Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Norman Seaver (1734-1787) in Westminster, Mass.

Norman Seaver (1734-1787) is buried in Woodside Cemetery in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Woodside Cemetery is east of town and Norman's grave is in the oldest section of the cemetery, on the west side.

There is a rough hewn stone with his name on it, and several smaller unmarked stones in the same plot. The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) have erected a new stone to commemorate his service in the Revolutionary War, and it is marked by a flag on Memorial Day.

Carol A. Purinton provided pictures of the two Norman Seaver stones to me recently (she added them to Find-a-Grave (see the memorial here).  Here are Carol's pictures:

The larger stone says:

"In Memory of
Cap. Norman Seaver
who deceased July
31st 1787
in the 53d year
of his age"

The smaller stone says:

"Capt Norman

My thanks to Carol A. Purinton for taking these pictures and adding the memorials to Find-A-Grave, and for permitting me to display the photos on my blog.

Norman Seaver is my 5th great-grandfather and was a Revolutionary War soldier.  He died from a fall from the Westminster Church building during construction, leaving a widow, Sarah (Read) Seaver, and 13 children.  

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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