Friday, February 24, 2012

The Melvilles

Located on the South Ridge, this somewhat sunken granite stone marks the graves of Herman Melville's parents.

The author of Moby Dick had numerous ties to Albany (as well as the surrounding area) and his mother was the daughter of General Peter Gansevoort who lead the American resistance at Fort Stanwix during the Revolutionary War. Several other Gansevoort relatives are buried in the lot, but the General himself is buried on the Middle Ridge.

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