Thursday, March 6, 2014

Old Farm Cemetery

No trip to an old farm site is complete without a visit to that wonderful repository of geneology and folk art, the old family cemetery. Somewhere in Northern RI is this unusual tombstone inscription.

It reads:
Erected By
John B. Brown, Son of
John B. Brown, Born
 Nov 26, 1796, Died
Aug 18, 1863,  Son of
John Brown, Son of
John Brown, Son of
Gideon Brown, Son of
Joseph Brown, Son of
James Brown, Son of
Chad Brown, who came 
to Providence RI 1637

There are a few old homemade headstones,

and a poignant reminder of the hard work of farm life.

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