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In search of a gravestone for an ancestor buried on Martha's Vineyard Island.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I was planning a trip to Martha's Vineyard for later this month.  Can you advise me as to how I can find a gravestone from 1711 for my ancestor John Coffin?

 

Answer:  The early cemeteries have long been online to search before www.findagrave.com was even available.  The Tower Hill Cemetery in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard is where his gravestone still stands.  For a direct link to his gravestone go online to: http://history.vineyard.net/cemetery/th/th29.htm   Incidentally he was the brother of my ancestor, and the son of Tristram and Dionis (Stevens) Coffin.


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