First Burial in Old Common Cemetery
|Reverse Side of Headstone with footstone. photo by Midge Frazel|
|Enlargement of Detail of Headstone|
According to the Nagel family Web site, Samuel's headstone is the only one in the second generation of descendants from Thomas Brigham to have survived. It has a repaired crack. The back side looks like it might have fallen over and been partially buried and discolored. Because it is the oldest recorded stone in this cemetery, many people may have been looking for it and that is why it has been repaired and reset.