I am doing research on my Great x4 Grandfather William DeForest from Woodstock, NY. His death was recorded in a Death type cencus in Boston, MA in 1860. It stated he died at the United States Hotel in Brooklyn, NY from Dropsy.
My question is this: Why would they transfer his body from Brooklyn, NY to Boston and then back to Woodstock, NY (100 miles north of NYC) to be buried? Can anyone shed some light?