“Realms of History: The Cemeteries of Staten Island”

“Realms of History: The Cemeteries of Staten Island”




In her discovery and documentation of more than seventy-five Staten Island burial grounds Ms. Salmon has “mapped the real estate of eternal rest” that exists or has existed on Staten Island. From the “Old Slave’s Burying Ground” located near Livermore Avenue and Forest Avenue in Port Richmond to the seventeenth century French Church Burial Ground that was (and still is) at the corner of Richmond Avenue and Arthur Kill Road in Green Ridge, Staten Island’s cemeteries harbor an array of genealogical, religious, social, cultural and historical information that also reveals the evolution of Staten Island.


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