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, January 17, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday -- No Bull, You Need to Look at all 4 Sides

After doing 98 Tombstone Tuesday entries for this blog and entering hundreds to Find-A-Grave.com, I am still learning new things. On a recent trip to Newport, Rhode Island, I took many photos, including several in the Coddington Cemetery, seen below. Why shouldn't I take a photo of the largest stone, the lighting was semi-perfect. Once home, I discovered I hadn't a clue what family this stone was for, no surname was listed! Apparently, I didn't walk around it, as I always tell people to do it...there are four sides. The biggest isn't always the best. Fortunately, I went to the Find-A-Grave site and able to see others listed for that cemetery, including who these two women were married to, it was Henry Bull. The site says he was an "American Colonial Governor. He emigrated to America in 1635 and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts." Henry is listed on one of the sides of this stone. I was lucky, once again.
ELIZABETH
HIS WIFE,
DIED OCT. _ 1665

ANNE CLAYTON
HIS SECOND WIFE,
AND WIDOW OF
NICHOLAS EASTON
DIED JAN. 30, 1707