Monday, August 10, 2009

Elnathan Steevens

Near the northern section of Groton Township's Deyo Cemetery is the broken tombstone of Elnathan Steevens (sometimes spelled Stevens.) Two flags decorate the grave marker.

A record from the IGI portion of the FamilySearch database provides this information about Elnathan Steevens/Stevens:

He was born on December 6, 1770 in Killingworth, Connecticut. His father's name was the same name as his. On March 6, 1800, Elnathan married Pauline Parsons. Elnathan Steevens/Stevens died on August 10, 1838.

A lengthy inscription appears on Elnathan's tombstone, but I was unable to decipher it. If anyone knows more about Elnathan Steevens, please leave a message in the comments field. Thank you.


JamaGenie said...

Such a shame when stones are allowed to degrade like this, but it looks like the pieces are there. Have you tried rubbing to decipher the inscription?

Dorene from Ohio said...

I will have to go back and try again to figure it out.