Friday, March 16, 2012

Widow Fairchild

The gravestone for Mehitable Fairchild (d. 1824) is a classically shaped tablet-style marker with no decorative carving. Given its age, it is remarkably easy to read.

Memory of
Widow of Amos Fairchild
Who departed this Life
Jan. 18th. 1824;
aged 66.
      Although a mouldering and turn
ing into clay, I am inviting you to
Speaking of stone, one of Mehitable’s sons, Benjamin M. Fairchild, owned stone quarries in the area: Mr. Fairchild was a very industrious and worthy citizen. He built several grist and saw mills, and opened up several stone quarries. [1]

Harlem Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio
1. Perrin, William Henry, History of Delaware County and Ohio (Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co.), 599.

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