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#007.Robinson: Howard F. Robinson gravestone



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Status: Located
Plot: Robinson

Owner/SourceMarty Van Lith
Date10 May 2011
File namerobinsonhowarde_800.jpg
File Size321.72k
ID1226
Dimensions800 x 566
Linked toHoward F. Robinson, ^

#B007 Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Center Moriches Hamlet, Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, NY, USA

Notes:

In 1850 Josiah Smith donated seven acres of land, one-quarter mile west of Kaler's pond in Center Moriches for a parsonage and parish cemetery to the Center Moriches Presbyterian Church. Today much of that original parcel is what makes up the current Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The cemetery portion was incorporated in 1870.

This cemetery is #7 in the Town of Brookhaven's inventory of cemeteries and burying places prepared about 1938 by Osborn Shaw, then the Town Historian. His description of Mt Pleasant: "Mount Pleasant Cemetery, on the north side of Montauk Highway, Route 27, in the eastern part of Centre Moriches, back of the old Presbyterian parsonage. This cemetery was first called 'The Presbyterian Cemetery of Moriches,' and originally contained about 14 acres, being a part of some 7 acres, given by Capt. Josiah Smith for parsonage land. It was opened for burial in or about the year 1851...it is stated that the first burial was that of David Lanphier (who died Christmas 1850). It is therefore evident that any stones in this Cem. with death dates prior to the above dates have been moved in from other graveyards."

On Oct. 24, 1996 Mount Pleasant Cemetery made the national stage when a 500-pound, 6-foot granite obelisk, with an airplane figure etched into the top, was unveiled at Mount Pleasant. It was intended as a memorial and lasting tribute to the victims of TWA Flight 800 and, hopfully, as a comfort to loved ones left behind.

Quite a few families in South Haven and Brookhaven hamlets selected the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery as their burying ground.

Research material on the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery may be found at
LongIslandGenealogy.com.

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