Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Catharine Hamilton's Vault
This stone plaque is all that remains of the very first private burial vault erected at the Albany Rural Cemetery in 1847. Very little is known about Catherine Hamilton, not even her exact date of death as she was moved to the Rural Cemetery in 1847 from a burial ground in downtown Albany. But, while Catharine's history is forgotten, her vault (which was torn down to due to poor construction and damage) has a fascinating story of its own...however, that's a tale for another day.