Tombstone Tuesday – Alfred Banks
This tombstone is from the Village Cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut. My ancestor Alfred Banks died on May 8, 1852 at the age of 28 in Great Barrington, MA. He left two young boys, Edwin and Edward. Edwin and Edward were twins of Alfred Banks and Jane Ann Shepard. In 1860, the family was living with their grandparents Orrin Shepard in Newtown. The twins would later join the civil war when they were 17 years old.