Section: Dutch Reformed
Material: Brown sandstone
Misc: Lower half of the stone appears to have been embedded in the earth or broken away. Also, a piece has broken away at the upper right. Heavy lichen patches, but a very legible inscription. This stone features a soul effigy in very good condition with a somber moon-like face, slightly bulging eyes, pursed lips, and well-feathered wings.
Inscription: In Memory of Elizabeth Hagarty Wife of William Hagarty who departed this life January 8, 1792
(According to a list of transcribed inscriptions from the Dutch Reformed burial grounds printed in Volume Six of Joel Munsell’s Annals of Albany, the last line of carving read aged 34 years, 7 m.)
I have seen very little biographical information on Elizabeth Hagarty, but records show that William served in the 13th Regiment of the Albany County Militia during the Revolutionary War.
A closer view of the soul effigy: