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Bartlett Adams / Marston headstone

This is the very headstone charged to John L. Martson by gravestone cutter Bartlett Adams in 1822 ( see previous item )
according to researcher and author James Blachowicz. Marston's wife Polly (Mary) died in 1821,
and this is 
her headstone, located in the Effingham, NH cemetery. James Blachowicz is the author of 
From Slate to Marble; Gravestone Carving Traditions in Western Massachusetts, 1779-1870, 2006.
On stylistic evidence, Blachowicz suspects that this particular headstone may have been carved by Francis L. Iisley, who worked in Adams' shop.
Photograph by Jessica Felix.


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