Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday- Old Burial Ground, Marblehead, Massachusetts

The Burial Ground is on top of a rocky hill near the harbor.

General Glover's grave was easy to find and well marked
He was the brother to my 7x great grandfather, Daniel Glover (1735 - Abt 1790)
We didn't find a grave for Daniel. They were sons of Jonathan Glover and Tabitha Bacon.
John Glover is famous for saving George Washington's troops at the
battle of Brooklyn Heights by having his Marblehead men row the troops to safety
across the East River to Manhattan. He was also instrumental in the famous row
across the Delaware River on Christmas Eve.
Big hero with a modest grave.

The grave of General Glover's wife,
Hannah Gale (1733 - 1778)
daughter of John and Susannah Gale of Marblehead.

Abigail Burnham (1726 - 1787)
first wife of Jonathan Glover (1731- 1797)
daughter of Job Burnham and Hannah Martin of Scarboro, Maine
Jonathan was another brother to my ancestor, Daniel Glover
He was wealthy and owned a three story home "The Eagle House" in Marblehead.
He rode to church in a yellow coach with two black coachmen.
John Singleton Copely painted his portrait. He was a Colonel in the Marblehead Militia.

Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. I have Glover's in my line too! Actually, I am a Glover! I have never figured out if or where General Glover fit. My line is from Henry Glover and Hannah from Milton, MA. area.