Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Halbert Morrison, age 2, Derry, New Hampshire

This tombstone is located at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire

The infant's tiny tombstone is located next to his parent's graves

Son of John
Morrison Jr. &
Sally his wife,
died Jan. 10, 1831
AEt. 2 yrs 7 mo.
Here Halbert lies and peaceful is his
No sorrows now invade his youthful
May guardian angels watch his
                                           little nest

According to The History of the Morison or Morrison Family, by Leonard Allison Morrison,  1880, page 225.

1946 “Dea. Halbert (John1) was born in Ireland in 1685, and died in Londonderry, N.H., June 6, 1755.  He lies buried in that beautiful cemetery, so elevated as to overlook a large extent of territory, and situated near Derry East Meeting-House.”  This was the spot the first settlers of Londonderry chose for their “long, last rest”; and there, in the peaceful blossom of mother-earth, many of them rest, in that sleep which shall be unbroken till the reveille call of the final morning.

Deacon Morison evidently emigrated to this country in 1718 with his brothers James and John, and the early Londonderry settlers, though he does not appear in Londonderry till 1735…  when he appeared upon the scene in Londonderry, and bought 122 acres of land, for “200 pounds”, of John and Christian McNeal.  His name occasionally appears on the records of Londonderry…  It is stated that he was married three times.  His last wife’s name is reported to be Jean Steele.  She died Oct. 19, 1753, aged 53 years.  He died June 6, 1755, aged 70 years… and side by side they rest together…”

Page 230
2003 “John4 (David3, Dea. Halbert2, John1) lived on the farm in Derry, N.H. his grandfather bought in 1735… Late in life he married Sarah, daughter of William Davidson, of Derry, N.H. He was respected by all; he died March 13, 1851, aged 85 yrs; she died Feb. 8, 1873, aged 69 yrs.  Soon after his death, the farm passed out of the possession of the Morrisons.
One child.
2004.  Halbert; d. Jan. 10, 1831, aged 2 yrs. 7 mos.” 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Halbert Morrison, age 2, Derry, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 23, 2016,  (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/tombstone-tuesday-halbert-morrison-age.html: accessed [access date]).  

1 comment:

  1. I have seen these types of headstones in Keene, NH. They seem to stand the test of time. I wish all headstones would have been made of this material.