Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Kendall of Litchfield, New Hampshire

These gravestones were photographed at the Litchfield, New Hampshire Presbyterian Church cemetery. 

Memento mori
In Memory of
Mrs. Sally Kendall
wife of Lieut.
Timothy Kendall
She departed
this LIfe May
the 20th 1776 In 
the 27th year of
her age.

In Memory of Lt.
Timo. Kendall
Who died Jan.
26, 1811 AEt 71

Lt. Timothy Kendall was born 1740 in Litchfield, New Hampshire.  He died on 26 January 1811 in Litchfield.  He was the son of Deacon Nathan Kendall of Woburn, Massachusetts. Timothy married Sally Walker, daughter of James Walker and Elizabeth Harrison, born 1749 in Bedford, New Hampshire.  He married second to Elizabeth Lund.

Timothy Kendall was the grandson of Jacob Kendall and Alice Hassell.  Jacob Kendall is my 1st cousin 10 generations removed.  Jacob's grandparents, John Kendall (1580 - 1660) and Margaret Sacherell, are my 10x great grandparents. They were early settlers of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the area now known as Kendall Square (near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology- MIT).

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. I am seeking information on the names of children of Timothy and either of his wives. In particular, I am looking to confirm my suspicion that my ancestor Polly Kendall was his daughter. (Her name at birth was probably not Polly - perhaps Mary?) She would have been born in or around 1778. She married Elijah West of Bradford NH and they named their first born son Timothy Kendall West. But I hate to use that one fact as "proof" that she is Timothy's daughter. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! And also, thank you for posting this picture.

    1. Sally Kendall, daughter of Lt. Timothy Kendall, and grand-daughter of James Walker (original settler of Bedford, N.H.) is mentioned in James Walker's will.

  2. I note in my 5th great-grandfather's will, "I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Sally Kendel, daughter of Lieut. Timothy Kendel, of Lytchfield, County of Hillsboro in the State of New Hampshire, the sum of three pounds lawful money to be paid her when she comes to the age of twenty one years..." The will was probated on 1 Aug 1786. His wife, in the will, is "Esther" Goff. I'd like to know more about Elizabeth Harrison. --John DeWolfe Walker ; johndewolfewalker@gmail.com