|Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2016, used with permission|
Oldest Brown Plot
(Brown Plot 1)
When photographing sections of gravestones, it is easier to do those that have an enclosure like this one. This is a common arrangement of gravestones in New England cemeteries. Instead of placing burials in a neat row, the plot is enclosed with stone pillars and the patriarch of the plot (and his wife or wives) is carved on a monument in the center. This monument with a cross, shows right away that this is a Christian family.
The vine probably looked nice in the beginning with green ivy but now that is growing out of control and covering the carving on it. Each person buried here had their own headstone. The casket was (probably) placed with the head at he base of the individual headstone and the feet were pointing toward the base of the center monument.
The entrance posts are also carved with the name and the post resemble broken tree trunks symbolizing life cut short.