Thursday, March 22, 2012

Margeryann and the wilting flowers

Harlem Cemetery in Delaware County, Ohio is a small, country cemetery—and the oldest in Harlem Township.

The tablet marker for Margeryann Bristoll (d. 1830) features a detailed carving of a pedestal bowl filled with wilting flowers. Two large, cut roses appear to have fallen beside the bowl.

daughter of
Ira & Sarah Bristoll,
died Dec. 14, 1830:
Æ. 5 years 11 mo.
Farewell my true and lovely child
You bid a short adieu,
You cannot come to us again
But we must go to you.

There is no record of any other member of the Bristoll family buried in Harlem Cemetery. Ira (d. 1872) and Sarah (d. 1852) Bristoll are buried in Hancock County, several counties away.

Harlem Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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