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Historic cemetery in the Ulster County town of Saugerties, New York.

From Saugerties United Methodist Church :

“One of the early Methodist circuit riders, John Crawford, is buried there. John Crawford was the son of a captain in the Continental Army who fought and died in the American Revolution.  John, at 16, was a member of his father’s company.  He was wounded and captured by the British.  After his release, he changed his life and converted to Methodism.  He became licensed to preach.  From 1787 until about 1820 he served as a circuit rider spreading Methodism throughout the Hudson Valley.  In 1791 Bishop Francis Asbury ordained him.  He married and made his home in West Camp.  Under his leadership several families of the community formed a Methodist Society and by 1807 built a small church.  The first burial in the cemetery, which was directly across from the church, was in 1810.   John Crawford died in 1851 and was buried in the cemetery.  The church building eventually became the home of the local grange.  The grange deteriorated and collapsed.  The property that the grange sat on was deeded to the cemetery in 2004.”

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