Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin L. Trafford’

Wordless Wednesday: Sarah Trafford Matthews

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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Based on the handwritten caption on the back of this photo, I believe this to be Sarah Caroline Trafford Matthews, born 21 Apr 1868 in Manhattan, New York; married Thomas Taylor Matthews on 23 Jan 1896; and died 27 Mar 1933 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. She was my great-grandmother.

Tombstone Tuesday: Abraham Trafford and Basilea Harmer

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Abraham Trafford was born 31 December 1804 in New Jersey and died 27 August 1871, also in New Jersey. He married Basilea Harmer. She was born 28 October 1814 in New York and died 13 September 1894. They’re buried in the Rumson Burying Ground in Rumson, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Also buried in the family plot are five of their children.

Both photos are from the Monmouth County New Jersey GenWeb site, and are credited there to Lisa Caruso.