Monthly Archives: November 2015

Inscriptions From The Flatts

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Below are the inscriptions from headstones at the Schuyler Flatts burial ground as compiled and published by Joel Munsell in 1874.  The stones were later removed to the Rural Cemetery and arranged in the rear of General Philip Schuyler’s memorial.  The inscriptions are now mostly illegible on all but a few of the stones.  Fortunately, Munsell’s transcription preserves the names, dates, and some fine examples of early American epitaphs.

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In memory of
CORNELIA LOUISA
daughter of Cornelius
& Harriet Schuyler,
who died Oct. 9, 1828,
AE. 3 yr’s. 6 mo. 19 d’s

As sweet the flower that scents the morn,
But withers in the rising day,
Thus lovely was this infants dawn,
Thus swiftly fled its life away.

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Schuyler Flatts Reburial – Call For Artists

The Schuyler Flatts Burial Project is seeking artists to design the wooden containers in which the remains will be reinterred.  Details at the link below:

Schuyler Flatts Rebuiral Project

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Taking Up of The Dead

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From the June 27, 1868 edition of the Albany Express, an advertisement from John W. Brasure offering his services for the removal of remains from the State Street Burying Ground for those families who wished to arrange for the transfer of their loved ones graves before the mass removal as the land was cleared for Washington Park.

Taking Up of the Dead from the Burial Ground on the Hill.  John. W. Brasure, Undertaker, and Manufacturer of Coffins and Caskets, No. 104 Madison Avenue, one door east of Pearl street, would respectfully announce to the public that he is prepared to disinter the Dead on the Hill, in the old Burial Grounds, and convey them to any place of burial desired, on the most reasonable terms.

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