Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Jonathan and Amy (Champlin) Oatley

I finally found my envelope chock full of tombstone pictures that I've collected over the past 20 years - either taken by myself or sent to me by other kind researchers.

In the Bartlett Cemetery #1 in East Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut are the stones of my third great-grandparents, Jonathan and Amy (Champlin) Oatley.

Jonathan Oatley's stone is very readable:

The inscriptions on the stone reads:

was Born in S. Kingston R.I.
July 7, 1790
and died in Killingly
Aug. 10, 1872
age 82 years, 1 mo.
& 3 days
At rest in Heaven

Jonathan's stone stands right next to an unreadable stone, which I believe to be that of his wife Amy (Champlin) Oatley (1798-1863):

There is a third, smaller stone next to the unreadable stone (which may be for a child that died in infancy - perhaps G. Whittier Oatley (1837-1837)). I could not read this stone either.

http://www.findagrave.com/ has a list for some stones in this cemetery - they list Amy Oatley (Mar. 1798-8 Feb 1863), wife of Jonathan Oatley, and G. Whittier Oatley (Apr. 1837-22 Sept 1837, age 5 months), son of Jonathan and Amy Oatley. There are no pictures of these stones on this site, so I can't tell if someone managed to decipher what is on the stones.

Jonathan and Amy (Champlin) Oatley had 14 children - many of them are buried in this cemetery.

UPDATE: Reader Brian Sheehan offered the list from Bartlett Cemetery #1 in East Killingly located on the Internet here. Thanks, Brian!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these pictures. I am trying to complete a DAR application and needed the information on Jonathan & Amy Oatley.