Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday- John Archibald, Nutfield Settler

These are photos I took for a recent Random Act of Genealogical Kindness. The request came from a descendant of John Archibald, one of the original settlers of Nutfield. This stone was located near Cemetery Road, in the new part of the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire (I photographed both sides of the stone).


This is John Archibald's original grave stone, located in the old part of Forest Hill Cemetery directly behind the First Church. I think it is just a footstone, and the headstone could not be located or was illegible.



For more information about Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire, please see the website http://www.forest-hill-1721.webs.com/ or http://www.findagrave.com/ Forest Hill is Derry's only burial ground.

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Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

9 comments:

  1. I'm glad they inscribed his birthdate as 169- instead of making up a number like most people do. Thanks for sharing. I can't believe Derry only has one cemetery!

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  2. This is my 7G Grandfather. Thank you so much for posting!!

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  3. And my 6G Grandfather. Four of John Archibald's sons, and two of his daughters moved to Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada between 1762 and 1767. Another sister, Margaret, named in John's will, presumably remained in New Hampshire as did two other son's, John, who is likely the John Archibald who died at Chester in 1828, and Robert, who also likely stayed in Rockingham County. Dr. Allan Marble, retired Professor from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Soctia, has published an extensive genealogical history, "The Archibald Family of Nova Scotia" and a second edition is planned for those who are interested. I would be particularly interested in hearing from any descendents of the John, Robert and Margaret who stayed in New Hampshire. Thanks for the pictures!

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  4. Thanks, Ruth, maybe if someone sees your comment here they will contact you. I'm glad you like the photos, too!
    Heather

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  5. Hey Ruth! Please send me your email. I have Archie's from Poland, ME--- which I am sure came from the two Archie's that stayed behind. I'm trying to make a one generation connection. You can email me at pete_archibald@yahoo.com.

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  6. My 6G Grandfather as well, my line coming from Truro. Any cousins can email me at pgsoap@gmail.com.

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  7. I am also related, John Archibald and his wife Margaret Wilson were my 6G grandparents. There seems to be a discrepancy as to exactly when he arrived in the U.S.. Some accounts say 1745 while others claim he arrived earlier. Does anyone have insight on this?

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  8. John and Margaret Archibald were my 6th ggparents. Thank you for posting this photo. Carol in Arizona

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  9. There seem to be a lot of ARCHIBALD descendants here in the comments. I hope you all are able to contact each other to resolve some of these questions and to share information.

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