Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Nathaniel and Rebecca Raymond, Beverly, Massachusetts

This double tombstone was photographed at the Old North Beverly (Conant Street) Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts.  Most of the burials here were parishioners of the Second Congregational Church (Second Parish).  

Here lyes Buried                     Here lyes Buried
the Body of Mr.                     the Body of Mrs
Who Departed this                Wife to NATHANIEL
Life Janry ye 8 1749               RAYMOND  Who
Aged 78 Years                         Departed this life
& 10 Months                          Decr ye 2d 1760
                                                  Aged 80 Years
                                                  & 11 Months

Nathaniel Raymond was the son of John Rayment and Judith Glover, born on 15 March 1670/ 71 in Beverly, and died 8 January 1749/50 in Beverly.  He married Rebecca, daughter of Lot Conant and Elizabeth Walton, granddaughter of founding father Roger Conant.  Rebecca was born 31 January 1671 in Beverly and died 5 December 1760 in Beverly.  They had eight children.   One of their daughters, Mary Raymond (born 1710) married my 5th great grand uncle, William Preston (1705 – 1766) and resided in Chester, New Hampshire.  Another son, George Raymond (1707 – 1807) married Abigail Kettle (1710 – 1786), my 6th great aunt born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Nathaniel and Rebecca Raymond, Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 22, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/11/tombstone-tuesday-nathaniel-and-hannah.html: accessed [access date]).


  1. Heather, other than our Chapin connection, the surnames you mention in this blog are also in my early 17th and 18th century lines. No direct matches but there's little doubt in my mind that we have more than one cousin connection!! Well done photo of the tombstone. The double stone is a bit more interesting than a typical Old New England grave marker.

    1. I'm not surprised, Dave! I knew you had early colonial New England ancestors, so there is a high probability that we share several ancestors.

  2. beautiful lettering on the tombstone!

  3. The transcription of Nathaniel's marker should read '10' months?

    1. Thanks for mentioning the typo! My usual editor didn't find that one.