Example of a slate stone

Slate stones, such as this one dating from 1748 in the Titicus Cemetery, have stood up far better over the centuries than granite, sandstone or other rock. Even the lines used by the sculptor to keep the inscription letters straight are still visible. Mrs. Rachel Dauchy (spelled that way on her stone) was the wife of Capt. Vivus Dauchey (spelled that way on his in 1795), a well-to-do Ridgefielder of his time.