ST. MARY’S CEMETERY GRAVESTONE PROJECT

Stone Erected By Edmond Carey

 

 

On June 28, 2014 a group of volunteers headed by TIGS member Barry Considine worked righting tombstones and uncovering buried tombstones in the Old Section of St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy, NY

The project encompasses Sections A, and 1 through 8.
Not all sections had tipped stones,
and not all stones were able to be tipped by hand tools.
At least a dozen stones remain upside-down.

 

 

 

Map of St. Mary’s Cemetery The Red Rectangle designates the Project Area

In all, there were 36 stones “discovered”, one of them a fragment with no names, just dates and places of birth. From those discovered stones, 60 names were recorded. 25 stones had place of birth, though two said simply “Native of Ireland”. There were 23 stones dedicated to Irish born, 1 to Scots born, and 1 from New York City.

This project was successful due to the effort of volunteers: Jim Davey, Maggie Smith, Bob Stackrow, Anne Stackrow and Chris Phillippo.

Thanks also to Kelly Grimaldi, historian at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands for lobbying for this project with the Diocesan Cemeteries.

This database of names is especially important considering that all St. Mary’s records prior to 1900 are missing.

Tombstone Names

SURNAME FIRST NAME BORN DIED AGE NATIVE OF SECTION NOTES
Berry James         1 Husband of Margaret Clark
Boyle Catherine   July 6, 1856 33 years Parish of Cashill, Co. Tipperary 2 Daughter of Edmond Cary, Mother of Edmond and Michael Boyle
Boyle Edmond   September 11, 1856 15 months   2 Son of Catherine
Boyle Michael   July 18, 1856 9 years   2 Son of Catherine
Campion ***ard         1 Erected stone for wife
Cary Edmond         2 Erected stone for children John Cary, Catherine Boyle
Cary John   November 12, 1850 5 years 6 months   2 Son of Edmond Cary
Caulfield John   January 16, 1847 24 years Kildare 1  
Clark Margaret   December 6, 1845 27 years Parish of Kilbride, Co. Meath 1 Wife of James Berry
Cox Thomas   September *, ***5     4 Erected by wife, Maria? 1850s type stone
Cusack Patrick         4 Erected stone for sisters, in 2 pcs.
Cusack Hanora   April 3, 1855 18 years 6 months Parish of Fedamore, Co. Limerick 4 Erected by brother, Patrick
Cusack Ellen   Mar 15, 1853 13 years 7 months Parish of Fedamore, Co. Limerick 4 Erected by brother, Patrick
Dunevan Ellen   May * 1851 1 year   1 Daughter of Thomas and Sarah
Dunevan Sarah         1 Mother of Ellen
Dunevan Thomas         1 Father of Ellen
Dunlea John   April 20, 1851 37 years Parish of Carrighaline? Co. Cork 1 Fragment, info from Loretta Niall Survey of 1970, no names remainon stone.
Dunlea Patrick         1 Erected stone for brother John. Only lower half of stone remains, no names on it.
Farrell James   July 27, 1853 61 years Parish of Ballinahinch, Co. Tipperary 4 Husband of Margaret
Farrell Margaret   November 10, 1853 63 years Parish of Ballinahinch, Co. Tipperary 4 Wife of James
Gillans John   August 24, 1850 38 years Co. Dublin 2  
Golden Catherine   September 6, 1861 40 years Co. Sligo 4 Wife of Patrick
Golden Michael         4 Erected stone for parents
Golden Patrick   September 1, 1849 29 years Co. Leatrim 4 Husband of Catherine
Hennessy Mary   August 3, 1849 31 years? Kilfinan? Co. Limerick? 1 Wife of Joseph Moloney
Hoare Edward         4 Husband of Catherine Hogan
Hogan Catherine   February 23, 1853  55 years   4 Wife of Edward Hoare
Kearny James   December 3, 1852 50? Years Parish of Bruff, Co. Limerick 1 With brother John
Kearny John   March 15, 1853* 48? Years Parish of Bruff, Co. Limerick 1 With brother James. Dates illegible, info taken from Loretta Niall’s book.
Kelly Stephen   June 10, 1847 35 years Kilmacormick, Parish of Drum Co. Roscommon 1 Erected by Ellen
Little Edward   December 18, 1866 38 years   1  
Longeway John         1 Husband of Mary Murray
McGrath John         2 Son of Patrick
McGrath Patrick   December 27, 1860   Finglass, Co. Dublin 2 Father of John
McLarney James   July 19, 1870 29 years New York City 8 Erected by his friends
Moloney James   May 2, 1849* 2 years 3 months 18 days   1 *Illegible on stone, info taken from Loretta Niall book
Moloney Joseph   August * 184* 3 months 6 days   1 Illegible, info taken from Loretta Niall book
Moloney Joseph         1 Erected stone for wife Mary Hennessy
Murphy Michael         3 Erected stone for wife Nancy
Murphy Nancy   August 5, 1856 40th year Parish of Dunhill, Co. Waterford 3 Wife of Michael
Murray Eliza Jane   ****, 1847 9 months   1 Daughter of John and Mary Murray
Murray John   August 18, 1847 28 years Ireland 1  
Murray Mary   July 2, 1859 40 years   1 Wife of John Longeway?
Murry Martin         1 Brother of Thomas, erected stone
Murry Thomas   April 11, 1862 22 years Parish of Drum-Athlone, Co. Roscommon 1 Brother of Martin
Phelan Catherine   September 17, 1868 23 years 8 months   1 Wife of William
Phelan William         1 Erected stone for Catherine and William Jr.
Phelan William, Jr.   April 22, 1866 4 days     Parents William and Catherine
Ryan Bridget         4 Mother of Martin J.
Ryan James   December 25, 1852 24? Years   3 Son of Michael
Ryan Martin J.   September 3, 1863 14 years 10 months 11 days   4 Son of Thomas and Bridget
Ryan Michael         3 Father of James
Ryan Thomas   October 10, 1853 35 years Ireland 4 Husband of Bridget
Sands Ellen         1 Wife of John Sands
Sands John   April 7, 1846 70 years Clonduff? Co. Down 1 Husband of Ellen Sands
Stewart Lovina         1 Erected stone for husband William
Stewart William   May 28, 1847 39 years 4 months Aberdeen, Scotland 1 Husband of Lovina, stone in two pieces
Sully Laurence       Co. Meight (sic) 1 Erected stone for wife Mary
Sully Mary   May 1, 18** 51st year   1 Wife of Laurence Sully
***** Molly   June 16, 1847 44 years Parish of Kilbride 1 Surname possibly Berry
***** *****   August 13, 1853 30 years Parish of Rathcline, Co. Longford 4 Fragment, cannot identify names

 

 

 

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