Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Onesiphorus Flanders

My Great, Great, Great Grandfather
Onesiphorus Flanders 1772-1853
Buried at Vittum Hill Cemetery, Sandwich, Carroll, New Hampshire
Husband of Mary Burbank Flanders 1779-1853

3 comments:

Kate Keller said...

Wow, what a totally unusual first name.

Professor Dru said...

Did he have a nickname?

Becky Jamison said...

According to Wikipedia, the name is found in 2 Timothy in the Bible. He was a friend of St. Paul and the name means "bringing profit". He was a martyr and is Saint Onesiphorus. In my family, his great and 2nd great grandfathers were also named Onesiphorus. They lived in Essex County, MA. I also wonder what they called him! I'm just tickled to have a photo that's so old and obviously the original.