The First United Presbyterian Church


1915 Fifth Avenue 
Troy, New York

The First United Presbyterian Church has its roots in the following Troy Presbyterian Churches:

First Presbyterian Church – Founded 1791 
United Presbyterian Church – Founded 1792 
Second Presbyterian Church – Founded 1826 
Ninth Presbyterian Church – Founded 1870 

The first United Presbyterian Church is currently housed in the Church building which was formerly the Second Presbyterian  Church.

Some memorials in the present Church were from the First Presbyterian Church and the Ninth Presbyterian Church buildings. 

current church website:  http://www.unitedprestroy.org/

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

 Name Memorial Location Inscription Church Status
Barnes, Edward D., Rev. Small plaque Back Room Rev. Edward D. Barnes, Pastor 1934-1943, by his family First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Baucus, Ilai M. Small plaque Back Wall Ilai M. Baucus, Pastor for 40 yrs. (1st Presbyterian), from June 18, 1823 – June 18, 1863; born New Lebanon, NY, Nov. 26, 1785, died Carbondale, Illinois Aug. 8, 1871, age 86 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Beman, Nathan Sidney Smith Large cement tablet Basement Nathan Sidney Smith Beman First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Bradt, Andrew C. Plaque Bradt Room Gertrude Glover Bradt, by Husband Andrew C. Bradt, 1976 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Bradt, Gertrude Glover Plaque Bradt Room Gertrude Glover Bradt, by Husband Andrew C. Bradt, 1976 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Burr, Leslie Plaque Carriage House Leslie Burr First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Bush, Walter R. Small plaque Back Wall Walter R. Bush 1926 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Bywater, Ann Stained glass window Window on right side of porch alcove In Loving Memory of William Cluett 1806-1890 and Ann Bywater Cluett 1804-1876. Porch Erected By theirGrateful Son Robert – 1901 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Carlson, A. Bruce Plaque on Driftwood Bench Memorial Garden Remembering – A. Bruce Carlson – A Man For All Seasons – 1937-2007 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Chamberlin, Beulah S., Mrs. Small plaque Back Wall Mrs. Beulah S. Chamberlin Born Dec. 13, 1819     Died Nov. 18, 1886 Tablet Dated 1888 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Clark, Frederick C., D.D. Large Metal Tablet Basement Frederick C. Clark, D.D. Deacon Emerita, Oct. 8, 2006 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Claydon, Nicoline Plaque on small table Back of Church Nicoline Claydon – 2006 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Cluett, Ann Bywater Stained glass window Window on right side of porch alcove In Loving Memory of William Cluett 1806-1890 and Ann Bywater Cluett 1804-1876. Porch Erected By theirGrateful Son Robert – 1901 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Cluett, Robert Stained glass window Window on right side of porch alcove In Loving Memory of William Cluett 1806-1890 and Ann Bywater Cluett 1804-1876. Porch Erected By theirGrateful Son Robert – 1901 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Cluett, William Stained glass window Window on right side of porch alcove In Loving Memory of William Cluett 1806-1890 and Ann Bywater Cluett 1804-1876. Porch Erected By theirGrateful Son Robert – 1901 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Coe, Jonas, Rev. Large cement tablet Basement Rev. Jonas Coe – First Pastor of Church (1st Presbyterian), served for 29 years; Born June 25, 1793, died July 21, 1822, age 64 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Ernst, Henry Plaque Old Choir Robe Room Henry & Marguerite Ernst – By William & Janice McCarty in memory of her mother & father. First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Ernst, Janice Plaque Old Choir Robe Room Henry & Marguerite Ernst – By William & Janice McCarty in memory of her mother & father. First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Ernst, Marguerite Plaque Old Choir Robe Room Henry & Marguerite Ernst – By William & Janice McCarty in memory of her mother & father. First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Evans, Frederick, Dr. Plaque Outside Brick Wall in Back. Dr. Frederick and Mrs. Evans – 1980, Minister First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Evans, Mrs. Frederick Plaque Outside Brick Wall in Back. Dr. Frederick and Mrs. Evans – 1980, Minister First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Frear, Edwin Henry Carillonic Bells & metal tablet Balcony Edwin Henry Frear – Deacon 1926-1942; by wife Kathryn Lawyer Frear First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Frear, Kathryn Lawyer Carillonic Bells & metal tablet Balcony Edwin Henry Frear – Deacon 1926-1942; by wife Kathryn Lawyer Frear First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Gaffers, Herman B. Small plaque Back Wall Herman B. Gaffers – 1941 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Gaffers, R. Elena Small plaque Back Wall R. Elena Gaffers – 1968 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Gorton, Donald R. Plaque below painting Hallway Donald R. Gorton – 1918-1995; by his family, proud member of First United and Ninth Presbyterian. First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Grossman, Marie King Small plaque Back Wall Marie King Grossman  – 1909 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Harvie, Helen Bench Side Aisle of Church Dr. & Mrs. John B. Harvie – By daughter Miss Helen Harvie 1927 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Harvie, John B., Dr. Bench Side Aisle of Church Dr. & Mrs. John B. Harvie – By daughter Miss Helen Harvie 1927 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Harvie, John B., Dr. Small plaque Back Wall Dr. & Mrs. John B. Harvie – 1969 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Harvie, Millie Small plaque Back Wall Barry Ritchie & Millie Harvie – 1969 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Harvie, Mrs. John B. Bench Side Aisle of Church Dr. & Mrs. John B. Harvie – By daughter Miss Helen Harvie 1927 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Harvie, Mrs. John B. Small plaque Back Wall Dr. & Mrs. John B. Harvie – 1969 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Hoffay, Edward S. Small plaque Back Wall Edward S. Hoffay – 1980 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Hollister, J. Hillman Plaque on Large Table Front of Church William H. Hollister, Jr. – Church Elder 1884-1925, Clerk of Session 1899-1924; by wife and son J. Hillman Hollister First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Hollister, William H., Jr. Plaque on Large Table Front of Church William H. Hollister, Jr. – Church Elder 1884-1925, Clerk of Session 1899-1924; by wife and son J. Hillman Hollister First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Ketelhuyn, Maria Organ & metal tablet Balcony Organ of Church erected by gift of Anna Swartwout Phelps, 1907, in memory of her parents Henry Swartout and Maria Ketelhuyn (9th Presbyterian) First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Lawyer, Kathryn Carillonic Bells & metal tablet Balcony Edwin Henry Frear – Deacon 1926-1942; by wife Kathryn Lawyer Frear First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Liney, Arch Large Metal Tablet Basement Arch Liney & John Lawrence Liney – By Mary Ruth Strawbridge, daughter & sister, 1930 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Liney, John  Lawrence Large Metal Tablet Basement Arch Liney & John Lawrence Liney – By Mary Ruth Strawbridge, daughter & sister, 1930 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Liney, Mary Ruth Large Metal Tablet Basement Arch Liney & John Lawrence Liney – By Mary Ruth Strawbridge, daughter & sister, 1930 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
McCarty, Janice Plaque Old Choir Robe Room Henry & Marguerite Ernst – By William & Janice McCarty in memory of her mother & father. First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
McCarty, William Plaque Old Choir Robe Room Henry & Marguerite Ernst – By William & Janice McCarty in memory of her mother & father. First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
McGiffert, James, Prof. Plaque Archives Room Prof. James McGiffert from Mrs. James McGiffert First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
McGiffert, James, Mrs. Plaque Archives Room Prof. James McGiffert from Mrs. James McGiffert First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Nesbitt, Alexander H. Small plaque Back Wall Alexander H. Nesbitt – 1963 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Phelps, Anna Swartwout Organ & metal tablet Balcony Organ of Church erected by gift of Anna Swartwout Phelps, 1907, in memory of her parents Henry Swartout and Maria Ketelhuyn (9th Presbyterian) First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Philip, David C. Small plaque Back Wall David C. Phillip – 1909 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Price, Sarah Lee Small plaque Back Wall Sarah Lee Price – 1909 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Reimberr, Marion W. Plaque Garden Marion W. Reimberr First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Remick,  Mary Emma Baptismal Font Front of Church Mary Emma Remick – 1873-1874 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Remick, Ninian Beall, DD Metal Tablet Balcony Ninian Beall Remick, DD – First Pastor of 9th Presbyterian Church – 1869-1890 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Ritchie, Barry Small plaque Back Wall Barry Ritchie & Millie Harvie – 1969 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Rogers, Jared Plaque under tree Memorial Garden In One Of The Stars I Shall Be Living – Jared Rogers – 1983-2004 – Listen For My Laughter First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Ross, Frederick L. Small plaque Back Wall Frederick L. Ross – 1956 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Ross, John C. Small plaque Back Wall John C. Ross – 1926 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Russell, Winifred Shumway Small plaque Back Wall Winifred Shumway Russell – 1980 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Salvato, Joseph Small plaque Back Wall Joseph Salvator – 1979 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Salvato, Joseph Small cement block Beside third door to front courtyard In Loving Memory of Joseph Salvato – By Youth Fellowship, 1980 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Smith, Elfie C., Mrs. Small plaque Back Wall Mrs. Elfie C. Smith – 1958 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Stannard, Mary E. Small plaque Back Wall Mary E. Stannard – 1886 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Strawbridge, Mary Ruth Large Metal Tablet Basement Arch Liney & John Lawrence Liney – By Mary Ruth Strawbridge, daughter & sister, 1930 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Swartwout, Anna Organ & metal tablet Balcony Organ of Church erected by gift of Anna Swartwout Phelps, 1907, in memory of her parents Henry Swartout and Maria Ketelhuyn (9th Presbyterian) First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Swartwout, Henry Organ & metal tablet Balcony Organ of Church erected by gift of Anna Swartwout Phelps, 1907, in memory of her parents Henry Swartout and Maria Ketelhuyn (9th Presbyterian) First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Swartwout, William Plaque on piano In Fellowship Hall Presented to Second Presbyterian Church of Troy, NY – By William M. Swartwout – 1912 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Tschumi, Augusta Cross Table In Front of Church Augusta Tschumi First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Vanderheyden, Jacob D., Esq. Large cement tablet Basement Jacob D.  Vanderheyden, Esq. – Founder and father of congregation (1st Presbyterian) and first Ruling Elder, born Albany, Oct. 28, 1758, died Troy, Sept. 4, 1809. First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Wheeler, Margaret A. Plaque Garden Margaret A. Wheeler First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Wheeler, Mark A. Plaque Upstairs Mark A. Wheeler – Room renovated by family and friends – 1984 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Wheeler, Mary S. Plaque Garden Mary S. Wheeler First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Whyland, Leland Small plaque Back Wall Leland Whyland – 1968 First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Wilson, Ervin H., Dr. Small plaque Back Wall Dr. & Mrs. Ervin H. Wilson First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open
Wilson, Ervin H., Mrs. Small plaque Back Wall Dr. & Mrs. Ervin H. Wilson First United Presbyterian Church, Troy Open

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

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