Featured Gravestone – Nancy Jamieson


Section:  Methodist Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Misc.:  Very discolored stone with lower portion embedded in the earth and a good deal of wear to the inscription.  Features two willow trees framing an urn-style monument and a swag of vine-like foliage carved above the inscription.

Inscription:  Nancy Wife of W. Jamieson

While the date on the stone is not visible, cemetery records indicate Nancy died in 1838.  She is not included in the Common Council inventory; this could be one of a number of mistaken omissions or she may not have originally been buried in the State Street Burying Grounds.  There is no W. Jamieson listed in the inventory (only a child named Edward Bradstreet Jamieson, son of James and Elizabeth).

Edited June 26, 2013:  The Cemetery burial card was copied from the stone while it was more legible and read Nancy, Wife of W. Jamieson, died July 3, 1838, AE 59 years.

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