Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Weston Babies buried in Reading, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Reading, Massachusetts

In memory of 2 children
of Mr. John and Mrs. Sarah
Peace died                 Hope died 8
1 Jan. 1799                    Jan. 1799
Aged 10 days            Aged 17 days

I find the little portraits of these babies to be very touching.  They look like they are in little coffins.  According to the Reading vital records these twin babies were born on 22 December 1798.

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. How very sad. And the names: Peace and Hope. My goodness.

  2. I agree - those names ... how very sad. What a terrible experience for the parents.

  3. Their poor mother's heart, to lose both and to lose them in such a short period of time. The tombstone is beautiful and touching. My first thought was two babies in cradles.