Material: Brown sandstone
Simple, narrow stone with some lichen and obvious chipping to finials and edges. There are some gouges near the base which resemble numbers, but may just be tool marks.
Inscription: In Memory of Merit Son of Benjamin and Welthey Ogden Who departed this life 26th April 1815 Aged 2 months & 21 days. Sleep on, sweet babe, and take your rest, for God has done as he thought best.
The Common Council’s inventory of graves incorrectly lists Merit’s date of death as April 20. The epitaph on his stone is identical to one found on the grave of Nicholas Smith in the A.M.E. lot.