Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Double Gravestones

Double Gravestones

This double gravestone of husband Jonah Rice and his wife Phebe is a mystery! It doesn't appear in the 1908 book by Franklin P. Rice and I don't know why. Jonah's father and grandfather are buried in this same cemetery.

It is set aside from the other gravestones and that makes me wonder if it was moved here from another cemetery. The Rice family has it listed in this cemetery.

It is very hard to read. It is the dark slate favored by this area. The lettering seems worn for its age. 

Phebe's maiden name is not known by the Rice family. I put a lightened version of part of the husband's gravestone so you can see how hard it is to read.

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