Featured Gravestone – Levi Sexton

DSC02714Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Simple stone with typical darkening and some breakage along the upper edge of the tympanum.  Inscription is very legible.

Inscription:  In memory of Levi Sexton who died January 22nd, 1830, aged 33 years, 3 mos, and 21 days.

A legal notice appearing in the Albany Argus and dated April 22, 1829 identifies a Levi Sexton as an “insolvent and imprisoned debtor” who was attached to a trading company operating in Ogdensburgh and La Chine.  Previously, he was listed as the Ogdensburgh receiving agent for the steamboat Ontario.  Census records do not provide any additional information at this time.

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