My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Strong of Connecticut -- Tombstone Tuesday

Eliakim Strong
Born: September 26, 1688, Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
Died: January 24, 1744/45, Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

He was my 7th great-grandfather
Old Durham Cemetery.  Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Photos taken Oct. 1999

Many stones were in poor condition when I was there, so I imagine you can't even see them now. Fortunately, for this cemetery there are two excellent sources to use for reference.

1.  The Charles R. Hale Collection for Durham, Old Cemetery.  Pg. 15.  Eliakim Strong died Jan. 24, 1744, age 56.

2.  Durham, CT Epitaphs, 1949, Salem: Higginson Book Co., Reprint 1997.  Pg. 56.  "Mr. Eliakim Strong died Jan. 24, 1744/5 aged 56 years."

Tombstone Tuesday - KILBORN of Clinton, Connecticut

Indian River Cemetery
 Clinton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Jonathan Kilborn
Born:  January 28, 1769, East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Died:  October 11, 1850, Clinton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

His wife was Elizabeth Farnham
Elizabeth Farnham
Born:  April 03, 1771, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut
Died:  March 11, 1828, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

They were my 4th great-grandparents.