Gansevoort Melville (1815 - 1846)

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Birthplace: Albany, NY, USA
Death: Died in London, England
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About Gansevoort Melville

Biographical Summary:

"...Gansevoort Melville (1815-1846), born December 6, 1815, died in London, England, May 2, 1846. He was an accomplished scholar, possessed of unusual powers of oratory, a gift that was employed with good result by the Democratic party, particularly during the campaign that resulted in the election of James K. Polk to the presidency. He was appointed secretary of legation at the Court of St. James, dying in London, 1846. His body was returned to his native land and buried with honors in the Albany Rural Cemetery. He was a young man of great promise and brilliant prospects..."

SOURCE: http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/melville.html

Burial:

Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA. Plot: Section 40, Lot 24

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 13264072; www.findagrave.com

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Gansevoort Melville's Timeline

1815
December 6, 1815
Albany, NY, USA
1846
May 2, 1846
Age 30
London, England
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Menands, NY, USA