Sunday, June 5, 2011

Epitaph: I bid you all farewell

The tablet marker at the grave of Roxana Havens (d. 1837) is without decoration. No willows. No hands. No angels. Just a simple inscription and a simple epitaph.

wife of
died March 22, 1837;
in the 43. year of her age.

Worn out with sickness & with pain
I bid you all farewell,
I hope in heaven to remain
And with my Saviour dwell.
Pioneer Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio

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