Shared Photo: Elizabeth (Sears) Crosby

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I wanted to share this family photo of Elizabeth Sears Crosby's tombstone with the community. Location: Old Burying Ground, Brewster, Barnstable, Mass. Used with permission of Caryn from FindAGrave.  (1697-1729) nearly 300 years old-  a very early slate stone with "light bulb" winged-skull (skull =death is certain - but wings=salvation is possible) carved possibly by the Fosters of Dorchester or maybe by Savery?  Round shoulders with decorative motif on both sides and bottom- almost identical to the stone of Anna Russell (1706-1729/30) in the Lothrop Hill Burying Ground over in West Barnstable.
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WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Crosby
in Photos by L. Ray Sears G2G6 Mach 4 (45.5k points)
edited by David Selman

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Thank you, L. Ray for sharing this old headstone with the WikiTree community.
by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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I'm constantly amazed at how long these slate stones last. This is an excellent example of the early carvers.

Thanks for sharing this, Ray.
by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (258k points)

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