Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Hepzibah Heaton

Hepzibah Heaton, 1797, Sheldonville, MA
In Memory
of Miss.
Hepzibah Heaton;
who died May
ye 21st, 1797.
in ye 38th year
[of her age.]

I love an alliterative name. Sadly, I don't think Pete would go for Hepzibah Hopkins.

Also, I was very taken with this soul effigy's scowling little face.

1 comment:

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

This scowling face is very common in this section of Norfolk County, MA. I have found many more in Union Street Burying Ground in Franklin, MA.