
Jeromes Remsen d. June or July 4, 1803 or 1805 - age unclear
These are the only stones I can read but there are a couple of others that are completely worn and unreadable.
Remsen Cemetery is now owned by the Amerian Legion ost #1424 since 1969. The Cemetery was proclaimed an historical landmark by Mayor Koch in 1982.
Hope this helps someone out there.
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