Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Flora Coggeshall

Flora Coggeshall, 1766, Newport
Flora Coggeshall
Wife of Mark
Tillinghast who
died Dec ye
29th 1766 in 
ye 48th Year of 
her Age.

In most cases, is very unusual for colonial-era gravestones to identify a wife and her husband by different last names. Yet, there is one graveyard in New England where it is the norm: God's Little Acre, the section of the Newport Common Burying Ground where Newport's slaves are buried.

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