Material: White marble
Small, very plain stone with minimal wear to inscription. Some chipping of edges and usual darkening.
Inscription: Robert Gray Died 1837
Census records show a Robert Gray between the age of twenty and thirty as a resident of Albany’s 1st ward in 1830. The Albany Chronicles compiled by Cuyler Reynolds note that a Robert Gray, “first librarian of the Y.M.A.” died on February 29, 2837. The Y.M.A. was the Young Men’s Association, an organization which included a lending library, lectures, and other activities for “mutual improvement.” It was established in 1833.