Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tombstone Tuesday - Old Brookville Cemetery, New York
From my trip to Old Brookville and Oyster Bay with my father in June 2010. This cemetery is tiny and overgrown, sitting on a hill overlooking the Upper Brookville police department, with a few new headstones but mostly old, weathered ones. Many of the residents of this cemetery are Tappens, a common family name in the area dating back to at least the 1700s. The cemetery also sits across the road from the site of a double murder that occurred in the 1883 - two of the original suspects were brothers, Ed and John Tappen.