Lost to Sight,
To Memory Dear.

I live across the street from Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. I spend a lot of time traipsing around in there. It’s beautiful, huge (478 acres), and filled with interesting history. Most of the time, I wander around without any plan or direction whatsoever. When I see an interesting monument, I take pictures of it.  I am not a historian, but try to research as thoroughly as possible.

These are some of the things I’ve seen and learned.

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  1. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to do this. I am writing a chapter for an edited volume on American Baptist history, my subject is Archibald Maclay, whom you recently did a post on. It was nice to see what his grave monument looked like.

    1. I’d love to read what you’ve researched as I’m doing the same, being a family descendant. I’d love to see what all you’ve learned.
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      Adam Maclay Johnson

  2. All the stones have stories to tell, not just the famous . Please keep at it! Read all your posts. You are doing a great job. Found your site researching Joseph Quadri’s memorial.

  3. Hello there. I was looking for where to find my great-great uncle’s grave in Greenwood Cemetery, and found his name on your site. His name was Joseph Quadri, and his father, Victor Quadri was a sculptor who carved that headstone for his son. I have a lot of information on it if you would like to know more–including pictures and letters. If you are interested in learning more about Joseph Quadri, just let me know. I’d be happy to talk. I have to say it made me so happy seeing this beautiful piece of my family’s history on your site. I am glad he has not been forgotten.

  4. Hi there, I saw the memorial for Al Reeves in Greenwood this morning and was curious about the banjos. When I got home I “googled” and found your website. And since I’m an amateur genealogist and have a subscription to ancestry.com, I did a little searching and found some more details about Al (Alfred) Reeves. Alfred was born in New York on May 30, 1864. He died in Kings County, New York on February 26, 1940. He had two wives, Fannie Thatcher, who he married in 1899; Wilma Fowler in 1907; and a “housekeeper/mistress” Olivia Schulz.

    1. PS The family has another article about Al and a couple photos of him on their ancestry page. If you would be interested in including them, I can ask if it’s OK.

  5. Would it be possible to use a couple of your photos of Al Reeves’ mausoleum for a video we’re doing on Al’s third wife Almeda Fowler, with credits to you on the credits page? The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is doing a series of short video clips of notable women of Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, Almeda’s hometown/county on our Facebook page for Women’s History Month and she’s one of the featured women, but we have material about Al in the video as well. We’d be glad to give you a shout-out and direct people to your blog (it’s extremely interesting and very qwell done).

  6. Thanks so much! It’ll go on our FLPL Facebook page. I’ll let you know when it goes up (hopefully by early next week).


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