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Church Memorials & Family Names

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 present day 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.

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

 

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