Saturday, May 23, 2020


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To honor the veterans who rest in our graveyard, here is some biographical information on those who served their country in past wars as we also remember all who serve in the United States Armed Forces today.
Calvin Barker, Sr. (d. 1842) – He fought in the Massachusetts Line during the Revolution. He operated an apothecary store in Lansingburgh between 1800 and 1820.

The Rev. David Butler (1763-1843) – Trinity’s first priest (and Grace Church, Waterford and St. Paul’s, Troy as well), he fought in the American Revolution before he came to Lansingburgh from Connecticut.
David Henry (d. 1838) – Also served in the Revolution and died here at the age of 89 years.
Thomas Miter (d. 1822) – He was a British soldier who stayed on in this country after the war. His stone says “The last memorial of a Father’s worth.” His wife is also buried here.
Capt. Staats Morris (d. 1826) – He served in the Revolution in a unit from just outside New York City where he lived at the time. His father, Lewis Morris, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
John Hackett (d. 1875) – He served as a Private in Company K, 169th NY Volunteers which saw service through most of the Civil War. The unit was made up of men from Rensselaer and Washington counties.
Robert Hollingsworth (d. 1863) – This young man died during the Civil War at the age of 18, serving as a Private in the Company C of the 125th Regiment of NY Volunteers, whose members were from Lansingburgh, Schaghticoke, Pittstown and Sand Lake. His unit was part of the defenses around Washington, DC when he died.
Frederick S. Hurd (d. 1863) – His stone notes that he died at Fort Hudson on June 25th at the age of 26. This would have been during the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana. When the Union forces finally won, the victory gave them control of the Mississippi River. Hurd’s gravestone has a carved kepi, or uniform cap, on the top of it. He was Staats Morris’ step-grandson.
Gravestone of  David Butler, first rector of Trinity

Logo for Revolutionary War veterans

Logo for Revolutionary War veterans