Unidentified Fieldstone Grave Marker (F6-2005)

buried fieldstone upright fieldstone

This fieldstone was flush to the ground as shown in the left photo. It is located about 22' northeast of Thankful Higins (d1712) at Location 26 on the EHS 1976 Cove survey map. It was uncovered in July 2005.

The fieldstone was cleaned and placed upright as shown in the right photo. Dimensions in the upright position are 8" W, 13" H and 5" D. It has the shape of a fieldstone grave marker. Based on the stone position when flush to the ground, it appears the stone was facing south. It has been placed facing south.

There is no visible inscription on the fieldstone. This fieldstone marker could date from as early as the late 1600's.

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