Tombstone Tuesday: Joshua Barber Ground
Case Study: Cemetery Moved
|Photo by John Linton (from his Flickr collection), used with his permission|
172 East Ave. Westerly, RI
Only a few people were buried here but both of the adults were my ancestors. Notice that that Rev. Frederic Denison states that they are "unlettered". This means that those stones might be the headstones that I have found at River Bend Cemetery and are now lettered. I don't know.
Both of these wives are now to be found in the Barber family plot. Eliza Barber's full name was Phebe Eliza HALL [gravestone with husband] and Hannah Barber's full name was Hannah MERRIT. [main gravestone] Hannah was the mother of Matthew Stillman BARBER.
Maybe this photo shows what might have once been the farm land of Matthew Stillman BARBER (1815-1888) who was my 3rd great grandfather and his relative Joshua inherited it or part of it.