Monday, August 10, 2009

101 Ways, Part 98: "Remanded"

For a brief intro to the "101 Ways to Say 'Died'" series, click here.

I always prefer to get my own pics rather than poaching from the Farber Collection, especially in cases like the Polly Howard stone where the epitaph is not fully visible in the Farber photo.

Unfortunately, Brockton, MA has several 18th-c graveyards and I have been unable to find this stone in any of them. It is possible that it is no longer standing. I haven't yet checked every cemetery in Brockton, so I am not without hope that I will find it someday. If I do, I'll update this post.

Polly Howard's stone characterizes the little girl as a gift given and recalled by heaven:
The daughter of Mr. Danl.
& Mrs. Vesta Howard.
A Boon received Jany. 25
1778. Remanded by the . . .
[d. 1784]


Jim Blachowicz said...

The Polly Howard stone is in the Ashland cemetery at 397 N. Main in Brockton. I photographed it a few years ago, but cannot confirm if it's still there. It is one of 8 Howard family stones there carved by stonecutter Samuel Burbank, an apprentice of Plymouth carver Lemuel Savery.

Jim Blachowicz

Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

Thanks! That's very helpful. I'll let you know if I find it!