Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Abigail Smith

Abigail Smith, 1769, Providence, RI
In Memory of
Abigail Daughter of
John Smith and
Eliphall his Wife,
who died March
the 3, 1769. Aged
8 Months, and
19 Days.

Eliphall is an interesting name. A simple Google search reveals that several New England women were named Eliphall. It is not a female name in the Bible, though there is a man named Eliphal (1 Chr. 11:35) and men named Eliphalet, Eliphaz, and Elipheleh. I wonder how it became a name for New England women.

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