This "Birder" lives in Ulster Park,NY. It is right below Shaupeneak Ridge and Lake Louise on precious piece of Hudson River nature and wildlife. The "Birder" shares scenes of plants, butterflies, trees and interesting and important people of our Ulster County neigborhood. Justice and Peace themes are also treated. The "Birder" is a Redemptorist Roman Catholic Missionary priest who work with Hispanic families in the region.
On the Pell Farm which is the northern end of Mt. St. Alphonsus right down from the silo has existed since the 1700's what is known to us as "The Smith Cemetery". Some of the names are also Terpenning which is also an old family here in Esopus. There are twelve graves. Some of the stones are quite small. One with the name "Amanda" written on it, seems to have been a twelve year old child of this family who I understand were workers for Robert Livingston Pell, the original owner who sold it to us Redemptorists in about 1905. Above you will find some views of the cemetery that I have taken. VOLUNTEERS ANYBODY: We would be very happy if some boy or girl scout troup were interested in helping us restore and maintain the Smith Cemetery. Or anyone who would like to help us do it just contact me through this blog..