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  • Henry George Stebbins (1811 - 1881)
    In the wake of the Panic of 1857, "that nest of gamblers the Brokers' Board" (socalled by a Manhattan newspaper seeking to fix responsibility for the financial chaos) met one day to elect a new preside...
  • Col. Irving Montgomery Avery, USA (1832 - 1909)
    In 1861, he, with William B. Barton, raised and largely equipped the 48th regiment of New York volunteers; he went to the front as regimental quartermaster; was soon made quartermaster of the second br...
  • Frank Montgomery Avery (1857 - 1944)
    He was educated at the Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn; at the University of Heidelberg, Germany ; and, in law, at the New York University. He engaged in literary work; after admission to the bar, he formed ...
  • Emma Stebbins (1815 - 1882)
    Emma Stebbins (September 1, 1815 - October 25, 1882) was among the first notable American woman sculptors. She is best known for her work “The Angel of the Waters” (1873), also known as “Bethesda Fou...
  • Richard Alexander Isay (1934 - 2012)
    Richard A. Isay (December 13, 1934 – June 28, 2012) was an American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author and gay activist. He was a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a facul...

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York. It was granted National Historic Landmark status in 2006 by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Located in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, it lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park, between Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington, and Sunset Park. Paul Goldberger in The New York Times, wrote that it was said "it is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood".

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