frosty red ground cover

"My flesh fhall flumber in the ground 
 Till the last trumpet joyful founds
 Then burst the chains with fweet furprise 
 And in my faviour's image rise."

Benjamin Mead, Esqr.,
Died March 5, 1815
Aged 85 years, 6 months, and 7 days.

Bucolic, rustic, pastoral, and steeped in history, the Mead family burying ground in North Greenwich overlooks the surrounding countryside. The original homesteads built and occupied by some of those interred here sit on their stone foundations nearby. An apple orchard once surrounded the hillside when the operated it as a farm.

Manicured bayberry bushes and a growing carpet of myrtle groundcover border the cemetery. Daffodils bloom here in the spring. Brownstone and marble gravestones preserve most of the inscriptions. ----------- (click to continue)

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