Written in Stone: Meet the Carvers - Emmes

One of the most popular gravestone makers in Boston in the first half of the 18th century was Nathaniel Emmes (1690-1750). He learned the trade from a neighbor, William Mumford, and in turn taught his sons Henry (1716-1767) and Joshua (1719-1772). He also had William Codner (1709-1769) as an apprentice in his shop.

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