The Stephentown/ Tifft Cemetery is # 40 on the cemetery map, and is located “.45 mile on Greenman Hill road from Horse Heaven Road. There is a logging road on the right. Walk up, parallel to stone wall in distance on left, for about 500’. When the wall comes toward you around a knoll, the cemetery is on the knoll. Three sides have a stone wall and the 4th side is fenced with a gate. “ This cemetery was used from 1807-1910, and has 40 graves.

I am including on this page the burials from the Nassau/Tifft Cemetery, considering the proximity of Nassau and Stephentown, and the relationships in the Tifft family.

The burials were transcribed from the Rensselaer County Cemetery records, located on the Rensselaer County Rootsweb site. Link to that site is at end of page. The epitaphs included come from the book, "Epitpahs In The Only Stephentown on Earth", by Elizabeth W. McClave.


Joseph Sept. 17, 1785 – Nov. 6, 1869; m. Polly Huntington


Esther July 26, 1799 – Nov. 1, 1880; m. Robert Tifft; d/o Mary Babcock & Robert Hossard


Polly June 17, 1787 – July 16, 1867; m. Joseph Chadsey

A youth whose piety did shine
With purest rays serene
But soon alas the brittle band
Is broken by an icy hand
And Death closes the scene"


Benjamin Franklin May 15, 1826 – Mar. 27, 1902; m. Phebe Young
Clarinda Feb. 21, 1869; 69y9m; m. William Clark
William d. Mar. 22, 1876; 80y7m23d; m. Clarinda


Clarinda Clark 1799-1869

"Gone but not forgotten"


Sarah A. d. Feb. 14, 1859; 4y2m


Sarah A. Daniels 1854-1859

"Infants are pure"

AvisSimkins 1804-Sept. 18, 1868; 64y; m. John Dymond
Lewis E. d. Apr. 11, 1860; 11m13d; s/o George C. Dymond
Joanna 1836-July 9, 1836; 3m; d/o Avis & John Dymond
John d. Dec. 18, 1881; 71y; m. Avis Simkins
Samuel 1833-July 20, 1853; 20y, s/o Avis & John Dymond
Samuel 1858-Dec. 3, 1860; 2y17d; s/o Angeline & John


Lewis E. Dymond (Dimond) 1859-1861 (dates differ between Rens. Cty. Cem. Rec. and stone:

"Beneath this stone in sweet repose
Is laid a mother's dearest prize
A flower that had scarce waked to life
and light, and beauty, ere it died"


G.G. d. Dec. 8, 1854; 40y
Mary L. 1844-Aug. 25, 1845; 10m; d/o Eveline & Gennett Bennett


Joseph 1833-1900; Co. K., 176 Reg. NY Vols.
Lydia d. May 17, 1870; 70y4m
Mercy d. Apr. 18, 1843; 61y; m. Benoni Briggs (wife #2)
Mercy d. Oct. 23, 1816; 30y; m. Benoni Briggs (wife #1)
Mary Mar. 25, 1755-Aug. 23, 1851; 96y4m; m. William Kittle; d/o Rebecca Brayton & Robert Carr


Jane Lee 1829-Sept. 26, 1871; 42y4d; m. George W.


Sarah d. 5/1867 76y Potter Tifft d/o Sarah Carr & William Kittle
Sarah M. 9/15/1867 – 11/18/1864 m. William Wright d/o Sarah Kittle & Potter Tifft
Sarah Rebecca d. 3/8/1842 1y2m12d d/o Mary & Benjamin


Sally 1799-4/30/1880 81y2m


Abigail 2/11/1836 – 12/7/1842 7y9m4d d/o Sarah Tifft & Quartus Pomeroy
Emily 1/22/1817 – 3/13/1850 32y8m19d m. David T. Schermerhorn d/o Sabra White & Quartus Pomeroy
Sarah E. d. 11/13/1855 9m d/o Lydia & Jason


Abigail 1836-1842

“Short pain, short grief, dear child were
Now joys eternal and divine”

Sabra White Pomeroy 179301818
Julia Pomeroy 1818-1818

“A Mother and her child so dear
Sleep in this tomb together here
Their bodies freed from earthly pain
Their soul with Christ for ever reign
Both died November 12”


David T. d. 7/14/1877 65y1m8d m. Emily Pomeroy


Carrie L. 1868-1900


Abigail E. 4/12/1836 – 4/3/1891 58y d/o Sarah Kittle & Potter Tifft
Alsena 3/27/1811 – 4/25/1813 2y d/o Sarah Kittle & Potter Tifft
Amasa G. d. 4/5/1856 6y7m s/o Mary M. & Nathan G.
Benjamin 1791-2/18/1876 85y m. Mary Kittle s/o Sarah Kittle & Potter Tifft
Benjamin J. d. 3/26/1834 3y2m10d s/o Mary Kittle & Benjamin Tifft
Benjamin P. 4/5/1830 – 3/2/1889 58y11m s/o Sarah & Potter Tifft
Esther d. 1/26/1860 20y3m24d d/o Esther Hossard & Robert Tifft
Helen E. 1843-1906
Joseph 10/13/1763 – 1/28/1847 73y s/o Anna Tifft & Robert Tifft
Joseph, Jr. d. 3/1807 5y6m s/o Sarah Kittle & Potter Tifft
Martha M. 1831-1910
Mary Kittle d. 3/12/1876 78y m. Benjamin Tifft
Mary L. 6/1/1826 – 8/12/1903 d/o Esther Hossard & Robert Tifft
Maryett d. 3/22/1843 18y24d d/o Mary & Benjamin Tifft
Robert 6/28/1803 – 9/26/1886 m. Esther Hossard s/o Sarah Potter & Joseph Tifft
Sarah 6/10/1794 – 8/10/1869 m. on 7/30/1820 to Quartus Pomeroy d/o Sarah Potter & Joseph Tifft
Sarah Potter 8/13/1769 in R.I – 1/3/1841 71y m. Joseph Tifft
Sarah B. d. 7/14/1851 16y26d s/o Esther Hossard & Robert Tifft
Sarah M. 9/15/1832 – 11/18/1864 m. William Wright d/o Sarah Kittle & Potter Tifft
Sarah Rebecca d. 3/8/1842 1y2m12d


Esther 1840-1860

“The Lord is my salvation
in him do I trust
He that believeth in me
Hath everlasting life”

Joseph 1763-1847

“Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims
For all the pious dead
Sweet as the saviour of their names
And soft their sleeping bed”

Mary L. 1826-1903

“I am the resurrection
and the life, he that
believeth in me though
he die yet shall he live”

Potter 1787-1856

“The glory has been taken from a
bright, happy home
Love’s dearest tie is broken, the
Destroyer’s hand has come
Let the hope that the departed is
Not lost but gone before
Cheer our willing footsteps onward
Till we meet to part no more”

Robert 1803-1886

“By grace are ye saved
through faith” EPHES 2:8

Sarah B. 1835-1851

“Yea though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of
death I will fear no evil for thou
art with me thy rod and
thy staff they comfort me”

Sarah Kittle 1791-1867

“A mother kind, a parent dear
A faithful friend lies buried here”

Sarah Potter 1769-1841

“There’s rest beneath this quiet sod
When life with all its trials cease
There in the presence of my God
I will secure eternal peace”


Anna d. 9/14/1859 71y5m11d m. Simon Tifft


Sabra 9/14/1793 – 11/12/1818 25y m. Quartus Pomeroy d/o Jacob White? (per Pomeroy Genealogy)



Abigail 1780-1863 d/o Anna Vallette & John Tifft
Abijane d. 2/21/1828 1y4m d/o Sally & Joseph
Amelia C. 9/25/1844 – 6/26/1828
Anna d. 9/8/1860 76y m. Robert Tifft
Amasa G. d. 4/6/1856 6y7m s/o Mary M. & Nathan G.
Anna d. 3/23/1834 75y m. John Tifft
Caroline d. 3/10/1804 1y9m d/o Anna & Capt. S. Tifft
Charity M. d. 7/13/1847 1y9m24d d/o Sally & Joseph
Charity 1792-1838 d/o Anna Vallette & John Tifft
Cynthia L. 1856-1925
David 1788-1854 s/o Anna Vallette & John Tifft
Dora E. 1827-1913 m. Owen H. Damon
Elissa Marie d. 4/6/1839 1y11m10d d/o Sally & Joseph
Emily E. d. 7/14/1844 11y11m8d d/o Chloe & John
Hamilton W. d. 3/7/1883 69y6m18d
James E. d. 6/15/1874 41y10m3d
Jeremiah 1782-5/23/1873 91y10m m. Polly
Jeremiah V. d. 6/20/1888 76y
John no dates s/o Robert Tifft
John 1795-1868 s/o Anna Vallette & John
John 2/19/1758 – 4/25/1813 56y m. Anna Vallette
Joseph 11/2/1803 – 5/24/1879 m. Sally C. Tifft s/o Anna Vallette & John
Joseph d. 10/29/1840 12y9m4d s/o Sally & Joseph
Lewis d. 2/24/1845 1y8m19d s/o Palmyra & Jeremiah
Lydia d. 11/3/1835 21y5m m. Elijah G. Tifft
Lydia d. 3/30/1823 20y m. Sprague Tifft
Marcus L. 9/15/1837 – 3/10/1841
Martha Elizabeth d. 7/24/1827 1y7m17d d/o Caroline & Jonathan
Nancy 1790 in Exeter, RI – 1844 in New Lebanon, Columbia Co., NY d/o Anna Vallette & John
Nathan Orlando d. 7/23/1848 10y6m6d s/o Mary & Nathan
Nelson, Sr. 1846-1932 m. Frances Larkin
Polly d. 2/27/1835 48y d/o Anna Vallette & John
Polly d. 9/30/1850 62y5m1d m. Jeremiah
Robert d. 12/7/1857 78y m. Anna Tifft
Robert 1779 in Exeter, RI – 1860 in Stephentown s/o Anna Vallette & John
Sally Ann d. 9/24/1852 45y s/o Anna & Robert
Sally C. 10/5/1803 – 3/23/1886 m. Joseph
Samuel d. 11/3/1843 3y4m23d s/o Sophia & Sprague Tifft
Sarah M. d. 8/12/1877 33y m. George Gile d/o Sally & Joseph
Simon (Capt.) d. 3/3/1873 88y10m4d m. Anna Webster s/o Anna Vallette & John
Sophia d. 9/3/1855 28y m. Francis Burdick
Sprague 1800 in Nassau, NY – 1896 in Nassau, NY m. #1 Sophia Watson; #2 Lydia Culver s/o Anna Vallette & John Tifft
Sprague M. d. 3/3/1854 30y
Sprague W. d. 9/7/1834 2y11m3d s/o Sophia & Sprague
Susan A. 1835-1924 m. Stephen L. Williams
Webster d. 7/8/1837 5y1m s/o Anna & Simon
Webster 9/21/1838 – 3/18/1841


Palmyra 1821-1898 m. J.V. Tifft


Anna 2/13/1760 in Kingston, RI – 3/23/1834 in Nassau, NY m. John Tifft


Annie L. 1860- m. Charles Lester
Stephen L. 1834-1912 m. Susan A. Tifft

Rensselaer County Cemetery Records Epitpahs Book