I see why I didn’t notice the plaque about Francis till yesterday – it wasn’t there till recently.
I would appreciate actual facts, but here are photos of the gravesite at various times. Clicking and opening each image will display it full-sized.
I consider Find A Grave photos more reliable than others, and photos I took personally, or find in published form more reliable.
Image from Find A Grave, added 8/10/2001.
No perimiter markers above the main headstone.
Virtual Tourist: Benjamin Franklin Grave
Certainly no marble perimeter. Two plaques above the main headstone in the bricks.
The marble perimeter now clearly visible, with Emma Mary Bache visible in the picture.
Image from Find A Grave, added 8/18/2008.
Looking at the full image, the plaques in the brick seem to be gone.
I do not see the carving for John Read and Francis. Perhaps the perimiter was worked in over time.
|2012?: Image dated 9/23/2012,
Image from Find A Grave, added 5/22/2013.
This is the marble perimiter above the main headstone, with Francis F.F. and John Read clearly visible. The number of days is questionable: see the separate post.