Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: John and Zebina Montague

John and Zebina Montague, 1803, Hadley, MA
In Memory of
who died
14th, June 1803.
Aged 753 Years.
Also ZEBINA his
son was Born
18th, Novr, 1786
& died Aged 10 mon-

Here's another example of a father and child buried together.

Zebina is really scraping the bottom of the Biblical names barrel. He is only mentioned once (Ezra 10:43) — he is one of the many, many Israelites who took a foreign wife in Babylon.

See also Noadiah. Apparently, the citizens of Hadley had a thing for obscure names.

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