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Ten Broeck Family Burial Vault

 
 
Ten Broeck Family Burial Vault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
1. Ten Broeck Family Burial Vault Marker
Inscription.  On this site, two generals of the Revolutionary War were interred. Major General Philip Schuyler and Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck, both natives of Albany.

General Philip Schuyler died in November of 1804 and was buried here following a military procession through the city.

General Abraham Ten Broeck died in January of 1810 at the age of 76 and was also buried in his family's vault with impressive military honors.

The burial vault was constructed by Abraham Ten Broeck as a final resting place for his family. Unfortunately, in 1836, the vault collapsed after work was done to grade and widen Lumber Street, now Livingston Avenue. The remains were removed and re-interred first at the Schuyler family's home, the Flatts, in Colonie, and later transferred to the Albany Rural Cemetery.
 
Erected by New York Revolutionary War Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 42° 39.582′ N, 73° 45.12′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Livingston Avenue east of North Swan Street/Colonie Street
Marker detail: Family vault sketch image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Family vault sketch
Wealthy families such as the Ten Broecks or the Van Rensselaers of Albany built large vaults on private property for family burials. The sketch of the one shown, from early records, is likely similar to the Ten Broeck vault.
, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, overlooking the now vacant lot on the south side of the street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Ten Broeck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (about 400 feet away); Ten Broeck Mansion (about 700 feet away); Boardman & Gray Piano Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lil's Diner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Patroon Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Church in Albany (Reformed) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Abraham Ten Broeck, Albany, New York
 
Also see . . .  Gen Abraham Ten Broeck (Find a Grave). Albany Rural Cemetery, Lot 2, Section 29 (Submitted on September 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker detail: Schuyler Monument image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Schuyler Monument
In 1869, Mary R. Miller, granddaughter of General Schuyler, requested of the Board of the Albany Rural Cemetery that a "plat of ground should be presented as a tribute of respect… upon which I may erect a handsome and appropriate monument…”
Ten Broeck Family Burial Vault Marker • <i>wide view<br>(looking west from Livingston Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
4. Ten Broeck Family Burial Vault Marker • wide view
(looking west from Livingston Street
)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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