Calvinist Baptist Cemetery, Marker #6
Silas was born 5 Oct 1858 and, according to his grave marker, drowned 7 March 1879 at the age of 20 years 5 months and 2 days, from which his birth date is calculated. Apparently he did not marry. One source says Silas was lost at sea, another says he died at sea. It would be interesting to know for sure if Silas is indeed buried in the cemetery or only commemorated on the grave marker.
Silas was the son of Joseph R and Mary (Chute) Raymond. His mother is buried in the same cemetery near him. A brother and two sisters are named on the same grave marker as his mother. Named on the same marker as Silas are two more brothers, Abel and Herbert.
Six months following his mother’s death, Abel’s father remarried. We do not know his place of burial.
Silas’s distinctive grave marker is one of only two in the Old Stones cemeteries that was made of what is often referred to as “white bronze” although the colour is blue and it’s made of zinc.
Silas is a Mayflower descendant. Through his father he is descended from Mayflower passengers Isaac Allerton, John Billington, John Howland, John Tilley and Richard Warren.
More about Silas, his parents and siblings will be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Silas, particularly the circumstances of his death.