Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Samuel Clark, died 1790, Londonderry (now Derry), New Hampshire and his wives

These tombstones were photographed at Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire.


ERECTED
In Memory of
Mr. Samuel Clark
who departed this Life
Augst ye 19th 1790
Aged 59 Years
and 1 month

Since he is gone we have no more to say
But here he must Remain unto ye Judgement day




Samuel Clark was the son of Scots Irish immigrants to Nutfield (Londonderry, New Hampshire) Robert Clark and Letitia Cochran.  I previously posted the parents' tombstones HERE.  Samuel was born about 1738 in Londonderry, New Hampshire and died 9 August 1790 in Londonderry.  He married first to Sarah Holmes, and second to Janet Barnett.  He had seven children:  Robert, Daniel, Sally (Sarah), Moses, William, John and Janet.



Memento Mori
ERECTED IN
Memory of Mrs.
Sarah Clark (wife
of Mr. Samuel Clark)
she departed this
Life May ye 7th
1776 In the 39th
Year of her
age.



IN
Memory of
MRS. JENNET
Wife of
MR. SAMUEL CLARK
Died April 15, 1833
AEt. 85.



Click here to see the tombstones of Samuel's parents, Robert and Letitia Clark:
https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/tombstone-tuesday-mr-and-mrs-robert.html


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Samuel Clark, died 1790, Londonderry (now Derry), New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 27, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/12/tombstone-tuesday-samuel-clark-died.html: accessed [access date]).

2 comments:

  1. Heather. These are the same types of headstones that many of my husband's ancestors have. They too were buried in New Hampshire. This material seems to hold up through the centuries and still be readable. Do you know what the material is? I also really like the looks of these types of headstones.

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    1. Most of these headstones are slate, Diane. They keep the lettering very crisp, and remain legible, but are subject to splitting and flaking.

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