This tombstone was photographed at the Cemetery on the Hill, Windham, New Hampshire
In memory of
Who was drowned in
Cobbets Pond, when
returning from meet-
ing on sunday afternoon
Nov. 2, 1834
page 179 "1834, Nov. 2 - Rev. Jacob Abbott and John Dinsmoor were drowned in Cobbett's Pond while returning from church, an account of which will be found in the record of the Abbott and Dinsmoor family."
The genealogy of the Abbott family is on pages 300 - 304. On page 301 is this excerpt "The circumstances of Mr. Abbott's death were painful in the extreme. On Sunday, Nov. 2, 1834, as he was crossing Cobbett's Pond on his return from meeting, the boat was upset, and he and John Dinsmoor were drowned. His age was 66 years, 9 months, 26 days."
The Dinsmoor genealogy is quite lengthy, and it begins on page 437. The story of Captain John Dinsmoor is on page 478, the only child of John Dinsmoor and Isabella Hemphill, who were left childless in their old age. I was very happy I was searching the digital version of the book, because this family had many, many descendants named "John Dinsmoor" in Windham!
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo