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JOEL PARMELEE ca1679/80-1748
John, John

Atop the hill of Durham's Old Cemetery is where Joel is buried. A severe thunderstorm had passed through the town the day before I arrived, downing a tree limb that broke the stone in two.

His older brother John's is in Guilford.


Here Lyes the
Body of
Lieutenant
JOEL PARMELE
who died July
the 20th 1748