“Basely Murthered”: The Shocking Death of Elizabeth McKinstry

The McKinstry House ca. 1900
Elizabeth McKinstry’s gravestone in the Plain Burial Ground. Note that in the 18th century even unmarried women were sometimes respectfully addressed as “Mrs.”
Robert Treat Paine
The McKinstry House, 2022



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