Featured Gravestone – Frederick Matthews

DSC00793Section:  Second Presbyterian

Material:  White marble

Misc.:  Much of stone has darkened to gray, some chipping along edges, and bottom corners are becoming embedded in the earth.  Overall, the inscription has some minor erosion (mainly to the first lines), but is very legible.

Inscription:  A Tribute of Friendship.  This stone marks the spot where repose the mortal remains of Frederick Matthews, Born in New Braintree, Mass. April 22, 1793; Died in Albany, June 4th, 1830.  He was a true Friend, a good Man, and a devout Christian.

A graduate of Harvard, Frederick Matthews served as headmaster of the Albany Female Academy (later known as the Albany Academy for Girls) from 1824 to 1826.  He also appears on a list of resident members of the Albany Institute (now the Albany Institute of History & Art).

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