Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rachel Clark, Medway, MA - 1758


Evergreen Cemetery, Medway, MA


IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. RACHEL 
CLARK DECd
JANry ye 25th
1758 IN
THE 76th YEAR
OF HER AGE

bottom design detail

This is a very unique old stone. I haven't come across a geometric design like this very often, particularly in the 1750s, in this part of Norfolk County. I would like to know who the carver is.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Aaron Wight & his two wives, Medway, MA - 1813


Evergreen Cemetery, Medway, Massachusetts


In Memory of
Doctr. AARON WIGHT
who died Feb. 8th 1813
in his 71st Year
---------------
In memory of two wives
of Doctr. Aaron Wight
1st wife Mrs. MARY WIGHT,
died June 14th 1771 in
her 23d Year
2nd wife Mrs. MARY WIGHT
died Aug. 26th 1775 in
her 23d Year.



Imagine that - two wives, both named Mary and both die in their 23rd year. Talk about some confusing genealogical research!

Doctor Aaron Wight actually had three wives. His third wife was named Jemima and she outlived him to die at age 66 in 1833.

The style of the stone, with the willow and urn, shows us that it is contemporary to the time period when Aaron Wight died even though is first two wives died in the 1770s.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Anne Barber, Medfield, MA - 1746


Hear Lies the Body
of Mrs. Anne Barber
the wife of Decon
George Barber
who Dyed
October ye 15th
A.D. 1746
in the 62nd Year
of har Age

Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Massachusetts