Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Zibeah Sweat

Zibeah Sweat, 1791, Wellfleet, MA
In Memory of
Miss Zibeah Sweat,
who Died
June 27th 1791. in
the 28th Year of her
Age.

Another obscure name from the Bible — Zibiah was the mother of King Joash. Zibeah Sweat's mother, Zibah, is buried nearby. The divergent spellings make me wonder how the family pronounced this name.

1 comment:

Su said...

A nice surprise, finding a relative here. :)