Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Reverend Peter Bulkeley Memorial Stone, New London, Connecticut.

The Reverend Peter Bulkeley (1582-1659) 
Memorial Stone

Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut

"Peter Bulkeley B.D.
a nonconformist to the English Church.
Emigrated to this Country for Religious Liberty.
He arrived in Cambridge, 1634 and was a leader
for those resolute and self-denying Christians, who
soon after went further into the Woods, and settled on the 
Plantation in Musketaquid.
He died in Concord, Mass. March 9th, 1659 in his 77th year.
The family motto, "neither rashly nor timidly' was eminently
characteristic of the American family."

(This is a memorial stone to the Rev. Peter Bulkeley, NOT a gravestone. The Rev. Peter Bulkeley died at Concord, Massachusetts.)

The Reverend Peter Bulkeley was the Great Grandfather of Sarah (Bulkeley) Trumble Welles, the wife of Joseph Trumble, Jr., and the Great Great Grandfather of their two daughters, Sarah (Trumble) Johnson Watrous and Catherine (Trumble) Burnham. 

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