Bailey Monument, Allegheny Cemetery

A somewhat unusual octagonal shaft, with four scrolls for inscriptions at the base. It is difficult to date this monument, because there are inscriptions for deceased Baileys from before the Allegheny Cemetery existed; but if we take the first inscription on the front scroll as implying that the monument was built for Robert Bailey, then he died in 1849. New inscriptions in various styles were added well into the twentieth century, but many of them have been obliterated by time. Robert’s, however, is still partly legible:

ROBERT BAILEY
BORN IN CANAWAY
COUNTY DOWN IRELAND
MAY ? 1780?
DIED ???? 1849

Cemetery records confirm the date 1849.

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