The inscription is carved as though on a scroll, which is sometimes understood to symbolize life and time. Look at the top of the scroll. See how a good portion has been rolled up? This may represent Mr. Colflesh’s long life, now complete.
And look at the bonus information on the stone! Date and place of birth, year he came to Ohio.
BORN JAN. 30, 1787
IN THE STATE OF PENN
EMIGRATED TO OHIO
AUG. 9, 1877,
90 YS. & 7 MS.
Liberty Church Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio