|Statue to the Men of Sudbury, photo by Midge Frazel, 11 April, 2011|
My husband's ancestors lived in this part of Massachusetts, so when we moved here I went in search of the gravestones of his family. This statue overlooks a churchyard and church in Sudbury Center. The churchyard is called the Revolutionary Cemetery. It looks squashed together by the roadway and the paved parking lot. I imagine many of the graves are unmarked but it is filled with gravestones you can see.
Up on the hill where this statue was erected, there is another cemetery and only some of the gravestones are of the old style.
In nearby Southborough, there is a very old graveyard with many unmarked graves, but I was able to find Nathan Fay and his wife Lucy Beamas Fay. Nathan was a Revolutionary soldier. Their gravestones are set close together for eternity. I have thought about this man and his wife more than my own because we are so near to where this War began.
|Hubs with his ancestors, Nathan and Lucy Fay|
|Nathan Fay, marched on the alarm|