A picture and maps of the famous Amityville Cemetery.
Raised and Buried in Amityville after a Horrible Death
Corrupt Enron executive Clifford Baxter grew up in Amityville and was buried in the Amityville Cemetery after suffering a horrible death. When his brains got shot out it made world headlines. According to the CBS News article "The Mysterious Death of an Enron Exec" that his death was "prime fodder for murder conspiracy theories." Officially he was beginning to act crazier and crazier then he killed himself. Many called the Enron scandal the most "Evil" thing that ever happened to poor retirees because their life savings were stolen. At left is the house where he was found dead, the day it happened.
Kasso Digs up Graves for Demonic Ceremonies.
Satanist Ricky Kasso, who had strong ties to Amityville, went around with his friends digging up graves. According to francesfarmersrevenge.com, Kasso had an arrest for "grave robbing, where he dug up a 19th century grave from which he stole a skull and hand that he intended to use for a satanic rite." This included graveyards in Amityville.
|Death and Taxes
Longtime corruption fighter of the Amityville Taxpayers Association Milton Bond is buried at the Amityville Cemetery. He was an ally of Amityville fans around the world that fought corrupt elements on the Amityville Village Council. Although Mr. Bond fought unfair taxes imposed on the people, as the old saying goes "You can't escape DEATH and TAXES!"
Mary's Grave Legend and Movie
In Amityville and the surrounding area there is the "Legend of Mary's Grave." Below is a screen shot from the official movie website about how Amityville has a "Mary's Grave." The legend goes back over 40 years and says a girl called Mary was horribly murdered and now haunts people. In the Amityville version, she was killed near Mt. Misery on Sweet Hollow Rd, north of town.
There are numerous Indian burial grounds in and around Amityville. Although no Indian graves have been found on the present day yard of the famous Amityville house, the house and several nearby Indian graveyards were all owned by a member of the Ketcham family on a piece of land that took up the whole neighborhood.
The most important Indian burial site is at the corner of Merrick Rd and Cedar Shore Rd., 1.5 miles from the famous Amityville house. That was the only spot on Long Island where a large number of Indians were killed. Local people believed that "earth in that spot was remarkably different from the ground about it, being strongly tinged with a reddish cast, which the old people said was occasioned by the blood of the Indians." It is from this old legend that the story of the angry Indian Chief (Sachem) came from. The chief of these Indians was Takapausha who hated the Dutch, but got along well with the English Puritans. After the Dutch were driven out the English Governor made sure he and his Massapequan tribe was justly compensated for their land.
|DeFeo Family grave in St. Charles Cemetery, north of Amityville. Below is the Cemetery in the movie "Amityville II"||
Grave of a John Ketcham.
Amityville Cemetery -
Information available at the Amityville Cemetery Association: (631) 264-3317.
Purdy-Ketcham Cemetery - West side of Bayview Avenue north of Merrick Road, Amityville
Smith Cemetery - South side of Merrick Road opposite Park Avenue,
Amityville. Location is behind business properties.
Wood-Ketcham-Conklin Cemetery- East end of Moreland Court, north of
Merrick Road and east of Bayview Avenue. Not maintained-overgrown Amityville.
Purdy Cemetery - West side of Albany Avenue, off Delaware Avenue,
North Amityville. Accessible but greatly overgrown. Near Northeast School.
Chichester Cemetery - North side of Oak Street, east of Broadway (Route 110) Amityville.
Ketcham Cemetery - Cedar Street between Park Avenue and Ketcham Avenue, Amityville.
Trinity Cemetery - located on the grounds of the Dominican Convent, 555
Albany Avenue, North Amityville. Call St. John's Cemetery (718) 894-4888 for information.
Payne Cemetery-southeast corner of Albany Avenue and Bayview Avenue North Amityville.
St. Dominic's Cemetery - Amityville (Right outside the Amityville Village Line)
Stephen Kaplan and Vampire Hunting in the Amityville area.
Amityville Mother Kills: Says demons drove her to put Melvin and Delvin in scorching water!
Poltergeist Movie - Family & House it is based on located near Amityville!
John Ketcham: The Facts
Amityville Insane Asylum: Drew Barrymore's Great-Grandfather died there.
Suicide Club in Amityville - Mass suicide and Murder
Bram Stoker who wrote "Dracula": His link to Amityville
Al Capone in Amityville - Sinks into insanity.
accused of witchcraft in Amityville area!
Ray Buckland: Starts Modern Wicca near Amityville - First Coven in America
Amityville's Sister City and Sport's Rival Sayville
Amityville Witch Building: Building shaped like witch hat.
Sunlight: The reason for the evil.
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interment in Amityville
Cemetery. Services were entrusted to the J.F. Goode Funeral Home, 545 Albany
Kasso - Enron - DeFeo Grave
Address: Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747
Data taken from pp. 1451-1453 Nellie R. Scudder Collections of Long Island Genealogical Records, LDS microfilm # 0017131.
Historic family cemetery of locally important Ketcham family.Has not been used for burials for about 90 years. Cemetery is a Town of Huntington Local Historic Site and is cemetery #29 listed in Huntington Historic Cemeteries . Dates from 1811; 31 stones; 19th century cemetery; Melville [formerly Sweet Hollow] is one of the older inland settlements in the Town of Huntington; [Not an active cemetery]
http://www.babylonbeacon.com/news/2005/1110/Obituaries/032.html- Amityville "Drug Infested"
The Mysterious Death Of An Enron Exec April 10, 2002