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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, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Peter Jenison / Jennison buried in Wayland, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

 
Here Lyes the
Body of
Mr. Peter
Jenison; Who
Deced January Ye
17th, 1723 Aged
41 Years & 3 Mo

His foot-stone is the nicest I've seen for any ancestor of mine. Most times, I see just the initials, and never the scroll work.
Peter Jenison is my 7th great-grandfather.


Four Jenisons are buried above. Because of the sun, I couldn't take very good photos. Another trip might be in the works. This cemetery isn't far from where I live, and I recently discovered why I couldn't locate his burial site. It's because I had his named spelled Jennison and not Jenison, but his name was spelled both ways according to the sources I used. His wife is buried in another town, and I'll post that next week.

I called the Wayland Cemetery Department for help on where he might be buried. The photo below, from their webpage gave me an idea where he might not be buried, so I needed help. They didn't know exactly, but gave me two ideas. Once there, we tried the small "Old Section" first, and my husband found him immediately. Peter Jenison is listed in FindAGrave, with a cemetery stone photo, however, no lot number or exact indication of where he was buried.




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