Tombstone Tuesday: 14 Feb 20112
This is the gravestone for Capt. Thomas WHITMAN (Find a Grave post) and his wife Jemima. The gravestone carver chose this ornate script which is quickly becoming unreadable. (except for the huge date!). This is the part of the cemetery map where this family monument is located.
Capt. Thomas Whitman5, descendant of John Whitman of Weymouth, (Zechariah4, Deacon John3, Rev. Zechariah2, Ensign/Rev John1) was probably related to the Whitman family of Bridgewater whose graves I photographed while living there. (The world can be a small place.) (compiled genealogy of John Whitman p. 686)
This is the flag holder to the side of the monument.
These are the records that I have found about Thomas and his wife all from the VR of Stow to 1850:
Thomas and Jamima Portor, int. June 5, 1773.
Thomas, Capt., July 27, 1821. [[h. Jemima] a. 70, G.R.2.]
Jemima, w. Capt. Thomas, Sept. 26, 1837, a. 87. G.R.2.
plus Thomas's birth to Zechariah and Elizabeth (Gates) Whitman.\ on 18 Oct 1751
From the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA. p. 686.
I have to investigate the photographs of the other sides of his monument...