Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jacob Colflesh, Pennsylvania native

According to his gravestone in Liberty Church Cemetery, Jacob Colflesh (b. 1787, d. 1877) lived to be 90 years old.

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.



JACOB COLFLESH.
BORN JAN. 30, 1787
IN THE STATE OF PENN
EMIGRATED TO OHIO
IN 1837,
DIED
AUG. 9, 1877,
AGED
90 YS. & 7 MS.

Liberty Church Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...