Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Sally Peasley Wilkinson

This tombstone was photographed at the Monumental Cemetery in Peabody, Massachusetts


1831 - 1914
1859 - 1946
1886  GEORGE O. POTTER    1974

Sally Richardson Peasley was the daughter of John Peasley and Dorcas Osborn, born in South Danvers (now the city of Peabody), Massachusetts on 25 January 1832, and she died on 24 December 1914 in Peabody.  She married my 2nd great grand uncle, George Washington Wilkinson, on 28 September 1856 in Danvers, Massachusetts.

George was born 10 February 1832 in Salem, Massachusetts.  He was the son of my 3rd great grandparents, Aaron Wilkinson and Mercy F. Wilson  I descend from his older brother, Robert Wilson Wilkinson (1830 - 1874).  George Washington Wilkinson died in 1865, but I don't know where he is buried. 

Sally and George had two children, Frank Augustus Wilkinson (1856 - 1941) and Helen Augusta Wilkinson. Helen is listed on this stone, too, under her married name.  She was born 22 November 1857 in South Danvers and died 13 March 1945 in Danvers.  Helen married Stephen Franklin Potter on 14 November 1880 in Salem.  I don't know where he is buried either!

Helen and Stephen had three sons, Frank Taggard Potter (1882 - 1966), George Osborn Potter (1886 - 1974) listed on this stone, and Chester Wilkinson Potter (1890 - after 1930).   It appears that George O. never married and died a bachelor.  

Where are the men in this family buried?  These would be 2nd cousins once removed to my father, John Warren Wilkinson (1934 - 2002).  


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  1. What year range are you talking about?

    1. The men with missing burial places are mentioned in the post above: George Washington Wilkinson d. 1865, Stephen F. Potter d. 1880, Frank T. Potter d. 1966, Chester Wilkinson Potter d. sometime after the 1930 census.