Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Misplaced Gravestone

Historian Rob Gregg, of Medfield, Massachusetts, found a gravestone that didn't quite fit the cemetery he was researching.

Using his researchers skills, he found out that the stone actually belonged in Medway, Mass. about an hour's drive from Medfield.

Even more amazing, he found out that the stone belonged to Mary Parker Adams, and that Mary's husband, Silas Adams, was Rob's own 5th cousin, six times removed.

Needless to say, in the end, Rob has seen the stone removed to the cemetery where it originally belonged. How it traveled nearly 60 miles away is anyone's guess. But thanks to the diligence of this historian, it has been returned to it's rightful resting place.

You can read more about this amazing story at the Wicked Local, the Medfield online news site. This is one of those stories with a happy ending!


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