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 #B029 Barteau Cemetery, Brookhaven Hamlet, Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, NY, USA

#B029 Barteau Cemetery


The Barteau Cemetery is on the north side of Montauk Highway, located about 240 ft. north of Montauk Highway (South Country Rd.) in Brookhaven Hamlet, roughly midway between Horseblock Rd. and Yaphank Ave, with a right of way exiting onto Montauk Highway (about 2611-2615 Montauk highway).  It is a plot approximately 65 ft. east-west x 160 ft. north-south. While it is a flag lot with access to Montauk highway, this access is only partially maintained by the Town of Brookhaven, requiring visitors to transverse part of the way on private property.  While the occupants are cooperative, visitors should be respectful of their privacy.

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The Barteau family were one of the earliest residents of Fire Place (now Brookhaven). Francis Barteau moved from Huntington to Fire Place in 1741 and established a farm. The place remained in the family until 1871 when they sold it and are said to have "moved West," although some Barteau's remained in the community until well into the late 20th century.  Near to the cemetery is a home thought to be one of the original Barteau farm houses (Site ID Br04.1-S).

Prior to this report (originally drafted in 2005), the last published survey of the cemetery I've found was by John Dayton and Elbert N. Carter on 9 April 1972.  Since that time, there apparently has been some further deterioration in the readability of the stones.  Where I and others have been unable to read the stones, we have relied on their interpretations.

The 1972 Carter survey identified thirty-eight gravestones, while the c. 1939 Town of Brookhaven Historian's cemetery inventory [S98] records twenty-nine. The stone numbering is in accordance with the Dayton-Carter survey numbers. One stone has been added after the Carter survey -- the 1974 interment of Gertrude J. Barteau (#39s) -- for a total of thirty-nine documented interments. One source suggested that there was at least a fortieth (see Daniel Terry below).

In 2007, the cemetery was in fair-poor condition—a few stones have deteriorated to the point of being unreadable, and a few were down.  The site was greatly overgrown, and fallen tree-limbs and rogue bushes prevent effect mowing and routine maintenance.  The access road had become overgrown and not passable with a vehicle. The surrounding fence required repairs or replacement.  While in 2005 the graveyard itself was in fair-good condition—it appeared as if there had been some grounds maintenance—by 2007 it was again fair-poor.  Informal access can be obtained, with permission, through the backyard of the neighboring house off Montauk Highway.

The cemetery was the last remaining cemetery authorized for restoration using Caithness Community Benefit funds from the Town of Brookhaven.  Its restoration was completed in the Spring of 2012.

 It was one of the cemeteries identified in the Fire Place History Club's lawsuit and ordered to be maintained in the court decision.  In spite of the favorable ruling by the court, the Town was slow to provide any support, and the cemetery continued to deteriorate (evidence suggests mostly from storm damaged trees and limbs.)  By the Fall/Winter, 2011/2012, loss of the Caithness funds were threatened, and estimates for the repair work had escalated.  Finally, in the Spring 2012, through the efforts of many community leaders, the Town partially cleared the access road, and permission was obtained from the adjacent property owner to provide the additional access needed for the restoration work.  The Brookhaven Village Association authorized the additional needed funds from their cemetery maintenance fund (established through contributions by community members).  Extensive restoration and maintenance work was begun in April 2012 with a contract to Peconic Monument Works, Riverhead, N.Y., stone mason Hollis Warner.  It is interesting to note that Hollis discovered that at least one on the stones being repaired was originally made by the monument works in 1856.

While the cemetery is often called the Barteau Cemetery (I suppose because it was situated on the old Barteau Farm), other families obviously used it—it appears to have been a defacto community cemetery for much of the 19th century.

The oldest stones are at the south end of the cemetery. While key plan is stacked north-south, the actual stones are read facing east. The stones appear more-or-less evenly spaced in this plan. However, they are not so even spaced at the actual site—the locations are therefore approximate..

By 2005, Dayton-Carter Stone #9, John Bartow, was no longer to be found, although a footstone was present suggesting the location of a grave.  As part of the restoration work in April 2012, this stone was rediscovered near location #9.

It is said that at least three of the original interments were of Revolutionary War veterans -- Isaac Homan, said to have been removed to the Old Baptist Church Cemetery (#B049), Yaphank, NY (questionable, see Isaac Homan headstone comments); David Hulse, said to have been removed to the Cedar Hill Cemetery (#B095), Port Jefferson, NY; and Barnabas F. Rider (#29.02). Harry W. Huson in Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in the Town Of Brookhaven (Brookhaven Town Bicentennial Committee, 1976) records that Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Terry (#29.??) was also interred in this cemetery. While a record of his gravestone has not been found, it seems reasonable that this was his burial place, as his wife, Elizabeth, and children were interred here.

Since this revision was written while the restoration work was still ongoing, updated photographs will be provided when the work is completed.

This cemetery has Site Ref. ID Br04.1.1-S, is #29 on the c. 1939 Town of Brookhaven Historian's cemetery inventory, and has Suffolk County Tax Map reference 200-903-01-10. It has been assigned Brookhaven Town Department of Parks and Recreation ID 4351C47. Its approximate coordinates are Latitude N40° 47.527', Longitude W72° 54.683'.

#B029 Barteau Cemetery

Page Revised: 26 April 2012

Latitude: N40° 47.527', Longitude: W72° 54.683'

Cemetery Photos

   Thumb   Description 
#29.00.1  Barteau Cemetery, at the northeast corner of the south section
#29.00.1 Barteau Cemetery, at the northeast corner of the south section
.. looking to the southwest in 2003. This is the oldest part of the cemetery 
#29.00.2 Barteau Cemetery, at northeast corner
#29.00.2 Barteau Cemetery, at northeast corner
.. looking southwest in 2005. While the earlier photograph was taken from a position about midway in the graveyard, this is from the extreme northeast corner. Note the overall improvement in the grounds from 2003 to 2005. 
#29.00.3 Barteau Cemetery, southwest corner
#29.00.3 Barteau Cemetery, southwest corner
.. looking easterly in 2005. This is the oldest part of the cemetery. 
#29.99 Lady
#29.99 Lady
.. pet gravestone 
Bellport High School History Club Cleans Up Barteau Cemetery
Bellport High School History Club Cleans Up Barteau Cemetery
On Sunday, November 23, 2008, students with the Bellport High School History Club worked to clean up the historic Barteau Cemetery in Brookhaven Hamlet. The work was done under the auspices of the Fire Place History Club members Marty Van Lith and Ron Kinsella.

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 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
#29.01 Barnabas T. Rider
#29.01 Barnabas T. Rider

Epitaph: The same epitaph that appears on the head stone of Barnabas T. Rider appears on the stone of Noah Terry (see), I think with the same unusual spelling of "sacrafice," but the Noah Terry stone is much harder to read, so it's hard to say how "sacrifice" is spelled.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  01  Barnabas Terry Rider, ^ (d. 12 Jul 1818)
#29.02 Barnabas Rider
#29.02 Barnabas Rider
Located  02  Barnabas Rider, ^ (d. 8 Oct 1830)
#29.03 Dezier, wife of Barnabas Rider
#29.03 Dezier, wife of Barnabas Rider
Located  03  Dezier Terry, ^ (d. 15 May 1841)
#29.04 Noah Terry, son of Daniel (#29.??) & Elizabeth
#29.04 Noah Terry, son of Daniel (#29.??) & Elizabeth


Beneath this stone my body lies,
In youth to death a sacrafice,
From death no age nor sex is free,
Oh be prepared to follow me.

See Barnabas T. Rider.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  04  Noah Terry, ^ (d. 13 Aug 1807)
#29.05 Huldah, wife of Thomas Hulse, daughter of Daniel (#29.??) & Elizabeth Terry
#29.05 Huldah, wife of Thomas Hulse, daughter of Daniel (#29.??) & Elizabeth Terry
Her husband, Thomas Hulse, was interred at the Presbyterian Church cemetery in South Haven, NY.


Farewell my partner and my friends
See our days, how soon they end,
Our children dear with pitty view
And see what care from you is due.

This verse on the grave stone of Huldah (Terry) Hulse seems to be rare, since I found only two other examples, and one is quite nearby.

(In many cases, when I can make out only a phrase or two in the epitaph, I can put the phrase into Google and find others who have recorded the same verse on the stones they have studied.)

The other two stones must not have been in as good a shape as Huldah's, as some words that are recorded as being on their stones are easily seen to be misreadings.

Since 2003 when the photo was taken, the word "See" on the second line has nearly worn away entirely. The spelling of "pitty" suggests that the same stone mason carved both Huldah's stone and that of Deborah Brown (see below).  The Eliza Phelps stone (see below) has two additional lines, and if it also had an unusual spelling of "pitty," the person who recorded the epitaph has silently corrected the spelling.

I could find no poem or hymn with the same epitaph words.

Also found the epitaph on the stone of Deborah Brown, born 23 Dec 1751, died 5 November 1819, whose stone must have been moved to Cedar Grove Cemetery, in nearby Patchogue.

Quoting from http://longislandsurnames.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I1783&tree=Baker.  There is further writing on Deborah's deteriorating stone,

Farewell my partner and our friend.
See our days how soon they end.
Our children dear with pilly (sic)
And fed what cure from you is Him.

(At least this is what we thought we were reading! Cedar Grove was dedicated 24 October 1875. Therefore, Deborah's grave site had been moved to this location.)

At the Center Cemetery, Hartford County, Connecticut, we find:
Phelps, Eliza , b. c.1768, d. Mar 21, 1816, Age 48, w/o Joseph Phelps,

Farewell my partner & my friend,
see our days, how guid they end. [This stone may have used "quick" instead of "soon," which has been misread as "guid."]
Our children dear with pity view,
and feel what care from you is due.

Teach them the law of God to love,
That we may hope to meet above.

An epitaph that starts similarly is the verse on the stone of Eliza G. Holmes, who died 19 Jun 1843 at age 23, and who is buried in the Dedham Cemetery in Massachusetts.

Farewell my partner and friends so dear.
If ought on earth could keep me here,
It sure would be my love for you,
But Jesus calls: I bid adieu.

Another epitaph that begins similarly is that of "Mrs. Lois, wife of Arnold W. Jenckes, Esq. who departed this life Oct. 23, 1833, in the 47th year of her age," and who is buried in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Her verse reads (from http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/stones/jenkes_graves.html ):

Farewell my partner and children dear,
I've left this world of pain;
May virtue be your practice here
Till we do meet again.

Friends and physicians could not save
My mortal body from the grave.
Nor can the grave confine me here
When Christ doth call, I must appear.

This second stanza, with several alternative wordings but no change in meaning, appears by itself on many grave stones.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  05  Huldah Terry, ^ (d. 2 Oct 1821)
#29.06 Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Terry (#29.??)
#29.06 Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Terry (#29.??)

Epitaph: The grave stone of Elizabeth Terry is a few lines from a poem entitled Retirement by William Cowper.

The calm retreat the quiet shade
With prayer and praise agree
And seem by thy sweet bounty made
For those who follow thee

The poem was also sung as a hymn. It appears as in A Selection of Sacred Songs for Use of Schools and Academies by Elias Nason, Saxton & Pierce, Boston, Mass., 1842, and in Songs for the School Room, also by Elias Nason, John G. Tilton & Co., Newburyport, Mass., 1855. Neither of which suggest a tune.

It also appears as Hymn LXXXIII in The American School Hymn Book, Asa Fitz, Boston, 1854, (p. 75), where it is stated that it may be sung either to the tune ORTONVILLE or to the tune DEDHAM.

You can download a free copy of The American School Hymn Book at Google books, and you can read it here: http://archive.org/stream/americanschoolhy00fitz#page/n5/mode/2up. Just pull the little hand with the pointing index finger over to page 75.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  06  I7460
#29.07  Elizabeth Rider, daughter of Daniel (29.??) & Elizabeth Terry
#29.07 Elizabeth Rider, daughter of Daniel (29.??) & Elizabeth Terry


Calm on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit rest thee now,
Ever while with us thy footsteps trod.
His seal was on thy brow.

Dust to its narrow house beneath,
Soul to its place on high,
They that have seen thy look in death
No more may fear to die.

From: Felicia Dorothea Hemans. 1793–1835

622. Dirge

CALM on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit, rest thee now!
E'en while with ours thy footsteps trod,
His seal was on thy brow.

Dust, to its narrow house beneath!
Soul, to its place on high!
They that have seen thy look in death
No more may fear to die.

Note: Stone in Barteau cemetery has "ever" instead of "even."

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  07  Elizabeth Terry, ^ (d. 19 Nov 1856)
#29.08  Harriet, wife of John Barteau
#29.08 Harriet, wife of John Barteau


An angels arm can't snatch me from the grave,
Legions of angels can't confine me there.

From a poem by the English poet Edward Young (03 Jul 1683 - 05 Apr 1765): "An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there."

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  08  Harriet Barteau, ^ (d. 12 Apr 1834)
#29.09  John Bartow
#29.09 John Bartow

.. This gravestone was found during the April 2012 restoration work at the Barteau family cemetery. It is one of the few gravestones where the stonemason is identified: D. Riller, N. Haven, Ct.


Consider friends as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now so you must be,
Prepare for death & follow me.

The above verse appears on many stones in New England and New York.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  09  John Barteau (Bartow), ^ (d. 7 Feb 1832)
#29.10 Stephen C. Barteau and Ida M. (Rose) Barteau
#29.10 Stephen C. Barteau and Ida M. (Rose) Barteau
Located  10  Stephen Curtis Barteau, (Bartoe) ^ (d. 1925)
Ida Mervina Rose, ^ (d. 1933)
#29.11 Wesley Barteau
#29.11 Wesley Barteau
Located  11  Wesley Legrane Barteau, ^ (d. 1939)
#29.12 Elbert C. Barteau
#29.12 Elbert C. Barteau
Located  12  Elbert C. Barteau, ^ (d. 5 Mar 1862)
#29.13 Sarah E. and John E. Barteau
#29.13 Sarah E. and John E. Barteau

.. infant children of Nathan Curtis and Mary Ann Barteau, and siblings of Stephen Curtis Barteau.

Epitaph:  The verse on the stone of a double grave, that of two children of Nathan C. and Mary A. Barteau, commonly appears on the graves of children.

So fond desires are often crossed
And parents hopes in death are lost.

This epitaph is one that is recorded in Epitaphs and Elegies by Samuel Wood, published in 1816, which lists it as appearing on a stone in a cemetery in New London, Connecticut. It is the stone of
John Shackmaple
Willson, Son of
Thomas and
Phoebe Willson,
died Oct. 30th, 1798,
Aged 2 Years.

That was the earliest example I came across. The verse appeared on many other head stones of children's graves.

In Guilford, Vermont, this verse again appears on a stone for a double burial of children who died at different times, an Ellena who died in 1813 in her third year and a Mary Augusta who died in 1815, aged 2 months.(http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=420&with_photo_id=16618198&order=date_desc&user=1715858)

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  13  I 269
Sarah E. (M.?) Barteau (d. 2 Sep 1842)
#29.15 Nathan C. Barteau
#29.15 Nathan C. Barteau
Located  15  Nathan Curtis Barteau, (Bartow) ^ (d. 17 Oct 1868)
#29.16 Maria H (Barteau) Corwin
#29.16 Maria H (Barteau) Corwin
.. daughter of Nathan C. and Mary Ann Barteau, and wife of Sylvester Corwin. 
Located  16  Maria Hepzibah Barteau, ^ (d. 7 Apr 1911)
#29.17 Sylvester N. Corwin
#29.17 Sylvester N. Corwin
Located  17  Sylvester N. Corwin, ^ (d. 28 Dec 1908)
#29.18 Chester D. Corwin
#29.18 Chester D. Corwin
.. son of Sylvester and Maria H. Corwin 
Located  18  Chester D. Corwin, ^ (d. 1925)
#29.19 David Bartow
#29.19 David Bartow
.. son of Mr. Stephen Bartow and Mrs. Elizabeth Bartow 
Located  19  David Barteau, ^ (d. 20 Oct 1805)
#29.20 Elizabeth (Robinson) Bartow
#29.20 Elizabeth (Robinson) Bartow
.. consort of Stephen Bartow 
Located  20  Elizabeth Robinson (d. 25 Sep 1805)
#29.21 Stephen Bartow
#29.21 Stephen Bartow


Adieu to all things here below,
My Jesus calls, I long to go.
I long to reach that peaceful shore
Where sin and death will reign no more.

The first line of the above appears in a hymn "composed by the late Rev. Elhanan Winchester and sung by him in his last moments," which is called "Rev. Winchester's Farewell Hymn."  It contains many of the sentiments of Hymn 163, "The Christian's Farewell" on page 180 of Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians Being Formerly a Collection by Joshua Smith—and Others. Twelfth Ed., Norwich: Connecticut.  Printed by Russell Hubard,1811.

Farewell, dear friend in Christ below,
I bid you all a short adieu:
My time is come, I long to go;
I trust I soon my Lord shall view.
. . .
Adieu, to all things here below,
Vain world, I leave thy fleeting toys;
Adieu to sing, fear, pain, and woe,
And welcome bright eternal joys.

The phrase "I long to reach that peaceful shore" appears in The Cottage Minstrel: Or, Verses on Various Subjects by A Female of this City. Affectionately Addressed to the Youthful Part of Her Own Sex, (Philadelphia, Printed for the Authoress by Joseph Rakestraw, 1827), in a poem entitled "In Memory of my beloved Father, who departed this life 1825."

It is probably a hymn that has not yet been indexed by Google.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  21  Stephen Brewster Barteau, ^ (d. 6 Sep 1854)
#29.22 Ruth F. Barteau
#29.22 Ruth F. Barteau
Located  22  Ruth F. [Barteau], ^ (d. 31 Jan 1955)
#29.23 Emma (Killian) and Edward Barteau
#29.23 Emma (Killian) and Edward Barteau
Located  23  Edward Marvin Barteau, ^ (d. 3 Feb 1944)
Emma Killian, ^ (d. 1920)
#29.24 George W. and Nellie F. Scott
#29.24 George W. and Nellie F. Scott
Located  24  George W. Scott, ^ (d. 1931)
Nellie F. [Scott] (d. 1960)
#29.25 Edith Templeton
#29.25 Edith Templeton
Located  25  Edith Templeton, ^ (d. 1912)
#29.26 Margaret Scott
#29.26 Margaret Scott
Located  26  Margaret Scott, ^ (d. 1910)
#29.27 William Snow
#29.27 William Snow


A slave to no sect—takes no private road,
But looks through nature up to natures' God.

An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke.  By Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

This philosophical work is written in heroic couplets.  Pope initially had a much more ambitious scope in mind, but eventually it appeared as a series of four epistles. The first epistle concerns the nature of man and his place in the universe—the natural order God has decreed for man.  Because man cannot know God's purposes, he cannot complain about his position in the Great Chain of Being (ll.33-34) and must accept that "Whatever IS, is RIGHT" (l.292), a theme that would be satirized by Voltaire in Candide (1759).  More than any other work, it popularized optimistic philosophy throughout England and the rest of Europe.

Pope began work on it in 1729, and had finished the first three by 1731. However, they did not appear until early 1733, with the fourth epistle published the following year.  The poem was originally published anonymously; Pope did not admit authorship until 1735.

. . .
See the sole bliss Heaven could on all bestow!
Which who but feels can taste, but thinks can know:
Yet poor with fortune, and with learning blind,
The bad must miss; the good, untaught, will find;
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
But looks through Nature up to Nature's God;

Pursues that chain which links the immense design,
Joins heaven and earth, and mortal and divine;
Sees, that no being any bliss can know,
But touches some above, and some below;
Learns, from this union of the rising whole,
The first, last purpose of the human soul;
And knows, where faith, law, morals, all began,
All end, in love of God, and love of man.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  27  William Snow, ^ (d. 3 Dec 1870)
#29.28  Amelia, wife of William Snow
#29.28 Amelia, wife of William Snow

Epitaph: "Rest in Peace," which appears on Amelia Snow's head stone, is easily stated in Latin with the same meaning, Requiescat in pace, or RIP.

Wikipedia says that the phrase "Rest in Peace" did not appear on tombstones in English before the eighth century ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rest_in_peace ).

The idea is expressed in Isaiah 57:2, "Those who live uprightly enter a place of peace; they rest on their beds," and that verse has been inscribed on the gravestones of Jewish tombs (in Hebrew) from the 1st century BC.

(Isaiah 57:1 says that "the godly perish, but no one cares" and in 57:2, Isaiah is saying, despite no one noticing the death of the righteous, one may be comforted in knowing that, in the tomb, they are at peace and sleep undisturbed.)

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  28  Amelia [Snow], ^ (d. 14 Aug 1878)
#29.29 Charles F. Snow
#29.29 Charles F. Snow
.. he was a son of William and Amelia Snow 
Located  29  Charles F. Snow, ^ (d. 31 May 1875)
#29.30 Abbie Tuttle Havens and Ann Marie Havens
#29.30 Abbie Tuttle Havens and Ann Marie Havens
Located  30  Abbie Tuttle Havens, < (d. 18 Apr 1886)
Anne Marie Havens, < (d. 30 Mar 1898)
#29.31 Nancy A. (Barteau) Arthur
#29.31 Nancy A. (Barteau) Arthur
.. wife of William Arthur 
Located  31  Nancy A. Barteau, < (d. 30 Apr 1868)
#29.32 William Arthur
#29.32 William Arthur

Epitaph: You probably recognize the lines that appear on William Arthur's head stone (d. 26 Sep 1852)

Farewell, dear friends! I'm going home!
My savior smiles and bids me come,
Sweet angels beckon me away,
To sing God's praise in endless day.

from the film Cold Mountain.

If you would like to hear the hymn, click the "play" icon at http://www.jwpepper.com/8067547.item.

I guess the more southern singers sang "Farewell, vain world" instead of "Farewell, dear friends" to emphasize that it wasn't a sorrowful good-bye.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  32  William Arthur, ^ (d. 26 Sep 1852)
#29.33 Temprance (Barteau) Arthur
#29.33 Temprance (Barteau) Arthur

.. wife of Wm. Arthur and daughter of Nathan and Abigail Bartow


The Almighty spake and she is gone,
Eternity now reigns alone.
If you would dwell with God on high,
Learn O! ye living how to die.

Only one other example of this verse has been found.

It appears on the stone of "Laura, wife of Abraham Coon & daughter of Elijah & Elizabeth Bearss" who died 09 Mar 1803. She died even younger than Temperance, being only 19. She is buried in the Town Center Cemetery of New Fairfield, Connecticut.

Although there are poems with two fragments of this verse, "Eternity now reigns alone," and "living how to die," the entire verse has not been found.

"Eternity now reigns alone!" appears in the poem "Eternity and Time, a small part of Young's very long poetic work, 'Night-Thoughts" which appeared in the 1008-page book Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: Being Similar in Design to Elegant Extracts in Prose, that was published in 1796.

"And dying shews the living how to to die," appears in the poems of Charles James published in 1817, in the dedicatory poem of his book of poetry, "To Lady James, on Her Benevolent and Humane Conduct Towards the Daughter and Grandchildren of the Late Unfortunate Colonel Frederick."

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  33  Temperance Barteau, < (d. 7 Nov 1821)
#29.34 Nathan R. Bartow
#29.34 Nathan R. Bartow
Located  34  Nathan Rose Barteau, ^ (d. 10 Sep 1824)
#29.35 Abigail (Hulse) Bartow, wife of Nathan R. Bartow
#29.35 Abigail (Hulse) Bartow, wife of Nathan R. Bartow
Located  35  Abigail Hulse, ^ (d. 22 Feb 1814)
#29.36 Peter Havens and Deborah Barteau, wife of Peter Havens
#29.36 Peter Havens and Deborah Barteau, wife of Peter Havens
Located  36  Deborah Barteau, ^ (d. 1 May 1866)
Peter Havens, ^ (d. 18 May 1822)
#29.37 Huldah Curtis Barteau
#29.37 Huldah Curtis Barteau

.. daughter of Stephen and Hepzibah Curtis Barteau.

Epitaph: "Gone but not forgotten."

From Google searches, I've found that "Gone but not forgotten" was appearing on grave stones as early as 1841 (on a stone at Starks Corner, Maine, and another example appears in 1846 in Methuen, Massachusetts), but the phrase itself may be nearly as old as the English language. (As the sentiment is difficult to express in Latin, I don't think it is much more ancient than that.)

Given the condition of Huldah Barteau's stone, she nearly was both gone and nearly forgotten.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  37  Huldah Barteau, ^ (d. 2 Apr 1880)
#29.38 Hephzibah, wife of Stephen Barteau
#29.38 Hephzibah, wife of Stephen Barteau


"Prepare to meet thy God." which is from Amos 4:12.

[Richard Thomas, April 2012]

Located  38  Hephzibah Curtis, ^ (d. 24 Jun 1870)
#29.39s Gertrude J. Barteau nee Van der Car
#29.39s Gertrude J. Barteau nee Van der Car
.. widow of Harris W. Maurer, second wife of Edward M. Barteau.

This gravestone was not present when Elbert Carter surveyed the cemetery in 1972. It is believed to be the last burial in the cemetery. 
Located  39s  Gertrude Julia Van der Car, ^ (d. 29 Aug 1974)
#29.??  Isaac Homan
#29.?? Isaac Homan

While Isaac Homan was recorded on the Town of Brookhaven Historian's cemetery inventory (c. 1939)
as having a headstone in the Barteau Cemetery, I have a suspicion that he was
never interred here. I think there may have been a clerical error when the entry was recorded in the Town Historian's database -- cemetery 029 was entered instead of 049. Other such errors were known to have occurred.

A survey of the old Baptist Cemetery conducted by Dayton and Carter in 1971 found Isaac Homan there. My understanding is that by 1939 when the Town survey was conducted, the Yaphank Baptist Cemetery was largely abandoned. It seems unlikely that a gravestone would be moved there between 1939 and 1971.

The Town Historian's office still has the original cemetery inventory work sheets, which I plan to consult..

Moved    Isaac Homan, ^ (d. 8 Dec 1814)
#29.?? Daniel Terry
#29.?? Daniel Terry
Harry W. Huson in Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in the Town of Brookhaven records that Revoluntionary War soldier Daniel Terry (fifer) was interred in the Barteau Cemetery. 
Not yet located    Daniel Terry, [ii] ^