Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Samuel Abbot, Andover, MA - 1769


In Memory of
Samuel Abbot,
son of Mr. Steven
and Mrs. Mary Abbot
who was killed by a cart
August the 10th 1769
Aged 6 years

Tho' sudden was the stroke,
Which stopt his vital breath
He must obey, twas God who spoke,
And yield to cruel death.


South Parish Church Cemetery, Andover, Massachusetts

6 comments:

  1. How appropriate to post an Andover resident today! I was looking for Abbotts last night on the memorial list on the wall in your lecture hall.

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  2. Heather - talk about being in sync! That was serendipitous. Lucky for you I am crazy enough to check out a cemetery covered in snow and mud in March! I'll check and see if I have more Abbotts.

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  3. I also have Abbotts, but not this Samuel. Marian, was that photo from yesterday?

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  4. Yes, that was yesterday. Part of the cemetery was deep in snow (you can sort of see that in the top right) and part was clear and muddy. So I was only able to gain access to certain parts unfortunately.

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  5. Barbara, when I was photographing the memorial (lists of Civil War Vets) the librarian told me about this page on their website http://www.mhl.org/andover/Abbott/index.htm It also lists other names for the town. If you click on Abbott you get a 10 generation report. I found lots of my Andover families had reports - Dane, Cogswell, Parker, Mears, etc. I'm going to go back sometime to take a closer look at their resources.

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  6. Thanks for your post on my blog. Would you like a couple of awards? I'd be happy to pass them on.

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