Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #30
Josephine was born 11 May 1863 and died five months and five days later on 16 Oct 1863, the eleventh of twelve children of Eleazer and Mary Eliza (Porter) Raymond. She is the only one of the children who did not live to be an adult. Her parents are also buried in the Free Will Baptist Cemetery and named on the same grave marker. Also named are her sister Lillian who died at the age of 24 and her brother Charles who was lost at sea.
Josephine is a Mayflower descendant, being descended, through her father, from Mayflower passengers William Brewster, John Howland and John Tilley.
One of Josephine’s ancestors, through her mother, may have been William Knowlton, whose grave marker in Shelburne is among the earliest for any English settler in Nova Scotia—it simply reads “William Knowlton, 1632”.
More about Josephine, her parents and her siblings will be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Josephine, particularly her place of birth and death and the cause of her death.