Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Sarah Simons

Sarah Simons, Little Compton, RI
Here lyeth ye Body
of Sarah ye daughter
of William & Abigail
Simons aged 3 months

And her two Brothers
one on ye Right hand
ye other on the left

Although this stone is undated, it is similar in style to other stones carved by John Stevens in the 1710s and 1720s.


Robert J. said...

Probably it's this family, making the date 1718. Little Compton was settled from Duxbury, and this was one of the founding families. Simmons seems to be the modern spelling (as opposed to Simonds).


Robert J. said...

There's a very good cemetery story today on the front page of the Lowell Sun: