Featured Gravestone – Agnes Bogart

274Section:  Dutch Reformed

Material:  Brown sandstone

Stone has some patches of moss or lichen and some darkening of stone, but inscription is generally legible.  Some chipping at the bottom.

Inscription:  In Memory of Agnes Bogart Daughter of Barent & Alida Bogart who departed this life 16th Dec 1818 aged 43 years 2 months and 8 days.  Mourn not for me beloved friends Nor Shrink at Death’s alarm It is but the voice that Jesus sends To bring us to his arms.

Agnes’ name appears as Agnietje in some records.  Her father, Barent, served in the Albany militia during the Revolution and as the city constable according to the 1790 census.  Her sister Alida passed away in 1815 at the age of twenty-seven.  Another sister, Cornelia, had died in 1806 at the age of twenty-five.  Cemetery records indicate that the latter is also interred in the Church Grounds.  Additional genealogical details on the family can be found here.

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  1. CKP

    -ietje is a Dutch diminutive.

    “Oct. 8. [1775] bo. the 6th. Agnietje of Barent Bogart and Alida V. d. Berg. Wit. Wilhelmus and Agnietje V. d. Bergh.” http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/albany/part6.html

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