The inscription information is from a survey done about 1875 by Josiah Paine of Harwich. The inscription format is approximate. The gravestone was not found in the surveys of 1905 and 1976.
Josiah Paine recorded four gravestones about 1875 which were not found in the later surveys of 1905 and 1976. They were Joshua Bangs (1709/10), Benjamin Webb (1746), Jabez Snow (1750) and Hannah Remick (1751). Remnants of the Webb and Snow gravestones have been found and tentatively identified as of August 2005. The scroll border on the gravestone shown above is typical of the mid 1700's. This style border would not be found on a headstone from the early 1700's such as the 1709/10 Bangs stone. Therefore it is probable that this gravestone belongs to Hannah Remick.
This broken slate gravestone is located about 8' to the south of Ebenezer Harding (d1747) who is at Location 31 on the EHS 1976 survey map. It was broken off at ground level as shown in the top left photo. In July 2005 the stone was uncovered as shown in the top right photo. It is 16" wide and clearly a headstone. It was raised up to its original position as shown in the bottom left photo. Slate fragments found during excavation were placed in a plastic bag and buried directly behind the broken headstone (north side). The bottom right photo shows the broken headstone with the Ebenezer Harding headstone in the background.
MATERIAL - slate
HEADSTONE - 16" W
FOOTSTONE - none
CONDITION - Sunken headstone was broken off at ground level. In July 2005 the headstone was excavated, cleaned and set in original position.
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