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BARHYTE CEMETERY

Recorded by A.L.Zetterstrom, March 1995
From the City of Saratoga Springs, east on Union Avenue, past the racetrack and before exit 14 of Route 87, on the south side of Union Avenue, is Yaddo. The Barhyte Cemetery is one of two small cemeteries on the grounds of Yaddo, the other being the Trask family cemetery. Jacobus Barhyte, wife Christiana Abel Barhyte and family, were the original settlers on this land. The cemetery lies on the north side of the drive, near what is now the office of Yaddo. A single stone remains, which is surrounded by four stone blocks placed by Spencer Trask, and a nice group of evergreens. Page 23 of Yaddo Yesterday and Today by Marjorie Peabody Waite, 1933, states "Here are buried Jacobus Barhyte at the foot of the tree, and his favorite youngest daughter named for his wife, Christiana Barhyte Morehouse, marked by a headstone. Mrs. Julia Barhyte Wright, great-granddaughter, says that there were other graves whose markers have long since disintegrated." There is much written about this most interesting pioneer family. See the above mentioned Yaddo Yesterday and Today and also see Reminiscences of Saratoga and Ballston by William L. Stone, 1875, for many interesting stories including "Mrs. Barhydt and the Bear". Unfortunately, this cemetery was not recorded by C.E.Durkee.

Jacobus Barhyte "at the foot of the tree" died December 22, 1841 aged 79 years. No marker.

Christiana Morehouse, wife of Wm. Morehouse, died Oct. 17, 1849 aged 32y 11m & 27d Other Barhyte family members, no markers remain.

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