These gravestones were photographed at the High Street Cemetery, Hampton, New Hampshire
in the Gookin Family Plot
FEBRUARY 20, 1854
MARCH 4, 1926
BECAUSE I LIVE ....
YE SHALL LIVE ALSO
ST. JOHN 14:19
APRIL 17, 1826,
NOVEMBER 29, 1906
"GOD IS LOVE"
We made a special trip to Hampton to photograph these stones on a request from a reader who is writing a book about Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams 1822 - 1897), an author whose books were published by William Lee in the 19th century. He had read about William Lee's second wife, Sara White, in my blog and we have been exchanging genealogical information. William Lee's first wife, Anna Leavitt, is buried in the same cemetery, in the Leavitt family plot. His second wife, Sara White, was cremated in Boston, and her ashes were picked up by an unknown family member. We have no idea if she has a burial spot or not.
Why are William and his adopted daughter, Alice, buried in the Gookin family plot? This answer took a little genealogy research to untangle...
Owen Jones b. abt 1768 m. Elizabeth Lambert b. abt 1775
my 5x great grandparents
eight children including these two daughters....
Catherine Plummer Jones m. Levi Younger Laura Williams Jones m. John Lee
(my 4x great grandparents) |
William Lee (1826 - 1906) m1. Anna Leavitt m2. Sarah White
adopted Alice Gookin
(daughter of Anna's sister Mary m. George Gookin)
Alice's brother, A. Willard Gookin (1852 - 1928), is also buried in this plot. William Lee died at Willard's home in Hampton in 1906.
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo