Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tombstone Tuesday: Grizzle Gray and Hezekiah Meeker
Mrs. Grizzle Gray, wife of J. Gray died on Dec. 17, 1837. Hezekiah Meeker, who is remembered on the same tombstone, at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio, died on May 13, 1827. Mrs. Gray and Mr. Meeker are most likely related, but to date the exact connection has not been found. The book HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, tells us that Hezekiah's parents, Stephen and Polly (Platt) Meeker, were early settlers of the Firelands.