Featured Gravestone – Infant Ballantine

Section:  Third Presbyterian

Material:  White marble

Misc.:  A small headstone with a pair of simple willow trees.  The bottom edge is partially embedded in the earth.  Inscription remains very legible with typical darkening of the marble.

Inscription:  Here lies the infant son of Robert & Elizabeth Ballantine, Died 28th August 28, 1831

A small, touching stone for a infant who evidently died at birth or before being named.  The Common Council report transcribed the name as “Ballatine.” Census records, city directories, and other records shows a number of spelling variations on this surname with the given name Robert.  An exact match has not yet been made.

 

 

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