Monday, October 26, 2009

Joseph Warren BURROWS

Joseph Warren BURROWS
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Front Row, Right Side [Grave #11] Photo # 3020

J. [Joseph] Warren BURROWS was born 3 Feb 1831 and died 17 Apr 1865 en-route home.

J. Warren was the last child of Benjamin BURROWS and his first wife Rebecca THOMPSON.

The Burrows genealogy states that he died on the Pacific Ocean e-route home from Marianas Islands and that he is buried here. When it says that someone died at sea, I wonder if the gravestone is just a memorial.

The inscription on this stone is quite vague about the island name and says he was going to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) which is not home!

He was only 25 years old.

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