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Woman finds almost 170-year-old tombstone in New York yard

A woman in upstate New York trying to sell a tombstone dating back to 1850 on Facebook is facing a lot of backlash for her posting.

Nicola Crowe discovered the gravestone buried and broken in three pieces while renovating her home entrance in Delmar, New York. 

On Facebook, Crowe said: ‘Over 150 years old. Found when digging in my yard. No bodies, no creepy story – I already checked with the town! 

Nicola Crowe discovered a 1850 gravestone buried and broken in three pieces while renovating her home entrance in Delmar, New York

Nicola Crowe discovered a 1850 gravestone buried and broken in three pieces while renovating her home entrance in Delmar, New York

On Facebook, Crowe said: 'Over 150 years old. Found when digging in my yard. No bodies, no creepy story - I already checked with the town!'

On Facebook, Crowe said: ‘Over 150 years old. Found when digging in my yard. No bodies, no creepy story – I already checked with the town!’

‘Great for Halloween… Don’t use a cheezy foam tombstone, get the real thing! Sorry, maybe a bad joke… But according to the historical society, this was a stone damaged by the stone cutter and sold for landscaping. No ties to any family or cemetery.’ 

Posting on several Facebook, Crowe has claimed that she has gotten a series of complaint, with most saying she is disrespectful and/or claiming that she is ‘going to be haunted.’

‘Check the town registry to see if any family members/decendends are still alive,’ said Ortrud Krone. 

'Check the town registry to see if any family members/decendends are still alive,' said Ortrud Krone

‘Check the town registry to see if any family members/decendends are still alive,’ said Ortrud Krone

It was a sentiment shared by Caroline Becker who added: 'If the stone cutter discarded the stone....did he live on or near where this was found? I'm not convinced it's a discarded stone' 

It was a sentiment shared by Caroline Becker who added: ‘If the stone cutter discarded the stone….did he live on or near where this was found? I’m not convinced it’s a discarded stone’ 

Another said: 'I wouldn't sell this.. kinda in poor taste? Not trying to knock you... perhaps donate it to your towns historical society or the like?'

Another said: ‘I wouldn’t sell this.. kinda in poor taste? Not trying to knock you… perhaps donate it to your towns historical society or the like?’

'Opinions Opinions Opinions. Nothing more than a bust stone of a life longgg forgotten,' said another user. 

‘Opinions Opinions Opinions. Nothing more than a bust stone of a life longgg forgotten,’ said another user. 

It was a sentiment shared by Caroline Becker who added: ‘If the stone cutter discarded the stone….did he live on or near where this was found? I’m not convinced it’s a discarded stone.’

Another said: ‘I wouldn’t sell this.. kinda in poor taste? Not trying to knock you… perhaps donate it to your towns historical society or the like?’ 

‘Opinions Opinions Opinions. Nothing more than a bust stone of a life longgg forgotten,’ said another user.

‘It was discarded many many years ago. It’s your’s do to with as you wish. Personal I’d sell it or display it in a nice flower garden. No mojo here.’ 

The woman asserts that she is willing to donate the tombstone, but there are no offers to take it.  

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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