Sunday, August 15, 2010

TOMBSTONE OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM PEACH & MARINA PEACH - Eden Cemetery, Mount Desert Island, MAINE

Here is very interesting tombstone that mentions how a person died. This is a gem in and of itself because there is probably not a death record for this man, so you know just by looking at his tombstone how he died. A definite plus when writing your family history narrative. In this case, Captain Peach was lost at sea at age 46 years, 2 months and 16 days. The inscription for his wife, Marina, also gives her exact age at death. This is valuable information because now we can go back and discern Captain Peach's birth date as well as Marina's. I love the engraving as well. It has held up well in 160+ years.

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