History, grad school, and gravestones!
Wow! The carving in the tympanum is unique, to say the least. Do you know who the carver was?
I think it is Nathan Hayward, though I would defer to anyone who knows their southeastern Mass carvers better than I do.
Hmmmm... Yup, they do look a lot like some of his other stones in the Farber Collection, especially the Samuel Bass and the Deborah Croade stones.BTW, I found a very interesting stone today in the Common burying Ground that you might get a kick out of.
Yeah, I love the Christopher Ellery stone. So strange. I have speculated that he may have had some some unconventional (perhaps anticipating transcendentalist?) religious beliefs, belonging as he did to the family that eventually gave us William Ellery Channing.
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