Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: David CARPENTER

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.

1 comment:

John Tierney said...

Lovely stone.
The I for J is also encountered in Ireland. and V for U in same context