Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Harriet (Goodhue) Holbrook

Cemetery: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont
Photo Date: 4 Aug 2006

Harriet (Goodhue) Holbrook was b. 10 Sep 1817 to Joseph and Sarah Lewis (Edwards) Goodhue in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont. She d. 21 Sep 1887 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont. On 13 Jan 1835 she married Frederick Holbrook, who went on to become Governor of the State of Vermont from 1861-1863.  Harriet is my 3rd great grandmother. Unfortunately, the following photo is not entirely in focus and the area around the stone is quite overgrown.

Transcription: Harriet Goodhue/wife of/Frederick Holbrook,/Born Sept 10, 1817./Died Sept 21, 1887./These green hills, where thy childhood roved,/Yon river winding to the sea,/All lovely things by thee beloved./Seem sacred to thy memory.
© 2010, copyright William C. Haskell

1 comment:

  1. So do you know anything about her minister son, Reverend John C. Holbrook? I am curious if he might not have been involved in the Under Ground railroad in Dubuque, Iowa. Any clues on your part?