BURIALS IN THE POTTER'S FIELD, ALBANY RURAL CEMETERY

The following is a list of burials in the old Potter's Field at the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. The Potter's Field is Lot 13, Section 49 and part of a large plot known as The Church Grounds which contains not only this Potter's Field, but remains removed here from the former State Street Burying Grounds in the late 1860s to make way for the creation of Washington Park. Also buried here are remains exhumed from the former Alms House cemetery on New Scotland Avenue. This list not not include similar lots in other sections such as The House of Shelter, Home of the Friendless, and the Orphan Asylum.  The information has been compiled from burial index cards on file at the Cemetery.  If information such as age, grave location, date of death is not listed below, it was not found on the card. 


Allen, James, child of
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Albany, New York
Date of death: August 10, 1874
Date of interment: August 10, 1874
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 9

Anderson, Charles
Place of birth: Sweden
Place of death: Castleton, New York
Late residence: Castleton, New York
Date of death: February 28, 1879
Date of interment: June 19, 1879
Cause of death: Killed R.R.
Age: 35 years
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No.

Bagg, Edward
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Broadway, Albany, New York
Date of death: June 1, 1873
Date of interment: June 2, 1873
Cause of death: Spasms
Age: 4 days
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 15

Baker, James R.
Place of birth: New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 9 Beaver Street
Date of interment: June 27, 1870
Cause of death: Skull fracture
Age: 45 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 4

Barber, Reuben J.
Place of birth: City Hospital, Albany, New York
Place of death: Alms House, Albany, New York
Date of interment: May 25, 1869
Age: 2 months, 2 days

Boardman, Marion
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Coeymans, New York
Date of death: June 23, 1876
Date of interment: June 26, 1876
Cause of death: Hemorrhage
Age: 17 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 4

Bradley, Anna D. (Mrs.)
Place of birth: Stockport, Massachusetts
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 32 Spring Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 24, 1875
Date of interment: August 5, 1875
Cause of death: Cancer
Age: 54 years
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 15

Brown, Maggie
Place of birth: America
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: City Hospital
Date of death: March 10, 1875
Date of interment: April 13, 1875
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 20 years
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 10

Burch, Emma L.
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 146 Third Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: March 10, 1875
Date of interment: June 11, 875
Cause of death: Inf. Lungs
Age: 1 year, 9 months
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 7

Burch, Freddie
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 169 Third Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: February 21, 1871
Date of interment: June 7, 1871
Cause of death: Bronchitis
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 6

Burch, Samuel
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 146 Third Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: March 19, 1875
Date of interment: June 11, 1875
Cause of death: Congestion Of the Lungs
Age: 7 years, 5 months, 11 days
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 6

Butler, Luna
Place of birth: Polleck, Vermont
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 148 Canal Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 10, 1874
Date of interment: July 9, 1874
Age: 3 years
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 7

Church, Mary
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 20 Chapel Street
Date of death: April 25, 1892
Date of interment: April 29, 1892
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Age: 25 days

Conklin, Franklin P.
Place of birth: Blooming Grove, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 23 Broad Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: August 2, 1878
Date of interment: August 4, 1878
Cause of death: Congestion brain
Age: 1 years, 10 months, 17 days
Potter's Field, Tier 4, No. 2

Conklin, Minnie
Place of birth: Bethlehem, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 20 Union Street
Date of death: July 6, 1878
Date of interment: August 4, 1878
Cause of death: Diphtheria
Davidson, Anna (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 6 Hall Place, Albany, New York
Date of death: June 2, 1878
Date of interment: June 5, 1878
Cause of death: Still born

Davis, Cornelia Beatrice
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 60 Hudson Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 7, 1879
Date of interment: July 8, 1879
Cause of death: Cholera infantum
Age: 1 month, 10 days

DeFrate (child)
Place of birth: Greene County, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 9 Beaver Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 13, 1873
Date of interment: July 9, 1873
Cause of death: Aptha
Age: 5 months
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 2

Dunnigan, Minnie
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 61 Beaver Street, New York
Date of death: September 22, 1876
Date of interment: September 25, 1876
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 5

Foy, Harriett
Place of birth: England
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 19 Hamilton Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: April 12, 1872
Date of interment: June 26, 1873
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 30 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 16

Freeman, Asal
Place of birth: New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 291 Lumber Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: May 8, 1876
Date of interment: May10, 1876
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 35 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 3

Gardineer, John
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 201 S. Pearl Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: December 21, 1871
Date of interment: July 11, 1872
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 39 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 11

Gardineer, Thomas
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, Albany, New York
Late residence: Albany, Albany, New York
Date of death: June 18, 1872
Date of interment: July 2, 1872
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 10

Gillans, William (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 185 Third Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: February 3, 1871
Date of interment: June 26, 1871
Cause of death: Still Born

Gillens, William
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 185 3rd Street, Albany, Albany, New York
Date of death: June 23, 1871
Date of interment: June 23, 1871
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 6

Golden, Louis
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 49 ˝ Madison Avenue, Albany, New York
Date of death: November 15, 1879
Date of death: November 17, 1879
Cause of death: Brain fever
Age: 1 year, 1 month
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No. 9

Gray, James S.
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 46 Division Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 22, 1878
Date of interment: July 23, 1878
Cause of death: Cholera infantum
Age: 1 months, 7 days
Potter's Field, Tier 4, No. 1

Gunhouse, William
Place of birth: England
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 77 Bassett Street, Albany, New York
Date of interment: May 18, 1870
Cause of death: Cancer in stomach
Age: 34 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 1 (49 ft north of corner post)

Hammond, Harold George
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 226 North Pearl Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 18, 1938
Date of interment: January 20, 1938
Cause of death: Premature Birth
Age: 15 hours
Son of Harold George Hammond and Anna A. Lattimore Hammond

Hanagan, Mary
Place of birth: Rensselaer County, New York
Place of death: Albany, Albany, New York
Late residence: 276 Elm Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: September 10, 1872
Date of interment: October 14, 1872
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 40 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 13

Harrington, C.M. (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 150 Jay Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: October 1879
Date of interment: October 13, 1879
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No. 8

Hatfield, Mary (and & S.B. Child)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 2 Trotter's Alley, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 17, 1876
Date of interment: January 20, 1876
Cause of death: Congestion of the Lungs
Age: 5 years, 4 months
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 1

Houghkirk, James (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 300 Orange Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: May 29, 1872
Date of interment: October 23, 1872
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 14

Jackson, Charity (Miss)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Date of death: February 15, 1879
Date of interment: April 17, 1879
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 3 year, 5 months
Potter's Field, Tier 4, No. 4

Jackson, Francis
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Hunter's Alley, Albany, New York
Date of death: April 12, 1879
Date of interment: April 17, 1879
Cause of death: Typhoid fever
Age: 7 years
Potter's Field, Tier 4, No. 4

Jackson, Jane
Place of death: Albany, New York
Date of interment: 1868
Cause of death: Phthisis Palmorapis

Jacobs, Arthur G.
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 204 Second Street
Date of death: August 18, 1880
Date of interment: August 20, 1880
Cause of death: Debility
Age: 12 days

Johnson, Stella
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Hunter's Alley, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 12, 1879
Date of interment: June 14, 1879
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 1 year, 1 month
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No. 3

Joy, Nellie
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Delaware Avenue, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 30 1878
Date of interment: February 1, 1878
Cause of death: Burned
Age: 4 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 13

Kasson, Ralph W.
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Orange Street
Date of interment: July 1, 1871
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 2

Leonard, Clara
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: City Hospital
Date of death: September 12, 1880
Date of interment: September 16, 1880
Cause of death: Congestion
Age: 12 days

Leroy, Carry Bell
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Date of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 3 Delaware Turnpike
Date of interment: July 26, 1869
Cause of death: Poison
Age: 3 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No, 2

LeRoy, Charles
Date of death: June 25, 1875

London, Aaron
Place of birth: Guilderland, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 71 Grand Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: February 21, 1875
Date of interment: July 3, 1875
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 31 years, 9 months, 12 days
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 13

Loring, John
Place of birth: Ireland
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 50 N. Lansing Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: June 10, 1877
Date of interment: June 11, 1877
Cause of death: Fever
Age: 28 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 9

McClellan, Joseph
Place of birth: Ireland
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 123 Lumber Street
Date of interment: May 20, 1870
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 65 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 2

McClelland, Robert
Place of birth: Ireland
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 6 Swan Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 12, 1873
Date of interment: May 16, 1873
Cause of death: Killed by Cars
Age: 24 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 2

Morris, John H.
Place of birth: New York
Late residence: 35 Canal Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 5, 1870
Date of interment: July 11, 1870
Cause of death: Lung disease
Age: 67 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 5

Moss, A.F. Child of
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Date of death: October 5, 1875
Date of interment: October 5, 1875
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 17

Murry, Julia
Place of birth: Syracuse, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 12 Fulton Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: November 2, 1877
Date of interment: November 4, 1877
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 27 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 12

Myers, Caroline
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 101 Hamilton Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: March 22, 1874
Date of interment: July 1, 1874
Age: 22 years
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 5

Neal, Louisa C.
Place of birth: Virginia
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 163 Orange Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: March 9, 1874
Date of interment: July 9, 1874
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 26 years
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 8

Newman, Daniel
Place of birth: Canada
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 40 Clinton Street, New York
Date of death: November 17, 1876
Date of interment: November 18, 1876
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 22 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 6

Nott, Sarah Jane
Place of birth: Bethlehem, Albany County, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: John Street & Broadway, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 23, 1876
Date of interment: July 24, 1876
Cause of death: Tumor
Age: 35 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 4

Paris, Daniel E.
Place of birth: Watervliet, New York
Place of death: Watervliet, New York
Late residence: Watervliet, New York
Date of death: July 29, 1885
Date of interment: July 29, 1885
Cause of death: Still Born

Parsons, Thomas
Date of birth: England
Date of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 27 Canal Street, Albany
Date of interment: December 15, 1871
Cause of death: Inflammation Chest
Age: 8 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 9

Pattison, Juan
Place of birth: Spain
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 10 Monroe Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 27, 1879
Date of interment: May 28, 1879
Cause of death: Suicide
Age: 50 years
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No. 1

Patton, Hughson (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Albany
Date of death: March 30, 1925
Date of interment: April 4, 1925
Cause of death: Asphyxia Neonatorum

Peepers, Axel
Place of birth: Sweden
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Martinville, Albany, New York
Date of death: May 5, 1875
Date of interment: June 5, 1875
Cause of death: Erysipelas
Age: 13 years, 7 month, 22 days
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 11

Pierce, Matilda
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Cor. Knox & Yates Streets, Albany, New York
Date of death: April 3, 1874
Date of interment: April 5, 1874
Age: 2 months
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 9

Porter, Mary
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: City Hospital, Albany, New York
Date of death: April 23, 1873
Date of interment: July 9, 1873
Cause of death: Erysipelas
Age: 60 years
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 1

Powel, Albert S. (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: North Albany
Date of death: March 24, 1874
Date of interment: March 26, 1874
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 17

Price, G.W. (child of)
Place of birth: West Troy, N.Y.
Place of death: West Troy
Late residence: West Troy
Date of death: August 31, 1885
Date of interment: August 31, 1885
Cause of death: Still Born

Price, Harriet Jane
Place of birth: New Jersey State
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 352 Hamilton Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: June 13, 1877
Date of interment: June 15, 1877
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 25 years
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 10

Revere, Abram
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 119 South Pearl Street
Date of death: September 5, 1885
Date of interment: September 6, 1885
Cause of death: Still Born

Riley, Alice
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 376 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York
Date of death: May 3, 1879
Date of interment: May 14, 1879
Cause of death: Still Born

Rogers, Charles
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 70 Westerlo Street, Albany, New York
Date of interment: May 31, 1870
Cause of death: Dropsy
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 3

Rogers, W. S. (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 57 Lancaster Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: August 28, 1879
Date of interment: September 1, 1879
Cause of death: Debility
Age: 1 day

Schaller, Frederick
Place of birth: Germany
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 63 Alexander Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: March 25, 1874
Date of interment: June 25, 1874
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 40 years, 2 months, 25 days
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 4

St. John, William A.
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 39 Fayette Street, New York
Date of death: January 6, 1873
Date of interment: July 9, 1873
Cause of death: Congestion
Age: 3 d
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 3

Sheppard, Jane
Place of birth: United States
Place of death: Albany, Albany, New York
Late residence: 308 Hudson Avenue, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 28, 1879
Date of interment: July 29, 1879
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 40 years
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No. 7

Sheppard, William C.
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Whitehall Avenue, Albany, New York
Date of death: January 27, 1872
Date of interment: July 11, 1872
Cause of death: Paralysis
Age: 66 years
Potter's Field, Tier 1, No. 12

Sherman, Ella May
Place of birth:
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Homeopathic Hospital, Albany
Date of death: February 4, 1877
Date of interment: April 28, 1877
Cause of death: Decline
Age: 2 months
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 7

Shufelt (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 60 Hudson Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 3, 1879
Date of interment: July 8, 1879
Cause of death: General debility
Age: 4 months

Smith, John
Place of birth: Columbia County, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 45 Plain Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 11, 1879
Date of interment: July 12, 1879
Cause of death: Hydrocephalus
Age: 10 months
In whose lot interred: “Free Ground”
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No. 5

Ten Broeck, John H. (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Albany, New York
Date of death: May 14, 1877
Date of interment: May 16, 1877
Cause of death: Still born
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 9

Thompson, Thomas H.
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 213 Elm Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: November 3, 1878
Date of interment: November 6, 1878
Cause of death: Consumption

Van Loon, W.H. (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 11 Van North Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: May 8, 1872
Date of interment: May 9, 1872
Cause of death: Still Born

Waldron, Dora
Place of birth: New York State
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Homeopathic Hospital
Date of death: June 10, 1879
Date of interment: June 11, 1879
Cause of death: Child birth
Age: 30 years
Potter's Field, Tier 5, No. 2

Wells, Conklin
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 23 Broad Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: September 12, 1878
Date of interment: September 14, 1878
Cause of death: Cholera infantum
Age: 4 months
Potter's Field, Tier 4, No. 2

Wheeler, Flora
Place of birth: Sharon, Connecticut
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 449 Bradford Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: February 10, 1934
Date of interment: April 23, 1934
Cause of death: Diabetic Coma
Age: 71 years, 4 months

Whitbeck, James H. (child of)
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Albany, New York
Date of death: January 28, 1878
Date of interment: January 30, 1878
Cause of death: Still Born
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 12

White, Frederick
Place of birth: Albany, New York
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: Martin Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: June 26, 1877
Date of interment: June 29, 1877
Cause of death: Spasms
Age: 17 days
Potter's Field, Tier 3, No. 11

Williams, Elizabeth
Place of birth: Wales
Place of death: Albany, New York
Late residence: 254 Lumber Street, Albany, New York
Date of death: July 6, 1871
Date of interment: July 8, 1871
Cause of death: Dropsy
Age: 63 years
“Free Church Ground,” Tier 1, No. 28

Also, the following information was compiled from the existing headstones in the original Potter's Field at the State Street Burying Grounds during an inventory of graves to their removal to the Rural Cemetery. The Walter Johnson and Nicholas stone can be found in the African Methodist Episcopal lot immediately adjacent to the Potter's Field on the north. The Ebenezer Brown stone may have survived and been laid elsewhere in the Church Grounds.

Brown, Ebenezer
From stone: Erected by Alex Campbell in the memory of his father in law Ebenezer Brown who died 5th June, 1831 aged 66 years

Johnston, Walter
From stone: who died August 21, 1821 in the 26 year of his age. A native of Scotland from Edinburgh

Smith, Nicholas
From stone: who departed this life 11th December, 1819, aged 4 years, 9 months, and 5 days. Sleep on sweet babe and take your rest for God has done as he thought best.

Also:

Tompkins, unknown
Interred in “free ground” - either Potter's Field or AME on February 10, 1866 at the age of 1 month, 21 days

Also, the following record indicates the person may have initially been interred in the Potter's Field, but removed to a new lot later.

Alexander, Susanna B.
Place of death: Albany
Late residence: 132 First Street
Date of death: August 19, 1875
Date of interment: November 5, 1875
Cause of death: Consumption
Age: 46 y
Potter's Field, Tier 2, No. 18
From reverse of card: “This record taken from stone on Lot 11, Section 74 – Erastus H. Alexander 1828 -1840, his wife Susanna Barefoot, 1829 – 1875”


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