Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Joseph CLYDE, buried 1858 in Windham, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Cemetery on the Plain in Windham, New Hampshire.

To the memory of
Who died
Aug. 16, 1858
AEt. 88
his wife died
Dec. 27, 1839
AET. 73
Our glass is run, our days are spent
And we are mouldering in the tomb
To thee O Lord we commit our souls

Erected by J. Clyde, Jr.
In memory of his parents


Transcribed from Genealogical and Family History of the Sate of New Hampshire, Volume 2, page 941

"Joseph (2), youngest child of Colonel Joseph (1) and Margare (Moffit) Clyde, was born in Windham, February 12 1766, and died August 16, 1858, in the eighty seventh year of his age.  He resided on the ancestral farm, about a mile and a half southwest of the meeting house.  He married, March 17, 1797, Elizabeth Wilson, born April 2, 1766, and died December 27, 1839, aged seventy three.  Her parents were Samuel and Elizabeth (Gilmore) Wilson.  The children of this marriage were:  Joseph, Betsey, Gilmore, Samuel Wilson, Hiram and Margaret." 

Joseph Clyde was the grandson of Daniel Clyde, born in Scotland and came through Northern Ireland to Londonderry, New Hampshire about 1732.  He married in Ireland to Esther Rankin, daughter of Hugh Rankin, another Nutfield settler. 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Joseph CLYDE, buried 1858 in Windham, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted September 26, 2017, (https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/09/tombstone-tuesday-joseph-clyde-buried.html: accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. Some of those tombstones "sayings" seem cruel and cold compared to the flowery stuff people would put these days. "mouldering in our tomb" as an example, but I just think people had less fear of death then.
    - WoolyBug