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, June 21, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- CAPT. GEORGE DENISON

Stone reproduced in 1981 by the Bensons of Newport, Rhode Island.
From: By Their Markers Ye Shall Know Them: A Chronicle of the History and Restorations of Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground by William Hosley.  Above photo taken by me, Barbara Poole.
Ancient Burying Ground
Hartford, Connecticut

George Denison
Born:  About Dec. 10, 1629
Died:  Oct. 23, 1694


George was my 10th great-grandfather

8 comments:

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Wow, that stone is so well preserved! Is it possible for one that is so old or do you think it is a replication?

Barbara Poole said...

Marian, I just don't know. Can't wait for you to get there, you'll love it.

Midge Frazel said...

It is a replica. The original stone is located in the cottage behind that Denison Homestead

M. Mead said...

Beautiful! Your grandfather's headstone made use of ever single inch of space! Love it.

P.S. The view of the cemetery on top of your page reminds me of the Tomac in Greenwich CT. Almost as if the ancestors are wearing hoods and standing together waiting for Judgement Day. http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/cemetery/cm_grnwch/tomacgreenwhch1.htm

Elizabeth said...

Hello cousin :-)
I am descended from George Denison as well - 9th great grandfather on my father's side, and he is also my 11th great uncle on my mother's side. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Poole said...

Maureen, I just took the photo three weeks ago, and thought it was the perfect header for me. Thank you for writing. We have been in contact with our Meads before, like 10 years ago!

Barbara Poole said...

Elizabeth, how exciting. I love it when you are related to yourself via both parent's ancestors.

Les said...

Looks like you had a good day in Hartford !