Section: Dutch Reformed
Material: White marble
Misc: This narrow stone features a flower-liked six-pointed star. The simple lettering extends almost edge to edge. The upper right point is broken as is the bottom right corner, but it is in otherwise very good condition and very legible. The inventory of the Common Council lists this markers as “Stone sunk” and did not include the dates, only the names (and lists the father as Ubin – clearly a mistake in transcription).
Inscription: In memory of MARY Daughter of AB & Eliz. Bloodgood who died 13 April 1794 Aged 4 years, 10 months & 1 Days.
Young Mary was one of seven children of Abraham Bloodgood and Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh.
A native of Long Island, Abraham Bloodgood relocated to Albany and was the skipper of sloops which carried cargo between Albany and Manhattan, as well as more distant ports such as Antigua. Elizabeth was a native of Albany, daughter of Jacobus Van Valkenburgh and Margarita Radcliff.