Monday, October 29, 2012

Deacon Jonathan NOURSE

Deacon Jonathan NOURSE by midgefrazel
Deacon Jonathan NOURSE, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

I don't know if the descendants of accused witch, Rebecca Towne Nurse, chose to alter their surname or whether the surname was originally spelled NOURSE but I think thse folks buried at Pan Burying Ground are descendants from this family. These gravestones are linked backwards in time at Find-A-Grave to her.

There is a blog for The Rebecca NURSE Homestead which is located in present day, Danvers, MA. 

Deacon Jonathan NOURSE's gravestone is large and has a great weeping willow motif. If it wasn't for the lichen, this would be a spectacular gravestone. The flag and holder indicates that he served in the Revolutionary War.

Pause a moment this week to mourn for the awful events of accusing persons of witchcraft.  

1 comment:

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The given headstone is well carved. The headstones are the real memorials and so it should be perfect.