Illustrations

Original 1864 map of cemetery. On display in the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Public Library

Original 1864 map of cemetery. On display in the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Public Library

Photo of the Flat (foreground) facing North.

Photo of the Flat (foreground) facing North.

Van Patten, builder of 5,000 homes in the area. Note falling leaf from tree on monument

Van Patten, builder of 5,000 homes in the area. Note falling leaf from tree on monument

American flag near the Veterans' Memorial

American flag near the Veterans’ Memorial

2007 Ceremony to Remember Veterans from the Civil War

2007 Ceremony to Remember Veterans from the Civil War

As part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration, several local residents assumed the roles of some of the famous people in the cemetery and told their stories on October 5, 2014. The roles they assumed are as follows:

Garret Van Vranken, undertaker

Garrett Van Vranken, undertaker

 

Roscius Kennedy, founder of Jonesville Academy, the Cemetery, and active Methodist who bought land for Methodist Summer Camp at Round Lake

Roscius Kennedy, founder of Jonesville Academy, the Cemetery, and active Methodist who bought land for Methodist Summer Camp at Round Lake

Dr. John MacElroy, resident physician for 60 years

Dr. John MacElroy, resident physician for 60 years

Eunice Kennedy, mother of Garnsey and Roscius Kennedy (founders of the cemetery)

Eunice Kennedy, mother of Garnsey and Roscius Kennedy (founders of the cemetery)

Adam Mott, Justice of the Peace and Clifton Park Supervisor

Adam Mott, Justice of the Peace and Clifton Park Supervisor

Mary Ann (Kingsley)Cornell, mother of sons killed in the Civil War

Mary Ann (Kingsley) Cornell, mother of sons killed in the Civil War

Robert Van Patten Sr.,father of Clifton Park because of construction of over 5000 homes

Robert Van Patten Sr.,father of Clifton Park because of construction of over 5000 homes