Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Col John WILLIAMS monument

This is a photo of one side of a memorial monument for Col. John Williams. This side faces the back of the row of headstones of he and his three wives.

Col. John Williams
Died Dec. 30, 1761
Aged 71 Years
"He possessed energy and enterprise, public sorite and influence"

I have learned from only photographing the front of this monument, that it was a mistake to not have photographed all four sides!

Grace Denison Wheeler's book, "Old Homes of Stonington" has an listing of many of the ancient burial grounds in the area. (See my blog post, "The Danger of Historical Books") and now that I have those pages to refer to, I can see that to research just one section of one family you must have all the data at hand before working!

According to GD Wheeler's book: Prudence's side reads "Prudence, widow of Col. John Williams, died Sept. 25th 1762 aged 32 years" Doesn't her headstone read she was in her 62nd year?

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