Pelham Murder?? Headstone Cache

Volume 7, Issue 158; 05 Sep 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Murder in 1860?

The Pelham Murder?? Headstone Cache consists of two parts. There’s the actual cache, of course, and it was a struggle to find even though I was pretty sure I was standing right next to it (and I was).

Pelham Murder?? Headstone Cache
Pelham Murder?? Headstone Cache

But there’s also this very interesting headstone.

Warren Gibbs Headstone
Warren Gibbs Headstone
Warren Gibbs Headstone (closeup)
Warren Gibbs Headstone (closeup)

Packardville Road, where the cemetery is located, runs past at least one local reservoir.

Water Flower
Water Flower

Some of the water plants are blooming very late.

Comments

Yes, Norman; it was a murder and Mary Felton was arrested and sent to prison for the murder of her husband... Warren's brother erected the grave in his honor. Most of the balance of the Gibbs Family is buried at Quabbin Park. This famly was a very early settler of the area and helped establish Greenwich.

David C. Gibbs Boise, Idaho

—Posted by David C. Gibbs on 17 Apr 2007 @ 05:03 UTC #

I've read that Mary Felton was never prosecuted for her crime... and I wonder, where is she burried? Is there a stone proclaiming her innocence? I grew up in Belchertown, next door and have always been infatuated by this erie stone.

—Posted by Geoffrey T. Gould on 01 May 2007 @ 12:56 UTC #