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.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- ROBERT CHAPMAN

Ancient Burying Ground
Hartford, Connecticut

Robert Chapman
Born:  September 16, 1646
Died:  November 10, 1711


Robert was my 8th great-grandfather.
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Plaque on a tree at Cypress Cemetery, Saybrook, Connecticut


TO THE 
HONOURED MEMORY
OF 
ROBERT CHAPMAN (FATHER OF ABOVE ROBERT CHAPMAN)
1612  --  1887
NATHANIEL CHAPMAN
1653  --  1726
CALEB CHAPMAN
1706  --  1785
ELISHA CHAPMAN
1740  --  1825
GEORGE HENRY CHAPMAN
1789  --  1877
ROBERT CHAPMAN
1831  --  1923


SIX PLAIN MEN
WHO FOUNDED AND MAINTAINED IN THIS COMMUNITY A HOME THAT HAS OUTLIVED
THREE CENTURIES HANDING ON FROM FATHER
TO SON AN UNBROKEN TRADITION OF
SERVICE IN CHURCH AND CIVIL STATE


THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED
IN FILIAL GRATITUDE
BY
THEIR CHILDRENS CHILDREN


THE FATHER TO THE CHILDREN SHALL ALL KNOW.

1 comment:

Yvette Porter Moore said...

Wow! That is all I can say. What a blessing to be able to trace that far back and the heritage is carved out on that tablet! Amazing!!