Samuel Tolman and ExperienceTaken in the Tolman Cemetery, Knox County, Maine.  My first trip to Maine, I took photos with a regular, film-using camera, but by the second trip, I had a digital camera, and was starting to get more serious about my cemetery photography.   This stone caught my eye for the unusual name of Samuel’s wife.

And lest you think that this Experience was a one-time only name, here’s what I found on Find-a-Grave:

Born:Experience Gregory
19 Sept 1760
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 19 Feb 1828
Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA
Father: William Gregory
Born: 19 July 1731
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 24 Mar 1824
Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA
Mother:Experience Robbins
Born: 2 June 1735
Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. USA
Died: 30 Jan 1827
Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA
Children
William Tolman 1786–
Isaiah Tolman 1788–
Joseph Tolman 1789–
Shepherd Tolman 1792–
Asenath Tolman 1795–1884
Hannah Tolman 1799–1893
Isaac Tolman 1802