Featured Gravestone – John Cooge

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.

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One response to “Featured Gravestone – John Cooge

  1. I really enjoy your blog. I love the gravestones you post they are works of art! Not sure why, but I love looking at them.

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