The following is an extraction from a report made by the Daughters of the American Revolution on the Flandreau Cemetery in 1941.

FLANDREAU GRAVEYARD

The Flandreau Graveyard was used as a private bural place by the
Flandreau family, one of the old Huguenot families of New Rochelle.
The farm on which the burial plot was established was owned by Peter
Flandreau, and devised by him to his brother, Benjamin, in his will, dated
April 20, 1785. It is just possible that the burial place was started by
Peter, but this is not definitely known. The stone of Benjamin Flandreau
who died February 19, 1800, is believed to be the oldest in the cemetery
and his burial in the plot is believed to be the first. It is stated by
Mr. Morgan H. Seacord that when he made a record of the inscription on
this stone, over forty years ago, it was the oldest in the cemetery. The
stone may still be found and read, although it is lying out of place on
the ground under leaves and branches.

The plot was not laid out by deed until February 16, 1814, when the
children of Benjamin Flandreau made a reservation 28 yards by 13 yards,
with a right-of-way for access thereto from Boston Post Road of Turnpike
Road. (Libre "R", page 200, White Plains Court House) Between the time
of the burial of Benjamin Flandreau (1800) and the time the plot was
formally laid out (1814) there had been burials by other members of the
Flandreau family.

The cemetery is still owned by the heirs of the Benjamin Flandreau who
died on February 19, 1800. It is apparently abandoned, with no one left
who is interested in its care. Most of the names on the stones are those
of old and respected Huguenot families of New Rochelle.

The cemetery - or what is left of it - is located on Chester Place, just
east of Emerson Avenue. Emerson Avenue is at the east and of Main Street
or the Boston Post Road, and runs from Main Street towards the Sound.
Chester Place is the second street to the left, off of Emerson, (see map)
The east line of the cemetery is right on the boundary line between New
Rochelle and Mamaroneck.

This farm was purchased some time before the Civil War by Samuel F.
Cowdrey. He called the place "Hazelhurst", a name still used for the
section. The burial plot was not included in the purchase of the farm by
Mr. Cowdrey. A right-of-way to the plot was also retained by the Flandreau
family. Mr. Cowdrey wanted the property as a part of his estate. He
therefore offered to buy the plot and move, at his own expense, all of
the bodies to a burial ground selected by the Flandreau heirs. They were
unwilling to agree to this, for the little graveyard was still being used
and carefully cared for. Mr. Cowdrey had a hedge planted around the plot
and it was also enclosed by a stone wall. After the death of Mr. Cowdrey,
in the late years of the 19th centrury, the property was taken over and
development of it as a residential park started some forty years ago.

The plot has not been used for burial for many years. About 1889 Mr.
George T. Davis wrote a paper on the cemeteries of New Rochelle. About
the Flandreau Graveyard he says:

	"This cemetery is situated on Main Street at the Mamaroneck line
	 east of the residence of Mr. S. F. Cowdrey and can not be seen
	 from the street. No persons except the Flandreau family are buried
	 here. The interments average about one per year. Only one monument
	 is erected here and that was erected to the memory of a young man
	 who was killed during the war."

There could not have been many burials after this time, although there was
an inscription on a stone recorded in 1923 indicating a burial in 1892.
This burial was very likely the last. After the opening of Beechwoods
cemetery there were many removals from this old private plot to the new
cemetery.

The monument of which Mr. Davis speaks was erected during the Civil War
by the parents of Elisha Harsen. On May 10, 1923. Mrs. Florence S. Bennett
of New Rochelle visited this cemetery. At that time the development of
the locality was going forward, new roads were being put through, houses
were being built, etc. Mrs. Bennett found the little cemetery in a deplor-
able condition. However, at that time the monument to Elisha Harsen was
still intact, except for small shippings. She made a copy of the very
interesting inscription, which follows:

             In
          Memory of
        Elisha Harsen
    aged 23 yrs. and 4 mos.
1st Asst. Engineer in the United
States Navy on board the Monitor
Tecumseh, who perished in Mobile
Bay on Aug. 5th, 1864, when their
vessel was sunk by a rebel torpe-
do,  This monument is erected by
his parents whose consolation is,
that their son died in the ser-
vice of his country.  He died do-
ing what he could to suppress the
wicked rebellion of the slave
states.  While leading the fleet
which ran past the forts of Mobile
Bay, the Tecumseh was struck by
the fatal torpedo which launched
into eternity as brave a crew as
ever manned a vessel.  They offer-
ed themselves a sacrifice to their
country, met the fate they had
some reason to expect, and by
bravely confronting it, averted
it from others.  None but heros
would have consented to lead
through the terrible dangers of
that battle day.  As heros they
did their duty; while at their
ports they perished and were bur-
ied in the dark waters with more
that a hero's salute.  Their
country will never cease to cher-
ish the fame they so gallantly won.


This inscription occupies three sides of the monument. On the forth side
is the following quotation:
	"DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI"

A week later a second visit was made and Mrs. Bennett found that the shaft
of monument had been forced off of the base, and an effort had appar-
ently been made to destroy it. As a result of the story which Mrs. Bennett
wrote and which was published in the "Standard-Star" the monument was moved
to Beechwoods Cemetery where it may now be seen.

Another Civil War soldier, buried in this plot, was Theodore Flandreau, a
sergeant. His stone was so broken at the time Mrs. Bennett visited the
cemetery that nothing more could be read. However, his record was known,
and a stone to his memory now stands in the Beechwoods Cemetery not far
from that of Elisha Harsen. Theodore Flandreau was the son of Elijah
Flandreau. He was born on July 5, 1844. He served in Company E. 73rd
N.Y. Volunteer Infantry. He died on Nov. 20, 1886. The "Flandreau Post"
G.A.R. is named in honor of him and of his brother, John.

The little cemetery is now in even worse condition, few of the stones are
legible, and fewer still are in their original positions. Scattered
pieces of markers were found in all parts of the plot. An attempt was made
to fit them together. It was sometimes possible to do this. However, it
was impossible to locate the positions of the graves. Therefore, no sat-
isfactory map of the graveyard can be furnished.

FLANDREAU GRAVEYARD

 1. A miscellaneous groups of fallen stones. It was not possible to read
    any of them. They were on a line with the rear of the plot where the
    tabulation started.
 
 2. FLANDREAU
	In memory of ELIZABETH, wife of BENJAMIN FLANDREAU	
	who died September 15, 1822.  Aged 51.

 3. FLANDREAU
	In memory of ....AMIN FLANDREAU
	who departed this life Aug. 27th, 1807.
	Aged 45 years, 2 months & 10 days.
	Foot Stone B.F.

 4. Broken Stone.

 5. FLANDREAU
	SUSAN FLANDREAU
	Died Nov. 5, 1868.
	Aged 68 years, 2 months and 12 days.
	Stone in good condition.

 6. Broken Stone.

 7. Broken Stone.

 8. SEACORD
	In memory of MAGDALEN, wife of DANIEL SEACORD
	who died Jan. 30, 1840.
	Aged 80 years, 4 months and 1 day.

 9. SEACORD
	In memory of JOHN W. SEACORD, son of DANIEL
	who died July 10, 1838. Aged 41 years.

10. RUSSEL
	SARAH ESTHER, daughter of (LABAN?) & SARAH RUSSEL
	departed this life Oct. 16, 1829 in her 15th year.

11. Fallen Stone.

12. SEACORD
	In memory of JAMES A., son of
	LEONARD and MARIA SEACORD
	who died Oct. 13th, 1842. Aged 5 yrs. and 5 mos.

13. Group of eight field stone markers.

14. FLANDREAU
	In Memory of BENJAMIN FLANDREAU
	who departed this life February 19, 1800.
	Aged 81 years, 5 months and 15 days.

15. The G
	DANIEL
	BO
	Nothing more could be read.

16. FLANDREAU
	In memory of ANN ELIZA, wife of BENJAMIN FLANDREAU
	who died Mar. 4, 1835. Agen 24 years, 2 mo. 23 days.
		also
	BENJAMIN FLANDREAU, son of
	BENJAMIN and ANN ELIZA FLANDREAU
	died Mar. 25, 1835. Aged 1 month & 12 days.

17. FLANDREAU
	In memory of BENJAMIN FLANDREAU
	Born Feb. 22, 1810. Died Nov. 21, 1844.
	Foot Stone B.F.

18. MULLINEX
	In memory of JOSEPH MULLINEX
	who departed this life Oct. the 28th day, 1807.
	Aged 83 years, 1 month, 13 days.

19. Foot Stone D.S.
	(DANIEL SECORD'S stone was standing in 1923.
	See below.)

20. Miscellaneous group of 20 or more markers. No inscriptions
    could be read at this time.

21. FLANDREAU
	In memory of CATHARINE IRENE, wife of
	Elder DANIEL A. FLANDREAU
	who departed this life October 8th, 1815.
	Aged 40 years and 23 days.
	Foot Stone C.I.F.

22 ISABELLE
	Nothing more could be read on this stone at this
	time (See below for record of 1923.)

Note 1. Over forty years ago Mr. Morgan H. Seacord, well-known historian
of New Rochelle and descendant of an old Huguenot family made a partial
record of grave stomes in the Flandreau Graveyard at that time. The
following inscriptions, not found in 1939, were recorded by him.
	In memory of ESTHER FLANDREAU
	the wife of BENJAMIN FLANDREAU
	who departed this life May 8th, 1811.
	in the 82nd year of her age.
	(She ws ESTHER BADEAU. Red Stone.)
	On the bottom of stone recorded above as No. 3.
	Also of his son BENJAMIN, who departed this life
	August 20th, 1805. Aged 1 year, 10 months & 7 days.

	In Memory of JOHN FLANDREAU, who departed this life
	January 27th, 1809, Aged 37 years, 9 months & 25 days.

	In Memory of ELIZABETH, wife of BENJAMIN FLANDREAU
	who died Sept. 15, 1822, AE. 51

	Sacred to the memory of ESTHER, widow of WILLIAM STILLWELL
	who died April 26th, 1832, in the 76th year of her age.

	The Grave of DANIEL SECORD
	Born March 13, 1759. Died June 13, 1843.
	(See 15 and 19 above.)

	In Memory of of MAGDALEN, wife of DANIEL SECORD
	who died Jan. 30, 1840. Aged 80 years 4 months & 1 day.

	In Memory of JOHN W. SEACORD, son of
	DANIEL and MAGDALEN SEACORD
	who died July 10, 1838. Aged 41 yrs. 1 mo. and 12 days.

	JOHN BADEAU, died Dec. 11, 1815. Aged 74 years.

	SUSAN BADEAU, died Dec. 8, 1817. Aged 66 years.

Note 2. In 1923 Mrs. Florence S. Bennett of New Rochelle visitied this
cemetery and made as much of a record as she could. The cemetery was,
at that time, filled with litter of the development which was going
on all around it. The following stones not found in 1939, were record-
er by her at that time.

	ESTHER FLANDREAU, wife, died May 8, 1811, Age 82.

	BENJAMIN FLANDREAU, died Sept. 13, 1822. Age 54.

	BENJAMIN FLANDREAU, died 1832. Age 51.

	ISABELLE FLANDREAU, wife, died Nov. 19, 1892. Age 82.
	(See No. 22)

	DANIEL SEACORD, died 1843. Age 84. (See No. 19)

	JOHN SEACORD, son, died April 26, 1832. Age ?