Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Robert and Sarah Peebles, double tombstone, d. 1760 and 1772, Bedford, New Hampshire

This double tombstone was photographed at the Old Bedford Cemetery,
established 1737 in Bedford, New Hampshire



Death like an over flowing flood      Doth sweep us all away
The old the young the middle age      To Death becomes a Prey.

Here lies                        Here lies
Interr'd  the                  Interr'd the
Remains of                   Remains of
Mr. Robert                    Mrs. Sarah
     Peebles,                       Peebles, wife
  who departed                  of Mr. Robert
   this Life                          Peebles who
Sept. 3d, 1772               Depated this
Aged 97 Year                  Life Novr 13, 1760



Robert Peebles was born about 1675 in Northern Ireland.  He married Sarah (Gray?) and had eight children:  Anna, Mary, Sarah, Patrick, John, Sarah, Mary and Anna.  Robert Peebles arrived in 1718 from Northern Ireland to Boston and was an early settler at Worcester, Massachusetts.  

In 1758 he sold his farm in Pelham, Massachusetts to his son Patrick and removed to Bedford, New Hampshire to live with their youngest daughter Anna Peebles Houston, the wife of Reverend John Houseton.  Sarah died two years after the move, and Robert died in Bedford, New Hampshire in 1772.  

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Robert and Sarah Peebles, double tombstone, d. 1760 and 1772, Bedford, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 28, 2015 ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/07/tombstone-tuesday-robert-and-sarah.html : accessed [access date]).

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