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Methodist Church Cemetery
Hempstead, Nassau County, New York
GPS: 40.70725, -73.62010
40 Washington St.
Hempstead, NY 11550
Published: December 26, 2020
Total records: 124
Methodist Church Cemetery is no longer visible. Graves still remain underground but the monuments were removed.
The Methodist congregation in Hempstead was established in 1812 on what was known as the Jamaica Circuit by the Reverend William Thatcher, an itinerant preacher. Services were held in the home of Stephen C. Bedell.
The church building that exists today had completed construction in 1855.
Parishoners were buried surrounding the church building. According to the Josephine C. Frost transcription below, there had been memorials erected with dates of death going back to 1812.
At some point, the memorials were removed. Some of the memorials currently stand to the east side of the church property, bordering the parking lot.
Josephine C. Frost Transcription
In 1904, Josephine C. Frost visited Methodist Church Cemetery and made a record of every tombstone that was still visible and readable. She produced a transcription entitled, "Cemetery Inscriptions from Hempstead Long Island New York" consisting of transcriptions from four cemeteries, including this one.
The document linked below are pages from that transcription, of just Methodist Church Cemetery...