Gene Notes

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sympathy Saturday - John Percival

First, I have to say, there are a lot of John Percivals in my family. A cousin, an uncle, my grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, great-great-great grandfather are all John Percivals. Even more when you go further back.

However, the subject of this blog, is John Percival, son of John Percival and Hannah Whitmore (my great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents) which makes him my great-great-great-great-great granduncle.

John Percival was born and died in East Haddam, Connecticut.  His death notice from Connecticut Mirror, Hartford, Connecticut, obituary, 15 February 1813 simply reads: Died - At East Haddam, John Percival, Esq. aged 81.  His stone reads:

to the memory of
Deacon John
Parcival who died
Jan. the 22d AD
1813 in the 81st
year of his age

His Find-A-Grave Memorial can be found here. Thanks to Jan Franco and Irma for the memorial. Check out his stone, it is very interesting.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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