Saturday, August 14, 2010

TOMBSTONE OF EBENEZER & MEHITABLE SALISBURY - Eden Cemetery, Mount Desert Island, MAINE


Daily Tombstone Photo is in Maine this weekend and all of next week, so continue to check back for some nice tombstones from beautiful Mount Desert Island, Maine. Today we have an interesting stone that must be a replacement for an earlier stone that was broken or so worn that the inscriptions could not be read anymore. This is a very simple flat stone with an interesting design down the middle separating the two names. The good thing is this stone should last much longer than the one it replaced. Ebenezer probably was a town official or served in the military, as evidenced by the flag at the head of the grave. Lastly, have you ever had a relative with the name "Mehitable?"

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I have a Mehitable! Her name was Mehitable "Hettie" Mayhew, b. 1805 in Corinth, Maine. She married Aaron Inman (also of Corinth, Maine). They both died and were buried in Livingston, Appanoose County, Iowa.

    Maybe it's a Maine name? ; )

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