Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Hattie E. HOXIE

Hattie E. HOXIE
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Harriet Elizabeth HOXIE, known as "Hattie" was a daughter of Benjamin Franklin HOXIE and his wife Harriet Elizabeth CLIFT. She was born 5 Nov 1850 in Mystic, New London, CT. She is listed in the 1860 and 1870 census in her parent's household.

Hattie was the wife of Erastus H. Barnes. She probably married him before June of 1874 as that is when their daughter Nellie was born on 20 June 1874. Baby Nellie died 27 Sept 1874 after her mother Hattie died on 23 July 1874.

This is one of those gravestones that possibly tells the WHOLE story.  Seeking out anymore descendants is the next step in researching this stone except that the fact that Hattie died the same year as her daughter we know that there are no more children from this marriage.

Hattie's husband Erastus is not listed on this stone and he is not buried in the plot or section.  My fellow researcher has no information on him nor do any of the other trees listed at Ancestry.

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