Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Joseph Barrett

Joseph Barrett, 1763, South Burying Ground, Concord, MA
Here lies buried the Body
of CAPT: JOSEPH BARRETT
Son of Deacon Humphry and
Mrs: Mary Barrett, who died
the 4th Day of April, Anno
Dom: one Thousand Seven
Hundred and Sixty three,
in the Eighty fifith Year of 
his Age.

Did the Park workshop charge by the letter as the Stevens workshop did? If so, spelling out the year seems like an extravagant waste of space and money.

1 comment:

Susan Holloway Scott said...

Strange, too, to see an eighty-five year old man still defined by his parents at his death.