This piece of marble appears to be the lower portion of a headstone. The upper part with the deceased’s name, dates, and other information is missing; though it’s impossible to say whether this breakage happened while the stone was in its original location, during the removal to Albany Rural Cemetery, or at some point after being placed in the Church Grounds. The upper portion may yet be in the Church Grounds as there are more than a few partial stones laid among the complete grave markers.
In his multi-volume Annals of Albany, Joel Munsell included complete text from inscriptions in the Dutch Reformed, Presbyterian, and Episcopal sections of the State Street Burying Grounds prior to the transfer of remains and headstones to the Rural Cemetery, but no inscription in the Annals matches this one which makes it impossible to identify the deceased without the missing piece. The epitaph reads:
My companion’s departed before me. Afflictions no more shall she know. Her spirit has landed in glory. Her hours are finished below.
The white marble has darkened, though the text is generally legible. Unfortunately, a large portion of the upper right corner has broken off from what seems to have been a finely carved stone. Such additional damage is not uncommon to the stones in the Church Grounds as they lied flat or almost flat on the earth and are subject to erosion, damage from the weight of snow, and from the wheels of mowers passing over the rows of gravestones.