Saturday, December 18, 2010

The 3 Hamond Daughters, Millis, MA - 1773 & 1778


Priscilla Hamond
Daughter of Capt. Timothy
Hamond & Abigail his
Wife. died December 12, 1773
Aged 4 Years & 10 Months


Cynthia Hamond
Daughter of Capt. Timothy
Hamond & Abigail his
Wife. died December 25th,
1773. Aged 6 Years 
& 9 Months.


Irene Hamond
Daughter of Capt. Timothy
Hamond & Abigail his
Wife. died August 24th
1778. Aged 2 Years, 
& 13 Days.

The Hamonds lost 2 daughters within two weeks in 1773, one of them on Christmas Day. They lost another daughter almost 5 years later.

The name Hamond has variations as Hamant, Hammant and Hammond as noted in the birth and death records for the three girls and their siblings:

Friday, December 17, 2010

John Woodman, West Newbury - 1787


Memento Mori

In Memory of
Mr JOHN WOODMAN
who departed this life
November ye 12th AD 1787
Aged 83


Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury, Massachusetts

Unfortunately, I didn't have good conditions for taking the photo on that winter day so the stone is a bit dark as I tried to beef up the contrast.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eunice Smith, West Newbury, MA - 1751


HERE LIES BURIED
THE BODY OF MRS
EUNICE THE WIFE
OF MR SARGENT
SMITH WHO DIED
JANUARY 21st 1751
[the rest of the text is not visible]


Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury, Massachusetts

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Joseph Bates, Bellingham, MA - 1793



In Memory of
Mr Joseph Bates
who died April 1st
1793
in the 60th Year
of his Age

[There is an epitaph underneath but unfortunately I can't read it]


Center Cemetery, Bellingham, Massachusetts

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hannah Haws, Franklin, MA - 1796



In Memory of Mrs. Hannah,
widow, of Mr. Daniel Haws, &
formerly the wife of Mr.
Cornelius Fisher,
who died August 10th,
1796
in ye 95th year.


City Mills Cemetery, Franklin, Massachusetts

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jonathan Hayward, Mendon, Massachusetts - 1751


HERE LYES
BURIED THE BODY OF
Mr. JONATHAN HAYWARD
JUNr WHO DIED NOV 24th
1751
AGED 52 YEARS 7 MONTHS
16 DAYS


Old Cemetery, Mendon, Massachusetts


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kezia Johnson, Holliston, MA - 1796



In Memory
of Mrs Kezia Johnson 
widow of Mr David Johnson,
who died, June 24th 1796.
aged 76

She was a Professor of the
Religion of Jesus Christ


The Central Burying Ground, Holliston, Massachusetts

The stone actually reads "Jesus Chist." The carver, Joseph Barber of West Medway, made a typo and left off the r.



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mary Dean, Dedham, MA - 1756


HERE LIES Ye BODY OF
Mrs. MARY DEAN
THE WIFE OF MR.
JOSHUA DEAN
DIED APRIL 19TH
1756
IN THE 34 YEAR
OF HER AGE.


Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Henry Bullard, Millis, MA - 1799


In
Memory of 
Mr. Henry Bullard
who died
April 30, 1799

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Massachusetts

Here is some information about Henry from Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts.  I have not independently verified the information.
 

Born in 1723, Bullard was 55 when he enlisted to fight in the Revolutionary War. It's strange that the book doesn't mention his death date.  However, Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts to the year 1850 includes this:


The gravestone photograph above does hintingly show the age at the very bottom of the photo but it is hidden by grass.

Bullard was a very common old family name in the Medway area of Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Capt. John Eaton, Dedham, MA - 1777


In Memory of
Capt. John Eaton.
who Died May
ye 14th, 1777
Aged 46
years.


Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts

Carver: Fisher/Farrington Shop of Wrentham

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hannah Sherman, Dartmouth, MA - 1766


IN MEMORY of
HANNAH daughter
of FORTUNATUS
& SARAH SHERMAN
who died April
the 8th 1766 Aged
2 Years & ---

South Cemetery / Padanaram Cemetery
Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Friday, November 19, 2010

Phillip Sewell, Harwich, MA - 1773


In Memory of
Mr. PHILLIP SEWELL
of Harwich,
a School master in said Town,
for more than Fifty Years,
who departed this Life,
May the 15th 1773
in the 83rd Year
of his Age.


First Congregational Church Cemetery, Harwich, Massachusetts

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Sea Captains of Dartmouth, Part 2









South Dartmouth/Padanaram Cemetery, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Did you miss Part 1? There are Sea Captain photos there.

The Sea Captains of Dartmouth, Part 1








South Dartmouth/Padanaram Cemetery, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

View more Dartmouth Sea Captain photos in Part 2

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Aaron Whiteen, Dedham, MA - 1792



In Memory of
Mr. Aaron Whiteen,
who died
October 18th, 1792
Aged 42 Years
7 Months
& 12 Days


Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

David Falies, Dedham, MA - 1793



In memory of
Capt. DAVID FALIES,
who died Jan. 23rd 1793
Age 91

Also Mrs. MARY FALIES,
the wife of
Capt. DAVID FALIES,
who died Dec. 24th 1793
Age 78.


Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts

Monday, November 15, 2010

John Smith, born in England, Dedham, MA - 1801


To the memory of
MR. JOHN SMITH
a native of England,
who died 27 Jan. 1801
Aged 43 years.
Also, Thomas Smith son
of Mr. John & Mrs. Grace
Smith died 1 Feb. 1799
Aged 4 years.

Reader seek not his merits to disclose
Or draw his frailties from their drea[?]



Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Samuel Whiteing, Dedham, MA - 1721/22


HERE LYES Ye BODY
OF MR. SAMUEL 
WHITEING DECEASED JANUARY
Ye 16TH 1721/22
IN Ye 36TH YEAR
OF HIS AGE


Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Massachusetts