Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Joseph Cochran, died 1758, Bedford, NH, killed by a falling tree

This tombstone was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Bedford, New Hampshire


HERE LYES THE
BODY OF MR. JOSEPH
COCHRAN HE
DIED JUNE 24TH
1758 AGED 31
YEARS           


According to The History of Bedford, New Hampshire, by Peter Woodbury, 1851, page 189 "Joseph Cochran lived where Joseph and Calvin Butterfield now live.  Cochran was killed by the fall of a tree, directly opposite John Mullet's house.  Cochran had two daughters; Samuel Moor married one, and Mr. Dunlap, of Goffstown, married the other."

The primitive face and unsophisticated lettering on this little tombstone are charming.  This simple little tombstone is typical of the early Scots Irish in this area of New England.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Joseph Cochran, died 1758, Bedford, NH, killed by a falling tree", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 18, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/10/tombstone-tuesday-joseph-cochran-died.html: accessed [access date]). 

1 comment:

  1. I have a 4th great-grandfather who was killed by the fall of a tree in 1798. See From Maine to Kentucky.

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