Category Archives: Tombstone Tuesday

Tombstone Tuesday – Mary Cook Green

Mary Cook Green 1715

Mary Cook Green 1649-1715

I’m not sure what it says on her tombstone. Mary is buried in Bell Rock Cemetery in Malden, Mass.


Tombstone Tuesday – Martha and Samuel Green

Martha Green 1754

Ms. Martha Green 1754
Cap Samuel Green 1761

Martha and Samuel are buried in Bell Rock Cemetery in Malden, Mass.

Tombstone Tuesday – John Lynde

Capt John Lynde 1723

“Here Lyes Buried
the Body of
Capt John Lynde
Who Departed this
Life September 17
Anno Domino 1792
Aged about 76 Years” 

John is buried in Bell Rock Cemetery in Malden, Mass. I love how many of the tombstones of this era were decorated.

Tombstone Tuesday – Mary Averill

Mary Averill 1809

Mary Phippen born 14 Aug 1715 in Salem, Mass. She married Captain John Averill on 7 May 1735 in Topsfield, Mass. Together they had seven children of which two are my direct ancestors. She died on 18 Sep 1809 at a very healthy age of 95.

This is the first time that I have seen the word “consort” on a tombstone instead of wife. The bottom reads:

Tis but a few whose days amount
To threescore years and (?)
And all beyond that short account
Is sorrow toil and pain

She is buried at Old Westminster Cemetery in Westminster, VT.

Tombstone Tuesday – Amasa Blanchard and family

Amasa and Sally Blanchard

Amasa Blanchard and his wife Sally (Holman) Blanchard are buried in West Brookfield Cemetery, in Brookfield, Vermont. On the other three sides of this stone are listed their 11 children.

Tombstone Tuesday – Henry Neal

Henry Neale 1688

Henry is my 10th Great Grandfather. He was born on my birthday and he had 21 children! I don’t know a lot about him but I certainly hope that his wife wasn’t the single mother to all those children.