Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mr. Charles Bulkley, Wethersfield, CT

This tombstone was photographed at the Village Cemetery in Wethersfield, Connecticut, behind the First Church of Christ on Main Street.

Here lies Interr'd
the Body of Mr.
who Departed this
Life Febry 21st 1758
In the 55th year
of his Age

Charles Bulkley is my 2nd cousin, 8 generations removed.  His grandfather, my 9th great grand uncle, Rev. Gerhom Bulkeley, removed from Cambridge, where he graduated from Harvard College in 1655, to be the minister at New London, Connecticut.  Charles was born in Wethersfield, the son of Edward Bulkeley and Dorothy Prescott, on 25 March 1702, and he died there on 21 March 1758.  He married Mary Sage on 28 May 1724 and they had eleven children.  

Charles Bulkely was the great grandson of Rev. Peter Bulkely (1583 - 1659), a founder of Concord, Massachusetts, and also my 10th great grandfather.  He is also the great grandson of John Prescott (1604 - 1681) and Mary Gawkroger, my 9th great grandparents.  Charles's is also a great grandson of Charles Chauncey (1592 - 1672), the second President of Harvard College from 1654 - 1671. 

For more information on the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground and Village Cemetery, see this website for photos, transcriptions and GPS coordinates of each stone:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mr. Charles Bulkley, Wethersfield, CT", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 24, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/tombstone-tuesday-mr-charles-bulkley.html: accessed [access date])/

1 comment:

  1. His Great Grandfather, Rev Peter Bulkley is my 12th Great Uncle