Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday. . . . James Bush Allen Sr.

  In Memory of .
James B Allen 
who died
May 11,1887
Age 73 years
1 mo 13 dys
Notation at bottom: Hamilton & Clark           Guelph

This is the tombstone of my g-g-g-grandfather James Bush Allen in the cemetery of the Old Stone Church, Eramosa Twp. Ontario, Canada.  He was born 23 Mar 1814 in Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, England.   He married Anna Lyman 27 Nov 1836 in Penfield, New York.  They had thirteen children.  Several of them are buried in this same cemetery. 

Postscript:  James Bush Allen is the father of the old man with the white beard from several past posts including here, here, and here


  1. Those limestone gravestones just weren't up to standing the ravages of time, were they? But at least all the pieces are there.

    And there's something about seeing them this way that is quite haunting.

    Dee at Shakin' the Family Tree

  2. James Bush Allen, Sr. was my 4th great grandfather, by his daughter Lucy Jane Allen. Through which of his children are you descended? Thank you for sharing this info!

    Colleen Greene
    Family History Blog: www.cjroots.com
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    1. I am a descendant of his son James Bush, Jr. - James Jr. is my GGgrandfather and he lived and is buried in Clinton, Iowa. Sadly, he does NOT have a headstone.