Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Margaret (Morrison) Hodge, died 1829, Londonderry, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Valley Cemetery, Londonderry, New Hampshire

Sacred to the Memory of
Mrs. Margaret
wife of Mr. Perkins A. Hodge
and daughter of the late Rev.
Wm & Mrs. Jane Morrison
who died April 13
in 1829
aged 36 years.

Earth cannot give
what heaven's high will denies.

Margaret Morrison was the daughter of the Reverend William Morrison and Jane Fullerton of Londonderry, who are also buried at Valley Cemetery.  Margaret was born on 11 September 1791 in Londonderry, and died on 13 April 1829 in what is now the town of Derry.  She was married on 22 January 1828 in Londonderry to Perkins Andrews Hodge, who was born 9 February 1795 in Francestown, New Hampshire and died 14 March 1837 in Sartartia, Mississippi, but is also buried here.

Perkins Andrews Hodge was the son of Samuel Hodge and Hannah Andrews.  Hannah Andrews was the daughter of Isaac Solomon Andrews and Lucy Perkins.  Both of her parents are my 1st cousins 7 generations removed.  Our common ancestors are Andrews, Ingalls, Perkins, Woodward, Thompson, Knight, Gifford and Cogswell - all from Ipswich, Massachusetts. 

The epitaph on this stone comes from the sacred poetry of Henry Kirke White. 

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  1. A message from Diane Barker
    "Hello, Heather. Lucy Perkins, born between 1729-1739, probably at Ipswich, Essex, MA and her husband Isaac Solomon Andrews b circa 18 Jan 1729/30 at Ipswich, are two of my 5th great grandparents. They announced their intention to marry on 10 August 1754, at Ipswich (and did marry thereafter). They had moved to Hillsborough, NH by about 1765. Isaac became the town's first clerk, and he served in that post for 3 years. Lucy and Isaac became the parents of 11 children, 6 of whom, including my ancestor Perkins Andrews, were born in Concord, Middlesex, MA. There were 5 further children, born Hillsborough, NH. Isaac lived until 30 Dec 1796. Lucy had predeceased him, dying between the 25th April 1776 birth of her last child and the death of her husband. I have been searching for Lucy's parentage for some years, without success. Even NEHGS was not able to confirm Lucy's biographical details nor identify her parents. Do you have any information you would be willing to share with me? I would be most grateful! Diane Barker (dbarker824@gmail.com)"

    1. Diane, I also posted this on the PERKINS surname blog post at this link: https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2014/07/surname-saturday-perkins-of-ipswich.html