Featured Gravestone – Robert Gray

DSC02682Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

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.

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