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101 Ways To Say Death Part Three

Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on July 30, 2013

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In 2008, a blogger started a series, 101 Ways to Say “Died”. It focused on epitaphs from New England cemeteries. Most of the headstones used were carved before 1825. The series has gone past 101, and is up to 118 now. If you look at the site, you see links to the individual parts. That is the number before the epitaph. Some have been skipped. The VPI site has photographs of many of the headstones used here. HT to Twenty Two Words. Pictures by chamblee54. Parts one and two have been published.

56 CAPT. THOMAS GREEN HULL BORN AUG. 17, 1832. LEFT NEW YORK FOR BALTIMORE DEC. 21, 1864, AND ON DEC. 30, 1864, WAS FOUND LASHED TO THE MAST OF HIS SUNKEN AND ILL-FATED VESSEL AGED 32 YEARS, 4 MONTHS AND 4 DAYS.

57 The human form respected for its honesty and known 53 years by the appellation CHRISTOPHER ELLERY began to dissolve in the month of February 1789.

58 To the Memory of MRS. FREELOVE BALL, wife of Elijah Ball, & daughter of Jonathan Mitchell of Block Island. She died April 18, 1836, from stabs inflicted with a knife, in her 44th year. The Mother of nine children who all lived to deplore the loss of so excellent a Mother. Oh! tis a trying thing to be bereft of life By the vile hand of him who called her wife And those who read may thus infer from hence That this rash act sprung from Intemperance!

59 Brevet Capt. JABEZ B. BLANDING, 21st Regt. Veteran Res. Corps. After serving with distinguished courage in the U.S. Army from the commencement to the close of the Civil War, he was basely assassinated while in the discharge of his Military duties at Grenada Mississippi,
April 30, 1866, in his 25th year.

60 Here Lies the Body of YARROW an African who after a Life of strict Integrity Resigned his Soul to GOD April 7, 1786 aged Aged about 60 Years

61 Mr. BENJAMIN GOODWIN after he had served his own generation, by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers” March 3, 1822, AEt. 77 “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright for the end of that man is peace.”

62 “Men drop so fast, ‘ere life’s mid stage we tread Few know so many friends alive as dead.” This monumental stone is Erected in memory of Mr. SAMUEL JONES Jr who made his exit Nov. 6 1806 aged 36 years. His virtues were too many to be enumerated here; but they gained him the love of all who knew him and are too deeply engraved on their memories to be forgotten. Early he departed this life; and has gone as we trust to the bosom of his Heavenly Father.

63 ERECTED in memory of JOSEPH CHURCHILL, who Sail’d from Boston Nov, 1836, in the Brig Plymouth Rock of Plymouth, Bound to Rochelle in France, and supposed Foundered at Sea aged 54 years. Also his Children JOSEPH LEWIS, died at sea on board the Brig Androscoggin of Portland Aug. 1842, aged 37 yrs. MARCIA GOODWIN, died May 2, 1839, aged 22 yrs.

64 In memory of CAESAR Here lies the best of slaves Now turning into dust: Caesar the Ethiopian craves A place among the just. His faithful soul has fled To realms of heavenly light, And by the blood that Jesus shed is changed from Black to White.
Jan 15 he quitted the stage in the 77th year of his age. 1780

65 ABIGAIL Widow of Capt. John Virgin whose earth life closed, Feb. 13, 1880, Aged 87 y’rs 7 mo’s. 16 days Blessed are the pure in heart.

66 In Memory of Doctor HERBERT MANN who with 119 sailors with Captn. James Magee Master went on board the Brigg General Arnold in Boston harbour Decr. 25th 1778 hoisted sail and made for the sea, & were immediately overtaken by the most tremendous snow storm with cold that was ever known in the memory of man, & unhappily parted their Cable in Plymouth harbour in a place call’d the cow-yard & he with about 100 others were frozen to Death, 66 of which were buried in one Grave.
He was in the 21st Year of his age. And now LORD GOD Almighty just & true are all thy ways, but who can stand before thy cold?

67 In Memory of Capt. Eleazer Cary Altho his Yousfulness in Church & State Yet he was Called to Close his Eyes on Mortal things & went with Unshaken Faith in to ye Unsean world on ye 28th of July 1754 in ye 70th Year of his Age In him did two Great worthys shine Wisdom & Justice met So Kind

68 The Memory of Mrs. Hannah williams Daugher of ye Revd Mr. Eleazer & Mrs. Mary Williams Who after A patient Enduring of a Lingring Sickness and Experience of the divine power and Grace Chearfully Resigned her Spret Into the hand of jesus in hops of the promise of Eternal Life on the 18th of Novemr. 1749 in ye 27 Year of her Age.

69 HERE RESTS ye BODY OF MR. EDMUND ANGIER MERCHANT WHO LEFT HIS EARTHLY & ENTRED INTO HIS HEAUENLY HOUSE ye 4th OF MARCH 1692 AETATIS SUAE 80 THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED

70 Sacred to the Memory of Miss. ANN POWER, Daugh. of Nicholas Power, Esq. She was born Feb. 10th, 1738 and after exhibiting a long Life of sincere affection & unaffected piety, departed this transitory state of existence for a never ending eternity, on the 21st of April In the 76th Year of her Age.

71 Here lies inter’d the body of Miss. Hannah Symmes eldest Daughter of Mr. Isaac & Mrs. Hannah Symmes who at the early period of 28 years after being long exercis’d with bodily pain with christian fortitude yielded her spirit to its benevolent Author. Born Jany. 30. 1766. Died May 27. 1794.

72 Memoriae Sacrum of Mr. Simeon Smith who was lost on look-out shoals Lat. 34. Lon 77. Feb. 3rd 1818 AEt. 21 Ys. 3 Ms. The dear & lovely youth, In peaceful silence lies, His soul we trust has fled, To joys beyond the skies. Why when for him we mourn, Or call him from that rest, Where peace and love doth reign, With Christ forever blest. E. D. Winslow Brewster

73 Underneath are the Remains of Sarah Linkorn, Born April 12, 1743. New Born, March 18, 1764 changed this for a better Life March 5 1779

74 The once well respect’d Mr DANIEL BOOTH Here rested from the hurry of Life the 8th April AD 1777 aged LXXIII Could a virtuous, honest, & amiable Character, Could Blessings of the Poor echoing from his Gate, Could ye sympathetick Grief of an aged Partner or the softning Tears of a numerous offspring Disarm The King of Terrors He had not died. What is Life, to answer lifes great Aim. From Earths low prison, from this vale of Tears With age incumbered & oppress’d with years Death Set Him free, his Christ had made his Peace Let pious Sorrow cease.

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  1. […] of the headstones used here. HT to Twenty Two Words. Pictures by Chamblee54. Parts one, two, and three have been published. 75 Sacred to the Memory of Amasa Brainard Ir Son of Lieut Amasa & Mrs […]

  2. […] site has photographs of many of the headstones used here. HT to Twenty Two Words. Parts one, two, three, and four have been published. 96 To the Memory of Mr JACOB WALKER who respected by the Brave, […]


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