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Betancourt Tombstone Inscriptions-Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Sara Brower (ID *****3419) Date: July 29, 2002 at 17:54:07
In Reply to: Re: Betancourt - Camaguey, Cuba - 1810 by Sara Brower of 131

There are what appear to be 3 white stones flush with the ground and laid one next to the other. Each is about 3feet x 6+ feet. The two end slabs are broken in the middle. The 2 pieces of the first slab don't seem to belong together because there is partial inscription on the break that doesn't match the piece above the break. The middle slab is intact.

The inscription on the top part of first slab is:
ALONZO BETANCOURT
BORN AT PUERTO PRINCIPE CUBA MAR 14 1796.

The inscription on the bottom part of the first slab is:
JANE BETANCOURT
BORN AT FRANKFORD
DIED AT PHILA. JAN. 1ST 1874

The inscription on the 2nd (center) slab is:
ALONZO AGUERO
BORN AT FRANKFORD MARCH 5TH 1865.
DIED AT PHILA. MAY 15TH 1869.
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MANUEL AGUERO.
BORN AT CLIFTON HEIGHTS PA NOV. 9TH 1876.
DIED AT CLIFTON HEIGHTS PA NOV. 2ND 1800.
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MARIANO AGUERO
BORN AT PUERTO PRINCIPE CUBA JUNE 27TH 1836.
DIED AT FRANKFORD SEPT. 23RD 1883.
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ISABEL AGUERO TAYLOR
BORN AT PUERTO PRINCIPE CUBA MAY 24TH 1840.
DIED AT CLIFTON HEIGHTS PA AUG 10TH 1887.


The inscription on the 3rd slab is:

AMERICA BETANCOURT
BORN AT PHILA. NOV. 11TH 1831.
DIED AT PHILA. JAN. 13TH 1876.

There is nothing inscribed below the break in the 3rd slab.

The breaks in the 1st and the 3rd slabs occur about the center of the slab.

These are located in St. Joachim RC Church Cemetery, Frankford section of Philadelphia, PA. Frankford at one time was a borough in Philadelphia County before it was incorporated into the city. The city and the county are one and the same today.

The cemetery records from St. Joachim were destroyed in the fire of 1979. The Church and Rectory were rebuilt in 1982.

Sara


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