Allen, Phebe (d. 1849) CC-11|11A


Old North Cemetery
Section no: CC
Memorial no: 11|11A
Orientation: North-west

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Personal Information

Name: Phebe F. Allen
Gender: Female
Death: July 24 1849
Death place or cause: drowned in Madaket Harbor
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Number interred: 1


by a number of young men
to the memory of
Phebe F.
daughter of the late
George & Deborah Allen
who was drowned in
Madaket Harbor July 24, 1849
Æ 18 ys. 5 ms. 7ds

Gaily and brightly the waves danced before thee
And woo’d thee with smiles – to disport on their breast
The angel of death on their bosom hath formed thee
And borne thee away to the land of the blest.

Epitaph: Yes
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Relationship note:daughter of the late George & Deborah Allen
Other Notes:
The is one of a party bluefishing in Madaket harbor. One of the young ladies thoughtlessly belayed the sheet over a slip-hitch. A flaw struck the boat – the skpper pulled on the sheet to free it – he could not and the boat capsized. – Bing Sharp [note on index card ca. 1900]
Inscription Condition: Clear but worn


Stone Composition: Granite, White
Stone Shape: Rectangular
Type of Monument: Headstone
Monument Condition: Heavy lichens|Damaged, chipped
Condition assessment: Significant biological growth
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Main motif: Lettering only
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Data Collection

Date data collected:
GPS marker location:
Stone exists 1900: yes
Stone exists 2002:
Stone exists 2003: Yes
Stone exists 2004:
Stone exists 2005: yes
Footstone exists: Yes
Location note:
Citation source: NHA Old North Cemetery file (MS115, Box 2)
Field recorder:
Data input by: Georgen Gilliam Charnes
Reviewed by: Automatic