Friday, April 16, 2010

More From Samuel Sewall

Saw the stone of my Aunt Rider's Grave. She died March 21 1687/8. Lies at Baddesly burying place.
- Diary of Samuel Sewall, February 20, 1688/9

On a journey to England, Samuel Sewall took some time to visit his relatives. On the trip, he mentions observing his aunt's gravestone about 11 months after she died. This does not tell us how much time elapsed between her death and the erection of a monument, but it was definitely less than a year.

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