Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tombstone Tuesday -- Samuel Gray (1682-1712) Buried in Little Compton, Rhode Island

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 7th great-grandfather, Samuel Gray (1682-1712) in Old Commons Burial Ground in Little Compton, Rhode Island:

I can barely read the inscription from the photograph:

Here Lyeth Ye Body
Of Samull Gray
Aged 30 Years
And Departed This
Life May Ye 23 

The source citation for this gravestone is:

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 06 July 2020), memorial page for Samuel Gray (1682–23 May 1712), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28839554, citing Old Commons Burial Ground, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Janet Muff (contributor 46951416) .

Thank you to Janet Muff for creating this Find A Grave memorial and to 
Roger Guillemette for taking the photographs.

Samuel Gray (1682-1712) and Deborah Church (1677-1752) 
are my 7th great-grandparents.   Samuel was the son of Edward and Dorothy (Lettice) Gray, and Deborah was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Tucker) Church. They married in 1699 in Little Compton, R.I., and had 7 children, including Lydia Gray (1707-????), my 6th great-grandmother, who married Joseph Ladd (1701-1748) in 1731.

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