Mary Harvey's Gravestone

Date: 1785
About this artifact

This gravestone marks the final resting place of Mary Harvey, wife of Simeon Harvey of Deerfield, who died in childbirth in December 1785. Members of Mary's family supported the Massachusetts Regulators, referred to as "insurgents" by the Massachusetts government during the unrest of the 1780s. Mary died the year before the protests and petitions erupted into violence at the Springfield Arsenal. Her gravestone includes an image of Mary and her stillborn child.

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Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA