The gravestone of my 4th Great Grandparents, Elihu D Brown and Jane C (Fernald) Brown. It is located in Orchard Grove Cemetery in Kittery, Maine. Also on the stone is Elihu's first wife Martha C Fernald, as well as his brother Thomas Brown (b.12/2/1796, d. 1/1/1863), who lived with him at Locke's Cove in Kittery.
I am not sure when the Orchard Grove cemetery was started, but was probably not in operation when Martha Brown died in 1837. Was she buried in a home plot, and later moved here, or was that the case with all of them? Perhaps this stone was inscribed after they were all deceased, or maybe they once had separate headstones. There are still 5 children (see family register at bottom) who died young, and no stones have been found for them in Kittery.
See blog on James W Brown for more on the family:
In the 1850 census, Elihu was listed as a laborer, and was a mariner by 1860. In the 1870 census, he was now a "retired mariner".
i. THOMAS SULLIVAN BROWN, b. 5 Jan 1825; d. 11 Nov 1826
ii. SARAH ELIZABETH BROWN, b. 30 Sept 1826; d. 17 Sept 1827
iii. THOMAS BROWN, b. 3 Nov 1827; d. 19 Sept 1830
iv. MARTHA BROWN, b. 3 Aug 1829; Marr JOHN WILLIAMS
v. SAMUEL FERNALD BROWN, b. 1832; d. 1881 in California (went west during the gold rush)
vi. JAMES FERNALD BROWN, b. 14 Sept 1839; d. 10 Oct 1840
vii. JAMES WILLIAM BROWN, b. 28 Dec 1841; marr EMILY A WAITE
viii. LYDIA MARGARET BROWN, b. 30 Aug 1845; d. 21 Oct 1846