DELMAR, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Delmar lady discovered some sudden in her backyard, a headstone from 1850!
She posted an image on Fb, making an attempt to promote it as a result of she didn’t know what else to do with it. It stays a thriller the place the headstone got here from, or the place it belongs.
It reads James son of Robert and Ruth Matthews. Historians don’t consider the stays are buried the place the headstone was discovered.
Kelly Grimaldi is the historian for Saint Agnes Cemetery.
“So this e-book, that is 1850 right here. That is the internment guide for previous at St. John’s Cemetery.”
Digging by means of data, she tries to study extra about James, who handed away on Might 20, 1850.
“I’m guessing it’s a toddler who died as a result of it’s a small marble stone and that’s often what a toddler would get.”
His identify doesn’t seem on any internment playing cards at a number of native cemeteries together with Albany Rural Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery and naturally St. Agnes Cemetery.
“Typically, sadly, removals weren’t recorded. What occurred plenty of occasions again within the previous days, they might take away gravestones from the grave and substitute them with a bigger household monument. It’s a thriller as to the place his stays at the moment are.”
Digging of our personal on-line introduced us to Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.
Family tree data present the identical mother and father, Robert and Ruth, might have had two extra youngsters. James Matthews was born in 1851and Mary Jane was born in 1849. They’re subsequent to a mom and father headstone, but in addition one which reads brother. This might be the stays of James Matthews who handed away in 1850.
“It’d stay a thriller until a member of the family got here ahead to let you recognize for positive.”
The search isn’t over and historians consider it’s potential to study precisely the place this headstone belongs.
For those who ever come throughout an previous headstone, keep in mind this:
“We consider tombstones have one objective and it’s to memorialize somebody who’s deceased.”