Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~ Peter Clements Rowell and his first wife, Susan Eastman, buried in Hooksett, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Head Cemetery in Hooksett, New Hampshire.


PETER C. ROWELL
DIED
Feb 24, 1876
AE. 83 ys, 4 mo, 12 ds

SUSAN S.
his wife, d.
Dec. 27, 1870
AE 58

Peter Clements Rowell, son of Josiah Rowell and Abigail Duston, was born 12 Januar y 1793 an died 24 February 1876 in Hooksett, New Hampshire.  He married married Susan Eastman of Pembroke 18 August 1814 in Pembroke, New Hampshire.  They had two daughters (Emily and Frances).  He remarried on 16 September 1851 to Mary Hackett Ordway and had four more daughters (Mary Susan, Sarah Jane, Martha and Nancy). 

There is a civil war flag holder marking this grave. I couldn't find any records of Peter Rowell serving in the Civil War. 

The sheaf of wheat on a tombstone symbolizes the divine harvest or the cycle of life, and usually found on the markers of the elderly. 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Peter Clements Rowell and his first wife, Susan Eastman, buried in Hooksett, New Hampshire",  Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 7, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/tombstone-tuesday-peter-clements-rowell.html: accessed [access date]). 

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