I received a call recently, the woman asking if I knew anything about a Phineas Stewart, b. 10.8.1794, d. 7.27.1898 -- 104 years old at the time of his death. The name did not ring a bell with me, even if it seemed I got to know so many that came before us, through their names, while doing research.
But with so much information gleaned from one headstone, along with the curious question of so many females preceding him in death -- five wives and two daughters, to be exact -- I couldn't resist doing a little extra research.
Phineas Stewart died a year before the West Howell Cemetery was established, but his monument stands.