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