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Deciphering Gravestone?
« on: Wednesday 15 September 21 23:34 BST (UK) »
Alright it's not handwriting, but I can't think of where else to get help with this. I just can't make out the bottom half of this gravestone and what it says. Any eyes that can figure it out will be worth their weight in gold. I believe the names are Abraham and Harriet Howe.

Thanks a million,
Ali
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Re: Deciphering Gravestone?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 September 21 00:53 BST (UK) »
This is my effort:
...........1855
...Aged 46 years
Also of Abraham and Harriett Howe... (guess parents) of the above......HOWE... MAR (?Mary).. Abraham died on........Harriett died on......

You should be able to fill in the spaces by knowing A and H death dates, if they had a dau Mary or child now adult who died 1855
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Re: Deciphering Gravestone?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 September 21 07:26 BST (UK) »
Alright it's not handwriting, but I can't think of where else to get help with this. I just can't make out the bottom half of this gravestone and what it says. Any eyes that can figure it out will be worth their weight in gold. I believe the names are Abraham and Harriet Howe.

Thanks a million,
Ali

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Do you have a cemetery / church / chapel / Meeting House name or grave location address with the township (if a City) / town / village name for this grave photograph? The Register images for the Burials of some people might be online?

Either the Cemetery owner or an Archive or their 'Place of Deposit' should hold a Burial Register. Even a human burial in a garden in England should have a Burial record and held by the current owner (with / on their Property Deeds).

Of course some people on a grave headstone might be buried elsewhere, but usually one is buried in the grave marked by the headstone, but a grave location is helpful?

Have you enquired the whereabouts of the Burial Register/s?

Top half of the headstone information is also missing in the photo too?

Mark


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Re: Deciphering Gravestone?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 September 21 09:21 BST (UK) »
It might help to print out the image on paper and write in the words on top.
Sometimes this can be helpful to see the word construction and therefore easier to decipher.

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Re: Deciphering Gravestone?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 September 21 19:28 BST (UK) »
Main block paragraph

1st line.  Also of ABRAHAM & HARRIET
2nd line. HOWE ............................. of the
3rd line.  above .............................. HOWE
4th line.  & MARTHA his Wife. ABRAHAM
5th line.  died in ........................ HARRIET
6th line.  died on ...
7th line. ....

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Re: Deciphering Gravestone?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 September 21 19:55 BST (UK) »
Tried darkening the image, but I'm afraid it doesn't make it much clearer
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Re: Deciphering Gravestone?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 19 September 21 22:51 BST (UK) »
Assuming the gravestone and a transcription are not already on www.findagrave.com, two other options to try:
a. access the Parish Registers online and compare the burial entries for names, abodes, burial dates etc. This will provide info that should help to complete many of the missing details,
b. depending on where the churchyard is, the local county family history society and/or records office may already have books/pdfs of Monumental Inscriptions you can visit and inspect/purchase. Often the latter are a very cheap way of accessing details that are too far away to visit and possibly no longer legible or no longer exist.
Good luck with your research.
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