Featured Gravestone – George Pincott

DSC03176Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Legible stone with darkening and some edge wear.

Inscription:  Erected in memory of George Pincott who departed this life July 21, 1822 Aged 21 years & 24 days.

During the terrible cholera epidemic that struck Albany in 1832, the Albany Argus newspaper regularly printed Board of Health reports listing the names and conditions of those afflicted by the illness.  The report dated July 22 listed fourteen new fatalities, including “George Pincott, 22, western turnpike.”

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