|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1815|
Born c.1760, Richard Alsope of Middletown, Connecticut, age 54, "died suddenly" while visiting Brooklyn. His grave is marked by an unusual, coffin-shaped slab.
(In 1906, a Brooklyn newspaperman, writing about Flatbush Dutch Reformed Churchyard, described Alsope's stone as "ghastly". Evidently partial to the sweet, sentimental images and verses of Victorian mourning, the reporter expressed a dim view of Early American funeral art in his article. Noting that few of the gravestones found in the churchyard had "ugly" winged death's heads, he didn't appreciate the abundance of portrait-style soul effigies found here, either. Mistaking these for "cherubs", he wrote that "more crude and grotesque representations would be hard to find".)
Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Aug 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20966271
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