Saturday, July 24, 2010

Today in Family History - 24 Jul

My 5th great-grandfather Jonathan Covell (Erickson line) died on this day in 1831 [1]. He was buried at Old Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, New York (Row 2, Section A).

In Aug 2008 I contacted a woman in the area who volunteered to take pictures of the grave markers for Jonathan and his wife Mary. She was only able to locate the marker for Mary. It is not clear if Jonathan's marker is buried, has gone missing, or never existed. The recording of his grave in local cemetery books indicates a marker once existed or that independent cemetery records exists somewhere.

[1] Cemetery Records, The Town of Hartford, Washington County, New York, Historical Data Services, Queensbury, NY. Page 58, Old Hartford Cemetery.

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