Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Edward Hutchinson's Gravestone

Capt. Edward Hutchinson
 Killed During King Phillip's War
I certainly was surprised to find that the actual gravestone of 1675 did not look like the photo in the Marlborough Cemeteries book. 

It seems that the DAR Chapter listed on it must have "rescued" it around 1921. 

As you can see the original top part (which was above ground) seems intact and the part below the year, that used to be below ground must have been cleaned and the DAR chapter and date inscribed on it. 

Then, they embedded it in the rock and put it back in the cemetery. 

This Web page reports that Edward's mother was the Anne Hutchingon that was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay colony. The story of Captain Edward Hutchinson is widely known and there is a page about him authored by by John Buczek. (Wikipedia page)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Midge, Great post on Capt. Hutchinson! My ancestor, the founder of the first Baptist church in America, must certainly have known Capt. Hutchinson as he assisted Ann, mother of the Capt. I sure enjoyed reading all of this and seeing the gravestone in your picture. Thanks!