Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Platts Family - Tombstone Tuesday

The Platts gravestones are located in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire.  The stone erected to James Platts is typical of several found along the area called "Old Settlers", where descendants have erected memorial stones to their ancestors because the original gravestones are missing, broken or illegible.

The Platts family plot

JAMES PLATTS
BORN ROWLEY MASS. aUG. 21, 1775
BUNKER HILL MASS. AMERICAN ARMY
1775-6-7 DIED JAN 9, 1835
HIS WIFE MARY WARNER
BORN IPSWICH MASS JAN. 22, 1755
DIED NOV. 29, 1839
CHILDREN (B) LONDONDERRY
MARY 1780-1858
SUSAN (FISK) 1782-1822
NANCY (WALKER) 1785 - 1873
SARAH (WALKER PIERCE 1789 -1864
MAHITABLE 1790-1844 LOWELL MASS
ABIGAIL (FISK) 1792-1878
JAMES 1794-1828 BRASHER N.Y.
IN WAR 1812
WESLEY 1797-
ELIZA 1800 - 1830
ERECTED BY C.M. AND F.E. PLATTS


James Platts was born 21 August 1755 in Newbury, Massachusetts, died 29 January 1835 in Londonderry; married on 6 April 1780 to Mary Warner, born 22 January 1755 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, died 29 November 1839.

James Platts was the son of James Platts and Mary Perkins. We share a plethora of common ancestors, including Samuel Platts AKA Gawkroger (1617 – about 1690) and Sarah Bates (my 9x great grandparents), Richard Hutchinson (1602 – 1682) and Alice Bosworth (my 9x great grandparents), John Perkins (1583 – 1654) and Judith Gater (my 10x great grandparents), Robert Kinsman (1603 – 1664) (my 9x great grandfather), Daniel Rindge (d. 1662) and Mary Kinsman (my 8x great grandparents), and John Burnham (1616 – 1694) and Mary Whipple (my 9x great grandparents).

Mary was the daughter of John Warner and Susannah Hodgkins of Ipswich, and the grand daughter of Nathaniel Warner and Mary Tuthill. We also share the following ancestors: John Tuthill (1666 – 1715) and Martha Ward (my 8x great grandparents), George Giddings (1609 – 1676) and Jane Lawrence (my 9 x great grandparents), Daniel Rindge and Mary Kinsman (see above).

So many common ancestors! I’m glad we snapped this photo!

My Platts Genealogy:

Generation 1. Samuel Platts and Sarah Bates

Generation 2: Abel Platts and Lydia Bailey

Generation 3: Moses Platts and Hannah Platts (daughter of Jonathan Platts and Elizabeth Johnson)

Generation 4: Moses Platts and Ruth Williams

Generation 5: Sarah Platts and George Southwick

Generation 6: Mary Southwick and Robert Wilson

Generation 7: Mercy F. Wilson and Aaron Wilkinson

Generation 8: Robert Wilson Wilkinson and Phebe Cross Munroe

Generation 9: Albert Munroe Wilkinson and Isabella Lyons Bill

Generation 10: Donald Munroe Wilkinson and Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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