A Bibliography of New England Gravestone Carvers

(Last Update: 8/28/17)

Links are to the article names unless in carver’s name, in which case they direct to Farber Gravestone Collection‘s images linked to that carver.

This list of gravestone carvers is based on Peter Benes’ The Masks of Orthodoxy  p. 205-8 with additional individual added as I locate them.

Spellings in the Colonial era are far from consistent; carver’s names, even when they wrote them, differed depending on writer and even the year.

General Resources:

Individual Carvers:

Bartlett Adams (1776-1828)
Tucker, Ralph. “Bartlett Adams (1776-1828)“. AGS Quarterly, Vol. 20 #1 (Winter 1996), p. 7.

Romano, Ron.  Early Gravestones in Southern Maine: The Genius of Bartlett Adams.  The History Press, 2016.

Joseph Adams (1784-1845)
Tucker, Ralph. “Bartlett Adams (1776-1828)“. AGS Quarterly, Vol. 20 #1 (Winter 1996), p. 7.

Sampson B. Adams (c.1779-1815)

Gabriel Allen (1749-1824)
Luti, Vincent F.  “Eighteenth Century Gravestone Carvers of the Upper Narragansett Basin: Gabriel Allen.”  Markers XX (2003), p. 76-109

George Allen (1696-1774)
Luti, Vincent F.  “Eighteenth-Century Gravestone Carvers of the Upper Narragansett Basin: George Allen.”  Markers XXII (2005), p. 108-159

George Allen Jr. (?-1764)
Luti, Vincent F. “The Real George Allen Jr.The Newsletter of the Association of Gravestone Studies 16:3 (Summer 1992); 22-23.

Jonathan Allen (1766-1836)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III, p. 1-46.

John B. Allyn

John Anthony Angell (1701-1756) [Sometimes Angel]
Luti, Vincent F. “Stonecutters and Their Works: John Anthony Angel.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #3 (Summer 1980), p. 7-8.

Luti, Vincent F. “John Anthony Angel and William Throop: Stonecutters of the Narragansett Basin,” in Jessie Lie Farber’s “Stonecutters and Their Works,” Markers IV (1987): 148-153.

Solomon Ashley (1754-1823)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III, p. 1-46.

Asa Baldwin (active 1790-1800)

Michael Baldwin (1719-1787)

John Ball (1759-1840)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel Gabel. “The Colburn Connections: Hollis, New Hampshire Stonecarvers, 1780-1820.Markers III (1983), p. 93-146.

Joseph Barber [alt Barbur] (1731-1812)
Cornish, Michael.  “Joseph Barbur, Jr.: The Frond Carver of West Medway,Markers II (1983), p. 133-147.

Calvin Barber
Perke, Joseph. “A Chronological Survey of the Gravestones Made by Calvin Barber of Simsbury, Connecticut.Markers X (1993), 1-51.

Peter Barker (active c.1750)

Gershom Bartlett (1723-1796)
Caulfield, Earnest J.  “Wanted: The Hook-And-Eye Man [Gershom Bartlett].Markers I, (1980), p. 12-49.

{Reprinted in Markers VIII (1991), p. 311-327.}

The Bat (active 1733-1757)
Caulfield, Ernest. “The Bat.Markers VIII (1991), p. 101-108.

William Bennett (1780-1835)

Aaron Bliss (1739-1776)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1983), p. 1-46.

Roger Booth (?-1849)

Bozrah Devil Carver(c.1775)

Isaac Brainard (active 1782)

Silas Brainerd (c. 1800)

Daniel Brewer (1699-1763)

David Brewer (1746- )

Seth Brewer (1738-?)

Solomon Brewer (c.1785)
Williams Jr., Gray.  “Solomon Brewer: A Connecticut Valley Yankee in Westchester County.Markers XI (1994), p. 52-81.

John Buckland (1748-1793)

Peter Buckland (1738-1816)
Caulfield, Ernest J.  “The Bucklands“. Markers VIII (1991), p. 205-226.

William Buckland Jr. (1727-1795)
Caulfield, Ernest J.  “The Bucklands“. Markers VIII (1991), p. 205-226.

Benjamin Buell (c.1760)

John Bull (1734-1808)
Luti, Vincent F. “The JB Taunton River Carver.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies vol. 4, #4 (part 2), p. 7.

Nehemiah Burbank (1777-1814)

Samuel Burbank (1774-1816)

Abel Burditt

Daniel Chandler (1729-1790)

Daniel Chandler II (1764-1853)

Enos Clark ( – )
Jenks, Margaret R. “Enos Clark, Vermont Gravestone Carver.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 174-176.

Abraham Codner (?-c.1750)

John Codner (?-before 1783)

William Codner (1709-1769)

Paul Colburn (1761-1825)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel Gabel. “The Colburn Connections: Hollis, New Hampshire Stonecarvers, 1780-1820.Markers III (1984), p. 93-146.

Isaac Coles (1762-1802)

Benjamin Collins (1691-1759)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Collins Family.Markers VIII (1991), p. 129-140.

Julius Collins (1728-1758)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Collins Family.Markers VIII (1991), p. 129-140.

Zerubbabel Collins (1733-1797)
Harding, William E. “Zerubbabel Collins’ Successor and his work in Bennington County, Vermont.” in Puritan Gravestone Art. Edited by Peter Benes. (Boston: Boston University Press, 1976): 14-22.

Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Collins Family.Markers VIII (1991), p. 129-140.

Elisha Cowles (1750-1799)
Jenks, Margaret. “E.C.Newsletter of the Association of Gravestone Studies 9:3 (Summer 1985), 2-4.?

Roswell Cowles (1780-?)

Capt. Seth Cowles (1766-1843)

William Coye (1750-1816)

Henry Crosby (1845-1915)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

William Crosby (1764-1801)

Winthrop Crosby (1840-1912)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

Noah Cushman (1745-1818)

William Cushman (1715-1768)

William Custin (c.1710) {Speculated associate of James Gilchrist}
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Moses Davis (1816-1888)
Lowenthal, William. “‘Suitable Grave Stones’: The Workshop of Moses Davis of Nashua (Nashville), New Hampshire.Markers XXIII (2006), p. 36-71.

Benjamin Day (1783-1855)
Day, Marylin. Benjamin Day, Stone Carver Lowell, Mass. (1783-1855) (2005).

Charles Dolph (1776-1815)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “Charles Dolph (1776-1815).Markers VIII (1991), p. 141-152.

Ebenezer Drake (1739-1803)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “Ebenezer Drake (1739-1803).Markers VIII (1991), p. 39-50

Nathaniel Drake (active c. 1768)

Silas Drake (active c.1766)

Francis Dwight (1780-1816)
West, Eloise Sibley. “The John Dwight Workshop in Shirley, Massachusetts, 1770-1816.Markers VI (1986), p. 1-31

John Dwight (1740-1816)
Melin, Nancy. “Stonecutters and Their Work: Samuel Dwight: Vermont Gravestone Cutter.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies., vol. 5, #2 (Spring 1981), p. 11-12.

West, Eloise Sibley.  “The John Dwight Workshop in Shirley, Massachusetts, 1770-1816.Markers VI (1989), p. 1-31

Samuel Dwight (1743-c.1810)
“Samuel Dwight. Stone Carver of Bennington County, Vermont”. Vermont History 43:3 (Summer, 1975), p. 208-216

Melin, Nancy Jean. “Samuel Dwight: Vermont Gravestone Cutter.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987) p. 160-165

Sullivan Dwight (1785-?)
West, Eloise Sibley. “The John Dwight Workshop in Shirley, Massachusetts, 1770-1816.Markers VI (1989), p. 1-31

John Ely (1735- )

John Ely Jr. ( -1823)

Henry Emmes (1716-1767)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Joshua Emmes (1719-1772)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Nathaniel Emmes (1690-1750)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Daniel Farrington (1733-1807)

Joshua Faunce (1833-1893)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

Ebenezer Felton (c.1741-c.1810)
Drinkwater, Robert. “Stonecutters and Their Work: The Feltons of New Salem, Massachusetts.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 7, #4 (Fall 1983), p. 9-10.

Drinkwater, Robert. “The Feltons of New Salem, Massachusetts.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 169-173

Robards Felton

Jabez Fisher (1803-1879)

James Fisher

Jeremiah Fisher  (active c.1770) – possibly just an agent who purchased stones?

Lewis Fisher

Samuel Fisher (1732-1816)

Samuel Fisher Jr. (1768-1815)

Timothy Fisher

James Forbes Jr.

Nathan Forbes (1761-1814)
Blachowicz, James. “Three More Members of the Soule Family of Stonecarvers.AGS Quarterly, vol. 23; number 3 (Summer 1999), p. 3-6.

James Ford (1721-1781)
“James Ford (1721/2-1781) Stone Carver of Salem.” Essex Institute Historical Collection 130:1 (January 1994) 1, 5-17.

Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “James Ford: Salem Writing Master and Stonecarver.” in Gravestone Chronicles, vol II (1997); p. 372-401.

Hopestill Foster (1701-1773) [see also & also]

James Foster (1651-1732)

James Foster Jr. (1698-1763) [see also]

James Foster III (1732-1771)

Robert Fowle (1743-1805)

Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Robert Fowle, Essex County and Boston Stonecarver.” in Gravestone Chronicles, vol II (1997); p. 402-433.

Nathaniel Fuller (1687-1750)
Benes, Peter. “Nathaniel Fuller: Stonecutter of Plympton, Massachusetts.” Old-Time New England 60:1 (Summer 1969), p. 13-30

John Gaud (1693-1750)
Chase, Theodore and Gabel, Laurel K. “John Gaud: Boston and Connecticut Gravestone Carver, 1693-1750.” The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin (Spring 1985): 76-104.

Henry Christian Geyer (?-c.1790)

John Just Geyer (1758-1808)

James Gilchrist (1689-1722)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Ebenezer Gill (1678-1751)

The Glastonbury Lady (active 1740s-1760s)
Caulfield, Ernest. “The Glastonbury Lady.Markers VIII (1991), p. 51-57.

Joseph Gleason (1765- )

Thomas Gold (1733-1800)
Williams, Meredith M. and Gray Jr.  “‘Md. by Thomas Gold’: The Gravestones of a New Haven Carver.Markers V (1988), p. vi, 1-59

William Grant (1689/94-1726/40) {Carver by this name moved to NY and died in the later year; some confusion as to identity}
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Elias Grice ( -1684)

George Griswold (1633-1704)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “George Griswold (1633-1704)“. Markers VIII (1991), p. 9-16.

Matthew Griswold ( -1698)

Matthew Griswold Jr. (1653-1715)

Gideon Hale (1712-1776)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1984), p. 1-46.

Gideon Hale Jr. 

Joel Hall

Edward Hallet (1798-1878)

John Hamlin (1668-1733)

Amaziah Harlow Jr. (1747-1802)

Charles Hartshorn (1765-1812)
Luti, Vincent F. “Stonecarvers of the Narragansett Basin: Stephen and Charles Hartshorn of Providence,Markers II (1983), p. 149-169.

John Hartshorn (1650-1734) [alt. Hartshorne]
Slater, James A. and Tucker, Ralph L. “The Colonial Gravestone Carvings of John Hartshorn.” Puritan Gravestone Art II (Boston: Boston University Press, 1978); 79-146.

Tucker, Ralph. “Stonecutters and Their Works: Lt. John Hartshorne (1650-1738)Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #2 (Spring 1980), p. 10.

Tucker, Ralph. “John Hartshorne and the Mulicken Family” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 142-148

Caulfield, Ernest J. “John Hartshorn (1650-c.1738) vs. Joshua Hempstead (1678-1758).Markers VIII (1991), p. 164-188.

Jonathan Hartshorn (active 1750-1760)
Knoblock, Glenn A. “From Jonathan Hartshorne to Jeremiah Lane: Fifty Years of Gravestone Carving in Coastal New Hampshire.Markers XIII (1996), p. 74-111

Samuel Hartshorn (1725-1784)

Stephen Hartshorn (1737-1812)
Luti, Vincent F. “Stonecarvers of the Narragansett Basin: Stephen and Charles Hartshorn of Providence,Markers II (1983), p. 149-169.

Daniel Hastings (1749- )
Farber, Daniel. “Stonecutters and Their Works: Daniel Hastings of Newton, Massachusetts.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies”, vol.5, #1 (Winter 1980/81), p. X

Farber, Daniel. “Daniel Hastings of Newton, Massachusetts.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber) Markers IV (1987), p. 157-159.

Nathaniel Hayward (1720-1794)

Joshua Hempstead (1678-1758)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “John Hartshorn (1650-c.1738) vs. Joshua Hempstead (1678-1758).Markers VIII (1991), p. 164-188.

Tucker, Ralph L. “The Joshua Hempstead Diary.Markers XII (1995), p. 118-143.

Daniel Higgins Jr. (1837-1857)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

Ichabod Higgins (c.1738-1773)

Asa Hill (1719-1808)

Ithuel Hill (1769-1821)

Phineas Hill (1778-1844)

Samuel Hinsdale (1722-1787)

Nathaniel Hodgkins (1761-1839)

William Holland (active c.1750)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1983), p. 1-46.

John Holliman (1704-c.1750)
Chase, Theodore and Gabel, Laurel K. “John Holliman: Eighteenth-Century Salem Stonecarver.” Essex Institute Historical Collection 1 28:3 (July 1992); 147-161.

Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “John Holliman: Eighteenth-Century Salem Stonecarver.” in Gravestone Chronicles, vol II (1997); p. 355-371.

John Holmes (1695- )

Nathaniel Holmes (1783-1869)

John Homer (1727-1803)

William Homer (1770-1822)

Thomas Hopkins (1826-1909)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

Aaron Horsford (c.1738-1804)

Ebenezer Howard
Chase, Theodore and Laurel Gabel. “Our Mystery Carver Pursued.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 10, #1 (Winter 1985/6), p. 8-10.

“Ebenezer Howard: Our Mystery Carver Identified.” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 141 (October 1987): 291-308.

Luther Hubbard (1782-1857)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel Gabel. “The Colburn Connections: Hollis, New Hampshire Stonecarvers, 1780-1820.Markers III (1983), p. 93-146.

Caleb Huntington (c.1749-1842)

John Huntington (1705-1777)
Shepardson, Ann F. “John Huntington, Gravestone Carver of Lebanon, Connecticut.Markers XIII (1996), p. 142-222.

Orange Hurlburt ( -1814)

John Isham (1757-1834)

Ebenezar Janes (1736-1808)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1984), p. 1-46.

James Jenks (1832-1915)

Joseph Johnson (1689-c.1783)
Caulfield, Ernest J.  “Joseph Johnson (1698-1783?).”  Markers VIII (1991), p. 91-100.

Thomas Johnson (1690-1771)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1984), p. 1-46.

Caulfield, Ernest J.  “The Thomas Johnsons.Markers VIII (1991), p. 59-90.

Thomas Johnson Jr. (1718-1774)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1984), p. 1-46.

Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Thomas Johnsons.Markers VIII (1991), p. 59-90.

Thomas Johnson III (1750-1789)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Thomas Johnsons.Markers VIII (1991), p. 59-90.

Chester Kimball (1763-1824)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Kimballs.Markers VIII (1991), p. 189-204.

Lebbeus Kimball (1751-c.1832)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Kimballs.Markers VIII (1991), p. 189-204.

Richard Kimball (1722-1810)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Kimballs.Markers VIII (1991), p. 189-204.

Joseph King (active c.1792)

David Lamb (I) (1724-1773)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Lambs (1724-1788).Markers VIII (1991), p. 153-164.

David Lamb (II) (1750-1788)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Lambs (1724-1788).Markers VIII (1991), p. 153-164.

Caleb Lamson (I) (1696-1760)
Forbes, Harriette M. “The Lamsons of Charlestown, Stone Cutters.” Old Time New England 17:3 (January 1927), 125-139.

Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Tucker, Ralph L. “The Lamson Family Gravestone Carvers of Charlestown and Malden, Massachusetts.Markers X (1993), 151-218.

Caleb Lamson (II) (1760-1824)

John Lamson (1732-1776)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Lamson Family Gravestone Carvers of Charlestown and Malden, Massachusetts.Markers X (1993), 151-218.

Joseph Lamson (I) (1658-1722)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Lamson Family Gravestone Carvers of Charlestown and Malden, Massachusetts.Markers X (1993), 151-218.

Joseph Lamson (II) (1728-1789)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Lamson Family Gravestone Carvers of Charlestown and Malden, Massachusetts.Markers X (1993), 151-218.

Joseph Lamson (III) (1760-1808)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Lamson Family Gravestone Carvers of Charlestown and Malden, Massachusetts.Markers X (1993), 151-218.

Nathaniel Lamson (1692-1755)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Tucker, Ralph L. “The Lamson Family Gravestone Carvers of Charlestown and Malden, Massachusetts.Markers X (1993), 151-218.

Samuel Lamson (1773-1818)

Charles Lane (active c. 1790)

Jeremiah Lane
Knoblock, Glenn A. “From Jonathan Hartshorne to Jeremiah Lane: Fifty Years of Gravestone Carving in Coastal New Hampshire.Markers XIII (1996), p. 74-111

Loring Lathrop (1770-1847)
Caulfield, Ernest. “Three Manning Imitators.” Markers VIII (1991), p. 227-241.

Luther Lathrop (1766-1851)
Caulfield, Ernest. “Three Manning Imitators.” Markers VIII (1991), p. 227-241.

Thatcher Lathrop (1734-1806)
Caulfield, Ernest. “Three Manning Imitators.” Markers VIII (1991), p. 227-241.

Ezekiel Leighton (1657-1723)
Tucker, Ralph L. “Merrimac Valley Style Gravestones: The Leighton and Worster Families.Markers XI (1994), p. 142-167.

Jonathan Leighton (1715- )
Tucker, Ralph L. “Merrimac Valley Style Gravestones: The Leighton and Worster Families.Markers XI (1994), p. 142-167.

Richard Leighton (1686-1749)
Tucker, Ralph L. “Merrimac Valley Style Gravestones: The Leighton and Worster Families.Markers XI (1994), p. 142-167.

Barney Leonard (active c.1785)

Oliver Linnell (1816-1892)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

John Locke (1752-1837)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1984), p. 1-46.

Amasa Loomis (c.1773-1840)

Lt. John Loomis (1745-1791)
Slater, James. “Stonecutters and Their Works: Jonathan and John Loomis of Coventry, Connecticut.” Newsletter of the Association of Gravestone Studies, vol. 3, #4 (1979), p. 3-4.

Slater, James A. “Jonathan and John Loomis of Coventry, Connecticut” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 131-138.

Caulfield, Ernest, J. “The Loomis Carvers.Markers VIII (1991), p. 243-270.

Jonathan Loomis (1722-1785)
Slater, James. “Stonecutters and Their Works: Jonathan and John Loomis of Coventry, Connecticut.” Newsletter of the Association of Gravestone Studies, vol. 3, #4 (1979), p. 3-4.

Slater, James A. “Jonathan and John Loomis of Coventry, Connecticut.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 131-138.

Caulfield, Ernest, J. “The Loomis Carvers.Markers VIII (1991), p. 243-270.

Seth Luther
Luti, Vincent F “Seth Luther, Stonecarver of the Narragansett Basin.Rhode Island History (February 1980): 2-13.

Abel Lyman (1749-1828)

Noah Lyman (1714-1756)

Frederick Manning (1758-1810)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Mannings.Markers VIII (1991), p. 109-128.

Josiah Manning (1725-1806)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Mannings.Markers VIII (1991), p. 109-128.

Rockwell Manning (1760-1806)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Mannings.Markers VIII (1991), p. 109-128.

John Marble (1764-1844)

Joseph Marble ( -1805)

Levi Maxcy (1770-1822)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Levi Maxcy: the ‘Other’ Son.” in Gravestone Chronicles, vol II (1997); p. 434-495.

Peter Merrel ( – 1787)

Savil Metcalf ( – 1737)

David Miller (1718-1789)

John Mulican (1670-1737) [sometimes as Mulicken or Mullicken]
Tucker, Ralph. “The Mulicken Family.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #2 (Spring 1980), p. 11.

Tucker, Ralph L. “The Mullicken Family Gravestone Carvers of Bradford Massachusetts, 1663-1783.Markers IX (1992); 23-57.

Joseph Mulican (1704-1768) [sometimes as Mulicken or Mullicken]
Tucker, Ralph. “The Mulicken Family.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #2 (Spring 1980), p. 11.

Tucker, Ralph L. “The Mullicken Family Gravestone Carvers of Bradford Massachusetts, 1663-1783.Markers IX (1992); 23-57.

Robert Mulican (I) (1665-1741) [sometimes as Mulicken or Mullicken]
Tucker, Ralph. “The Mulicken Family.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #2 (Spring 1980), p. 11.

Tucker, Ralph L. “The Mullicken Family Gravestone Carvers of Bradford Massachusetts, 1663-1783.Markers IX (1992); 23-57.

Robert Mulican (II) (1688-1756) [sometimes as Mulicken or Mullicken]
Tucker, Ralph. “The Mulicken Family.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #2 (Spring 1980), p. 11.

Tucker, Ralph L. “The Mullicken Family Gravestone Carvers of Bradford Massachusetts, 1663-1783.Markers IX (1992); 23-57.

William Mumford (1641-1718)
Forbes, Harriette M. “William Mumford, Stone Cutter.” Old Time New England 16:3 (January 1926), p. 139-149.

Joseph Nash (1664-1740)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1985), p. 1-46.

James New (I) (1692-1781)
Luti, Vincent F. “Eighteenth Century Gravestone Carvers of the Narragansett Basin: John and James New.Markers XVI (1999), p. 6-103.

James New (II) (1751-1835)

John New (1722- )
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters.Markers XIV (1997), p. 134-157.

Luti, Vincent F. “Eighteenth Century Gravestone Carvers of the Narragansett Basin: John and James New.Markers XVI (1999), p. 6-103.

Hermon Newell (1774-1833)

John Noyes (1674-1749)
Watters, David. “The JN Carver.” Markers II (1982), p. 115-131.

Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “Seven Initial Carvers of Boston 1700-1725.Markers V (1988), p. 211-232.

Paul Noyes (1740-1810)

Edwin Bourne Nye (1834-1889)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

John Park (I) (1731-1793)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “The Park Family Carers of Groton, Massachusetts.” in Gravestone Chronicles, vol II p. 287-354.

John Park (II) (1761-1811)

Thomas Park (1745-1806)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “The Park Family Carers of Groton, Massachusetts.” in Gravestone Chronicles, vol II p. 287-354.

William Park (I) (1705-1788)
Chase, Theodore and Laurel K. Gabel. “The Park Family Carers of Groton, Massachusetts.” in Gravestone Chronicles, vol II p. 287-354.

William Park (II) (1763-1788)

William Park (III) (1779-1854)

Elijah Phelps (1761-1842)

Nathaniel Phelps (1721-1789)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1985), p. 1-46.

Rufus Phelps (1766-1826)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1985), p. 1-46.

Cyrus Pratt (c.1783-1846)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters.Markers XIV (1997), p. 134-157.

Nathaniel Pratt (1702-1779)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters.Markers XIV (1997), p. 134-157.

Noah Pratt (1731-1781)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters.Markers XIV (1997), p. 134-157.

Noah Pratt Jr. (1758-1825)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters.Markers XIV (1997), p. 134-157.

Robert Pratt (1753-1791)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters.Markers XIV (1997), p. 134-157.

Seth Pratt (1762-1838)
Tucker, Ralph L. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters.Markers XIV (1997), p. 134-157.

“Risley family”
Stier, Margaret Moody. “‘Wonderfully Lettered and Carved’: The Gravestones of the Risley Family, 1786-1835”. Dartmouth College Library Bulletin 23:2 (1983), p. 58-88.

Daniel Ritter (1746-1828)

David Ritter (c.1778- )

John Ritter (1750- )

Thomas Ritter (1720-1770)

Hosea Roberts (1768-1815)

Jonathan Roberts (active 1767)

Joseph Roberts (active 1753)

Ashael Savage (1769-1850)
Miller, James R. “Community News: Over These Dead BodiesThe Sheffield Times Vol III, Issue 3; January/February 2004, p. 10-11.

Lemuel Savery (1757-c.1796)

C. Sikes

E. Sikes

Justin Smith (1755-1835)

Asaph Soule (1739-1823)

Beza Soule (1750-1835)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1985), p. 1-46.

Coomer Soule (1747-1777)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1985), p. 1-46.

Ebenezer Soule (1711-1792)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1985), p. 1-46.

Ebenezar Soule Jr. (1737-1817)

Ivory Soule (1760-1846)

William H. Soule (1791-1871)
Blachowicz, James. “Three More Members of the Soule Family of Stonecarvers.AGS Quarterly, vol. 23; number 3 (Summer 1999), p. 3-6.

Josiah Sparrow Jr. (1817-1847)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

Ithmar Spauldin
Jones, C.R. “Ithamar Spauldin, Stonecarver of Concord, Massachusetts.Markers I (1980) p. 50-55.

Wilson, John S. “Purchase Delay, Pricing Factors, and Attribution Elements in Gravestones from the Shop of Ithmar Spauldin.Markers IX (1992), p. 105-131.

Stephen Spaulding (active 1780-1800)

James Stanclift (I) (1634?-1712)
Stancliftt, Sherry. “Stonecutters and Their Works: James Stanclift (1639-1712).
Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #4 (Fall 1980), p. 11-12.

Stancliff, Sherry. “James Stanclift.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 154-159.

Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Stanclift Family (1643-1785).Markers VIII (1991), p. 17-38.

James Stanclift (II) (1692-1772)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Stanclift Family (1643-1785).Markers VIII (1991), p. 17-38.

James Stanclift (III) (1712-1785)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Stanclift Family (1643-1785).Markers VIII (1991), p. 17-38.

William Stancliff (1687/8-1761)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Stanclift Family (1643-1785).Markers VIII (1991), p. 17-38.

Ezra Stebbins (1731-1796)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1984), p. 1-46.

Ezra Stebbins Jr. (1774-1833)
Sweeney, Kevin M. “Where the Bay Meets the River: Gravestones and Stonecutters in the River Towns of Western Massachusetts, 1690-1810Markers III (1984), p. 1-46.

John Stevens (I) (1646-1736)
Benson, Esther Fisher. “The John Stevens Shop.” Markers I (1980), p. 80-83.

John Stevens II (1702-1778)

John Stevens III (1753-1817)

Williams Stevens (1710-1794)

Jonas Stewart (active 1775-1795)

Josiah Sturgis (1816-1897)

William Sturgis (1772-1858)

Isaac Sweetland (active c.1799)

Benjamin Tainter (1753-1844)

James Thompson (1826-1909)
Blachowicz, James. “The Origins of Marble Carving on Cape Cod, Part 2: The Orleans and Sandwich Carvers.Markers XX (2003), p. 196-279.

Borden Thornton (1762-1838)
Luti, Vincent F. “Borden Thornton (1762-1838), Rhode Island Stonecarver.Markers XXIV (2007), p. 112-131.

William Throop (1739-1817)
Luti, Vincent F. “Stonecutters and Their Work: William Throop.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 5, #4 (Fall 1981), p. 13.

Luti, Vincent F. “John Anthony Angel and William Throop: Stonecutters of the Narragansett Basin,” in Jessie Lie Farber’s “Stonecutters and Their Works,” Markers IV (1987): 148-153.

Samuel Tingley (I) (1689-1765)

Samuel Tingley (II) (1714-1784)

Samuel Tingley (III) (1752-1846)

Seth Tinkham (1705-1751)

George Tomson (1770-1845)

Isaac Tomson (1749-1819)

Hiram Tribble (1809-1881)

Joseph Tucker (1735-1800)
Caulfield, Ernest. “Three Manning Imitators.” Markers VIII (1991), p. 227-241.

Jacob Vinal (1670-1736)

Jacob Vinal Jr. (1700-1788)

John Walden (I) (c.1682-1759)
Caulfield, Ernest. “Three Manning Imitators.” Markers VIII (1991), p. 227-241.

John Walden (II) (1737-1807)
Caulfield, Ernest. “Three Manning Imitators.” Markers VIII (1991), p. 227-241.

John Walden (III) (1752-1824)
Caulfield, Ernest. “Three Manning Imitators.” Markers VIII (1991), p. 227-241.

Bildad Washburn (1762-1832)

Abel Webster (1726-1801)
“Abel Webster: Pioneer, Patriot, and Stonecutter.” Historical New Hampshire 28:4 (Winter 1973), 221-40

Stephen Webster (1717/8-1798)
Garvin, James and Donna-Belle Garvin. “Stephen Webster, Gravestone Maker.” Historical New Hampshire 29:2 (Summer 1974): 93-104.

Thomas Welch (1655-c.1703)

Obadiah Wheeler (1673-c.1750)
Caulfield, Ernest J. “The Colonial Gravestone Carvings of Obediah Wheeler.Markers VIII (1991), p. 271-310.

Samuel White Jr. (1780-?)

Joseph Whittemore (1667-1743)

John Wight ( 1702-1775)
Watters, David H. “‘Fencing ye Tables’: Scotch-Irish Ethnicity and the Gravestones of John Wight.Markers XVI (1999), p. 174-209.

Benes, Peter. “John Wight, the Hieroglyph Carver of Londonderry.Old-time New England vol. 64, no. 2 (Oct.-Dec. 1973), p, 31-41.

James Wilder (1741-1794)
Gabel, Laurel and Theodore Chase. “Stonecutters and Their Works: James Wilder of Lancaster.Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, vol. 7, #1 (Winter 1982/3), p. 6-7.

Chase, Theodore and Gabel, Laurel K. “James Wilder of Lancaster, Stonecutter.” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 148 (April 1983): 87-113.

Gabel, Laurel and Theodore Chase. “James Wilder of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1741-1794.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 166-169.

Joseph Williston ( -1768)

Ebenezer Winslow (1793-1862; Benes says d. 1824)

Ebenezer Winslow (II) (1772-1841)

Ebenezer Wood (1771-1865)
Blachowicz, James. “Three More Members of the Soule Family of Stonecarvers.AGS Quarterly, vol. 23; number 3 (Summer 1999), p. 3-6.

Jonathan Worcester [alt. Worster] (1707-1754)
Tucker, Ralph L. “Merrimac Valley Style Gravestones: The Leighton and Worster Families.Markers XI (1994), p. 142-167

Moses Worcester (1739- )
Tucker, Ralph L. “Merrimac Valley Style Gravestones: The Leighton and Worster Families.Markers XI (1994), p. 142-167

Alpheus Wright (1792-1857)

Moses Wright (c. 1758-?)

Solomon Wright (1785-1851)

William Young (1711-1795)
Stafford, Mary and Rick. “Stonecutters and Their Works: William Young, of Tatnuck, Massachusetts.Newsletter of the Association of Gravestone Studies, vol. 4, #1 (Winter 1979/80), p. 10-11.

Stafford, Mary and Rick. “William Young of Tatnuck, Massachusetts.” in “Stonecutters and Their Works” (Ed. Jessie Lie Farber), Markers IV (1987), p. 138-148

The Old Charlestown Master (active 1653-1695)

 

Works to Review

Forbes

Gravestone Chronicles; Chase and Gabel (1990)

Chase, Theodore and Gabel, Laurel K. “The Colbum Connections:
Hollis, New Hampshire, Stonecarvers, 1780-1 820.” Markers III ( 1985):
93-146.

Corrigan, David J. “Symbols and Carvers of New Haven Gravestones.”
Journal of the New Haven Colony Historical Society 24 (1976): 2-15.

I Narragansett Bay Area (Eastern Rhode Island and Parts of Southern Massachusetts). Vincent Luti. principal contributor. (1985)

Luti, Vincent F.  Mallet and Chisel: Gravestone Carvers of Newport, Rhode Island in the 18th Century, 2002

Hayward, Kendall P. “List of Connecticut Stonecutters.” The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 15 (January 1950): 1-5.

Hosley, William N., Jr “The Rockingham Stonecarver: Patterns of Stylistic Concentration and Diffusion in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, 1790-1817.” In Puritan Gravestone Art 11. Edited by Peter Benes.
(Boston: Boston University Press, 1978): 66-78.

From Slate to Marble Vols I & II (James Blachowicz)

“Tombstone lettering in Scotland and New England: An appreciation of a vernacular culture” George Thomson, Mortality 02/2006; 11(1):1-30.

http://www.capecodgravestones.com/carverlist.html

https://archive.org/stream/newsletterofasso1422asso#page/n625/mode/2up

http://resources.osv.org/explore_learn/document_viewer.php?Action=View&DocID=1955

 

Websites of Interest

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4 comments on “A Bibliography of New England Gravestone Carvers

  1. Peter Thomas says:

    wonderful resource. Thank you for posting this.

  2. ron romano says:

    Please see my book, Early Gravestones in Southern Maine: The Genius of Bartlett Adams (History Press, 2016) for the full story of the life of stone-cutter Bartlett Adams. I see you use Ralph Tucker’s piece in the AGS newsletter as your reference, but that piece contained errors (primarily that Adams had gone to Richmond Virginia during the War of 1812 … I disprove that in my book .. .Adams was at his farm during that particular absence from his Portland shop). Thought you’d want to know there is an up to date resource on Bartlett Adams…

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