In 1741, Jacobus Stoutenburgh became the first Colonial settler to set down roots in today’s Town of Hyde Park. Born in New York City in June 1696, Stoutenburgh married Margaret Teller in 1717 and the couple raised eight children.
In New York, the Hyde Park Post Office features seventeen painted panels of a historical mural project, one of which is of Jacobus Stoutenburgh clearing the land. These works are discussed in the book FDR and the Post Office by Tony Musso.
Many stones have suffered damage over the centuries as shown in our photograph of Plot 1, the site of our forefather, Jacobus Stoutenburgh, and his wife, Margaret Teller-Stoutenburgh.
On the left as you come through the gate on the West Wall, you will find two more stones, those of John Stoutenburgh and jis wife Catherine.
There is a gravestone in the Stoutenburgh family cemetery in Hyde Park, New York that doesn’t seem to be a relative of that family. The deceased is Joseph Teel. So I began the quest to figure out who this person is and why he is buried in this cemetery....
Mary Elizabeth Stoutenburgh was the daughter of William Luke Stoutenburgh and his wife, Mary Dutton. She married Robert Arnet Quin who became the chaplain at Sailors’ Snug Harbor on Staten Island.
This cache starts in Doty Park in honor of the Stoutenburgh family, "Founders" of Hyde Park. The goal of this placement is to make visitors aware of the early history of Hyde Park.
New Cemetery Index Compiled and Created by Tony and Shirley Walker
For any of you that may have wondered about the Stoutenburgh-Teller Family Association (STFA), here’s quick history by Betsy Neal (STFA President) telling how it came to be and a little of what it’s about:
It was a large house and extended across the present market street for fifty feet. Market Street was the avenue cut by Judge Stoutenburgh from the Albany Post Road, for the entrance driveway to his residence and he planted cherry trees on both sides of it for the whole...