Brooklyn Daily Eagle
22 April 1858
Thursday Evening
Page 3

AN OLD GRAVEYARD ____________________

The body of a man greatly decomposed, was discovered above ground on the Commons, bounded by Union avenue, Lorimer, North 2d and Poers streets, Eastern District, this morning. The place formerly occupied as a Burying Ground for a Methodist congregation and was called the "Freestone Graveyard," after an old sexton by that name, who officiated as such for many years. Some two years since, the bodies were removed, and the one found, was, no doubt, accidentally overlooked. It had been washed up by the rain. Inspector MULLIN of the 6th precinct notified the Coroner in regard to the matter. Back to CEMETERY INDEX Back to CEMETERY INDEX Back to BROOKLYN Page Main