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  1. Grave-tober 29 – John Trapp and a rather short year (or two)

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    October 29, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to colonial New England gravestones – Harriette Forbes spends a …
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  2. Grave-tober 28 – Rebecca Polock

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    October 28, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Grave sites should always hold, even if the deceased are long gone and wholly unknown to us, some quiet reverence …
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  3. Grave-tober 27 – Elizabeth Goldthwait

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    October 27, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Mrs. Elizabeth wife of Mr Thomas Goldthwait, died Novr the 8th 1796: in the 22nd year of her age. Behold! …
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  4. Grave-tober 26 – Flova, Nero, & Thomas

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    October 26, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    In north-central Worcester County, between Mount Wachusett and Worcester, is the picturesque hill town of Princeton.  North of the modern …
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  5. Grave-tober 25 – Nancy Adams

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    October 25, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Today’s Grave-tober entry is an unusual one, one very nearly lost and forgotten. Mrs NANCY ADAMS A respectable colored woman. …
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  6. Grave-tober 24 – Eleazar Allen

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    October 24, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Today’s entry, that of the headstone of Eleazar Allen in Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard, isn’t about the stone itself (though …
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  7. Grave-tober 23 – Nathaniel Graves and the Felton Family Carvers

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    October 23, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    I had been making occasional trips to the various graveyards of Worcester County after I had moved there in 2005.  …
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