New York Marble Cemetery
His earthly pursuits did not gain him much. His brother in St. Croix had to forfeit the family’s island property, and his own too-trusting nature led him to lose all of what he had invested in the United States. One New York business – Markoe, Wilbur & Scott – was destroyed in the fire of 1835. He also joined with a brother-in-law, Thomas Masters, in the firm of Masters & Markoe in New York.A contemporary account of Markoe literally sanctifies him. He seems to have spent half his life at church services and in Sunday-schools, but without ever being overbearing or sanctimonious. His cheerfulness and sense of fun were still with him on his deathbed. Talking on his last day with a favorite niece, who remarked that he would shortly see her parents in heaven, he replied that “a few years bring all these things round; and they will be so glad to see me that they will not be sorry that it is not you.”
Markoe and Masters, with their Caldwell wives, shared Vault no. 110 in the Marble Cemetery, though their families later removed them to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Westchester County. Countless descendants have been named for Francis Markoe.
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 Wright, Francis Markoe. “Markoe” [an unpublished family history by a grandson]. New York, ca.1870.