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, April 22, 2014

James Nichols of Reading, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

James Nichols is my most recently discovered ancestor. Fortunately, he lived rather close to where I am now living, so that made it easy to visit his burial site at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Reading, Massachusetts. He was married to Mary Poole, but I was unable to locate her site.

This is my 147th photo of an ancestor's tombstone.
Here Lyes Buried
Ye Body of Mr.
Who Departed this life
Jan. 12, 1744/5 in Ye 87th
Year of His Age.

I Shall Rise again.

James Nichols was my 8th great-grandfather.
Side view of headstone and foot-stone.

First row of tombstone in the old section at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Amazingly, they are of my Pooles, and I didn't know they were buried there.