Cornerstone Community Church

570 Third Avenue, Troy NY

Corner of Third Avenue at 115th Street
Lansingburgh ( North Troy) New York

The Presbytery of Albany of the Presbyterian Church ( U.S.A.) consented to the formation of a union church between The First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh and The United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh. This new union congregation became known as The Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh. The website for this union congregation church is http://www.cornerstoneccl.org

The First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh was incorporated August 9, 1792 and is one of the oldest churches in Troy. The church, which was built of brick brought over from Holland, was dedicated on June 22, 1794.  Rev. Jonas Coe, D.D. was the Church’s first pastor, later to become principal of Lansingburgh Academy in 1796.

 The United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh: The first church building for the congregation known as St. Mark’s was built on the banks of the Hudson River in 1810.  There have been two mergers over the years with this congregation.  In 1925, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, located on Fifth Ave. in Lansingburgh, closed because a fire destroyed the church building and in 1939 The Methodist Episcopal Church and The Methodist Episcopal Church South merged to form The Methodist Church In 1968 The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church (German Methodist)  merged to become The United Methodist Church.  In 1970, Grace United Methodist Church, located on 6th Ave. in Troy closed and merged with the St. Marks United Methodist congregation.  The new congregation, using the St. Mark’s building, became known as The United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh.

The following Memorial Names that were found in the church were transcribed by TIGS volunteer Rebecca Rector.

Name Memorial Location Inscription Church Status
Beckett, Thomas A. Chair Trucks Dining Area In Memory of Thomas A. Beckett, April 1983 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Benedict, Henry, Rev. Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Rev. Henry Benedict Pastor, 1834-1836 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Beveridge, Andrew, Rev. Stained Glass Window Foyer Rev. Andrew Beveridge Pastor, 1858-1883 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Blake, George Herbert Cross Sanctuary George Herbert Blake, 1940 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Blatchford, Samuel, Rev. Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Rev. Samuel Blatchford Pastor, 1804-1808 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Bronson, Albert Two Benches Garden Albert Bronson, Jan. 2, 1945 – Aug. 8, 2006 By Robert Mylott Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Brown, Paul F. Brick Memorial Garden Paul F. Brown, 1916-2006 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Brust, Harold G. Plaque Near Organ Harold Brust, Choir Director – 1954-1977 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Casolo Family Brick Memorial Garden Casolo-Witcke Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Coalts, Donald Brick Memorial Garden Donald Coalts, Peter Theopheles Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Eaton, Marie Framed Prayer On Wall Room off corridor Memory of Francis McKnight, Marie Eaton, Ada Sproat Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Eden, Jan Brick Memorial Garden Karl and Jan Eden & Families Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Eden, Karl Brick Memorial Garden Karl and Jan Eden & Families Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Evans, Thomas S., Rev. Stained Glass Window Foyer Rev. Thomas S. Evans Pastor, 1966-1985 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Fancher, David Stained Glass Window Sanctuary David Fancher, 1793-1869, Lydia B. Fancher, 1796-1883 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Fancher, Lydia B. Stained Glass Window Sanctuary David Fancher, 1793-1869, Lydia B. Fancher, 1796-1883 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Follett Family Brick Memorial Garden Byron W. Follett, By Family Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Follett, Byron W. Brick Memorial Garden Byron W. Follett, By Family Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Genung, Seth, Rev. Brick Memorial Garden Rev. Seth Genung Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Genung, Seth, Rev. Plaque For Furnished Room Room off corridor Room Furnished In Memory of  Rev. Seth Genung by Family & Friends Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Goodwin Family Brick Memorial Garden Goodwin & Sandholt Families Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Groesbeck, Kirk Brick Memorial Garden Kirk & Maud Grosbeck Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Groesbeck, Kirk S. Choir Robes Choir Area In Memory of Kirk S. Groesbeck Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Groesbeck, Maud Brick Memorial Garden Kirk & Maud Grosbeck Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Hussey, Bruce R. Brick Memorial Garden Bruce R. Hussey Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Kellogg, Charles Harvey Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Charles Harvey & Frances Amelia Kellogg By Their Children Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Kellogg, Frances Amelia Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Charles Harvey & Frances Amelia Kellogg By Their Children Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Knickerbacker, Catherine Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Moriss VanBuskirk and  Wife, Catherine Knickerbacker Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Lallman, Frank B. 2 Small Tables Room off corridor Frank B. Lallman 1989 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Lansing, Abraham Jacob Large Round Window Upstairs, front of church facing street Abraham Jacob Lansing Founder Of This village, 1771 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Litherland, Dorothy Brick Memorial Garden John & Dorothy Litherland Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Litherland, John Brick Memorial Garden John & Dorothy Litherland Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Loucks, Edward Brick Memorial Garden Edward & Helen Loucks Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Loucks, Helen Brick Memorial Garden Edward & Helen Loucks Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Lyons, William Brick Memorial Garden William Lyons Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
McKnight Family Brick Memorial Garden McKnight Family Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
McKnight, Francis Framed Prayer On Wall Room off corridor Memory Of Francis McKnight, Marie Eaton, Ada Sproat Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Moss, Larry Brick Memorial Garden Larry Moss – 2007 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Mylott, Robert Two Benches Garden Albert Bronson, Jan. 2, 1945 – Aug. 8, 2006 By Robert Mylott Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Peebles, Allen V. S. Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Allen V. S. & Charles B. Peebles Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Peebles, Charles B. Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Allen V. S. & Charles B. Peebles Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Sandholt Family Brick Memorial Garden Goodwin & Sandholt Families Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Sandholt, Irma Brick Memorial Garden Irma & Sam Sandholt Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Sandholt, Sam Brick Memorial Garden Irma & Sam Sandholt Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Snyder, Frank E. Plaque Sanctuary Frank E. Snyder President of Mens Club Chimes Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Sproat Family Brick Memorial Garden Sproat Family Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Sproat, Ada Framed Prayer On Wall Room off corridor Memory Of Francis McKnight, Marie Eaton, Ada Sproat Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Stenstrom, Roland Brick Memorial Garden Roland Stenstrom Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Stiles, Robert, B., Mrs. Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Mrs. Robert B. Stiles, Her Bible Class Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Terry, Joseph B. Brick Memorial Garden Joseph B. Terry Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Theophles, Peter Brick Memorial Garden Donald Coalts, Peter Theopheles Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
VanBuskirk, Moriss Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Moriss VanBuskirk and  Wife, Catherine Knickerbacker Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Vandervoort, Robert A. Display Case (From Methodist Church) Foyer Robert A. Vandervoort Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Walker, Charles Hardy, Rev. 2 Stained Glass Windows Sanctuary Rev. Charles Hardy Walker – Pastor 1893-1926 Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Whalen, Lauren Brick Memorial Garden Nana By Sue, Matthew & Lauren Whalen Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Whalen, Matthew Brick Memorial Garden Nana By Sue, Matthew & Lauren Whalen Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Whalen, Sue Brick Memorial Garden Nana By Sue, Matthew & Lauren Whalen Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Williams, J. T. Jr. Brick Memorial Garden J. T. Williams, Jr. Lodge Advisor Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Wingate, Lloyd Brick Memorial Garden Lloyd Wingate Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Witcke Family Brick Memorial Garden Casolo-Witcke Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Wolf, Alicia Brick Memorial Garden Scott, Robert & Alicia Wolf Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Wolf, Robert Brick Memorial Garden Scott, Robert & Alicia Wolf Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Wolf, Scott Brick Memorial Garden Scott, Robert & Alicia Wolf Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Younglove, Algernon Sidney Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Algernon Sidney Younglove, MariaYounglove, Martha Younglove, Moses Younglove, Sarah Ann Younglove Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Younglove, Maria Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Algernon Sidney Younglove, MariaYounglove, Martha Younglove, Moses Younglove, Sarah Ann Younglove Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Younglove, Martha Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Algernon Sidney Younglove, MariaYounglove, Martha Younglove, Moses Younglove, Sarah Ann Younglove Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Younglove, Moses Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Algernon Sidney Younglove, MariaYounglove, Martha Younglove, Moses Younglove, Sarah Ann Younglove Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Younglove, Sarah Ann Stained Glass Window Sanctuary Algernon Sidney Younglove, MariaYounglove, Martha Younglove, Moses Younglove, Sarah Ann Younglove Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open
Zornow, Winifred Brick Memorial Garden Winifred Zornow Cornerstone Community Church – Lansingburgh Open

If anyone is interested in helping on a similar project,
contact Bill McGrath at:  seamus@nycap.rr.com

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