Second Asbury African Methodist Episcopal Grave Yard

Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries of Staten Island (FASCI) has posted a concise history of the fate of the Second Asbury African Methodist Episcopal Church and Grave Yard, including a list of plot owners and some burials. This was compiled from a combination of records obtained from various sources.

Sadly, the cemetery property was subject to extensive legal wrangling, because although burial records and maps prove that the property was used as a cemetery, the corporation that ran it apparently did not properly record the land use. This left it legally vulnerable to redevelopment, which, inevitably, occurred.

If you have any information on this cemetery, FASCI invites your contributions or corrections.

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