Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ A Young Man and his Infant Daughter

These gravestones were photographed at the Riverside Cemetery, on Rt. 3A, in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

Dau. of
N.K & M.
Aug. 20, 1849
AE 1 yr 10 mo.
How gloomy all where
She sweetly smil'd

Dec. 2, 1847
AEt. 27
Here lies one we lost so dear
His loss to us it seems severe
But in the silent grave we must leave him
Till the resurrection morn
Then our Saviour will receive him
And restore his lovely form. 

Hazen Davis, born 1796, died 4 May 1858; married Sally Kennerson.  She died 19 June 1854.  They had five children including Nehemiah Kennerson Davis.  Nehemiah was born in 1820 and married Maria French in 1843.  When he was only 27 years old he was killed on the railroad in Hooksett on 2 December 1847.  According to A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, by Harrison Colby, 1895, page 113 “He was a captain of the militia, in which he took much delight.”   Nehemiah had one child, Alice, born 20 October 1847, barely a month and a half before his untimely death.  She died 20 August 1849 aged 1 year and 10 months.

According to “AuntieJ” at Find A Grave, this headstone was standing upright in 2012 when she photographed it and wrote this note “Nehemiah is buried near Hazen Davis.  Grave stone is close to the fence, making an odd angle necessary in order to get a shot of the entire stone.”  Apparently, sometime in the last five years this stone fell and was placed face up.  

Nehemiah K. Davis at Find A Grave:

Alice Davis at Find A Grave:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ A Young Man and his Infant Daughter", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 20, 2017, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/tombstone-tuesday-young-man-and-his.html: accessed [access date]). 

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