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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, April 10, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday -- Ephraim Huit Died 1644, oldest gravestone in CT

Palisado Cemetery
Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut
Ephraim Huit is my 9th great-grandfather times 2, because I descend through his two daughters, Lydia and Mary.

"Here Lyeth Ephraim Hvit. Sometimes Teache'r to ye chvrch of Windsor who died September 4, 1644. Who when hee Lived we drew ovr vitall breath. Who when hee died his dying was our death. Who was ye stay of State ye churches Staff. Alas the time forbid an Epitaph." Ephraim died September 4, 1644. Per FindAGrave.com FindAGrave.com "Regarded as the oldest gravestone in Connecticut and is one of the oldest readable stones in the US. The gravestone is in remarkable condition."

 Map and legend of the Cemetery, created and obtained by the Windsor Historical Society (Used with permission to post on blog.)

2 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

That is an amazing stone. I wonder what it is made of, the red color is very unusual.

Barbara Poole said...

Heather, Connecticut is known for its red soil.