Brooklyn Standard Union of Sept 21, 1876. An Old Graveyard To the Editors of the Union: On the Long Island shore, close to the water's edge, and opposite to Steinway's piano factory and Berrian's Island, back of Astoria, is an old burying ground of the BERRIAN and REMSON families. One of the tombstones reads: "In memory of Ieronimus REMSON, who departed this life May 6, 1776, aged 56 years, 2 months, 1 day." There are others, also, of the REMSON family dated 1777 and 1810. There are also fragments of tombstones of the BERRIAN family, dated much earlier, but vandals have left only small pieces. On the landing place, on a rock forming part of the old dock, is cut:"P. B., 1745." The old BERRIAN hemestead, just above, is torn down. In these centennial days it has occured to me to ask whether any of your readers can tell anything regarding these relics; and I have thought that the descendents of these two families might like to rescue the graves of their ancestors from further desecration.Centennial I am not related & have no other info.