Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday - Benjamin Seaver in Westminster MA

Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) and his wife Abigail (Gates) (Seaver) Seaver (1797-1867) are buried in Whitmanville Cemetery in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Whitmanville is a fairly small cemetery, and has mostly older graves. The entrance from the road looks like this - you can drivei nto them iddle of the cemetery if you want to:

Here is a view of the Seaver monument from the center of the cemetery.

The front of the gravestone looks like this:

It is difficult to read the inscriptions. They read:

Benjamin Seaver
died May 25 1825
AE. 33

wife of
Isaac Seaver
formerly wife of
Benj. Seaver
died Jan. 4 1867
AE. 69.

Benjamin and Abigail (Gates) Seaver are one set of my third great-grandparents. They resided in the northern part of Westminster on Beech Hill, where his grandfather Norman Seaver had built a house in the 1770's.

After Benjamin's untimely death at age 33 in 1825, Abigail married his brother, Isaac Seaver in 1832.

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