Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rachel Clark, Medway, MA - 1758


Evergreen Cemetery, Medway, MA


IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. RACHEL 
CLARK DECd
JANry ye 25th
1758 IN
THE 76th YEAR
OF HER AGE

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This is a very unique old stone. I haven't come across a geometric design like this very often, particularly in the 1750s, in this part of Norfolk County. I would like to know who the carver is.

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm, to find the carver - that would be a bit of a challenge, eh? Lovely example.

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  2. This looks like some of the Scots Irish stones up here in Londonderry and Derry (same time period). We have lots of Clarks up here. I wonder if your Norfolk County Clarks are Scots Irish? Just a guess, but I don't see the geometric designs very often outside of "Nutfield".

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