Many of us may be fans of Sleepy Hollow, the television series, the Tim Burton film, and originally the short story by Washington Irving. Those familiar know that the story’s protagonist is a that of a “highly superstitious school master” named Ichabod Crane. The inspiration for Irving’s character’s name was Colonel Ichabod Crane, a real military official that lived and was buried here, at The Asbury Cemetery in the New Springville area of Staten Island.
Check out the full article for more on Ichabod Crane’s Staten Island connections and his grave.
via This Way on Bay