History, grad school, and gravestones!
A handsome and well-preserved little stone. We should all be so lucky."Jerathmeel" was a distinctive name in several generations of the Bowers family. There are Jerathmeel Bowers(es) scattered all across early Massachusetts.The Jerathmil Peirce named here seems to be a grandson of one of those Jerathmeel Bowers(es). Peirce genealogy has been well studied; in some branches it's spelled Peirce and in others Pierce. (I've always heard the Peirce version is pronounced "Pers" or "Purse" -- as in the famous philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce and his father Benjamin, both of whom belong to this branch.)Here's a complete genealogical profile.—RJO
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