Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Betsey Crary

Betsey Crary by midgefrazel
Betsey Crary, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
Tombstone Tuesday: Rebecca CRARY, photo by Brian Zoldak, used with permission

Betsey CRARY 
Sadly, three out of four children of Nathaniel Marsh CRARY and his wife Rebecca STEWART died at a young age. For a long time, I didn't know there was a fourth child because all the evidence of children of this family was taken from the index of burials of this cemetery.

This photo of Betsey CRAY who died at the age of 24 in 1852 was taken at the Crary Cemetery in North Stonington, CT by my friend Brian Zoldak. I am using it with his permission.

I blogged previously about Betsey's brothers, William and Edwin. All three children probably died of consumption.

Notice how clearly you can read the numeral 5 in the death date as opposed to the other gravestones of this family. Especially her brother Edwin.

Betsey was named for Rebecca's sister, Betsey STEWART (1803-1849). She was the second child born to Edward and Rebecca (NOYES) STEWART.

1 comment:

Celia said...

Amazingly clear photo! (I appreciate how you mention your permission to use the photos) As a mother of 4 and grandmother of 6, I cannot imagine the pain some of our ancestors must have experienced, burying their young children. Thanks for sharing.