The Milleridge Inn in Jericho is one of Long Island’s most picturesque restaurants. The original part of the restaurant was built as a two room house back in 1672 by the Willets, a Quaker family. The house grew along with Long Island. It was used to quarter Hessian and British soldiers prior to (and perhaps during) the Revolutionary War. The home witnessed the winds of war and the onset of independence.
I grew up on Long Island, where cemeteries were not confined to neatly landscaped parcels behind intimidating gates. Long Island is home to some of the oldest history in the nation and that history is peppered throughout each of the villages and towns. Where there is history, there is death. Where there is death, there are cemeteries. In my town, it wasn’t unusual at all to have a burial plot in the front yard, or a family graveyard tucked in the back of your property. This segment of the cemeteries series is going to be a partial listing of small informal cemeteries found all over my old stomping grounds.