Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Isobel Gregg, Windham, New Hampshire, 1764

This tombstone was photographed at the Cemetery on the Plain, Windham, New Hampshire


HERE LYES THE BODY
OF MRS. ISOBEL GREGG
WIFE TO MR JOHN GREGG
SHE DIED AGUST 9TH 1764
AGED 31 YEARS

Isabel Hemphill was born about 1733 and died on 9 August 1764 in Windham, New Hampshire.  She was the wife of John Gregg.  He was born about 1725 in Watertown, Massachusetts, the son of Captain David Gregg and Mary Nevins.  He drowned in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1754, when she was only 21 years old!  I don't have a marriage date for Isobel and John Gregg, but she must have been almost newlywed when she became a widow. 

This stone appears to be in the style of John Wright, the Scots Irish grave stone carver, who decorated his works with geometric patterns and symbols like coffins, shovels, and skulls. You can read a PDF file about this mysterious stone carver at this link:  http://hne-rs.s3.amazonaws.com/filestore/1/2/8/4/2_42c271659b5633b/12842_baa039815612028.pdf

For more information on the Gregg family, please see The History of the Town of Windham, New Hampshire by Leonard A. Morrrison, 1883

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