Section: St. Peter’s Episcopal
Material: White marble
Misc: Very plain stone with minimal wear except for a broken finial on the left. Minor weathering to inscription, but legible.
Inscription: In memory of John M.C. Cooge, a native of Co. Down Ireland, aged 22 years. he was drowned by falling from Sloop Utica on his way to N. York August 25, 1826.
So far, I have found little information on John Cooge beyond the circumstances of his death described on the stone. A closer look as newspaper from August 1826 may have addition details as to the incident. The Utica was one of the largest sloops traveling between Albany and Manhattan, a trip which took about four days. Also, there is no listing for this individual in the Common Council inventory.