Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Susanna (Dutch) Kinsman, d. 1734 Ipswich, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Old North Burial Ground in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Susanna (Dutch) Kinsman's headstone and footstone in the shade

Here lyes Buried
the Body of Mrs.
Susanna Kinsman
Wife to Lieut.
Joseph Kinsman
who Departed this
Life Nov.br 9th Anno Dom.
1734 AEtats Surae 60

Mrs Susanna

Susanna Dutch is my 1st cousin 8 generations removed.  Her mother, Elizabeth Roper is my 9th great aunt. Elizabeth was the daughter of Walter Roper (1614 - 1680), my 10th great grandfather.  Susanna was born on 13 July 1675 in Ipswich, and she married Joseph Kinsman (1673 - 1741) as his first wife.  Joseph is my 1st cousin 9 generations removed, too. His parents were Robert Kinsman and Mary Boreman, and his grandfather, Robert Kinsman (1693- 1664) is my 9th great grandfather.

My Ipswich roots are very tangled!  I seem to be related to everyone, and related several ways, too!

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  1. What a beautiful headstone! Is it original?

    1. Yes, that is the original 1734 gravestone. It's in great shape. Not all of the stones nearby were in such nice condition.