Route 160
Midway Between Pattersonvile and Mariaville

Town of Florida

Montgomery County, NY

The Scotch Church Cemetery records were donated by Ray Anderson. The list was originally prepared by the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration, State of New York, in 1938. The WPA compilation built upon an earlier reading taken by Melvin Lethbridge of Amsterdam, who took readings of other Montgomery County cemeteries in the 1920s.

Copies of the listings were distributed by the Montgomery County Heritage & Genealogical Society at the 1997 dedication of an historical marker honoring the original settlers of the immediate area. The introduction states that the cemetery is located on the property of the former Florida United Presbyterian Church. This church was deactivated and sold in 1973 and the church building burned in 1987.


Later in 1938, the Rev. Robert D. Mahaffy, pastor of the Florida United Presbyterian Church, did further research on the burial list and added additional information, which is bracketed, as well as the following notes:

"About 183 burials. Those marked 'X' I could not locate on Dec. 13, 1938 after checking all stones. List originally made by Works Progress Adm. 119 State St., Albany, NY which copied inscriptions under direction of Marie Noll Cormack, October 2, 1938. They also used incomplete list made by Melvin Lethbridge of Amsterdam in 1926."

The listings further state that:
First burial in cemetery was in 1802 and last burial in 1891. Over 60 were transferred to nearby Van Vechten Cemetery after it became a public cemetery in 1883 and those transfer/reburials are listed on the last page, based on records from Van Vechten Cemetery.

Alexander d. Dec. 22, 1841, 73yr 7mo 29da
Anne MACKIE, his wife, d. July 11, 1810, 40yr
Alexander A., d. March 22, 1824, 27yr 9mo
Jane (see Lauder)
Jennett (see Davidson)
John, native of Enock, Parish of Portpatrick, Scotland, d. Feb. 15, 1802, 72 yr
"First interred in this church yard"
Janat McNELLEY, his wife, native of same parish, d. June 22, 1813, 84yr
John A., d. Feb. 16, 1817, 24yr
John, native of Scotland, d. May 2, 1825 (no age)

Margaret T. MABON, wife of John, of New York City, July 8, 1817 - May 4, 1860

Dr. John, 1803 - 1864 [he was an M.D.]
Anna S. CONKLING, his wife, d. Jan. 1, 1880, 75yr
Mary, his wife [wife of John Banks, D.D., early pastor of the Church]

Agnes Isabel, dau of Robert & Ellen, d. May 31, 1850, 13mo 4da
Elizabeth McGOUCH, wife of James, d. Feb. 8, 1833, 51yr
Margaret, wife of James, d. Feb. 22, 1864, 49yr
Robert, d. Dec. 30, 1860, 15yr 2mo 15da
Thomas D., son of James & Margaret, d. Dec. 12, 1842, 10mo

David, d. Feb. 26, 1880, 78yr 4mo 6da
Margaret KEACHIE, his wife, d. Mar. 13, 1854, 16yr
James, son of same, d. Jan. 26, 1854, 16yr
Anna Mary, dau of same, d. Aug. 29, 1847 (no age)

Marcius, d. Nov. 25, 1870, 55yr
Eliza, his wife, d. Apr. 5, 1859, 40yr 11mo 9da

Patrick, native of Parish ___, Shire of Galway, Scotland, d. June 12, 1825, 85yr
Isabella McCONNELL, his wife, native of Parish Colomonell, Shire of Air, Scotland, d. Mar. 22, 1818, 76yr

Alexander, native of Scotland, d. Oct. 4, 1830, 57yr
Margaret, his wife, d. Oct. 31, 1854, 77 yr
Archibald, native of Perthshire, Scotland, d. Dec. 8,1823, 54yr
Margaret FERGUSON, his wife, b. at Princetown, Schenectady Co., d. June 3, 1823, 46yr
William, d. April 20, 1843, 45yr
William, Dec. 3, 1803 - July 15, 1873
William, native of Parish of Down, Pearth Shire, Scotland, d. April 15, 1802m 63yr [spelled BUCHANNON]

X Sarah QUACKENBUSH, dau of Peter & Margaret, d. Mar. 24, 1842, 4mo 4da

Grace (see MABON)

William, d. Sept. 15, 1878, 8yr 2mo [DOUGALL (?) on stone with Thos. J. DOUGALL] d. 10-3-1898

Janet (see McKINNEY)

Anna (see BANKS)

(note says 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all on a newer monument)
Alexander, d. April 13, 1826, 81yr
Ann, wife of Alexander, d. Mar. 30, 1826, 86yr
Alexander, son of William & Agnes, d. Sept. 7, 1827, 12yr
Ellen, dau of Alexander & Ann, d. Dec. 14, 1832, 60yr
[3] John, d. Jan. 20, 1877, 57yr 9mo 4da
[4] Barbara DARROW, his wife, d. Dec. 3, 1874, 54yr 5mo 29da
Peter, d. July 12, 1845, 17yr
[1] William, d. April 18, 1839, 52yr 11mo 16da
[2] Agnes McKEE, his wife, d. Feb. 28, 1865, 80yr 11mo 22da
William C., d. Oct. 18, 1852, 28yr 6mo
(note says another stone, badly broken, for CONNING, Wm., d. Apr. 18, 1839, 63yr

Hugh, d. Dec. 20, 1813, 31yr

Jennet, wife of ? Davidson, dau of John Adair, native of Scotland, d. May 15, 1829, 73yr 4mo 15da
John, native of Roxborough, Parish of Selkirk, Scotland, d. July 3, 1818, 58yr 10mo 26da
Janet SHARP, his wife, d. Nov. 11, 1823, 61yr

Barbara (see CONNING)

Catharine, April 7, 1839 - ?, 1850
David, native of Parish Kerkimer, Shire of Galloway, Scotland, d. Mar. 27, 1861, 84yr 8mo 29da
Mary, his wife, d. Mar. 17, 1853, 73yr [note: figures newly cut into stone 1779-1853]
Jane Ann, dau of Alexander & Jane, d. Feb. 24, 1851, 18mo
Willie Martin, son of Renslaer & Maggie E., d. Mar. 16, 1874, 2yr 9mo 22da
Johnnie, son of same, d. Feb. 21, 1874, 11mo 14da
Nellie E., dau of same, d. May 27, 1878, 10yr 10mo 10da

Ann, d. Mar. 29, 1869, 58yr
Frazier, son of T.I., d. July 11, 1859, 14da
Harriet NEWELL, dau of Thomas & Isabella, d. May 10, 1850, 1yr 8mo 23da
Helen MILLER, wife of John, native of Parish Forgan, Perthshire, Scotland, Feb. 13, 1772 - Mar. 12, 1838, 66yr 1mo
John, d. Jan. 6, 1863, 88yr 5mo 1da [native of Scotland]
Maggie I., d. Jan. 14, 1865, 14yr
Marcie, dau of George & Parthenia, d. May 8, 1866, 6mo
Thomas [J.], d. Oct. 3, 1878, 11yr 9mo 3da
Thomas, d. Nov. 10, 1858, 77yr
Margaret, his wife, d. Sept. 19, 1864, 82yr

Ann (see McKIE)
Ann, d. July 8, 1822, 23yr
Catharine, d. April 8, 1824, 18yr
[note: Ann and Catharine on same stone]
Elizabeth, d. Jan. 24, 1870, 53yr
George, d. Mar. 12, 1856, 48yr
George, d. Feb. 28 [20], 1838, 73 [75] yr 4mo 14da
Barbara, his wife, d. Feb. 20, 1860, 83yr
Jacob, d. July 28, 1820, 1yr 8mo 25da
Margaret, d. July 28, 120, 4yr 1mo7da
[note: Jacob and Margaret on same stone]

Catharine, dau of A. & C., d. Sept. 21, 1866, 30yr
William, native of Kinross Shire, Scotland, b. 1769, emigrated 1827, d. Oct. 1846, 78yr
Christina, his wife, native of same place, b. 1778 - d. May 1851, 74yr

Margaret (see BUCHANON)

Margaret, wife of John B., d. Mar. 1803, 23yr
X James, d. May 16, 1844, 83yr
X Sarah, his wife, d. Feb. 9, 1848, 65yr

Reuben, d. June 15, 1831, 44yr]

Frank McGAY, son of Rev. George & Catharine C., Sept. 7, 1853 -Aug. 22, 1855
Martha, dau of same, June 13, 1849 - Oct. 19, 1850

Elizabeth (see MURRAY)
Hugh, native of Scotland, d. Aug. 1, 1813, 72yr 6mo
Margaret (see BEVERIDGE)

Helen (see McGEOCH)
John, late of Wigtownshire, Scotland, d. Nov. 4, 1829, 23yr
Mary, wife of William, d. Mar. 11, 1852, 26yr 5mo 17da

David, d. Sept. 14, 1862, 70yr
James W., d. Feb. 20, 1881, 35yr
James, d. April 5, 1844, 54yr 10mo 18da
Jane ADAIR, his wife, d. Jan. 17, 1866, 72yr 3mo 5da
Isabella, wife of William, d. July 4, 1859, 67yr 3mo 12da
William, d. Nov. 15, 1834, 81yr
Jane MURRAY, his wife [wife Wm. Lauder, Duanesburg], left Dumfrieshire, Scotland in 1771 [1774], d. July 25, 1820, 61yr 6mo
William, d. April 6, 1879, 89yr
Jennett ROBINSON, his wife, d. Sept. 2, 1885, 88yr

William, native of Scotland, d. Sept. 6, 1832, 58yr
Agnes (cannot read stone), his wife [d. May 25, 1844, 70 yr]

Jennie (see TWEEDIE)

Elizabeth, wife of Alexander, d. Nov. 5, 1838, 28yr

Isabella (see BLAIN)
[Mary, Feb. 1, 1808, 78yr]

Elizabeth (see BARCLAY)

James, d. ___, 1826 (stone broken)
John, native of Scotland, d. Sept. 27, 1816, 62yr
Helen KELLY, his wife, d. Jan. 20, 1825, 69yr

Agnes (see CONNING)

Alexander, d. Aug. 30, 1839, 66yr
Andrew, d. Mar. 23, 1841, 77yr
John, native of Parish Whithorn, Shire of Galloway, North Britain, d. Dec. 28, 1814, 84yr
Mary, his wife, native of Scotland, d. Nov. 22, 1831, 89yr
John, d. June 27, 1854, 54yr
Mary, his wife, d. Jan. 28, 1852, 50yr
Matilda, dau of Alexander & Ann, d. Oct. 30, 1847, 6yr 2mo 2da

John, native of Scotland, d. April 12, 1826, 85yr
Anna DUGUID, wife of John, d. June [18], 1824, 46yr [68yr]

Margaret (see MILMINE)

Janet CONKHAR, wife of James, Parish of Crosmical, Scotland, d. Feb. 20, 1826, 93yr

John, d. July 13, 1836, 68yr 19da
his "widow", d. May 26, 1842, 72yr 4mo 10da

Jeanette (see ROBB)

Andrew, d. Dec. 31, 1813, 82yr
"brother" Patrick, d. Oct. 19, 1810, 76yr
[note: Andrew and Patrick on same stone]

[J]anet (see ADAIR)

Grace CHALMERS, wife of James, d. 1872, 81yr
James, d. Oct. 13, 1859, 79yr
John S., d. Aug. 29,1850 [24 yrs]
George, native of Midhoholm, Parish of Bouden & shire of Roxburrough, Scotland, d. at his residence, Town of Duanesburg, County of Schenectady, State of New York, Feb. 10, 1824, 79yr
Margaret TILLIE, his wife, native of Boudon, County of Tivedel, Scotland, d. Aug. 14, 1817, 79yr
Margaret (see MURRAY)
Margaret T. (see AITKEN)

Anne (see ADAIR)

Nancy, wife of John, d. Mar. 31, 1834, 31yr 6mo 24da

John, b. Parish Whilborn, Scotland, d. Mar. 6, 1816, 72yr]

Janet, wife of Geo. WALKER]

X David (no dates)
X Harriet A. (see WALKER)
Helen (see DOUGALL)

David A., Aug. 29, 1822 - May 6, 1845
Eliza, dau of William, d. Mar. 8 (?) 2 yr 2 mo 27da
[___, wife of John Milmine, d. Mar. 14, 1849, 73yr
Isabella, wife of Tunis V., Dec. 22, 1811 - Nov. 23, 1847
Helen, dau of same, d. Oct. 29, 1866, 33yr
Rachel A., dau of same, June 5, 1844 - Feb. 3, 1849
Mary E., dau of same, June [1]3, 1847 - Jan. 3[0], 1849
Nettie, dau of same, d. Nov. 29, 1862, 19yr 3mo 13da
James, Sept. 23, 1777 - Nov. 19, 1857
Maria, his wife, Jan. 17, 1781 - Dec. 22, 1860
Jennett, Feb. 18, 109 - Jan. 13, 1891
X Jewitt, Feb. 18, 1809 - Jan. 13, 1891
John, native of Scotland [Wigtownshire], d. Mar. 27, 1828, 82yr
[Jean] PATTERSON (cannot read, too worn), his wife, d. Mar. 14, 1816, 72yr (1849?)
John W., d. April 10, 1852, 43yr
Agness I. MURRY, his wife, d. Sept. 14, 1845 [1846], 26yr 4da
Moses M., d. Sept. 6, 1872, 58yr
X Rachel, July 22, 1815 - Mar. 7, 1862
William, d. June 10, 1858, 78yr
Margaret McKINLEY, his wife, d. June 24, 1865, 78yr

Alexander, d. Dec. 28, 1854, 63yr 10mo

Grace, d. Jan. 7, 1880, 82yr
James, son of Andrew K. & Margaret G., Feb. 25, 1863 - Oct. 15, 1864
William Andrew, son of same, d. Oct. 15, 1859, 2yr 5mo 4da
Jane (see LAUDER)
Margaret, d. April 19, 1865, 3da
William, Sept. 23, 1774 [84] - Sept. 11, 1852
Margaret MABON, his wife, d. Feb. 17, 1861, 70yr 3mo
Elizabeth KEACHIE, his wife, d. Aug. 12, 1822, 32yr

Agness I. (see MILMINE)

X Daniel, son of Alexander & Charlotte, d. Oct. 20,1850, 1yr 6mo 3da
X Nancy, dau of Daniel & Nancy, d. Mar. 22, 1849, 17yr 5mo 7da

Eleanor, wife of John, d. July 27, 1864, 53yr
___ Patterson (see MILMINE)

Mary ROBISON, wife of John, d. May 28, 1847, 40yr

Rosanna, wife of Jesse D., d. Dec. 2, 1837, 40yr

Byron, son of Jacob & Sarah, d. Oct. 13, 1842 (no age) [5yr 7mo 21da]
Emma, dau of same, d. Mar. 30, 1844, 3mo 25da
X Sarah (see Campbell)

William Henry, d. Sept. 17, 1859, 37yr

George (Rev. Soldier), native of Whithorn, Galloway, Scotland, d. Dec. 5, 1829, 68yr 7mo
Janet McMILLAN, his wife, native of Enockando, near Elgin, North Britain, d. July 16, 1828, 64yr

Jennett (see LAUDER)

Mary (see PATTON)

William (stone broken)

X Maria M., dau of Robert & Matilda L., Oct. 1, 1846 - Jan. 13, 1849

Janet (see DAVIDSON)

Maggie Belle, dau of John & Sarah M., d. Jan. 24, 1870, 11yr 11mo]

SMEALLE, Dr. [?] John [MD], native of Edinburgh, Shire, Scotland, d. Aug. 9, 1822, 70yr
Jane [spelled SMEALLIE], his wife, d. June 6, 1850, 81yr

Jane, wife of John, d. Oct. 27, 1864 (no age) [38yr 2mo 24da]
X Robert, April 21, 1822 - Feb. 21, 1872

Alonzo, son of Dr. Leonard & Melissa, d. Jan. 11, 1824, 1yr 25da

James, d. April 17, 1819, 64yr

James, son of Christiana, d. Nov. 26, 1861
Jennette, wife of A., d. Mar. 15, 1845, 25yr 4mo 1da
William, d. Feb. 21, 1854, 3yr 11mo

James, native of Scotland, d. Oct. 18, 1832, 48yr
Jennie LYLE, his wife, d. Aug. 21, 1864, 85yr
Margaret, d. Feb. 15, 1852 (no age)

George, d. Dec. 13, 1862, 92yr
[Jane MICKEN, his wife, same stone, badly broken]
Jane (see Williams)
John, d. Aug. 3, 1866, 63yr 4mo 8da
Harriet A. MILLER, his wife, d. Aug. 6, 1882, 74yr 28da

Cornelius, d. Aug. 25, 1831, 32yr
Jane WALKER, his wife, d. Mamr. 30, 1886, 67yr
[Cornelius and Janet on same stone]

X Janet, wife of James, native of Parish Dumblane, Scotland, d. July 17, 1808, 76yr

Transfers (removals) from Scotch Chuch Cemetery to Van Vechen Cemetery

Numbers signify lot numbers. No dates are listed in the Van Vechten Cemtery records.

2 - James Barclay, Mrs. James Barclay, Robert Kerr
28 - John Keachie, Isabella Keachie (wife), Ann Keachie, Jane Adair, Andrew Keachie
19 - James Smeallie, Agnes Smeallie, Rev. James Smeallie, Rev. Peter Smeallie
18 - Ebenezer Dougall, Boyd Dougall
22 - James Robb, 4 children
6 - John Donnan
4 - Moses Keachie
3 - John Milmine, 3 children, Rachel Milmine, James Milmine
7 - William Milmine, Mrs. William Milmine, George Milmine
12 - John Buckley, Joanna Buckley, Mary Buckley, Mimi Buckley
13 - David Edgar
23 - Mrs. David Beveridge, child
1 - James Dougall, Mrs. James Dougall, Lawrence Dougall
14 - Daniel Campbell, Mrs. Daniel Campbell
33 - Mrs. John A. Wiltsie
26 - Mrs. David Lauder, child
62 - Mrs. Maggie Myers, child
21 - James Barclay
42 - child of Clark Radley
15 - Alfred Milmine
27 - Joseph Ennis
31 - Mrs. John (Jane) Smeallie
34 - Mrs. John Sanson, David Sanson, Mrs. J. R. Sanson
5 - Nettie Taws
9 - Owen Donnan, Martha Donnan
__ - Mrs. Catherine Dougall
39 - John Ennis, Mrs. John Ennis
49 - Peter Dougall, John D. Dougall, Jannett Dougall, Thomas Dougall

Our appreciation for donating an extremely helpful cemetery list goes to Ray Anderson. Ray tells us that: "Scotch Church Cemetery is located about midway between Pattersonville and Mariaville on State Route 160. Neighbors adjoining the Cemetery have a Pattersonville address (12137). Mariaville to the South is on Mariaville Lake. The site of the former Church is marked by two State of NY historical marker signs which were dedicated 27 September, 1997. Scotch Church should not be confused with Scotch Bush which is several miles away. The Church was deactivated in 1973 and burned in 1987. The property is presently owned by an adjoining neighbor - information I received from another friendly neighbor! Our interest in Scotch Church is the ROBB family - My wife's 3rd great grandfather, George Robb b. 1761 and his wife Jeanette McMILLAN Robb are buried in this cemetery. We would welcome any information you may have re any of the Robbs.

new 11/22/14> An update from Randy Bishop!

"I visited the Scotch Church Cemetery 3 September 2014, and after visiting with the home owner on the east side of the cemetery, found the cemetery to be in the trees on the west side of his garage. Exact location is 42.872049N 74.135858W. The church site was between the row of trees near the highway and the garage at 42.871867N 74.135512W.

I sure liked being able to see where our Mabon family had spent some of their time many years ago. Our ancestor, Hinton Chalmers Maybon (spelling change first showed up on 1900 census), migrated west with the family ending up near Beaver City, Furnas County, south central Nebraska. Some of the Maybons then moved to Colorado.

Thanks for all the information posted on your site."

- Randy Bishop

new 2/19/01 George Robb and Janet McMillan Baxter Robb are buried in the Scotch Church Scotch Bush, Florida NY. Their children: Jane, Margaret, Alexander and James. I have additional information and would like to contact others who are researching this family. Jeannine

For further information about persons buried in Scotch Church or Van Vechten Cemeteries, enquiries should be made of the Montgomery Department of History and Archives. Info about Scottish migration to Montgomery County or about Van Vechten Cemetery (burial list, caretaker's name, driving instructions, etc.) would be greatly appreciated by the site coordinator for posting on the site.

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Updated: 11/22/14
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