|" Lady Ann", photograph of a photograph by Midge Frazel|
Ann Borodell, 2nd wife of Capt. George Denison
Ann was my 8th great grandmother and her petite and perfectly readable gravestone is a stone's throw from the graves of my maternal grandparents. No one ever showed me this stone and it wasn't until I began to do gravestone work that I appreciated how special this original stone is and how beloved Ann was over the many years since she died.
Of course, she doesn't have an obituary but The Dension Society gave me an article about the miniature hand drawn portrait written by historian and descendant Grace Denison Wheeler. (The portrait is now in a safe place and no, I did not see it.) But, it has been dated to a later period than previously thought and so is not evidence of her actual face.
More about Ann in future posts...