Orrin H. Shaw box grave
Orrin H. Shaw, who died Nov. 9, 1826, and his son, Orrin Hill Shaw, who died Aug. 21, 1841, are buried beneath this box grave. This grave was seriously damaged as vandals moved the ledger (slab on top) disrupting the sides. Then the structure suffered further serious damage after being hit by a mower in September 2013.
The structure's sides appear to be made of lime rock and carved, with much of the carving worn away with time. This structure is the only one of its kind in the cemetery.
The Friends undertook this repair, and the repair is shown below.
Box grave with ledger (top slab) and walls out of alignment after being hit by mower
Slab removed. Interior had at one time been filled with mortar and loose bricks
Lime rock walls, brick interior, and ledger (slab) shown after box grave dismantled
Box grave partially repaired as the interior bricks become mortared and sides are mortared into place
All mortaring complete. Mortar leveled with top to more fully support the ledger (slab)