Tuesday, March 05, 2013


John SCHOLFIELD by midgefrazel
Photo by Brian Zoldack, used with permisson
John SCHOLFIELD, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
Tombstone Tuesday
Immigrant Ancestor

Industry, prudence and charity were
conspicuous traits in his character.

In memory of /Mr. John Scholfield, / who died/ Feb. (28) th. 1820. /aged 62 years.

5th great grandparent

Born in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England about 1758, he married Hannah Fox in 1781 and traveled with his brother, Arthur to America, perhaps on the ship "Perseverance" (New London Genealogical and Biographical record, p. 300) to eventually set up the first woolen mill in America.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Midge, Wonderfully clear stone for its age. I sure love that epitaph!