Featured Gravestone – William M. Johnson

028Section:  Dutch Reformed

Material:  White marble

Small headstone with some edge damage, especially to upper right corner with a portion has chipped away.  Inscription is legible in places, but lower portion is harder to read.

Inscription:  In Memory of Wm. M. Johnson Son of John and Elizabeth Johnson who was drowned on the 16 of June 1827 aged 7 years 7 mos & 12 days.  With innocence and spotless soul  I wandered to the river Then in the water I did wade and lost my life forever. 

This inscription is among those copied in Volume 8 of Joel Munsell’s Annals of Albany.

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