Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Alice Scobey, died 1753, Londonderry, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the First Settlers area of the Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry, New Hampshire.  It was cleaned at some point by the Friends of Forest Hill Cemetery, and you can see the before and after photographs posted at the memorial at the Find A Grave website by clicking here.


HERE LYES THE BODY OF
ALICE SCOBEY SHE DIED
AGUST 29 1753 AGED 29
YEARS.

The carving on this gravestone has been attributed to John Wright, the Scots Irish carver who was well known for his geometric and hieroglyphic gravestone markings in this area of New Hampshire.  You can see examples of his work, including this gravestone, at this link:  CLICK HERE.

This is a complete article on the work of John Wright (1702 - 1775) of Londonderry, New Hampshire, as a PDF file:
http://hne-rs.s3.amazonaws.com/filestore/1/2/8/4/2_42c271659b5633b/12842_baa039815612028.pdf


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Heather. My husband has lots of family from New Hampshire. We've been back there and visited several cemeteries. Some of the headstones date back quite far. His family was from Keene and also down in Waltham, Massachusets. Loved our trip back there. Neither of us had ever been and I hope we can go again soon.

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    1. Hi Diane! Thanks for your comment. Let me know if you ever come this way again so we can tour Keene together. I hope you visited the Cheshire County Historical Society on Main Street. They have a great genealogy research room.

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