Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mary Harvey, Deerfield, MA - 1785

A carver's poignant tribute to the loss of a mother and child.


The Old Burial Ground, Deerfield, Massachusetts


In Memory of
Mary the Wife of 
Simeon Harvey
Who Departed this
Life December 20th
1785 In 39th year of
Her age on her left 
arm lieth the Infant
Wich was still
Born


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

George Clapp, Norton, MA - 1845

Grafton, Massachusetts carpenter and home builder, George Clapp is buried in a family plot in his family's native town of Norton, Massachusetts. He shares a joint gravestone with his wife, daughter, mother and father.  Despite the early deaths of George and his family, this stone was likely put into place after the death of his mother in 1860.


GEORGE CLAPP
1799 - 1845
HIS WIFE
MALINDA
1804 - 1840
THEIR DAUGHTER
SARAH E.
1839 - 1842


OLIVER CLAPP
1771 - 1853
HIS WIFE
LUCINDA
1776 - 1860


Norton Center Cemetery, Norton, Massachusetts