Traces of the Past

Photo of the White family cemetery by Marsden Epworth

East of Mabbetsville center, outside of Millbrook, NY, hidden in the woods, is the small White Family cemetery. Centuries ago, families buried their dead in the backyard, or at least in the back 40. Many of these family burial grounds have been swallowed up by brush and bramble as farms failed and families moved away, leaving the care of their dead to strangers.

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