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Featured Grave – Ann Brown

DSC02700Section:  Saint Peter’s Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Darkened stone with generally legible inscription, minor wear to edges, and some erosion to decorative carvings.  Features an angel with a trumpet carved in a fairly primitive style.  Lower edge is uneven, probably broken when it was removed from the municipal burial ground.

Inscription:  In Memory of Ann Brown Wife of Nathaniel Brown who departed this life July 21st, 1815 Aged 27 years, 2 months, & 17 days.  While On This Earth I did remain Was filled with sorrow, grief & pain Adieu to friends & foes likewise My journey is beyond the skies.

There is no record of her husband being buried in the Rural Cemetery.  The Browns may not have been residents of Albany as Nathaniel does not appear on the census records for Albany around the general time of his wife’s death.  There were several men by that name in the surrounding area, including Rensselaer County.

 

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Featured Gravestone – Isaac Mazyck

DSC02684Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Lark rectangular stone with darkening. Some erosion of inscription, but still fairly legible. Bottom edge is broken immediately below the inscription, probably at time of transfer with later breakage to bottom corners.  Incised wavy lines decorate the upper portion.

Inscription:  Sacred to the memory of Isaac Mazyck, Esq. Late of South Carolina He departed this life in the City of Albany on the 11th of October, 1806 in the 40th year of his age.  On a journey for the benefit of his health.

Isaac Mazyck was a member of a prominent Huguenot family from the French Santee of South Carolina.  There are several men named Isaac in the family, but little biographical information is readily available about this individual.

 

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Maps Page Added

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A separate page with maps relating to the Church Grounds has been added and can be accessed by a permanent link on the main menu at the top of the blog or by clicking here.

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