Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday- Snellings in Boston's Copp's Hill Burial Ground

Copp's Hill Burial Ground is located in Boston's North End neighborhood, right in front of the Old North Church made famous in the story of Paul Revere.  There are more than 10,000 people buried here, but only about 2,300 tombstones.  Many graves are unmarked, and some tombs hold up to ten people, so the number of graves doesn't match the number of inscriptions. It was first laid out as a burial ground in 1659.

In researching the Jones/Lambert family of my family tree, I found that my 4x great grandmother Catherine Plummer Jones (abt 1799 - 1828)  had a sister, Sarah Dargue Jones (abt 1794 - 1875), who married Enoch Howes Snelling (abt 1790 - 1866).  The Joneses lived in the North End, and so did a plethora of Snellings.  There were many more Snelling tombstones than I have posted here today.   There is a Snelling Alley still located between the burial ground and the church. 

For more information on the Copp's Hill Burial Ground, and a listing of gravestones, please see the book Boston's Copp's hill Burying Ground Guide by Charles Chauncey Wells, Chauncey Park Press, 1998

Here lyes ye Body
of Mr. BENJAMIN
SNELLING.  Who
Died Novbr. 6 Anno
Domi 1739 in ye 40th
year of His Age.

Here lyes Buried ye Body
of ANNA SNELLING
Dautr of Mr. JOSEPH and
Mrs PRISEILLA SNELLING
Who departed this life
Jany the 30th 1766
Aged 20 Years

Here lies ye Body of
REBECAH SNELLING
Daur of Mr. JOSIAH &
Mrs MARY SNELLING
Died April ye 20th
1777
Aet 5 Years & 10 Days

In Memory of
JOSEPH SNELLING
son of JOSIAH
& MARY SNELLING
decd April 27th 1799
Aged 24 Years

on the left

ANNA SNELLING
1790

on the right

Rebeckah         Hannah
Snelling          Snelling
Died June 9th    Died June 22nd
1730 Aged     1730 Aged
1 Years & 1 Years &
1 Mo.    1 Mo
ye children on Joseph
& Elizabeth Snelling

CAP JONATHAN SNELLINGs TOMB
JOSHUA SNELLING son of Cap JONATHAN & Mrs
MARY SNELLING Died Janry 26 1748 Aged 2 years
2 Mo.  also SARAH SNELLING Died Janry 13th
1749 Aged 7 Years


for another post with Snelling's buried at Copp's Hill, click here:

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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


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