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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