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.
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]).