After my flight from Dallas to Austin, I got back on a normal size plane, flew to New England and met up with my boyfriend from California to spend two days in his home town of Stonington, Connecticut.
Stonington is the town Phil lived in when he was a boy, his older brother lives there now and it just so happens to be the town that a number of my ancestors moved to and actually helped found in the 1600’s. So this trip was interesting and fun for several reasons.
We took a brisk and chilly walk around town past many beautiful colonial and federalist houses
and of course I had to go to one or two grave yards while we were there.
This is one of the oldest in Stonington, where the founding fathers were buried. My ancestor Freelove Frink, married to Hezekiah Coates, was a descendant of Thomas Minor and Grace Palmer.
On my next trip I’ll have to look for some of the graveyards with Coates’s buried in them. With over 90 cemeteries in the area, it might be easier said than done.
I always enjoy looking at the grave stones no matter who is buried with them though.