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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Friday, August 26, 2011

Searching for Roger Clap's Burial Place, Found in Front of Me!

With a detailed map, a photo copied from flickr, what more did I need? The old cemetery is located in Boston, I've been there many times, and have known for at least 10 years that Roger Clap was buried there. So why couldn't I find his grave? The answer will surprise you.

Boston, Massachusetts
King's Chapel photos.

 Shot of some stones from the church cemetery. Once home, I enlarged it, and saw Roger Clap's name on the stone.
Roger Clap
Born:  April 06, 1609, England
Died:  February 02, 1691, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

His wife,
(buried next to him)
Joanna Ford
Born: June 8, 1619, England
Died:  June 29, 1695, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

Map provided by the Church, Roger is in the third line from the bottom, where the dark circle is. I couldn't locate the stone because I was using the photo below as my guide, hunting for a crooked stone.

You can see, the photographer was the problem!

4 comments:

Susan Clark said...

Too funny, Barbara. I'd have loved to see your face when you saw your photograph and realized what had happened..

Barbara Poole said...

Susan, I yelled for my husband to come over and see it, we couldn't believe it. Thanks for your comment.

dee-burris said...

Oh wow, that's one of the earliest versions of the "death head" that was in use in this country...

Great photos!

Bill West said...

Wow, Barbara!