Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday ~ George Wilson, 1747, and Jenit Wilson, 1777, Londonderry, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire.  In 1747 this was the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire.


HERE LYES THE BODY OF MR
GEORGE WILSON SON TO MR
JAMES AND JENIT WILSON
HE DIED MAY 29, 1747 AGED 17
YEARS.  ALSO THE BODY OF MRs
JENIT WILSON DAUGHTER OF
MR AND Mrs JENIT WILSON
SHE DIED APRIL 13, 1777 AGED 36

These two siblings are the children of  James Wilson (1680 - 1772) and Jennet Taggart (1703 - 1800), early Nutfield settlers.  This gravestone was cleaned by the Friends of Forest Hill Cemetery on 7 August 2009.  It is decorated with the typical geometric style carvings typical of the early Scots Irish tombstones in Londonderry, similar to those attributed to the Scots Irish carver John Wright "The Hieroglyphic Carver".  According to the History of Londonderry by Rev. Parker, there were four Wilson siblings (Jenit, Alexander, Annis and Margaret). 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ George  Wilson, 1747, and Jenit Wilson, 1777, Londonderry, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 30, 2018, (  https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/01/tombstone-tuesday-george-wilson-1747.html: accessed [access date]).

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