Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Capt. Samuel BRIGHAM

Capt. Samuel BRIGHAM by midgefrazel
Capt. Samuel BRIGHAM, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

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.

It is a very ornate stone for its time. The death head is prominent an above it is the "face" style soul effigy. Rice's book on page 25 transcribes the stone correctly. 

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