|Here, at the intersection of Wall St. and Broadway in Manhattan, are the final resting places of, from the left: |
1) Mary Morin Scott Litchfield McKnight. 2) Her father, Brig. Gen. & Hon. John Morin Scott, 1st NY Sec. of State (his widow, Helena Rutgers Scott, remarried John R. Myer, and I haven't found her grave yet), and his parents, John and Marian Morin Scott. 3) Col. John Litchfield (British), Mary M. S. L. McKnight's first husband, and their three daughters: Helena Maria and Helena Ann, both of whom died in infancy, and Elizabeth Litchfield Ross, wife of Robert Ross, Esq. 4) Charles McKnight, MD, Senior Surgeon of the American Army of the Revolution and second husband of Mary M. S. L. McKnight. 5) Lewis Allaire Scott, Esq., son of John Morin Scott, and 2nd NY Sec. of State. 6) To the memory of Rev. Charles McKnight--who may be buried in New Jersey, unless he was re-interred here after the evacuation of New York City by the British--he had been imprisoned in the city and died in 1778, shortly after his release; and Rev. McKnight's son, Capt. Richard McKnight. They were the father and brother of Dr. Charles McKnight. It is presumed that Richard's remains are in the vault of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument at Ft. Greene Park, Brooklyn, as he was reportedly one of the 11,500 captive Patriots who perished under brutal conditions aboard the British prison ships, which were anchored in Wallabout Bay during the War of the Revolution.
Helena Maria, Helena Ann, and Elizabeth are lacking F.A.G. memorials.
Take note of the passerby who actually stopped to read the inscriptions! Photo taken 8/11/13. ©2013 Julie Lake, all rights reserved. Feel free to use it for personal, non-commercial purposes.