The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog in 2009. I initially wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, and travel/tourism places. I also enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I've met or have seen.

Along with my New England roots, other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics (please note, they need work). Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

John Houghton and Mary Farrar of Lancaster, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

Here Lies Buried
ye Body of 

John Houghton,
Esquir, As You
Are So Ware We. 
As We Are So
you Will be. 
Who Died February ye 
3d Anno Domini
1736/7 and
in ye 87th
Year of his Age.

John Houghton and his wife, Mary Farrar were my 8th great-grandparents.
They were buried in the Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Massachusetts. 

Here Lies Buried
ye Body of 

Mrs. Mary Houghton ye
Wife of John
Houghton Esq'r.
Who Died Apriel
ye 7th Ano DM, 1724,
& In ye 76 Year of Her Age.

Photos were taken in April 2012. During a second trip, I noticed a new large stone with the cemetery name.