Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Sarah (Treat) Goodrich, died 1711/12 in Wethersfield, Connecticut

This tombstone was photographed in the Ancient Burial Ground, Wethersfield, Connecticut


HERE
LIETH YE
BODY OF SARAH
GOODRICH WHO
DECEASED IANUARY
26 AN DOM 1711-12
BEING IN HEAR
48th YEAR

Sarah Treat, daughter of Richard Treat and Sarah Coleman, was born June 8, 1664 in Wethersfield, and died January 6, 1711/12 in Wethersfield. She was the first wife of Capt. Ephraim Goodrich, married in Wethersfield on 20 May 1684.  They had seven children:  Richard, Thomas, Ephraim, Gideon, Sarah, William and David.  He married second to Jerusha Treat, widow of Capt. Thomas Welles.

I sometimes see double dating used in vital records or town records, but not often do I see double dating on gravestones.  Click HERE for an explanation of why double dating was used before 1752.

Another example of the old style calendar on a gravestone in Portsmouth, New Hampshire can be seen HERE.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Sarah (Treat) Goodrich, died 1711/12 in Wethersfield, Connecticut", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 28, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/tombstone-tuesday-sarah-treat-goodrich.html: accessed [access date]).

2 comments:

  1. Love seeing the double-dating here - first time I've seen that.
    And it is interesting that Jerusha and Sarah Treat were first cousins. There were certainly many Treat/Trott families in CT in the 1600s.

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  2. Interesting capture of the gravestone for my 8th great-grandmother. Thanks for posting.

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