Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tombstone Tuesday -- Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) in Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Mass.

I have collected a number of gravestone photographs from my own camera and from Find A Grave memorials over many years, and thought I would share them one at a time for Tombstone Tuesday.

Here is the gravestone of my 5th great-grandfather, Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) in Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield, Massachusetts:

The inscription from the photograph is:

In Memory of 
Mr. Amos Plimpton.
Died August 20th 1808
Aged 73
How peaceful are our slumbers here,
No cares disturb our rest,
In vain shall death alarm our fear,

Since Christ the grave hath blest.

The source citation for this gravestone is:

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 July 2020), memorial page for Sgt Amos Plimpton (16 Jun 1735–20 Aug 1808), Find a Grave Memorial no. 75426634, citing Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Melissa Babcock (contributor 47576967) .

Thank you to Melissa Babcock for creating this Find A Grave memorial and to William Goodwin for taking this photograph.

Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) and Mary Guild (1735-1800) 
are my 5th great-grandparents.   Amos was the son of John Plimpton (1708-1756) and Abigail Fisher (1711-1785). Mary was the daughter of Nathaniel Guild (1712-1796) and Mary Boyden (1708-1776).  Amos and Mary married in 1756 in Walpole Mass., and had 5 children, including Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850), my 4th great-grandmother, who married Aaron Smith 1765-1842) in 1795.


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