Inscription: Here lies the Body of the wid'o Mary Beldin, Relict of Deacon Jonathan Beldin, who dyed Septernb'r ye 8 1711, in the 7fith Year of her Age.
Based on her recorded date of birth [Mar. 4, 1664/5], on the day Mary died she was 76 years old, and ∆tatis suś (i.e., ∆, "Aged," in the XX yuear of her Age) 77, not 76 as inscribed.
Mary's inscription uses the surname "Beldin," a variation of the true family name Belden, which was finally recognized by the descendant families upon the effort of Rev. Joshua Belden of Newington, Conn.
Mary's grandson Moses, the son of Mary's son Capt. Jonathan, Jr., died 2 days prior to Mary. The have similar but separate gravestones butted together.
I think this is Mary Wright, 1663-1741, wife of Jonathan Belding Find A Grave Memorial# 20355618; and my sixth great grandmother; daughter of Thomas Wright and Elizabeth Chittenden; http://www.ralstongenealogy.com/384jonbl.htm -
Harold R Added: Apr. 3, 2011