Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Signs of Life and Death

Robin Hill Cemetery Sign by midgefrazel
Robin Hill Cemetery Sign, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

Signs of Life and Death

I recommend that if a cemetery has signage that you make it a habit to take a photo of the sign. Not all cemeteries have signs and some have multiple signs depending on what the cemetery is officially named and what name the living locals choose to call it. The living and the dead share many secrets.

I randomly chose to research a few gravestones in this small family plot not knowing that my husband shares his ancestry with Levi Rice. Levi is his third cousin 6 times removed which certainly isn't close but nevertheless, since I didn't know anything about this it makes it quite amazing!

Levi5 (Thomas4, Gershom4, Jacob3, Edward2, Deac. Edmund1) was a fifth generation American who lived his whole life in Marlborough. Don't let the simplicity of these gravestones let you down. There's a lot of information to be known about Levi and his descendants even though he died in 1860. 

In the next few posts, let's explore his family buried with him. But, always remember those who died on September 11th, which is the date I am posting this blog entry.

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