Projects

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
(Click here to see larger Map)

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 remain on 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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