Thursday, October 01, 2009
In Memory of / Comfort Allen / who died Nov. 8, / 1837, / In the 58th year / of his age.
"The path of the just is as / the shining light / that shineth / more & more unto the perfect / day."
Notice the stone next to him which is not illuminated completely tells us that his wife was named Olive and because it says relict, she outlived him.
The Rehoboth, MA Vital Records 1642-1896 available at Ancestry.com tells me that Comfort and Olive were married on 7 Feb 1808 in Rehoboth and that her maiden surname was Read. Comfort is listed in the 1800 federal census of Rehoboth.
By the way, Comfort is a first name for both a man or a woman!