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.

In Memory of
JANE SCHUYLER,
wife of Jeremiah Schuyler,
who died Feb. 5, 1832,
aged 61 years
8 months 2 days.

The night dew that falls though in silence it
weeps,
Shall brighten with verdure the grave where
she sleeps,
And the tear that we shed though in silence it
rolls,
Shall long keep her memory fresh in our souls.

In Memory of
Edward Henry,
son of Cornelius & Harriet
L. SCHUYLER,
died Jan. 29, 1835,
aged 4 years & 16 days.

Jeremiah Cuyler,
son of Cornelius & Harriet
L. SCHUYLER, died
Jan. 26, 1835, aged
1 years 7 months
& 7 days.

They have left a doubtful scene,
While their hearts were young and green,
Ere the stain of guilt was deep;
Wherefore, wherefor do ye weep.

In
Memory
of
HARMANUS P. SCHUYLER
who died,
the 13th October 1822:
Aged 53 years 1 month
And 14 days.

In Memory of Gitty Schuyler
who died July 5th
1787 aged 27 Years
6 months & 5 days

In Memory of
RACHEL,
Daughter of John C.
& Anna Maria Schuyler
who died Feb. 13, 1834:
aged 2 years 2 months
and 2 days.

SARAH PACKWOOD
Relict of
HARMANUS P. SCHUYLER;
BORN
July 20, 1780
DIED
April 30, 1848

Mother!

In Memory of
Mary & Philip. Daughter
& Son of Harmanus P. &
Mary Schuyler:
Mary died Apr. 12th 1792
aged 9 Months & 4 Days
& Philip Sep. 23d 1793
Aged 7 months & 28 ds

In
Memory of
ANN
Wife of
John Schuyler Junr
who died
November 20th 1815,
Aged 46 years 10 months
and 9 days

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN SCHUYLER,
BORN
MAY 22, 1768,
DIED
MAY 15, 1843

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright,
for the end of that man is peace.

RACHEL V.
Daughter of
John C. & Anna Maria
SCHUYLER
Died June 13, 1851
Aged 13 y’rs 6 mo’s & 16 d’ys

These ashes poor, this little dust
Our Father’s care shall keep
Till the last angel rise and break
The long and dreary sleep.!

Then love’s soft dew o’er every eye
Shall shed its mildest rays
And the long silent dust shall burst
With shouts of endless praise.

SACRED TO THE
Memory of
LUCAS SCHUYLER,
who departed this life,
on the 21st day of October 1809
aged 24 years 7 months
and 12 days

In
Memory of
PHILIP S.
son of
LUCAS V. V.
& ANGELICA
SCHUYLER
who died
Aug. 29, 1834
Aged 10 months
and 3 days.

In
Memory of
LUCAS V.V. SCHUYLER
who died
May 4th 1852
AGED
50 years 5 months
& 15 days

In Memory
of Major PETER
SCHUYLER
who departed this Life
January 4th 1792
aged 43 Years, 10 Months
and 5 days.

CATHARINE C.
daughter of
JOHN C. & ANNA MARIA
SCHUYLER,
DIED
JUNE 1, 1855,
Aged 19 YRS, 10
MOS. & 3 DAYS.

Lord I commit my soul to thee
Accept the sacred trust;
Receive this nobler part of me,
And watch my sleeping dust.

SACRED
To the memory of
MARIA SCHUYLER
who departed this life,
21st January 1815;
Aged 37 years 4 months
and 10 days

In memory
of Engilica daughter
of Peter and Catherine
Schuyler: who
departed this life
24th Sept. 1793
aged 3 years & 16 days.

In memory
of Engelica the third
daughter of Peter
& Catharine Schuyler
who departed this life
July 16th 1796
aged 1 year
5 months & 22 days.

In memory
of Susanna Daughter
of Peter & Catherine
Schuyler
who departed this life
Sept 17th 1796
aged 5 months

ERECTED
In Memory of
PETER SCHUYLER,
Who Died
April 9th 1865,
AGED
35 years 1 mo. 26 D’ys.

“For so he giveth his beloved sleep.”

In
Memory of
Engelica Schuyler
Daughter of Peter S. and
Catharine Schuyler ;
who departed this life,
26th December 1812,
Aged 14 Years 2 Months
and 26 Days.

From adverse blasts, and low’ring storms,
Her favour’d soul he bore :
And with yon bright, angelic form,
She lives to die no more.

Reuben Schuyler
Died
May 23, 1842.
Aged 80 Y’rs.
4 Mo’s. & 16 days.

In
Memory of
Peter S. Schuyler
who died
November 1st.
1832,
aged 74 years
5 months and 9 days.

In Memory of
Catharine
Schuyler
Wife of
Peter S. Schuyler
WHO DIED
Sept 28, 1855
aged 91 years
5 months
& 11 days

In Memory of
Colnl Philit Schuyler
A Gentleman who was Improved
in Several publick employments
in which he Acted with integrity,
he was Singularly hospitable,
a Sincere friend, kind Master
& most tender Husband ;
he Liv’d Respected, & died greatly
Lamented.
Febry 16th 1758
Aged 62 Years.

In
Memory
of
Anna
wife of
Philip P. Schuyler
she died
the 5th day of Deer 1802
aged
58 years 11 months & 18 days

In
Memory
of
Philip P. Schuyler,
Obiit
3d June 1808
Mi.
72 yrs. 1 mo. & 3 days.

Elizabeth
wife of
Reuben Schuyler ;
Died
May 27, 1838,
Aged 48 y’rs. 10 m’s.
& 19 days.

Philip Schuyler
Died
July 20. 1844,
Aged 79 Years
& 11 Mo’s,

My work is done, securely laid,
In this my last retreat,
Unheeded, o’er my silent dust,
The storms of life shall beat.

In
Memory of
Rachel Schuyler
wife of
Philip S. Schuyler
who died,
March 29th 1S09,
Aged 44 years
and 3 months.

Angelica,
Daughter of
Reuben & Elizabeth
Schuyler
Died
January 22 1848
Aged 32 Y’rs. & n m’s.

In Memory
of Engeltie Schuyler ; Wife
of Stephen Schuyler
who departed this Life
April 22d 1792. Aged,
65 Years 5 Months & 5 Days.

How lov’d how valu’d once, avails Thee not
To whom related or by whom begot
A heap of Dust alone remains of Thee
Tis all Thou artt and all the Proud shall be

In
memory
of Stephen Schuyler
who departed this life
the 6th of October 1798
aged, 66 years 6 months
and 11 days.

In memory of
Doctor
Stephen Schuyler
who died
Oct. 4th 1857,
Aged 62 years
n months &
7 days.

In memory of
John
son of
Stephen R
& Catharine E
Schuyler
Who died
Jan’y 31, 1854
Aged 8 years
9 months
& 29 days.

Alas how chang’d that lovely flower
Which bloom’d & cheer’ d mv heart
Fair fleeting comfort of an hour
How soon we are call*d to part.

Angelica
Daughter of
Stephen P. and
Angelica Schuyler
Died
September nth 1827
Aged 7 Months
and 21 days.

Charles,
son of
Stephen P. and
Angelica Schuyler
Died
April 9th 1836,
Aged 6 Years,
4 Months,
and 21 Days.

William C.
son of Willard,
and Rhoda Earl ;
died March 4th, 1831 :
in the 14th year of his age.

The night dew that falls though in silence it weeps,
Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he sleeps;

And the tear that we shed though in silence it rolls,
Shall long keep his memory fresh in our souls.

In Memory ol
Catharine Elizabeth
wife of
Stephen R. Schuyler,
Who Died
May 21, 1849,
Aged 30 years 4 month
& 5 days.

Sleep dearest ! until the Arch Angels
Trump shall call the home.

To the
Memory of
Peter Stephen,
son of Stephen R. &
Catharine E. Schuyler,
who died
July 3, i860,
AGED
21 years, 7 months,
& 7 days.

Catharine. E.
Daughter of
Tho’s. H. & Angelica G.
Schuyler,
Born Oct. 8, 1848.
Died Dec. 5, 1849.

On Earth, nipt in the bud,
In Heaven, blooms eternally.

In Memory
of John Cuyler
who departed this Life
August 31st 1793
Aged. 61 Years & 11 Months.

My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last trumpets joyful! sound
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise
And in my Saviours image rise.

In
Memory of
Elizabeth Nutt
widow of
John Pye,
afterwards widow of
William Nutt,
who died
Oct. 27th 1843,
aged 96 years
10 mo’s. & 2 days.

In
Memory
of
Gerardus Lansingh
who departed this Life
the 24th day of March
1808
aged 84 years
and 7 months

In
Memory of
John Pye,
a native of England.
Who departed this life
the 27th July 1817 ; Aged 65 years
and 7 months

In
Memory of
Gertrude,
Wife of
James Van Ingen,
who died 21st Dec’r 1825
Aged 52 years 5 months
and 28 days.

In
Memory,
of
Arthur Haswell.
who departed this Life,
March 28th 1804.
Aged 47 years 2 months
and 28 days

In
Memory
of
Jeremiah son of
Stephen R. & Angelica
Schuyler who died
August 18th 1825 aged
1 year 7 months
& 1 day.

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See also:

The Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground

The Book of Burials – At The Flatts

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