|Photo of David Carpenter's stone by Midge Frazel, 2011|
Newman Cemetery, Rumford, RI
Footstone or Headstone?
It is hard to define gravestones into just three categories as fieldstones, headstones/footstones and monuments. When I looked at this marker and decided to photograph it, I could see that by its placement in the cemetery, that the surrounding stones were of the surname CARPENTER and many were initialed fieldstones.
You can see that this says: David C. Ag 26Y/Dy 26 IVLY1701 [Translated David (Carpenter) age 26 years/ died 26 July 1701.]
The month of July is written with the capital I for the J. I have seen this on other gravestones in Rhode Island.