|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1675|
Watertown deaths: Mehittabell Gearffeild the wife of Benjamin gearffild deceaffed the 9 of the 10 mo 1675
Contributor Nancy Robison has pointed out to me that that the gravestone says the 9 of the 9 mo 1675. Her son, Benoni was born Dec. 4 and she died 5 days later so it is the gravestone that is incorrect.
Mehetabel, the the dau. of Timothy and Hannah Hawkins, was b. abt. 1650, probably in Watertown; m. Benjamin Garfield; had Benjamin, b. 8 May 1674; and Benoni, 4 Dec. 1675. Mehetabel died five days after Benoni's birth. (Savage's Genealogical Dictionary)
Capt. Benjamin Garfield, b. 1643, son of Edward, Jr. and grand-son of Edward, mar. about 1673, Mehetabel, dau. of Timothy Hawkins. She died in childbirth, and he took a second wife, Elizabeth Bridge, and died Nov. 28, 1717. (Harris' Epitaphs)
The grave stone of Mehetabel Gearfeild is one of the few in our grounds which bear the unmistakeable impress of native talent. It closely corresponds in style with those of Samuel and Thomas Bridge of Cambridge, bearing date of 1673, and with the one of Sarah Haman in this ground, of 1674, - all doubtless cut by one hand. (Harris' Epitaphs) Note: the Farber Gravestone Collection could not identify the carver.
Timothy Hawkins (1612 - 1651)
Hannah Hammond Barron (1616 - 1685)
Benjamin Garfield (1643 - 1717)
Benoni Gearfield (1675 - 1725)*
Hannah Hawkins Barron (1637 - 1674)*
Timothy Hawkins (1639 - 1697)*
Mehetabel Hawkins Gearfeild (1650 - 1675)
THE WiFE OF BENiAMiN
GEARFEiLD AGED 25 yr
AND DECEASED THE 9 DAY
OF THE 9 MONTH 1675
Old Burying Place
Created by: Bill Boyington
Record added: May 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27160384
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