Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Mary HOUGHTON by midgefrazel
Mary HOUGHTON, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
Buried at the Pan Burying Ground in Bolton, MA


Yesterday, we looked at the gravestone of Cephas HOUGHTON, who died in 1865. Notice that this grave, of a Mary HOUGHTON does NOT say she was the wife of Cephas. It does say that she also died in 1865. The shape of the gravestone with the turned up ends and the scrollwork are exactly the same as the other gravestone. Hmmm... So the question becomes, who was Mary?

I only found out who Mary was when I looked up the death record of Cephas. There on the same page is the death of Mary. She was single and the daughter of Cephas. Don't make the assumption that just because a gravestone looks like another in the same location! 

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