|A face without a body|
|Below this window, at the base of the front of the foundation, is a large, brownstone slab laying on the ground that is inscribed as follows. “HERE REPOSES THE BODY OF JOHN RING, ESQ., OF THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND, A CAPTAIN OF HIS MAJESTY’S INDEPENDENT COMPANY OF THE PROVINCE, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 20TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1755, IN THE 30TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.”
Although this quote states John’s last name to be “Ring”, we have visually confirmed (see photo below) it to be “King” as listed in the cemetery records.
We do not offer this connection as a possible explanation of the face in the window above. But merely as a reference point to locate the correct window.
|For more about Fort Herkimer check out the following IMOVES pages:
History of Fort Herkimer
2001 IMOVES report.
2003 IMOVES report.
2004 IMOVES report.
2003 & 2004 Fort Herkimer photos taken by IMOVES.