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People Buried in the Cemetery
Hessian Soldiers: A portion of the cemetery holds
the graves of soldiers from the German province of
Hesse who fought in the Revolutionary War.< BACK
Matthew DuBois: A famous Revolutionary War officer
who fought at Fort Montgomery.
Jonathan Fisk (1778-1832):
Attorney elected to Congress 1809-11 and 1813-15.
U.S. District Attorney for Southern New York until
Thomas McKissock (1790-1866):
Practiced law in Newburgh; appointed a NYS Supreme
Court Justice in 1847; elected as a Whig to Congress
Captain 'Bully' Robinson
(d. 1853): Shipping magnate buried in an amazing
Selah Reeve (1741-96): A
prominent merchant whose house still stands at the
corner of Montgomery and South streets.
Dr. Phineas Hedges, who died in 1799 at the age of
37, was noted in the religious discussions of his
day. "It is erroneously asserted of him that
he died of visitation by God for participation in
the administration of the Holy Sacrament to a dog.
His death was from a nervous fit, to which he was
Frederic W. Goudy: The famous
type designer is commemorated (though he's not actually