Tombstone Tuesday – March 20, 2018 – Hannah Stone Carpenter

Strong Family Crest

Hannah Strong was the daughter of Jedediah and Freedom (Woodward) Strong. She was born on February 3, 1671, in Dorchester, Massachuttes. Jedediah and Freedom Strong had thirteen children; Elizabeth (1664), Abigail (1666), Jedediah (1667), Ford (1668), an unnamed Child (1669-1669), Hannah (1671), Thankful (1672), John (1673), Lydia (1675), Mary (1677), Experience (1678), Preserved (1680), John (1681).

Hannah married Benjamin Carpenter on March 14, 1691, in Bristol, Massachusetts. They lived in Northampton, Massechuttes until about 1708 when they left moving to Coventry, Connecticut. Hannah and Benjamin had twelve children; Prudence (1692) Freedom (1692), Amos (1693), Benjamin (1695), Jedediah (1697), Hannah (1699), Eliphalet (1701-1702), Eliphalet (1703), Noah, Elizabeth (1707), Ebenezer (1709), Rebecca (1711)

Two hundred and fifty-six years ago today, on March 20, 1762, Hannah Strong Carpenter died in Coventry, Connecticut at the age of 91 years old. It is unknown the exact location that Hannah is buried.  She is likely buried in the  Nathan Hale Cemetery where her husband was recorded to have been buried there.  This Cemetery was established in 1718.  North Coventry Cemetery otherwise known as Strong Cemetery is where many Strong descendants are buried was established in 1773 eleven years after she died.  The Silver Street Cemetery was established in 1774 and is the final resting place of most of the Carpenter Family members which including several of her sons and their families.

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Nathan Hale Cemetery.

Hannah Strong Carpenter is my first cousin 9X removed.  Rest in peace, Hannah.

Love Jan

 

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