Featured Gravestone – Captain Ralph Burton Cuyler

DSC02685Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Stone in generally good condition with darkening.  Some erosion to lettering, but generally legible.  Bottom edge is cut off fairly close to the last line of inscription.

Inscription:  In memory of Capt. Ralph Burton Culyer who departed this life March 5, 1817 aged 34 years 10 months And 5 days.

Records list Ralph Burton Cuyler as an adjutant in Lieutenant Colonel John J. Van Rensselaer’s regiment of calvary, third division (Montgomery County).  He was the son of Hendrick C. Cuyler and Catharina Lydius (a sister of Balthazar Lydius).  His father, also known as Henry, is profiled here.

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