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Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Buys, Barbara S. Old Graveyards of Putnam County, New York (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1975)
  • Eardeley, William Applebie. Putnam County, New York, Cemeteries: 1794-1914 (Brooklyn, N.Y.: the author, 1917). ($)
  • Fisher, Floyd. They All Rest Together; burial sites of early settlers -- southern Dutchess and Putnam Counties (1972).
  • Four Cemeteries in Putnam County, N.Y. (typescript, 1941) (FHL 17862) Inscriptions from two Cold Spring cemeteries.
  • Genealogy Trails, Transcripts of Carver Cemetery in Carmel and two Cold Spring cemeteries
  • Gentry, C. Historical Records of Enoch Crosby Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties, New York (1991) [FHL 0860321]
  • Horton, W.P., "Graveyard Inscriptions, Methodist Churchyard, South Highlands [Garrison], Putnam County, N.Y.," NYGBR, Vol. 55 (1924), 185-190.
  • Horton, W.P., "Graveyard Inscriptions, North Highlands [Cold Spring], Putnam County, N.Y.," NYGBR, Vol. 55 (1924), 190-192,236-240.
  • Horton, W.P., "Graveyard Inscriptions, Methodist Churchyard, MeKeels Corners [Garrison], Putnam County, N.Y.," NYGBR, Vol. 55 (1924), 240-241.
  • Horton, William P. Cemetery inscriptions of Putnam County, N.Y. : including the towns of Adams Corners, Carmel, Cold Spring, Doansburg, Farmers Mills, Fredericksburg, Hortontown, Kent, Kent Cliffs, Lake Mahopac, Lake Oscawana, Ludington, Mahopac Falls, Meads Corners, Mekeels Corners, Milltown, Patterson, Secords Corners, Tilley Foster, Towners Corners, and Union Valley (Peekskill, N.Y.: the author, 1928). ($) Also transcribed here: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Wheeler, Glendon E. Index of gravestones for the people of Putnam County, New York (Rhinebeck: Kinship Books, 1997). ISBN 1560121505

Census[edit | edit source]

1790 U.S. Census for Philipstown

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Philipstown, Putnam County, New York Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Parish Registers (Transcription)


History[edit | edit source]


Digital Archives

Livingston-Svirsky Archive (LiSA) at Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison. Includes a collection of documents related to Hamilton Fish, Daniel Butterfield, William Dominick Garrison and local history.


Don MacDonald, "A Brief History of Philipstown,"

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Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Extracts from an Orderly Book Kept by Sergeant L. Broome of Captain Simond's Company of the 4th Artillery Stationed at the North and Middle Redoubts Near West Point, N.Y., 1780-1781.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]


Old Fulton New York - PDF scans of various New York newspapers, including early issues of the Cold Spring Recorder. You can search the entire site by keyword from its main page.

The Highlands Current

Putnam County News & Recorder


Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library
10 Morris Avenue
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Phone: 845-265-3040

Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403
Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: 845-424-3020

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516-2613
Phone: 845-265-4010
Research hours: Wed. 11-3, or by appointment

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk’s Office
238 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Phone: 845-265-3329

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Mark Forlow

Town Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Philipstown, Putnam County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002).; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Delanoy, Nelson, Clippings from Western Putnam County Papers, 1868-1916, scrapbooks at Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring, probably from Cold Spring Recorder, with card catalog index

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) In 1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the New York State Department of Health (state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. Marriages were recorded by the Putnam County clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1935.

References[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]