Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ela Family - Tombstone Tuesday

The Ela Family gravestones are at Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire.  The Ela family lived in the area where Burger King and Rt. 93 are today.  It was a large farm. The first Ela in Londonderry was Samuel, who removed from Haverhill, Massachusetts about 1755.  The David below, married Nancy Fisher, widow of William Cunningham and had five children.  John married Sarah Ferson and had one child, who died young.  (see Parker's History of Londonderry, page 272)

DAVID ELA
DIED
Feb. 19, 1822
Aged 63 yrs.

NANCY
WIFE OF
DAVID ELA
and daughter of
DEA. SAMUEL AND SARAH FISHER
Died Feb. 19, 1837
Aged 90 yrs.

[note:  husband and wife died on the same day, 15 years apart]



In Memory of
Mr. JOHN ELA
who died
Jan. 4th 1811
Et. 43

Look here my friends so here I lie
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me


In
memory of
Sarah, wife of
John Ela,
who died
April 23, 1816
aged 66

 http://www.ela-family.org/israelelagen.pdf  From the Ela Family website, a link to a book Genealogy of the Ela Family, Descendants of Irael Ela of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by Reverend David Hough Ela, 1896
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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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