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|1||#017.00 Overview of the Woodruff Cemetery|
.. long time resident Betty Taylor Budny views cemetery condition.
|2||#017.00 Woodruff Private Cemetery Overview|
.. there were likely at least four interments in this family cemetery, based on the evidence of footstones. In February, only two were visible. In April 2008, a third was discovered but requires excavation to read.
|3||#017.000. Woodruff Private Cemetery|
.. on 14 April 2011, members of the Fire Place History Club visited the cemetery and did some archeological work. They included Richie Davin, owner of Davin's Funeral Home along Montauk Hwy in Mastic. The burying ground is behind his sister, Sharon's, house. Sharon is on left; her house is about 100 yards directly behind her to the north. They uncovered one complete stone and large pieces of two other stones. These had become buried sometime after the last documented survey on 17 September 1972 by Elbert N. "Nate" and Mark A. Carter.
Pictured l. to r., Sharon Davin Miller, Betty Taylor Bundy, Diane Marten and Richard Davin.
The Woodruff private graveyard is north of the South Country Road and a little distance north and back of the barn on the former Hoyt estate, just outside and east of the Bellport Village line.
It appears that this small family cemetery is not being maintained by the Town of Brookhaven as required by NY State Law.
This cemetery is in poor condition and threatened, and not likely to survive another generation.
This cemetery has Historic Sites Ref. ID Br15.1-S and is #17 on the Town of Brookhaven Historian's Cemetery List.
|#017.01 Esther Robinson
.. that she was buried in the small Woodruff private cemetery suggest that her birth surname was Woodruff.
|Located||Esther Woodruff, ? ^ (d. 21 Jun 1851)
|#017.02 Matthew Edmund Woodruff
.. The death date is no longer visible. Excavation may reveal it.
|Located||Matthew Edmund Woodruff, ^ (d. 16 Mar 1875)
|#017.03: Hannah Woodruff gravestone
.. wife of Matthew Woodruff
|Located||Hannah H. [Woodruff] (d. 26 Jan 1866)
|#017.04: Stephen Robinson gravestone
||Located||Stephen Robinson, ^ (d. 18 Jun 1851)
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