Thursday, July 07, 2016


Same Photo but taken by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #5, Grave #508-10-081, GPS 41.41681 N - 71.97197 W (Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup Lauriston M.D., son of Lodowich & Margaret, died Aug. 28, 1848, age 31, Gallup Nathan, son of Lodowick & Margaret, died Dec. 18, 1827, age 21 (The Hale shows Lauriston's age at thath as 31, but the stone has it as 32)


Nathan  was the second oldest child in his family and is #1409 on page 192 of the Gallup (2009) genealogy. Nathan went to Yale and then to Jefferson Medical College, in Pennsylvania His record on this gravestone with his brother, tells us he died in Philadelphia just after graduation as recorded in the earliest Gallup genealogy on page 71

This memorial gravestone lists the inscription that is on his gravestone in Philadelphia but this stone is so badly eroded that I can't read the whole information so I tried to follow the evidence of the churchyard where this stone tells us he is buried.

The 5th Presbyterian Church (est. 1813) Churchyard on Mulberry/Mulburry St. is no longer in existence as reported by the Presbyterian church Web site. It became the Arch St. Presbyterian Church churchyard but it closed in 1867 and all burials were moved to Mount Vernon Cemetery which is closed to visitors by the owner.  A very frustrating situation for those of us who like to take gravestone photographs. As Nathan died unmarried, all that is known of this is the records in the genealogies and on the gravestone in the Gallup cemetery in Ledyard.

Nathan died 18 Feb 1827 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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