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JOHN PARMELEE 1659-1725
John, John
The oldest family grave marker that I have found in America is that of John, the second son of John Sr., along the wall at Guilford's Alderbrook Cemetery. His younger brother Joel's is in Durham.

The town's first residents were buried at the Village Green and John is probably among them. In 1824, the last of the headstones were moved to Alderbrook, on the town's east side, as the Village Green was turned into a park and gathering place


Here lieth the
body of John
Parmele aged 65
years. Died March
ye 27, 1725