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.
In memory of
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.