The headstone displays crossed bones over a winged skull. A very unusual feature is the two additional bones lying at the base of the tympanum for a total of four bones. Two crossed bones on a headstone are common but four bones are rare.
Researchers indicate Samuel had two children with Elizabeth (Sparrow) Freeman who died in 1764 and is buried in Brewster Sears Cemetery. One of their children was Samuel Freeman 1751 who is buried in Cove.
Researchers indicate Samuel 1742 had 12 children with Bathsheba Smith (Lothrop) Freeman starting in 1694. Two infants, Abigail 1714 and Bathsheba 1717, may be buried in unmarked graves in Cove.
MATERIAL - slate
HEADSTONE - 20" W, 21" H, 3" D
FOOTSTONE - none
CONDITION - diagonal crack, right edge of tympanum missing
COMMENTS - Headstone cleaned and reset July 2000. Headstone cleaned with D/2 October 2008.
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