Saturday, February 09, 2008
This photo is from the collection of Fred Burdick who has been photographing, researching and in some cases, restoring ancient graveyards in the Stonington, CT area. Fred is the town historian for Stonington.
This is a memorial stone place here long after the death of Quash and his wife. Previously, these was a marble marker placed at this grave.
Many ancestral families are buried in this cemetery and the Williams family is just one of them. When I first saw this grave, I was so surprised and stunned by it that I forgot to take a photo!
The Day, the local newspaper in this area of CT, ran a story about Quash this past week that tells me much about this freed slave that was born into the household of my ancestors. [It is gone from their site now but I printed it for my own use.]