Words cannot describe how gratifying it is to get compliments from someone who’s ancestors remains have been found by our research. We are the Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot and our mission is to save the land where hundreds of Revolutionary War soldiers are thought to be buried. Our research has uncovered the names of 88 men who’s muster rolls have them listed as “died in Fishkill” and are believed to be buried along Route 9 (Albany Post Road) in Fishkill, NY. The following paragraphs are a few examples of feedback we have received from descendants of our soldiers.
On Sunday, January 24, 2016, Andrew wrote:
Hello: I was excited to find your site having just learned that my 5th great grandfather Josiah Graves Sr. is buried there. I plan to be out east this spring visiting colleges in the area with my son Nathaniel and we hope to visit the site, is that possible? Are there any signs or markers? Thank you. Andrew M. Harder Holland, MI
On Monday, December 2, 2019, Susan wrote:
Hi, Thanks very much for answering me so promptly! I'll send you & your colleagues the info I have tomorrow. I only recently started digging into Jesse. I was accepted into the DAR some years ago, based on another ancestor, and I know how much it takes to prove direct ancestry. But my goal with Jesse is to get him back up there IF he belongs! So, I much appreciate your quick response. Best wishes, Susan
On Sunday, May 23, 2020, Carolyn wrote:
All: Thank you for responding! I have many primary source records on Jesse that I have gleaned from on-line sources, but also from help from a genealogist in Norfolk VA who provided me with many unique records. I will organize them and send them to you. I have learned much about my American ancestors, much of it leaving me with a weighted feeling of not only gratitude, but a deep feeling of being unworthy of the trials and extents of effort they went through to put me where I am, in unbelievable comfort and wealth today. Although I live in Florida these days, I grew up right outside of Valley Forge, PA. I was taken on many school field trips to the National Park where, as a kid, I found it incredibly boring. Now, not so much. Now I'm unbelievably humbled by the thought of what Jesse, and everyone else went through. I'll be in contact in the near future. And thank you for your extraordinary effort on these men's behalf. Best, Carolyn Hebden
As you can see, our research is helping people understand and embrace their ancestry and hopefully give some closure to where that loved one is buried. Please help us continue our work as our funds are running low from court costs and lawyers fees trying to defeat the Continental Commons proposal which would allow commercial construction on the land that holds the burial ground. Any amount will help and please visit our website at www.fishkillsupplydepot.org
Thank you and God bless!