LENARDSON BURIAL LOT
TOWN OF ROOT
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.Y.
Off Argersinger Road on the farm of Walter Becker, Randall, Root Twp., Montgomery County, New York.
This abandoned family plot is located on a small hill in a pasture about 400 feet northeast of the junction of Argersinger Road and Dillenbeck Drive, on the east side of the road. It is in extremely poor condition, with only one stone standing intact. The remainder have been knocked down by the cattle, and trampled underfoot. It was impossible to ascertain whether the stones listed below were all that had ever stood there.
Copied July 28, 1967 by Albert Elswick.
The following stones were found:
1) - Harriet J., daughter of Henry J. and Mariah Dopp, died April 2, 1838, aged 1 year and 4 months.
2) - Abraham Lenardson, died July 17, 1825 in his 31st year.
3) - Ann, widow of John Lenardson, died October 12, 1837, aged 104 years and 12 days.
4) - Anny, daughter of John and Ida Lenardson, died February 3, 1802, aged 1 year and 3 days.
5) - Dianny, daughter of Robert Lenardson, died January 2, 1824, aged 11 months and 13 days.
6) - Cornelius Lenardson, died June 5, 1845 in his 30th year.
7) - Esther Wereness, wife of James Lenardson, born April, 1763 - died September 18, 1825.
8) - Esther, daughter of John Lenardson Jun. Died November 23, 1812, aged 3 years, 8 months, and 14 days.
9) - Henry, son of John and Ida Lenardson, died January 20, 1802, aged 10 years, 8 months, and 3 days.
10) - Henry, second son of John and Ida Lenardson, died August 11, 1806, aged 2 years, 3 months, and 1 day.
11) - Ida, widow of John Lenardson, died September 11, 1837, in her 71st year.
12) - James Lenardson, born June 20, 1757 - died February 20, 1806.
13) - James, son of John Lenardson, died January 12, 1808, aged 3 years, 3 months, and 17 days.
14) - John Lenardson, died September 16, 1797, aged 69 years and 10 months (or days ?).
15) - John Lenardson 2, died October 13, 1834, aged 79 years, and 14 days.
16) - Robert S. Lenardson, died June ?, 1838, aged 56.
17) - Timothy Lenardson, died September 9, 1826, aged 25.
18) - Ida, wife of Noah Smith, died February 13, 1838, in her 30th year.
19) - Cornelius J. Van Alstyne, died August 30, 1800.
20) - Margaret Lenardson, spouse to Cornelius J. Van Alstyne, died August 28, 1795, aged 31.
21) - Margaret, daughter of C. J. and M. Van (Alstyne), (the rest of the stone is missing).
22) - N. L. Va (no doubt a Van Alstyne, but the headstone is missing).
23) 24) - Bases of two headstones, apparently destroyed.
25) - Unmarked footstone.
26) 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) - Unmarked fieldstones.
The original typescript of the Lenardson cemetery is bound in the Miscellaneous Compiled Records of the D.A.R., Volume 239, pages 64-65,
available for your personal viewing in the genealogy room at the New York City Public Library. For further information about persons named, please visit
or order a search from the Montgomery Department of History and Archives.
The Lenardson Burial Lot was typed by Lori (Whitmer) Mosher. Lori's genealogical search
involves Moshers in the Town of Oppenheim, which is now part of our neighbor to the north, Fulton County. Lori tells us that her brick wall is Peter Mosher, last seen
listed on the census in 1870. If you can help Lori out with Moshers or have ideas about late 19th century Oppenheim sources,
she'd love to hear from you.