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  • 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)
    THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. II, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 1015 He was educated at the Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn; at the University of Heidel...
  • Trenor Luther Park (1861 - 1907)
    Business Executive and Yachtsman. He graduated from Harvard University in 1883. Park then began a successful business career in New York City, including serving as a senior partner of Catlin and Comp...
  • Capt James Gillespie Birney, IV (1844 - 1870)
    Find a Grave Birth: Apr. 12, 1844 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: Jun. 16, 1870 Texas, USA Birney's exploits are recounted by Asa B. Isham, in his 1892 book "Seventh Michigan...
  • Anson Herrick (1812 - 1868)
    Anson Herrick (January 21, 1812 – February 6, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the latter half of the American Civil War. Born in Lewiston, Maine, Herrick attended public school...

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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