Tuesday, October 02, 2012

George Washington STEWART

photo by Brian Zoldak, 2012, used with permission

photo by Midge Frazel, 2004

George Washington Stewart was also known as Washington. Many men were named George Washington for a number of years after the American Revolution in memory of our first President and because, like this family, there were a lot of ancestors named George!

Even the smooth granite stones are susceptible to lichen and weathering. Notice how the lichen have settled into the grooves of the letters and numbers on this side of this Stewart monument in just the few years since I took a photo and Brian Zoldak took a matching photo in 2012. This monument is one side of a Stewart monument in the Stewart Hill Cemetery in North Stonington, New London, CT

George Washington STEWART, son of George Palmer Stewart and Polly Hewitt, was born 31 March 1816 and married Phebe Esther PALMER  on 28 March 1841. They were the parents of Isabel and her brother Charles Ethel STEWART and the sisters Elizabeth and Sarah Louise STEWART (wife of Nathan EDGCOMB) that I blogged about previously. 

My 2nd great grandfather, Dudley Wheeler Stewart and this George Washington Stewart were first cousins and surely knew each other. George and his wife lived in the Stewart Homestead until his death on 26 July 1896 and I think that he and his wife are the people in the "family reunion" photos I was given by the North Stonington Historical Society.

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