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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - WRIGHT of Connecticut

Fair Haven Union Cemetery
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
Jesse Wright
Born:   February 7, 1786, Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Died:  February 7, 1878, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
and his wife,
Nancy Hull Wright
Born:  1790, Woodbridge, New Haven Co., Connecticut
Died: February 7, 1878, New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut

They were my 4th great-grandparents.
Note: They died the same day, in different locations, death records confirm this.

5 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

What a beautiful gate at this cemetery! I love it!

Carol said...

I cannot imagine the shock to the family to have both mother and father die on the same day in different locales. Great photos of both the stone and the gate. Agree with Heather, that is one beautiful gate!

Barbara said...

Thanks ladies. Guess I never thought much about the gate, but now I see, it really is lovely. I am now prompted to do more research of these two. The hus. is listed in 1870 as a pauper!

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

If I'm doing the math right (always difficult for me w/o a calculator) they were 88 and 90. I've seen several here in that age range die within days or weeks of their spouse. One family here, the mother died, and before the funeral, the father did also. Talk about tough. Wouldn't you like to know the story about these two Wrigts!

Barbara said...

Sherry, I sure would like to know the story, and it is in my to-do list. Thanks for the comment.