Thursday, May 10, 2012

Edmund GOODENOW

Edmund GOODENOW by midgefrazel
Edmund GOODENOW, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
 Edmund GOODENOW, immigrant ancestor.

It is quite rare to find the gravestone of an immigrant ancestor for people who came to America in the 1600s. The North Cemetery in Wayland, MA was the site of the original meeting house for the town of Sudbury, MA. Many people are probably buried here but without markers. Some have gravestones put here later when they could be imported from England. 

The Edmund Rice Association erected their own gravestone because Deacon Edmund Rice did not have one but he is probably buried there.

This land was once Sudbury. Many people try to find the graves that are in this cemetery in the nearby Sudbury's Revolutionary War cemetery. (View of this graveyard)

Because it is flat to the ground (almost submerged) and has crudely carved letters, I think this is a marker placed here close to the time of Edmund's death.


This transcription by Leah Craig at Find-a-Grave gives the correct wording on the stone.

FEBY 18, 1691
HEARE LYETH YE PRETIOUS DUST
OF THAT EMINANT SARVANT
OF GOD CAP. EDMUND GOODENOW
WHO DIED YE 77 OF HIS AGE
APRIL YE 6 . 1688

1 comment:

onerhodeislandfamily.com said...

Midge, as I explore the Andrews-Lamphere-Minor-Potter-Cook-Palmer tangle in Westerly/Stonington/Norwich, looking for a direct connection to what I know, I was really surprised to see that many of these lines descend from the Pendleton/Goodenow branch that settled in Westerly. Which would mean that through a couple that married in 1880 and came from quite different places, I am descended from them twice. cool!