Friday, July 13, 2012

“Esteemed a highly worthy man”

Wednesday’s post, “Ferson from New Hampshire,” included this biographical snippet from History of New Boston, New Hampshire by Elliott Colby Cogswell (Boston: 1864):

James Ferson, son of Dea. James Ferson, was born in Chester May 29, 1744, O. S., and married Mary McNeill, daughter of James McNeill. ... Some of the children went to Ohio, and their father, who was 74 years old, followed them, and died there, being esteemed a highly worthy man.

James Ferson (b. 1744, d. 1821) and Mary (McNeill) Ferson (d. 1834) are buried under a beautiful sandstone marker carved with matching willows and a simple urn.



JAMES FERSON
Formerly from New Boston N. H.
died Jan. 2,
1821:
in the 77 year of his age.
Expressing a full assurance
of hope in Christ.


MARY FERSON
his wife
died April 29,
1834:
in the 79 year of her age.
They had both been members of the
Presbyterian church, for more
than half a century.

Blessed are the dead,
who die in the Lord.
Africa Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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