Brattleboro Epitaphs


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Brattleboro Epitaphs


Mrs. Molly Adams


In memory of Mrs
Molly Adams
wife of Mr Abner Adams
who died
March 12, 1819 AE 46
years


Dear friends weep not for me
I am not dead but sleeping here
My Saviour call'd my Grave you see
Prepare in time to follow me.


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Thomas Adams


Thomas Adams
of Oak Hill
Greene Co., N. Y. Died
Oct 4, 1841
AE 75 y'rs


Oak Hill is a village in the town of Durham. Thomas Adams died at the Vermont Asylum For The Insane.


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Mrs. Carrie Adkins


Carrie
wife of
Henry E. Adkins
Died
May 31, 1863
AE 22 y's 6 m's


That cold lifeless form now in death's chill embrace,
Lies low in the dark earth so drear:
O! never again shall we gaze on that Face
Until Jesus in glory appears.


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John F. Adkins


John F. Adkins
Born
Dec. 14, 1822
Died
May 21, 1892


He giveth his beloved sleep.


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Mrs. Julia Howard Adkins


Julia Howard
wife of
J. F. Adkins
Born Dec. 15, 1822
Died
Oct. 26, 1877


The Lord is my shepherd.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery 1894


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Thomas Miner Aikins


Tom Miner
Aikins
Private U. S. N. C.
Born June 2, 1872
Died Dec. 24, 1899
Erected By his Shipmates
Of the
U. S. S. Prairie


Auxiliary cruiser U. S. S. Prairie was purchased by the Navy on April 6, 1898 and entered the Northern Atlantic Squadron and later the North Atlantic Fleet. During the war summer in 1898 the "Prairie" patrolled in Cuban waters.


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Mrs. Abigail Akeley


Abigail
Wife of
Thomas Akeley
died Apr. 5
1840
aged 75 years
& 16 days.


Thy virtue and thy worth
Shall fond remembrance cheer,
And ease the aching heart
That drops the falling tear.


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Mrs. Rachel Alexander


In memory of
Rachel Alexander
wife of John Alexander
who died April 2, 1817
AE 70 years


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Mrs. Grace Fisher Allen


Grace E. Fisher
Wife of
E. L. Allen
Oct. 6, 1867
July 30, 1896


Meet me in Heaven.


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Ira Allen


Ira Allen
Son of Joseph &
Sarah Allen died
Dec. 25, 1815
Aged 12 years.


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Allen Monument


Elizabeth Sophia
wife of Lorenzo Allen
Died July 12, 1845
AE 28 Yrs


Weep not for me it is better
to depart and be with Christ.


Lorenzo Allen
Died Apr. 5, 1867
AE 56 Yrs


Father thy will not mine be done.


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Edwin Arms


Edwin Son of
Mr Josiah and Mrs
Cyntha Arms who
died June 20th 1797 in the
3d Year of his Age


Remember now thy Creator
in the days of thy youth.


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Henry Arms


Henry, Son of
Mr. John and Mrs
Clarissa Arms, who died
January 16th 1799 aged
3 Months and 3 Days


Go lovely babe, to your bright
Regions go
there peace there love there every virtue


[footstone]


Henry Arms


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Major John Arms


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In Memory of Major
John Arms Esqr
Who Departed this Life
March ye 6th 1770 in ye
48th year of his Age


Beneath the sacred Honours of the Tomb
In awfull Silence and majestic Gloom
The Man of Mercy here conceals his Head
Amidst the awfull Mansions of the Dead
No more his lib'ral Hand shall help the Poor
Relieve Distress and scatter Joy no more.


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Capt. John Arms


In Memory of
Capt. John Arms
Died July 23, 1825
AE 48


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John Willard Arms


In Memory of
Mr John Willard Arms
who Decd Jany 21st
1783 Aged 23
years 9 M & 15 D


Reader Behold as you pass by
As you are Living so was i
As i am now so you must be
Prepare ye for thy Death & follow me.


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Josiah Arms


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Beneath this stone rests the
mortal part of
Mr Josiah Arms
obit 28 May 1803 AEtatis 52


Life's but a journey those who travel best
Will end it shortly and arive at rest.
Where no pains torture nor no cares intrude
To damp the pleasures that avail the good
Death's but a nap then why should christians weep
Or dread the slumbers who in Christ shall sleep
For on the resurrection morn the signal given
All who in Jesus sleep will wake in heav'n
And such is he who sleeps beneath this clod
He waits the waking summons of his God.


[footstone]


Mr
J A


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Josiah Arms, Jr.


In Memory of
Josiah Arms Junr
Son to Mr Josiah
& Mrs Syntha
Arms he Decd novr
5 1781 Aged
10 Days --


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Josiah Arms, Jr.


Josiah Arms Junr
Son of Mr Josiah
and Mrs Cyntha
Arms who died
August 18th 1795
in the 12th Year
of his Age.


Life is short and Death is sure
Sin is the wound and Christ is
the cure.


[footstone]


Josiah Arms
Junr


Gravestone Carver John Locke


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Mrs. Polly Arms


Polly
Wife of
William Arms
Born Apr. 15, 1790
Died Feb. 22, 1874


To bliss & life God's love hath surely
borne thee
Dear cherished Mother nor seek
we to reclaim
How much we loved, how much we
miss & mourn thee
He knows alone & blessed be His name.


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Miss Susanna Arms


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In Memory of
Miss Susanna Arms
Daur of Mr Josiah
& Mrs Cynthia Arms
Who Died April ye
8th 1790 in ye 16th
Year of her age


See there all pale & Dead she lies:
For ever flow my streaming Eyes:
Susanna's fled the loveliest Mind
Such Modest worth & sweetness joind
Genius & youth & wit dwelt there
Oh! view ye Change & drop a tear


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Mrs. Susanna Arms


In memory of
Mrs Susanna Arms
Relic of
Majr John Arms
who died March 7th
1793 in the 73rd Year
of her Age.


Lo where this Silent Marble weeps
A Friend, a Wife, a Mother sleeps
Where beneath this peaceful cell
Love and Virtue us'd to dwell.


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[footstone]


Mrs Susannah
Arms


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William Arms


William Arms
Born
Oct. 18, 1790
Died
June 13, 1876


Another call is given
Fold him oh! Father in thine arms
And to him henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.


[This verse is adapted from stanzas one and thirteen in the 1845 poem "Gone", by John Greenleaf Whittier]


Another hand is beckoning us,
Another call is given;
And glows once more with Angel-steps
The path which reaches Heaven.


Later two verses in the hymn "Another Hand is Beckoning Us"


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Arms Family Gravestones 1894


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Mrs. Emeline Baker


In memory of
Emeline Baker.
Wife of Ezra Baker, who died
Aug. 8, 1830, aet. 25 years.


Dear Saviour, now my soul receive,
Transported from this vale, to live
And reign with thee above;
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight,
And hope, in full, supreme delight,
And everlasting love.


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Ezra Baker


Ezra Baker
Died
Aug. 31, 1840
AEt. 38


A peaceful death in Christ he died.


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Sarah Ballard


Sarah
Daughter
of
Abigail & Henry
Ballard
Died
Dec. 11th 1821
AE 1 Year & 2 days


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Luette S. Bangs


Luette S.
Dau of
N. J. & J. E. Bangs
Died
Apr. 7, 1863
AE 21


Father, Mother, Sister, Brother and friends all
Meet now in Heaven.


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Mrs. Sarah White Bangs


Sarah E.
wife of J. H. Bangs
& daughter of
Keith & Mary H. White
died in Granville Ill.
May 4, 1864
aged 24 yrs & 11 ms


Not dead but sleepeth.


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Nathaniel Bissel Barber


Nathl Bissel Barber
Son of Mr Nathl &
Mrs Sally Barber
He died Decr 9th
1807 AE 1 yr & 9 Ms


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Mehitabel Barnes


Mehitabel
Wife of William Barnes
Died Oct. 23. 1825
In her 60 year.


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Barrett Children


In memory of Irena Clarry
And Asa All the Children
of Mr Benjamin & Dorothy
Barret. Decesd All in 1790
Death And Age
Irena oct 2nd 10 ____
Clarry sept. 12th 6 year
Asa sept. 14th 2nd year


[footstone]


I B
C B
A B


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Barrett Children


Dorothy died decmr 29th 1803
in the 6th year of her age --


Eliza died decr 24th 1803
in the 4th year of her age --


daughters of Mr Benjamin & Mrs
Dorothy Barrett


[footstone]


D B
E B


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George L. Barrett


George L. Barrett
Died
Aug. 3, 1876
Aged 37 Y'rs


Killed by accident on the
B & A R. R. at West Brookfield


The Boston & Albany Railroad.


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Isaac Barrett


Mr Isaac Barrett
Died
June 28, 1830
Aged 80 years


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Justin M. Barrett


Justin M. Barrett
Died
Nov. 5, 1876
AE 56 ys 5 ms 22 d


I have fought a good fight, I
have finished my course, I
have kept the faith.


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Kitty E. Barrett


Kittie E.
dau of
John & Susan
Barrett
drowned in Centerville
Oct. 4, 1869
AE 16 yrs 1 m 23 ds


There is rest in Heaven.


During the great flood on Monday, Kitty Barrett went into the E. G. & J. Warren tannery in Centerville, to watch the timbers floating by in the rushing stream below. Her father John Barrett was engaged in the beam room and one or two other people were in the tannery when the dam was washed away, taking most of the building with it but leaving the vats containing hides.


All escaped but Kitty, found one-fourth mile downstream.


Kitty's grandparents were Jordan Barrett and his wife Emma.


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Mrs. Louisa Harris Barrett


Louisa Harris
wife of
Justin M. Barrett
Died Feb. 27, 1876
AE 49 ys 1 mo 4 ds


Weeping friends, my friends weep not for me
All is well, all is well
My sins are pardoned, pardoned I am free
All is well, all is well.


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Mrs. Philene Barrett


In memory of Mrs
Philene Barrett
wife of Mr Isaac Barrett
who died Feb 14, 1817
AE 62 years


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Rosie L. Barrett


Rosie L.
Youngest daughter of
Henry & Mary S.
Barrett
Died Mar. 11, 1871
AE 20 yrs 4 ms 13 ds


Sweet sister dear thy work is o'er
The impress of thy soul is here
But thee alas! we see no more
No more thy cheering voice we hear.


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Meeting House Hill Cemetery


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Mrs. Theda Barrett


Mrs Theda Barrett
Consort to Mr
Alfred Barrett who
Died June the 10th
1805 in the 21st year
of her age. --


Here lies the dust of a Companion Dear
To all obliging & to all sincere
May all surviving friends submissive stand
And own the justice of Gods powerful hand.


[footstone]


Mrs. T B


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Thomas Barrett


Thomas son of
John S. &
Mary Barrett
died June 27
1810


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Henry Otis Barstow


Henry Otis
Son of
E. H. & E. G. Barstow
Born Aug. 15, 1817
Died Aug. 9, 1852


Suffer the little children to come
unto me and forbid them not for
of such is the kingdom of God.


[The Book of Mark 10: 14]


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Henry Tudor Barstow


Henry Tudor
son of
Rev. E. H. & Mrs. E. G.
Barstow
died
Nov. 18, 1846
AE 8 mos.


I opened not my mouth
because thou didst it.


[The Book of Psalms 39: 9]


Choosing this particular psalm indicates that the survivor senses a severe discipline or punishment, yet still hopes for resolution. This epitaph is in contrast to nearly all other Brattleboro epitaphs, which indicate complete acceptance.


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Sally Clark Barstow


Sally Clark
Daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. E. H.
Barstow
1851 - 1916


The first public Kindergartner
in the state of Maine
She gave thirty three years
of loving service
to the needy little children
of Portland.


Sally was the daughter of Rev. Ezekiel Hale Barstow and Eunice Goodenough Clark.


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Corrisan Beal


In memory of
Corrisan Beal
dau of Jeremiah and
Eunice Beal, who died
Nov. 5, 1823, age 9
months & 22 d-s


Happy Infant early bless'd
Rest in peacefull slumbers rest,
Early rescue'd from the cares
Which increase with growing years


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Jeremiah Beal


Jeremiah Beal
Born
June 10, 1786
Died
July 27, 1855.


Sleep on dear husband and father, take thy rest,
Though of thy kind protecting care we're bereft
We will not weep, in heaven thy holy home,
Thy spirit oft will stray to guide our erring steps
In wisdom's way.


For Faith, Hope and Love, blest boons to mortals given,
whispers us there is a resting place free from strife
sin and death.


A happy spot where mortals weep no more
and may be blest,
Where grief may find a balm and weariness
a rest,
In Heaven


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Mrs. Abigail Carey Belden


Abbie A. Carey
Wife of
E. C. Belden
Died Apr. 27, 1879
Aged 25 ys 18 ds


A light is from our household gone
A voice we heard is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.


Abigail Alice Carey married Edgar Chauncy Belden on December 4, 1877.


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Miss Abigail Bemis


In memory of
Abigail Bemis, only
Daut of Mr Benjamin
& Mrs Rebecca Bemis:
who died sudden Aug
11' 1811 AE 10 Years


How life & beauty youth & bloom
Call'd in a moment to the tomb.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Abigail Bemis


Memento Mori


In Memory of
Mrs Abigail wife
Of Mr John Bemis
Died octr 7th 1782
Aged 27 Years
8 M & 9 D


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Mrs. Amanda M. Bemis


Amanda M.
Wife of
David G. Bemis
Died
July 11, 1854
AE 29 y'rs 8m's


When spirits from their cumbring clay
Ascend to heaven's bright shore
Our hoping hearts with triumph say
Not lost but gone before


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Asa Bemis


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In memory of
Asa Son of Mr David Bemis
And Mrs Mary his wife who
Was Kill'd with a Log
Decr 4th 1786 Aged
8 years 9 M & 9 D


Tho a Log crush'd his brittle Frame
Ye parents praise God's holy Name
Who reigns thro Natures wide Expanse
And not a Sparrow falls by Chance.


Thirty feet north from this stone is a footstone that is carved


Mr
A B


This footstone is more modern in style than the Asa Bemis stone. It may have replaced the original footstone when it became outworn.


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David Bemis, Esq.


David Bemis, Esq.
Died
Sept. 20, 1851
AE 60 yrs 8 ms 1 day


When from the dust of death I rise
To claim my mansion in the skies,
Even then shall this be all my plea,
Jesus has lived and died for me.


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Elias Bemis


Erected
in memory of Lieut
Elias Bemis
who died June 2d 1806
in the 59th
Year of his age


Altho I sleep in dust awhile
Beneath this barren clod
Er' long I hope to rise & smile
To see my Saviour God.


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Eva Sophia Bemis


Eva Sophia
dau of Leonard
& Mary Ann
Bemis
Died
Mar. 16, 1849
AE 5 wks


____ ___ ___ ____
___ ____ ____ ___
___ ____ ___ ____
The rapid flight of time.


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Willis Bemis


Willis Bemis
Born
Aug. 28, 1825
Died
June 16, 1889


What courtesy and gentleness were his,
Our lives for years to come will miss
His sweet serenity.


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Stephen Risley, Jr. and his wife Polly arrived in Brattleboro some time after December 9, 1805, from East Hartford, Connecticut, where he was born in 1778. Stephen bought land from Nathaniel Blakeslee on September 30, 1806 for his marble shop, and sold it to Nathan White on January 19, 1811.


This stonecutter's shop was located fifty rods north of the popular Rutherford Hayes Tavern, in a wedge of land formed by the Turnpike, now Western Avenue, the "north and south Mill-Road", named for the Israel Smith mill, now Meadowbrook Road, and the "east and west Mill-Road, no longer extant, which once ran from the Turnpike northeasterly up the "Long Hill" to the first meeting house built in 1768.


Polly died August 22, 1829 in Madison, New York and was buried in the Madison Village Cemetery. Stephen followed her on February 2, 1857, aged seventy-eight years.


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Mrs. Asenath Bennett


Asenath Bennett
Died
Sept. 3, 1892
AE 101 years 5 mos
25 dys


At Rest


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Mrs. Dorothy Bennet


Dorothy Bennet
Wife of Noah Bennet
Died May 17, 1830,
AEt. 80 years.


Beneath these clods I'm laid
To mingle with the dust
The solemn debt to nature's paid
And God's decrees are just.


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Edmund F. Bennett


Edmund F.
son of
Albert & Mary E.
Bennet
died May 4, 1846
Aged 29 years


Dearest Edmund thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the dream of life is fled,
And in Heaven we joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.


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Mrs. Emme Bennet


In
memory of
Emme Bennet
consort of Derastus
Bennet, who died
Feb. 4 1810 AE 37


The sweet remembrance of the just,
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust,
Death from all deaths shall set us free,
And will our gain forever be;
Death loos'd the massy chains of woe,
And let the mournful captive go.


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Mrs. Hannah Bennett


In Memory of Mrs.
Hannah Bennett,
wife of Mr. Stephen Bennett,
who died July 11, 1813, in
the 73 year of her age.


Hear what the voice from Heav'n proclaims,
For all the pious dead.


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Noah Bennet


Noah Bennet
died
Nov. 25, 1833
In his 90 year


[footstone]


N. B.


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Noah Bennett, Jr.


Noah Bennett Jr
died
Oct. 3, 1842
AEt. 58


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Rodney F. Bennet


Drowned May 15
1816. Rodney F.
Son of Mrs Huldah
Bennet, aged 5 years
and 11 days


Mourn not dear friends that sudden doom
Which sent me to an early tomb
Twas Gods commands which bade me rise
On Glorys pinions to the Skies.


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Mrs. Ruth Bennett


Mrs Ruth
Widow of
Stephen Bennett
Died
Feb. 8, 1851
AE 88 yrs


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Stephen Bennett


Stephen Bennett
died
Dec. 18, 1845
AE 83


Blessed are the dead who die
in the Lord.


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Martha A. N. Bigelow


Martha A. N.
Daugh. of
David & Susan
Bigelow
Died Aug. 2
1851 AE 15 yrs


Dead but not lost.


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Mary M. Bills


Mary M.
Dau of H & L Bills
Died Jan. 18, 1839
AEt. 4 y-s 10 m-s


Daughter of Hartwell and Lucy M. Bills


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John Birge


In memory of
Mr John Birge
who died April 21st
1806. AE 79 years


Think, gentle reader of the state of man;
Nor live secure in health and spirit gay:
Think with sudden change the awful span;
And live as if you thought to die to day.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Freeman Blair


Freeman, son of
Mr George & Mrs
Matilda Blair di
ed Feb, 1 1810 AE
1 Year 11 mths 12
days.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Anna Blakeslee


Here lies Buried
Mrs Anna Blakeslee
Relict of Capt
James Blakeslee
___ _____ ____ ____
55 years of Age


[footstone]


Mrs
A B


Anna Blakeslee died on November 12, 1790.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Demies Blakeslee


Mrs
Demies Blakeslee
wife of Capt
James Blakeslee
Died feby 12th
1793 aged 25


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Joel W. Bliss And Mrs. Lucy Bliss


Joel W. Bliss
died Aug 4 1818
AEt. 43 years.


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Lucy
Wife of Joel Bliss
died June 13, 1824
AEt. 53 years.


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Silvanus Blodget


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In memory of Silva
nus Son of Mr Saml
& Mrs Mercy Blodg
et he died May 5
1810 AE 7 years


Hark from the tombs a dole-
ful sound
My ears attend the cry:
Ye living youths come view
the ground
Where you must shortly lie

Lines sung by himself the
day before his death


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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David M. Bradley


David M. Bradley
Born
Jan. 7, 1803
Died
Sept. 21, 1869


Sickness & death with him no more
Trials & troubles he'll see never more
Serenely he'll sleep till the last day
When angels will keep guard over
his way.


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Mary A. Brackett's Family Lot In 1874


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Mrs. Cynthia Briggs


Cynthia Briggs,
wife of James B Briggs,
died May 31, 1818, AE
27 years.


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Amos Brooks


Memento Mori


In Memory of Amos Brooks
Son to Mr Taylor Brooks
& Mrs Lydia his Wife
he Decd January ye 2d
1779 Aged 16 years
and 19 days --


Reader Behold and Shed a tear
Think on the dust that Slumbers here
And When you read the fate of me
Think on the glass that runes for the


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Mrs. Adeline Peirce Brown


Adeline Peirce
Beloved Wife of
Allan D. Brown
Born Feb. 14, 1850
Died Dec. 12, 1938


And my heart shall rejoice
Lord Jesus
When Thou comest and callest
For me.


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Columbus E. Burke


Columbus E. Burke
Born
Nov. 21, 1810
Died
Nov. 27, 1877


He is not dead but sleepeth.


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Mrs. Mila Burlingame


Mila
wife of Zelotes
Burlingame
Died
June 16, 1853
AE 43 y'rs & 9 mo


Blessed are the dead who die
in the Lord.


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Mrs. Betsey Burnham And Children


Betsey,
Wife of
Chas. Burnham
Died
Aug. 3, 1852
In Her 76 year


At her side repose her children
Dolly, Nancy & Amy


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Mary Burnham


Mary
daugh. of
J. & R. Burnham
Died July 11, 1828
AE 2 yrs 7 ms


Mary was the daughter of John Burnham and his Rebecca.


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David W. Burt


David W. Burt
Died
July 14, 1833
AE 33


Lucinda R.
His wife
Died June 14, 1885
AE 85


Erected by Lizzie


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Ebenezer Burt


Ebenezer Son of
Mr Jonathan & Mrs
Barshabe Burt
He died Decm 17th
1800 AE 4 years


Death is a debt,
To nature due
Which I have paid
And so must you.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Joseph Burt


Mr Joseph Burt
Died march 19th
1792 in the 65th
year of his age --


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Joseph Burt, Jr.


In Memory of
Mr Joseph Burt
Jur who Decd may
ye 21st 1781
in ye 30th year
of his Age


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Rachel Burt


Mrs Rachel Burt
wife of Mr
Joseph Burt
Died Jany 15th
1795 in the
64th year of her
age


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Mrs. Thankful Burt


In Memory of
Mrs Thankfull Burt
Ye Wife of Mr
Joseph Burt She Decd
Novr ye 14 1780 in ye
85th Year of her Age.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Lucena Butler


Lucena R.
wife of
Sewall Butler
died
March 5, 1871
aged 69 years


She is at rest.


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Sewall Butler


Sewall Butler
Died
March 18, 1874
Aged 72 years


Gone but not forgotten.


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Benjamin Butterfield, Esqr.


In memory of
Benjamin Butterfield
Esqr
who died
7th Dec. 1804, in the
79th year of his age --


I am gone into eternity
Make sure of Christ while life remains
And death will be eternal gain.


The checkerboard urn, with its two smaller flanking checkerboards, may reflect the favorite pastime for Benjamin Butterfield, Esq. The checkers board was placed upon many Vermont tavern tables and across country store crackerbarrels two hundred years ago.


New England gravestone scholar Peter Benes referred to the popular "checkerboard denticulated borders" which appear in vertical pair upon many slate stones in Brattleboro. This expression is derived from floor mosaic design and architectural ornamentations. One stone here has a single top horizontal denticulated border.


With its paired checkerboard denticulated borders---the two parts that represent the whole---the slate slab itself becomes symbolically the last board that the grave's occupant has played upon.


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Capt. Ezra Butterfield


In memory of Capt
Ezra Butterfield
who died Jan. 6 1825, in
the 67 year of his age.


This languishing head is at rest,
Its thinking & aching are o'er
This quiet immoveable breast
Is heav'd by affliction no more.


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Jesse Butterfield


In
Memory of Mr
Jesse Butterfield
who died
March 17 1813 AE 56
years


Life is the time that God hath giv'n
To fit the soul to dwell in Heav'n.


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John B. Butterfield And Elizabeth Brockington


John B. Butterfield
Dec. 8, 1838 - Jan. 24, 1915


Elizabeth Brockington
His wife
Feb. 28, 1857 - Apr. 1, 1929


Asleep in Jesus.


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Mrs. Martha Butterfield


Mrs Martha
Wife of
Capt Ezra
Butterfield
Died
Aug. 27, 1842
Aged 82 years.


____ ___ ____ _____
_____ ___ ____ ____
___ ____ with sweet___
___ ____ _____ _____


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Mrs. Mary Butterfield


Mary
Relict of
Thadeus Miller
Widow of the Late
Alpheus Butterfield
died Sept 30, 1842
AEt. 63


Oh let your mournful tear be dry
I will hail thee happy in the sky.


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Mrs. Susanna Butterfield


In Memory of Mrs
Susanna Butterfield the wife
of Benjamin Butterfield Esqr
She Departed this life Novemr
Ye 29 1776 in the 48th
Year of her Age --
She was born in Sept ye 22d 1729


Susanna was the daughter of Jacob Spalding of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


Gravestone Carver Ebenezer Soule, Sr.


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Sybil Butterfield


In Memory of Miss
Sebel Dauhr of Benjn
Butterfield Esqr &
Mrs Susanna his wife
Died March 5th 1786
Aged 16 years & 2 M


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T C
A 9 Y
1769


This is the shortest gravestone inscription in Brattleboro.

Aged 9 Years


This stone stood about one hundred and forty feet southwest from the 1768 meeting house, and about sixty-five feet east from the place where the stock and pillory stood beginning in 1781. The early settlers with the surname beginning with a "C", with gravestones fairly near by, include Carpenter, Cook, and Church families.


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Hannah Cain


Hannah Cain
Died
JUne 3, 1891
AE 50 Yrs


At Rest


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John Adams Capen


John Adams
Son of James and Rhoda
Capen Died Sept. 7, 1828
Aet. 7 months 28 days


Sinks the lovely blooming flower
Sweet smiling solace of an hour
So soon our transient comforts fly
And pleasures only bloom to die.


John Adams Capen was born on February 7, 1828 to James Capen and Rhoda Platts. He was the twin brother of James Henry Capen, who lived a normal span of life.


Autumn brings to New England in late afternoon, through the still, clear air, a long slant of light that shadows even the shallowest hollows in the worn gravestones, and brings to sight the obscured words.


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Josiah Carlton


Erected
In
Memory of
Josiah Carlton
Son of Josiah
& Fanny White
Who died July 4
1828
Aged 8 years.


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Mrs. Bethiah Carpenter


In memory of Mrs
Bethiah Carpenter
wife of Mr
James Carpenter
who died
April 5, 1813 AE 64
years.


A debt unpaid is ever due
I've paid my debt & so must you.


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Daniel W. Carpenter


Daniel W
Youngest Son of
Oliver & Arrathusa
Carpenter
Died Dec. 19 1854
AE 22 y's 2 m's


Sleep on dear Brother and take thy rest
God called thee first he saw it best
But soon we hope to meet again
Beyond this world of sin and pain.


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Mrs. Martha Carpenter


Martha
Wife of
Oliver Carpenter
Died
Oct. 6, 1805
AEt. 85


Stop my friends & take a tho't
How soon the grave may be your lot
Make shure of Christ while life remains
And death shall be eternal gain.


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Mrs. Melissa Grant Carpenter


Melissa B. Grant
wife of
Edwin B. Carpenter
Died
Aug. 6, 1817 AE 25


Thy virtue and thy worth
Shall fond remembrance cheer
And ease the aching heart
That drops the falling tear.


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Oliver Carpenter


In memory of Mr
Oliver Carpenter
Who died June 12, 1828
Aged 74


Let every tear be wipe'd away
And every tongue be still
For Jesus doth his sceptre sway
And calls us when He will.


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Deacon Oliver Carpenter


Dea. Oliver
Carpenter
Died
Nov. 25, 1865
AE 75 Yrs 8 ms

________


My flesh shall slumber in the grave
Till the last trumpets joyful sound
Then burst the bands in sweet surprise
And in my Saviours image rise.


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Rev. Augustus Chandler


Rev.
Augustus Chandler
Died
Mar. 26, 1880
AE 49.


Thy work is done.


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Gertrude Agnes Chandler


Gertrude Agnes
Died
May 23, 1873
AE 21 yrs 9 ms


We will not stain with grieving
our fair though faint light
But cling to thee in spirit
as if thou wert in sight.


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Henrietta Maria Chandler


Henrietta Maria
Died
July 16, 1868
AE 11 yrs 11 ms


Our Blessed Master saved us
in our repining
So tenderly he sued us
for his own
So beautiful he made
our child's declining
Her dying blessed us
as her birth had done.


Death by common consumption, or tuberculosis, was widely considered in the nineteenth century to be elegant, spiritually refining, and a beautiful declining. Charles Dickens described the consumption in "Nicholas Nickleby" in 1839---


There is a dread disease which so prepares its victim, as it were, for death; which so refines it of its grosser aspect, and throws around familiar looks unearthly indications of the coming change; a dread disease, in which the struggle between soul and body is so gradual, quiet, and solemn, and the result so sure, that day by day, and grain by grain, the mortal part wastes and withers away, so that the spirit grows light and sanguine with its lightening load, and, feeling immortality at hand, deems it but a new term of mortal life. . .


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Mrs. Lucy I. Lord Chandler


Lucy I. Lord
Wife of
Rev. Augustus Chandler
Died
Feb. 7, 1914
AE 81.


She hath done what
she could.


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Blanche Mary Susan Ethelind Channing


Blanche Mary Susan Ethelind
Channing
Born at Liverpool Feb. 26, 1860
Died at Boston Aug. 9, 1902


"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God"


_______________


"My knowlege of that life is small
The eye of faith is dim
But it is enough that Christ knows all
And I shall be with Him"

Richard Baxter


[The Book of Matthew 5: 8, The Beatitudes]


The final verse, accredited on the gravestone, is from the 1681 hymn "Lord, It Belongs Not To My Care" composed by Richard Baxter.


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Mrs. Elizabeth B. Chapin


Elizabeth B. Chapin
Wife of
Charles Chapin
& Daughter of
Nathan & Elizabeth
Bridge
of Charlestown
Died
March 9, 1828
AE 21


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Hon. Oliver Chapin


Erected
in memory of the
Hon.
Oliver Chapin
Esqr he died
June 26 AD 1811
AE 51 Years


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William Orne Chapin


William Orne Chapin
Son of
Charles and Sophia Dwight
Chapin
Born
March 10, 1837
Died
January 3, 1895


LEAD KINDLY LIGHT


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Horatio B. Chase


Horatio B.
son of
Wm. S. &
Mandana M.
Chase. died
Sept. 26, 1845
AE 1 year
& 3 mos


Of such is the
Kingdom of heaven.


Mandana M. Bemis was the daughter of blacksmith Lemuel K. Bemis and Betsey his wife.


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Mrs. Nancy Chase


In memory of
Mrs Nancy Chase
wife of Jonathan
Chase who died Feby 6th
1807. AE 21 years


In youths bloom death laid me down
Here I await the trumpet sound
When God doth call I must arise
To meet my Savour in the Skies.


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Albert A. Cheney


Albert A. Cheney
Born
Jan. 24, 1840
Died
July 15, 1888


Blessed are the pure in heart
For they shall see God ___ ___
____ ____ ____ ____
___ing of God a ____not made
____ ____ eternally ____ ____


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Anna Child


Anna Child
Died
March 8, 1830
AEt. 90


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Church Children


Here lies buried
Jonathan Son of
Lieut Jonathan Church
And Mrs Perone
His wife Died Sept
12th 1788 aged 2
years 1 M & 16 D


In Memory of
Horace son of Mr.
Jonathan & Mrs.
Perone Church.
Died July 2d 1792
aged 3 years 9 M
& 1 D


In Memory of
Urania Daughr
of Mr. Jonathan &
Mrs. Perone Church
Died novr 12th 1792
aged 8 Months &
25 D ---


Originally located in a burying ground that lay along the "Road to the Meeting House", at the top of the High Street hill at present Retting Place---the three stones of the Church children now stand in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.


Urania Church died by scarlet fever, which was epidemic in Brattleboro in 1792. Her oldest brother Daniel Whipple Church described that time, when he was twenty years old---


Soon after his return our family were taken down with scarlet fever---or as it was then called "canker rash". My mother was much the worst attacked. Her throat was so much swollen with the inflammation that she could not swallow medicine or anything and was bolstered up in a chair. She lingered some time but was never well after it. This led us by death's door to that of poverty which we entered. Every one of the family except myself, was dangerously sick with the disease.


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Daniel Whipple Church


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Mrs. Elizabeth Church


In memory of
Elizabeth Church
wife of Reuben Church
who died Dec. 31 1829
In her 77 year


Stop my friends and take a thought
How soon the grave may be your lot
Make sure of Christ while life remains
And death will be eternal gain.


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Col. Timothy Church


Col.
Timothy Church
died Nov. 13, 1823
AE 86


He was one of the first settlers
of this Town.


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Elizabeth E. Clancey


Lizzie E. Clancey
died
Oct. 24, 1865
AE 19 yrs 27 ds


Sister we shall meet again.


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Mrs. Freedom Clark


FreedomAlexander,Mrs.JosephClark,1796Tympanum.jpg


Memento Mori


In Memory of Mrs
Freedom the late
Amiable Consort of
Mr Joseph Clark who
Died in Childbed
Apl 3 1790 in the 35
year of Her Age


She's gone and left this mortal Stage
Tho while in life adorn'd Her Age
She patiently Resign'd Her breath,
And now Her body sleeps in Death.
Her Soul is gone we hope and trust
To be with Christ among the blest
To see His face forever nigh
And sing His Prise Eternally.


Gravestone Carver Ebenezer Janes


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Isadore P. Clark


Isadore P.
dau of
W. S. & P. E. Clark
died
April 2, 1847
Aged 7 years


Sweet child we give
Thee back to God
And meekly kiss
The chast'ning rod.


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Mrs. Jane Nason Clark


Jane Nason
wife of
Rufus Clark
1838 - 1913


Entered into Light


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Duane H. Clement Gravestone 1907.jpg

Duane H. Clement Monument 1907


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Denison Cobleigh


In memory of
Denison Cobleigh
who died
Jan. 5, 1821 AE
28 years.


No, I'll repine at death no more,
But with a cheerful gasp resign,
To the cold dungeon of the grave,
These dying, with'ring limbs of mine.


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Major Edward Coldy


Major Edward
son of
Daniel W. & Maria E.
Coldy
Died June 8, 1861
AE 18 ys 4 ms


How many hopes are buried here.


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Mrs. S. Katherine Stone Collins


S. Kittie Stone
Wife of
George A. Collins
Nov. 28, 1872
Sept. 18, 1897


In after time we'll meet her.


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Harry P. Comegys


Harry P. Comegys
Born at Bratt. Dec 6, 1856
Died at Topeka, Kan.
July 24, 1880
AE 23 yrs


And then to die so young
and leave unfinished what
he might achieve.


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Susan M. Comegys


Susan M. Comegys
Born 1839
Died 1893


A faithful mother to a
dead mother's son


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Mrs. Charlotte Conant


Charlotte
Wife of
C. S. Conant
Born Oct. 10, 1837
Died Jan. 21, 1888


Think of me.


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Mrs. Beulah Cook


In Memory of Mrs
Bulah Cook wife to
Capt Oliver Cook who
Decd octr 26th 1782 in
ye 47th year of her age.


Beneathe this shade in darkness most profound
Here lies conceald till ye last trumpet's sound
The tender mother and the Loving wife
Whose cares were great in the domestic life
Calm were her passions constant was her mind
To neighbors friendly to her consort kind.


Gravestone Carver The Soule Family


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Capt. Oliver Cook


In
Memory of
Capt Oliver Cook
who died
Jan. 4, 1813 in the 78 year
of his age.


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StephenRisley,Jr.,TombStones,Marble,January11,1810.jpg

Stephen Risley, Jr. and his wife Polly arrived in Brattleboro some time after December 9, 1805, from East Hartford, Connecticut, where he was born in 1778. Stephen bought land from Nathaniel Blakeslee on September 30, 1806 for his marble shop, and sold it to Nathan White on January 19, 1811.


This stonecutter's shop was located fifty rods north of the popular Rutherford Hayes Tavern, in a wedge of land formed by the Turnpike, now Western Avenue, the "north and south Mill-Road", named for the Israel Smith mill, now Meadowbrook Road, and the "east and west Mill-Road, no longer extant, which once ran from the Turnpike northeasterly up the "Long Hill" to the first meeting house built in 1768.


Polly died August 22, 1829 in Madison, New York and was buried in the Madison Village Cemetery. Stephen followed her on February 2, 1857, aged seventy-eight years.


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Mrs. Catherine Cormack


Catherine
Wife Of
Martin Cormack
Died
Aug. 24, 1859
AE 56


A native of Ireland


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Martin Cormack


Martin Cormack
Died
Sept. 25, 1859
AE 68


A native of Ireland


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Apptah Cornett


In memory of
Miss Apptah Cornett
of Rahway N. J.
Died
April 26, 1859
In the 46 year
of her age


From the recently destroyed Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery


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Alfred D. Cortis


Alfred D. Cortis
Died
Apr. 30, 1862
AE 39


Another call and I must go
And leave all worldly friends below.


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Catharine B. Crosby


Catharine B.
Daugh. of
Thos. & Catharine B.
Crosby
Born Aug. 21, 1824
Died
Oct. 27, 1864


She hath done what she could.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby


In memory of Mrs
Elizabeth Crosby
wife of Mr Isaac Crosby who
died June 14 1815 in the 64
year of her age


To this sad spot, where thy cold relicts sleep,
Shall fond remembrance oft repair to weep.


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Isaac Crosby


Sacred
to the memory of Mr
Isaac Crosby
who died Sept. 14. 1812
in the 69 year of
his age.


"Blessed are the dead, who die in
the Lord, they rest from their
labours, and their works do follow
them.


From the rich source whence endless blessings flow,
He now celestial happiness enjoys,
And blest beyond what mortals e're canknow,
Drinks the rich cup of bliss that nevercloys.


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Israel M. Crosby


Israel M. Crosby son
of Isaac & Lucy
Crosby died Dec. 19
1813 AE 3 years 6
ms. & 16 ds.


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Mrs. Lucia Crosby


Lucia
Wife of
Edward Crosby
& daughter of
Oshea & Miriam
Smith. Died
July 29, 1840
AE 22 y'rs.


Gone but not lost.


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Mrs. Rebecah Crosby


Rebecah Crosby
wife of Isaac Crosby died April
16, 1814 in the 39 year of
her age


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Mrs. Rebecca Crosby


Rebecca
Wife of
Miller Crosby
Died
Nov. 8, 1836
In her 93 y-r


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Lucien R. Burleigh 1886 Lithograph

South Main Street, Long Picket Fence


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Mrs. Mary A. Crosier


Mary A.
wife of
T. G. Crosier
Died
Nov. 26, 1871
AE 48 Ys 6 Ms 4 Ds


Thou hast gone from our side, our dearly loved Mother
Gone from thy loved ones from suffering and pain
Thou hast passed the dark portal the deep rooling river
Though we mourn thy departure our loss thy gain.


The stone carver's error is "rooling" for rolling river.


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Sarah Culy


SarahCulyDied17December1854,BookOfJobEpitaph,AsylumCemetery.jpg


Sarah Culy
Wife of
Hezekiah Culy
Died
Dec. 17, 1854
AE. 34


The eye of him that hath seen me shall
come no more. Why hast thou set in
me a mark against thee so that I am a
burden to myself? and why dost thee not
pardon my transgression and take away
mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the
dust and thou shalt seek me in the
morning, but I shall not be.


[From The Book of Job, several verses in Chapter 7]


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Burial Basket, Vermont Asylum For The Insane, Brattleboro

Wicker With Light Blue Paint Wash


The fallen Sarah Culy stone, at one time the last one remaining in the lot following a course of apparently planned vandalism, was finally covered with a white corrosive powder that hopelessly stained and defaced it.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Cune


Mrs. Elizabeth Cune
Wife of Capt William
Cune died June 8th
1800 aged 69


Affliction fore long I bore
Physicians skill was vain
Till God did send death as a friend
To ease me of my pain.


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Roswell And Enos Cune


Roswell died may 16
1787 in the 6th
year of his age --


Enos died June 12th 1798 in
the 12th year of his age --


Sons of Mr. Isaac Cune


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Cutler


A Son of Mr
Jonas & Mrs
Sally Cutler
died Sept. 2
1821, aged 3 days.


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Clara Jane Cutler


Clara Jane
daugh
of
Jonas & Clarina J.
Cutler
died
Nov. 26, 1847
aged 5 yrs
& 5 mo


What God has done
is right all right
Thy child is taken to
realms of light.


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Martin Jonas Cutler


Martin Jonas Cutler
died
Feb. 16, 1853
AE 13 mos.


I opened not my mouth
because thou didst it.


[The Book of Psalms 39: 9]


Choosing this particular psalm indicates that the survivor senses a severe discipline or punishment, yet still hopes for resolution. This epitaph is in contrast to nearly all other Brattleboro epitaphs, which indicate complete acceptance.


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Charles Jarvis Cutts And Elizabeth Bartlett Cutts


Lizzie
and
Charlie


Elizabeth
Bartlett
Wife of
A. R. Bullard, M. D.
Born Apr. 12, 1837
Died Feb. 2, 1864


Charles Jarvis
Born Mar. 21, 1848
Died Feb. 2, 1864


The blessing of their quiet lives
Fell on us like the dew
And good thoughts where their footsteps pressed
Like fairy blossoms grew.


Fold them, O Father in thine arms
And let them henceforth be
Sweet messengers of love between
Our human hearts and Thee.


[The gravestone carver misspells the name of Dr. Alfred R. Ballard].


This epitaph is adapted from stanzas seven and thirteen from the 1845 poem "Gone" by John Greenleaf Whittier. Stanza thirteen became a verse in the hymn "Another Hand is Beckoning Us".


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Frederick Daniels


Frederick
Son of
A. & L. M. Daniels
Died
Dec. 5, 1841
AE 4 months
& 5 days


Of such is the
Kingdom of heaven.


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Mrs. Lucy M. Daniels


Lucy M.
Wife of
Addington Daniels
Died
Dec. 12, 1841
Aged 28 years
& 10 months


Serenely laid
In this thy last retreat
Unheeded o're thy silent dust
The stormes of life shall beat.


Addington Daniels conducted a shop on Elliot Street selling bass viols and violins during 1841 and 1842 and possibly longer.


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Mrs. Esther Dickerman


Mrs Esther Dickerman
Wife of Mr John
Dickerman Decd June
3d 1790
aged 58 years


Here lies the dust of a companion
To all obliging & to all sincere
May all surviving friends submit
And own the justice of Gods power.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Dr. Lemuel Dickerman


Doct
Lemuel Dickerman
Died Oct. 8, 1832
Aged 81 years


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Mrs. Lucinda Dickerman


Sacred
to the Memory of
Mrs. Lucinda Dickerman
Wife of Dr. Lemuel Dickerman
who died July 17, 1813
Aged 56 y'rs


"Is Death at distance? No, he has been here
And giv'n earnest of his final blow.
These hours which lately smiled,
Where are they now?

Call'd to the thought, & gastly lost, all lost,
In silent darkness where no light can show
Till Christ shall ope' the ground &
Bid her dust arise."


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Dr. Lemuel Dickerman's Survey Marker


Dr. Lemuel Dickerman and Samuel Field are both buried in the Meeting House Hill Cemetery. This slate survey marker shows a corner, or a turning in direction to the new, last survey course at East twelve degrees fifteen seconds South to the place of beginning, in the land that Dr. Dickerman bought from Samuel Field for three hundred dollars on November 25, 1799.


This deed is recorded in the Brattleboro Land Records in Volume C2, pages 3-4.


The No. 34 carved on the slate marker may refer to an entry in the surveyor's personal work ledger, or to an account book kept by the Treasurer of the Town of Brattleboro. This slate marker may have replaced the first simple stake and stones on the site.


The place of beginning for the survey was seven rods, twenty-one links from the L. D. No. 34 marker, or about one hundred and thirty feet away east, at a stone wall that ran along Samuel Field's orchard.


Samuel Field lived in a house standing close to the west side of present Orchard Street, about six hundred feet north of the Meeting House Hill Cemetery boundary. A large, weathered old barn now stands upon the Field house site, at a slight crook in the road. Dr. Dickerman lived along this road to the south.


On October 11, 1811 Samuel Field sold one and a half acres of his land to the Town of Brattleboro, to be part of the Meeting House Hill burying ground, with the Field plot now lying within that acre at the extreme southeast corner.


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Maria Dickerman


Erected
In memory of
Maria Dickerman
dau of Doct. Lemuel & Lucinda
Dickerman who died July 11
1816 in the 20 year of her age


A life well spent
Makes this dark grave
The portal to eternal bliss.


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Nathaniel Dickerman


Mr. Nathaniel Dicker-
man died sept 29th
1797 in the 22nd
year of his age.


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Willard Dickerman


Willard son of
Doctr Lemuel & Mrs
Lucinda Dickerman
died march 30th
1795
Aged 10 days


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Asa Dickerson


In Memory of
Asa son of Mr
Paul & sally
Dickerson who
Departed this life
_en 27th 1800
Aged Nine months
And Twenty
Days


Asa Dickerson was born to Sarah Bemis, called Sally, the daughter of David Bemis of Dummerston, Vermont. She married Paul Dickerman there on December 13, 1796. Paul and Sally removed to Ellisburg, New York. Sarah died there in 1805.


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Mrs. Susan Phelps Dickinson


Susan Phelps
Wife of
Zelotes Dickinson
Born March 27, 1810
Died Sept. 23, 1837
Aged 27.


Dear Husband, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister and Friends
Adieu, Weep not for me. Thy gentle tears ____ my pain
____ aloft from ___ __ God through Christ to ____.


Susan Phelps was the daughter of Joseph Henry Phelps of Halifax, Vermont. She married Zelotes Dickinson on February 25, 1834. In later years a large sign bearing her husband's name was seen outside the brick building called "Steen's Corner". Zelotes Dickinson was a fire warden, opened slate quarries in Guilford, and willed a contingency plan for a farm-based industrial school in the East Village for poor and vagrant children that would have three trustees---Unitarian, Congregational, and Episcopal.


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William A. Ditto


William A. Ditto
Died
Apr. 26, 1887
AE 26


He giveth his beloved sleep.


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Dr. Joseph Draper


Joseph Draper, M. D.
Born Feb. 16, 1834
Died Mar. 17, 1892


__________


Let us be judged by
the general tenor
of our lives,
whether it be for
good, or whether
it be for evil.


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Mrs. Hannah Dunklee


Hannah Dunklee 1797, Gravestone Tympanum, Possibly Sampson B. Adams.jpg


Memento Mortis.


In Memory of
Mrs. Hannah the
wife of Joseph
Dunklee she Died
May 5th 1797
in the 39th year
of her age.


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This gravestone carver---possibly Sampson B. Adams---practiced with the chisel, or tested the slate, before cutting the final inscription. A large test capital "W" appears on the stone below grade on the left, with a smaller "w" is carved in the center of the slate---practice for the word "wife".


The practiced initial stem for the letters "h" and "m" appear throughout the inscription. The word "In" follows, turned at right angles to the other test lettering. The carver buried his test lettering below grade, or below the ground.


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Mrs. Hannah Dunklee, Footstone 1797.jpg


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Hannah was the daughter of Capt. Oliver Cook and Beulah Knapp.


Gravestone Carver Possibly Sampson B. Adams


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Jonathan Dunklee


In memory of Mr
Jonathan Dunklee
who died
July 9, 1818 AE 63
years.


Beneath this stone here lies confi'd
A Husband dear; a Father kind
His language is when this you see,
Prepare your-selves to follow me.


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Mrs. Martha Dunklee


In memory of
Mrs Martha
wife of Mr
Robert Dunklee
who died Feby 15th
1805. AE 81 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Robert Dunklee


In memory of
Mr
Robert Dunklee
who died June 5
1776 AE 66 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Sabrah Dunklee


In memory of Mrs
Sabrah Dunklee
wife of Mr Joseph
Dunklee who died
April 5 1821 in the 52


Saborah was born in Marlboro, Vermont on July 11, 1769 to Capt. Francis Whitmore and his wife Elizabeth Hale. Francis was an itinerant tinker and Elizabeth was a life-long nurse and midwife who was credited with two thousand births.


Doctor Lemuel Dickerman remembered that one night Elizabeth, with her child Saborah, became lost in the woods tracking a wandering belled cow, and spent the night on the ground.


Saborah married Job Adams, divorced, then married Joseph Dunklee about 1768. She died April 5, 1821 aged fifty-two years. Sabrah later said her name was Saboria. Her sister Philamene married Isaac Barrett.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Roxanna & Sarah Dunklee


Two Dauts of Mr Jonathan
& Mrs Sarah Dunklee
Sarah died Octr 16th 1779
AE 24 Days Roccena died
Jany 4th 1799 AE 2 years.


Here lies two Babes who were swept from the stage,
Whose lives were cut off in the flower of their age
May this be a warning to those who survive,
To make a good use of their time whilst alive


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Mrs. Sarah Dunklee


Sarah
Wife of
Jonathan Dunklee
died
July 9 1841
AEt. 83 years


Thy dead men shall live, together with my
dead body shall they arise. Awake & sing, ye
that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew
of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.


Verse from The Book of Isaiah 26: 19.


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Henry Edwin Earle


Henry Edwin
Son of
Orville & Eliza
M. Earle
Died
Dec. 30, 1867
AE 3 yrs 2 mos 6 dys


He doeth all things
well.


[The Book of Mark 7: 37]


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Mrs. Clarissa Easterbrook


In
Memory of
Clarissa Easterbrook
Wife of John Easterbrook who
died April 29, 1813 AE 29
years


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Mrs. Rosannah Easterbrook


Erected
in memory of
Rosannah Easterbrook
wife of Warren Easterbrook
who died April 26, 1813 in the
62 year of her
age


A soul prepared needs no delays
The summons comes the saint obeys
Swift was her flight & short the road
She clos'd her eyes & saw her God;
When Jesus calls while hope assumes
And boasts her joys among the tombs.


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Sarah Esterbrook


Sarah Esterbrook
Died
Apr. 25, 1855
AE 70 yrs


[on back]


Mrs M


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Warren Easterbrook


Warren Easterbrook
Died
June 29, 1838
AEt. 90


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William Easterbrook


Pause Mortal
and reflect


Erected
in memory of
William Easterbrook
who died
April 24 1817 in the 26
year of his
age


In bloom of youth behold I die
Leave kindred friends & all that's nigh
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death to follow me.


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Mrs. Rhoda Eaton


Rhoda
Wife of
Simeon Eaton
died Jan 24 1842
AEt. 86


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Simeon Eaton


Sacred
to the memory of
Simeon Eaton
who died
13 Jan 1814 in the 64
year of his
age


And is this Heaven & am I there
How short the road how swift the flight
I am all life all eye all ear
Jesus is here my souls delight.


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Mrs. Emeline C. Eayrs


Emeline C.
Wife of
A. E. Eayrs
Died
Jan. 16, 1869
AE 58 Yrs


Our Dear Mother's gone and left us
To dwell in better lands above
There neither sickness pain or sorrow
But all is happiness and love.


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Mrs. Fanny A. Elliot


For other Nymphs
vernal roses bloom
Mine the dreary regions
of the tomb


In memory of
Mrs Fanny A. Elliot
Consort
of Mr Samuel Elliot
who died July 26th 1806
AE 22


O World farewell, and scenes of
life adieu
I go to join my dear departed
friends


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John Ellis


John Ellis
Died
April 13, 1837
AEt. 82 years


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Mrs. Sarah Ellis


Sarah
Wife of John Ellis
Died Jan 7, 1827
AEt. 82 years


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Sarah Ann Ellis


Sarah Ann dau of
Tho & Anna Ellis
died March 7, 1831
AEt. 4 years


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Mrs. Helen Augusta Farr


Helen Augusta
Wife of
Alonzo Farr
Died
Dec. 17, 1859
AE 36 yrs


Thy spirit dwells among the sainted blest
The wicked cease to trouble now thy rest.


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Charles S. Fessenden


Charles S. Fessenden
Born in
Halifax Vt.
Apr. 10, 1831
Died in N. Y. on board
the Steam Ship Florida
Mar. 17, 1855


Dear Son and Brother thou hast gone
And left this world of care
And soared to mansions of the blest
To join thy Brother there.


Farewell, dear Charles, farewell
Thy sufferings all are o'er
Farewell till we shall meet again
Where friends shall part no more.


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Chester E. Fessenden


Chester E. Fessenden
Died
Apr. 12, 1850
AE 12 ys 3 ms 4 ds
Son of Salmon
& Dorothy M.
Fessenden


Dear parents, grieve no more for me,
My parents, grieve no more.
Believe that I am happier far
Than even with you before.
But think of that high world where
No more shall suffer pain
And of the time when all of us
In heaven shall meet again.


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Eunice E. Fessenden


Eunice E. Fessenden
Daugh. of Mr Ben
jamin & Mrs
Elizabeth Fessenden
died Sept 5, 1815
aged 8 months
& 10 d --


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David Field


In memory of Mr
David Field
who died
June 19, 1819 in the 31
year of his age.


Forbear sad relatives to mourn
His spotless soul is now free from the
Shackles of corruption
And rests in the bosome of his God.


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Everett M. Field


Everett M.
oldest child of
A. S. & L. R. Field
Died in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
while attending
Eastman's Business
College
March 2, 1877
Aged 19 yrs 8 mos
& 13 dys


Dear Everett now you__ ____
____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____


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Mrs. Fanny M. Field


Fanny M. Field
Wife of Tyler Field
Died June 5, 1827
AE 24


Our Joys all bide transiently here
A morning but one moment fair
The year be clouded round;
Or like the rose which soon as spread
Gently declines its drooping head
And falls upon the ground.


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Orenzo Field


Orenzo son of
David & Patty Field
died Aug. 17. 1815
AE 4 weeks & 5 ds.


Here is laid the brightest flower
Cut down & witherd in an hour


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Sophrona L. Field


Sophrona L. Field
dau of David & Patty
Field died Aug 13
1820 AE 1 year & 9
m -- s


From deaths arest no age is free.


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Asa Fisher


Asa Fisher
Died
Mar. 6, 1880
AE 79 Yrs 10 Mos


Weep not for Father for we trust
He is happy now with the just.


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Mrs. Ellen Fisher


Ellen
Wife of
Williard Fisher
Died
Jan. 13, 1853
AE 24


Weep not for Ellen for we trust
She is happy now among the just.


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Emeline Fisher


In memory of
Emeline Fisher
dau of Ebenezer & Lucy
Fisher who died June 16,
1829 in her 9 year


Sweet is the mem'ry of the just
While they shall sleep in dust.


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John Fisher


John
son of
Asa & Mary Fisher
Died
July 1, 1852
AE 22


Fair and lovely was thy tender way
Who in thy youth was call'd away
But in Heaven we hope to meet thee
In that great triumphant day.


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Willard Fisher


Willard Fisher
Died
May 13, 1869
AE 44 yrs


Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.


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James Fisk, Jr.


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Woman In Black At Monument To James Fisk, Jr.


Woman In Mourning At James Fisk Junior Monument, Wreath, Flower.jpg


James Fisk Monument, 1910, Sunset.jpg

Sunset On James Fisk Monument 1910


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James Fisk, Jr. Monument

Prospect Hill Cemetery


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James Fisk Monument, Female Allegorical Figure.jpg

Larkin G. Mead, Sculptor

"obscure thought of the figure"

James Fisk Monument


The four female allegorial figures represent, Music, with Aeolian harp, wreath held in hand, and laurels encircling the head; Railroads, holding a sheaf of railroad stocks, a coronet with a small locomotive engine, and an expression of "obscure thought" that may also indicate pain and jealousy; Steamboats, wearing sandals and a crown of flowers with a sidewheel; Commerce, holding a sack of gold coins, Mercury's wand, and a head wreath with an eagle.


James Fisk Monument, Looking Over Southern Brattleboro.jpg

South Main Street House In Distance


James Fisk Monument, Medallion Face.jpg


James Fisk Monument From Northeast.jpg


James Fisk Monument, Figures On East Side.jpg


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Alvin Flint, Jr.


Alvin Flint Jr.
son of
Alvin &
Lucy E. Flint
died Nov. 23, 1838
AE 2 years 5 ms
& 18 ds


From pain and sickness ___ in
Thy Saviour's bosom rest
Gaze lovely babe upon thy Lord
And be forever blest.


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Ellen Emerson Flint


Ellen Emerson
Dau of
Alvin &
Lucy E. Flint
died June 7, 1837
aged 2 yrs 5
mos & 19 dys


Sinks the lovely blooming flower
Sweet smiling solace of an hour
So soon our transient comforts fly
And pleasures only bloom to die.


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Mrs. Olive Emerson Flint


Mrs. Olive Flint
of Rochester, Vt.
Died
Aug. 5, 1837
Aged 52 years


Blessed are the dead
who die in the Lord.


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Henry L. Fowler


Henry L.
son of
John & Melenda
Fowler died
Dec. 5, 1838
aged 3 years &
3 ms


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John S. Fowler


John S.
Son of Mr John
& Mrs. Melinda
Fowler Died
Dec. 8, 1831 in
his 5 year


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Ebenezer Fox


In memory of Mr
Ebenezer Fox
who died
March 15 1819 in the 70
year of his age


The toils of life, and pangs of death are o'er
And care and pain, and sickness are no more


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Mrs. Hannah Fox


In memory of Mrs
Hannah Fox
Wife of Ebenezer Fox
Who died June 13, 1830
Aged 77 years.


There is a calm for those who weep
A rest for weary pilgrims found
They softly lie and softly sleep
In silent mansions of the ground.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Aerial Photograph

South Main Street, Prospect Street, Freight Yards


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Asa French


Asa French
Died
Sept. 17, 1846
AE. 47


We part dear friends to meet again,
On that eternal shore.
When we in Christ and he in God
Shall meet to part no more.


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Asa French


In Memory of
Asa son of Mr Asa
And Marcy french
Who Departed
this life sept. the
8th 1798 in the 13th
year of his Age --


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Mrs. Elisabeth French


In Memory of Mrs
Elisabeth French the Wife
of Mr Nathaniel French
She Decd Septr ye 20th 1777
in the 55th year
of her Age --


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Mrs. Eunice Fullerton French


Eunice Fullerton
Wife of
Geo. R. French
Of Boston
Died Sept. 14, 1836
Aged 20 years.


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Foster F. French


Father


Foster F. French
Died
Mar. 10, 1888
AE 58 yrs 5 ms


He sleeps
In hope of eternal life which
God that cannot lie promised before
the world began.


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Mrs. Joanna French


In memory of
Mrs Joanna
Consort to Mr
Nathaniel French
Who Died Sept
9th 1800
in the 72nd
year of
her Age


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Nathaniel French


In memory of Mr
Nathaniel French Who
Departed this life June the
8th 1801 in the 81st
year of his Age.


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Jesse Frost


In Memory of
Mr Jesse French
Who Decd Augst ye
22d 1777
in the 23d year
of his Age --


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Joseph Frost


In Memory of
Joseph Frost Son
to Mr Jesse Frost
& Mrs Joanna his
Wife he Decd Sept
ye 11th 1776 Aged
2 years 6 Months
& 9 Days


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Mrs. Mary M. Frost And Mary Grace


Mary M.
Wife of
John W. Frost
Died
Oct. 28, 1861
AE 51


_________


Blessed Wife & Mother
Mary Grace
Their Aunt
Died Mar. 13, 1836
AE 6 Mos 10 Ds


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Olive Frost


In Memory of
Olive Frost Daughr
to Mr Jesse Frost
& Mrs Joanne his
Wife. She Decd
Sept ye 7th
1777 Aged
6 years & 12
D --


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Sally Frost


In Memory of
Salley Frost Dautr
of Mr Jesse & Mrs
Abigail Frost she
died March 6th 1806
in the 11th Year
of her Age.


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Governor Levi K. Fuller And Abby E. Estey


Levi Knight Fuller
Born in
Westmoreland, N. H.
February 24, 1841
Governor of Vermont
1892 to 1894
Died in
Brattleboro, Vermont
October 10, 1896


Devoted Scientist
A Faithful Citizen
A Loyal Friend
And a True Christian.


___________


Abby Emily Estey
Wife of
Levi Knight Fuller
Born in
Brattleboro, Vt.
September 21, 1842
Died in
Brattleboro, Vt.
March 31, 1929


And with the morn
Those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long
Since and lost awhile.


[Verse from the hymn "Lead Kindly Light"]


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Abner Gardner


Mr.
Abner Gardner
died Feb 11 1809 in
the 69 year of his
age.


Farewell dear Friends, we ___ ____ ____
But hope to live & meett again


A stock epitaph line is "we part in pain". This expression also appears on the slates for the Rev. Abner Reeve, and for Mrs. Betsey Butterfield. On this particular stone, the carver had no room for all the words, and so most likely used the superscipt.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Henry Gates


In memory of Henry
Gates, a beloved son of
Isaiah Jr. & Betsey Rich-
ardson, who died Oct.
31, 1822, AE. 21 m-s.


Happy infant, early bless'd,
Rest in peaceful slumbers rest,
Early rescu'd from the cares
Which increase with growing years.


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Elbridge Gerry


Elbridge Gerry
Entered Into Rest
Apr. 25, 1883
AE 74 yrs 7 ms
25 ds


Farewell my friends, A short farewell.


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Mrs. Harriett Gerry


Harriett
Wife of
Elbridge Gerry
Died
Aug. 23, 1863
AE 51


We love thy memory.


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Clark Gilbert


Clark Gilbert
Died
Feb. 21, 1879
AE 72 Yrs 2 Ms


My life begins here.


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Mrs. Hannah Gilbert


Hannah
Consort of
Capt. Samuel
Gilbert late of
Marlboro Died
March 26, 1841
AE 79 years.


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Anna Gill


Anna Gill
died Sep. 3
1803
aged 5 years


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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gillett


Mary Elizabeth
wife
of
E. P. Gillet
Born
March 4, 1830
Died
March 22, 1856
Aged 26


The marvel of thy beauty cannot dim
The sweetness of thy flesh will not fade
Youth give not all the glory of thine eye
____ ___ ___ and death be nevermore
___ to my soul the ___ ___ charmed
And life and death are glorified and fair
Whither thou goest to know the way I ___
And with ___ ___ to meet thee there.


__________


If death
consort with thee, death is to me as life
So forcibly within my heart I feel
The ___ of ____ draws me to my own
My ___ for what thou art is mine
Our ___ cannot be severed who are one
One flesh, one heart, one soul.


Mary Elizabeth "Lissie" Bennett married Edgar Palmer Gillet.


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Mrs. Augusta E. Gleason


Augusta E.
Wife of Jacob Gleason
Died June 16, 1832
AEt. 21 years


Augusta Gleason died less than two months after her daughter Sarah.


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Sarah A. Gleason


Sarah A. dau of
Jacob & Augusta E.
Gleason died April
___ 1832 AEt. 3
m-s 6 d-s


Sarah Gleason died on April 22, 1832.


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Mrs. Emily S. Goodenough


Emily S.
Wife of
Simon F. Goodenough
Died
Jan. 27, 1859
AE 54


Blessed Wife, and Mother


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Fletcher Goodenough


Fletcher Goodenough
Died
Jan. 13, 1814
AE 27


Dear Fletcher we miss thee.


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Henry F. Goodenough


Henry F. Goodenough
Died
March 2, 1916
Aged 80 yrs 8 mos
16 days


He was upright and honest.


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Orley Goodenough


Little Orley


Fold him O Father in thy arms,
And let him henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.


This epitaph is adapted from the seventh stanza in the 1845 poem "Gone" by John Greenleaf Whittier.


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Mrs. Relief Plummer Goodenough


Relief Plummer
Wife of
Alonzo Goodenough
Died
Mar. 7, 1867
AE 58


Friends nor physicians could not save
My mortal body from the grave
Nor can the grave confine it here
When Christ doth call it to appear.


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Simon Frasier Goodenough


Simon Frasier Goodenough
Died
___ ___ ____ ____
AE 74 yrs 9 mos
12 days


Father joined the loved and gone before.


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Samuel Goodhue


In
Memory of
Samuel Goodhue
who died
June 22, 1813 AE 38
years.


No, I'll repine at death no more
But with a chearful gasp resign
To the cold dungeon of the grave
___ ____ _____ _____


The fourth line in the identical epitaph for Denison Cobleigh, who died in 1821, reads "These dying, with'ring limbs of mine".


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Hiram Gore


Hiram Gore
Born
June 7, 1806
Passed to the higher life
Feb. 6, 1880


There is no death
What seems so is transitory
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of life elysian
Whose portal we call death.


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Benjamin Gorton


Mr. Benjamin Gorton
Died
Jan. 22, 1825 in his
88 year.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Elizabeth Gorton


In memory of Mrs
Elizabeth Gorton
who died June 16, 1813
AE 77 years


_____________________________________________________________________________


Nathan Gould


Sacred
to the memory of Mr
Nathan Gould
who died
March 22, 1813 in the 65
year of his
age.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Sarah Gould


In memory of
Mrs Sarah, wife of
Mr Benj. Gould
She died May 7
1787 AE 26 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Sarah Jane Green


Sarah Jane
Daugh of Joseph G. &
Frances M. Green
Died
Sept. 7, 1847
aged 2 years
5 mos & 7 days


Before her little feet had trod
Upon the dusty paths of life
Her soul has passed away to God
But far from mortal care and strife.


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Mrs. Anna Greenleaf


Sacred
to the memory of
Anna Greenleaf
wife of Stephen Greenleaf Esq. who
died Oct. 14, 1813 in the 54 year
of her age


Behold!
I have ended the journey of life; have taken my
peaceful lodgings with the silent dead! And hope
ere long my grave may prove the portal, to an
eternity of bliss!
To thee great Spirit I resign my breath!
"Thy will be done on Earth"--'twas thy decree
The death of sleep should prove the sleep of death!


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Damaris Greenleaf


Sacred
to the memory of
Damaris Greenleaf
wife of Thomas Greenleaf who
died Oct. 12 1813 in the 35 year
of her age


Thy Balm O Gilead heals up every wound
That sin has made & makest me more than sound
____ ___ for death & more salvation giv'n
___ _____ ___ ____ ____


Jeremiah 8: 22---


Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?


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Mrs. Eunice Greenleaf


Consecrated
To the memory of
Eunice Greenleaf
Relict of Stephen Greenleaf Esq.
She died March 8, 1826
Aged 86 years


Here sleeps a Mother! Good without pretence;
If virtue, piety and sober sences
Could make her so, she's happy. Let us try
To live like her, like her be fit to die!


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Moses Greenleaf


In memory of Moses
Son to Thomas S. and
Damiris Greenleaf
who departed this Life
May 18th 1808. Aged
8 months & 21 days


Suffer little Children
to come unto me.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Sarah Elizabeth Greenleaf


In memory of
Sarah Elizabeth
a lovely & interesting
dau of Thomas S. &
Lydia Greenleaf
died feb. 2, 1832 AEt
2 years 2 m-s 20 d-s


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Stephen Greenleaf, Esq.


Stephen Greenleaf esqr
Departed this life
June the 8th 1802
aged 67 years & 8 M


Forbear my friends dry up your tears
Here I must lie till Christ appears
Who when that awful day shall come
I trust will raise & take me home.


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Stephen Scollay Greenleaf


Sacred
to the memory of
Stephen Scollay Greenleaf
who died
Sept. 26, 1813 AE 18
years


To me time was! But now eternity
Never ending eternity succeeds
See here I rest in death's cold Palace laid
Friends be admonish'd! see you come-not here
Laden with guilt & unprepar'd for Hea-v'n!
For there is no repentance in the grave!


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Moses Potter Grolius


Moses Potter Grolius
Born
Boston, Apr. 24, 1861
Died
Boston, Jan. 13, 1862


Bubble.


[The infant's nickname is inscribed on the back of his stone].


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Mrs. Abigail Hadley


In memory of
Abigail Hadley
wife of Ebenezer Hadley who died
Sept 6, 1813 in the 78 year of
her age.


Reader behold & drop a tear
Think on the dust that slumbers here
And when you read the fate of me
Think on the glass that runs for thee.


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Benjamin Hadley


Memento Mori


In Memory of Mr
Benjamin Hadley Who
Decd March the 24th
1776 in the
92d year of
His Age --


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Ebenezer Hadley


In memory of
Ebenezer Hadley
who died April 27, 1815 in the
88 year of his
age.


My time on Earth has cease to be,
God call'd me home, remember me.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Eliza Hadley


Eliza dau. of Jacob
Hadley who died Sept. 17 1816
in the 3 year of her age.


This rose was sweet while in its bloom
But now pale death has cut it down.


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Lewis R. Hadley


Lewis R. son of
Jacob Hadley Jr. he died
Jan 21 1812 in the
1, year of his age


Our Babe hes sleeping in the dust
We own the hand of God is just


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Polly Hadley


Polly Daughter of
Mr. Jacob & Mrs.
Molly Hadley
Died March 23
1794
Aged one year
13 Days --


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Samuel Hadley


In Memory of
Samuel Hadley Son
to Mr Ebenezer &
Mrs Elisabeth
Hadley his Wife
he Decd, Sept ye 21st
1777 in the 2d
year of his Age.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Abigail Hale


In
memory of Mrs
Abigail Hale,
Wife of Mr W-m Hale
who died July 14, 1813
AE 80 years


To you my children & my friends
Which I have left behind,
Come view this solemn monument
And here instruction find.


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Jonathan Roberts Hale


Beneath this Mantle Shade
rests the Mortal Part of
Mr Jonathan Roberts Hale
who died March 5th 1808
AE 47 years


O mournful sight for to behold,
Our dearest friends turn'd into mould;
And blest with lovely charms;
And tak'n him from my arms.


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Loisa Hale


Loisa Dau of Mr
Joseph & Mrs Betsey
Hale who died July
11th 1807. AE 11 months


My time on earth
Was short to be;
God call'd me home,
Remember me.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Sophronia Ann Hale


Sophronia Ann
Dau of
Joseph & Anna P. Hale
Died
June 9, 1861
AE 15 y's 4 m's 26 d's


Weep not for me, when you shall see
My form lie cold in death
Shed not a tear o'er my low bier
But think she's now at rest!


Then think of me, or one you'll see
In that bright holy land
Where parted friends will meet again
A re-united band.


_____________________________________________________________________________


William Hale


In memory of
Mr William Hale
Who
Died Augt 17th
1805
AE 78 Years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Dr. George Holmes Hall


Doctr George Holmes Hall
died April 3rd AD 1807
Aged 44


Moltis ille bonis flebilis occident


This quotation from Horace, Odes, is completed with "nulle flebior quam tibi"---Falling after daring great deeds he perished, bemoaned by many good men.


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Mrs. Sarah Hall


In memory of
Mrs Sarah Consort of
Mr Richardson Bigelow
the late widow of
Doct. George H. Hall
who departed this life
the 3 of July 1809
Aged 35 years.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery

View Down The Connecticut River Valley

Mary R. Cabot Photograph


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Harlow Halladay


In memory of
Harlow Halladay son
of Eli Halladay & Sal
ly his wife he died
Aug. 12 1813 AE 8 years


Cease mourning friends your fond com plaints
Since Christ thus made the choice
And call'd your child to dwell with saints
Be christians & rejoice.


Harlow Halladay died on August 19, 1813 aged 8 years.


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Sarah Jane Hardie


Sarah Jane
Only child of
Robert G. & Fanny W.
Hardie
Died Sept. 9, 1849
AE 4 yrs 10 mos


You laid me down with fading flowers
Dear Parents you sang your hymn
and breathed your prayer: I am at
rest with Jesus now weep not
but live and love.


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Marion May Harrington


Marion May
Dau. of Raymond
& Eunice Rogers
Harrington
Dec. 8, 1924
Nov. 26, 1928


May we meet in Heaven
Our own sweet little Mammy.


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Harris Children


Here lies buried
a Son & Daughr of
Lieut Valintine Harris
and Mrs Sarah his
Wife --


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Mrs. Maranda Harris


Maranda
Wife of
Salathiel Harris
Widow of the Late
Nathaniel Pratt
Died
Jan 4, 1848
AEt. 67


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Patience Harris


In memory of
Mrs Patience wife of
Mr William Harris
She died Novr 21
1808 AE 76 years


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Roswell Harris


Roswell Harris
Died
March 6, 1871
His 73 birth day


There remaineth a rest to the
people of God.


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Salathiel Harris


Salathiel Harris
Died
Oct. 29, 1846
AE 87 Y'rs


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Erected by Howard Harris


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Mrs. Sarah Harris


Sarah Harris
Died
Oct. 25, 1818
AE 56 Y'rs


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Erected by Howard Harris


This stone most likely replaced Sarah's original gravestone.


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Mrs. Sally Harris


Sally Harris
wife of
Arad Stockwell
Born Apr. 30, 1779
Died Sep. 21, 1883
AE 104 Yrs 4 Mos 21 Ds


Mother we weep because we loved you.


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William Harris


Mr. Wm Harris
died Augt 15th 1797
AE 71 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Alonzo Hatch


Alonzo Hatch
Died
Mar. 11, 1868
AE 61 Ys 8 Ms


Asleep in Jesus.


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Elbert J. Hatch


Elbert J. Hatch
died
Apr. 10, 1870
AE 21 Ys 8 Ms


Gone Home


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Deacon Russell Hayes


Dea. Russell Hayes
Born
May 31, 1784
Died
July 28, 1856


Precious in the sight of the Lord is the
death of his Saints.


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James Henry, Mrs. Marie Neige Henry, Maria Henry


Whenever is, is right


Maria 33y 9m
June 1, 1861, 10.45 A. M.


James Henry
Feb. 9, 1828 - July 12, 1899


Marie D. Neige
His Wife
Mar. 9, 1834 - Sept. 20, 1914


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Herrick Child


Here lies an
Infant son of
Saml & Lucre
-tia Herrick
he died Aug 28 1806


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Elizabeth Herrick


Elizabeth,
Dau of
J & M Herrick
Died March 30, 1836
AEt. 48


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Joseph Herrick


In Memory of
Mr Joseph Herrick
who died March
16th 1797 in the
78th his Age.


Gravestone Carver John Locke, Henry Locke


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Mrs. Lois Herrick


The Widow
Lois Herrick
Consort of Mr
Joseph Herrick
died Augst
26 1812
in her 90th
year.


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Mrs. Melinda Herrick


Melinda
Wife of
Seth Herrick
Died Dec. 27, 1821
In her 38 year


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Mrs. Jennie S. Hescock


Jennie S.
Wife of
Warren A. Hescock
Died June 6, 1876
AE 25 y's 8 ms 11 d


Yea though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod
and thy staff they comfort me.


[Psalm 23]


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Eliza Channing Higginson


Eliza Channing Higginson
Born
June 24, 1834
Died
January 15, 1911


Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation
Given to hospitality.


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Dr. Francis J. Higginson


In Memoriam
Francis John Higginson
Died March 9, 1872
Aged 65


Par semper et aeterna


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Francis H. Higley


Francis H. Higley
Died
Nov. 24, 1873
AE 24 yrs 6 ms 18 ds


Asleep in Jesus.


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Orrin E. Higley


Orrin E. Son of
Elliot Higley
Died Dec. 21, 1831
aged 6 years 10
mon & 21
days.


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Olive Ann Hildreth


Olive Ann
Daught. of
Warren R. & Olive D.
Hildreth
Died Aug. 12, 1850
AE 4 yrs


____ ____ ____ ____
S___ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____
Soon O! soon we meet her there.


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Rozilla M. Hildreth


Rozilla M.
Daughter of Saml
and Hepzibah
Hildreth Died
Sept. 8, 1822 AE 1
year 6 mo & 15 days


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Prospect Hill Cemetery And Reed's Hill

About 1864


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Franklin Holbrook


Franklin Holbrook
Departed this life 4th February
1810
Aged 18 Years


Stop reader stop! Art & Nature claim a tear
Franklin a Youth of theirs lies buried here.


X


These little rites, a stone, a verse receive
'Tis all a father, all a friend can give.


Franklin's parents were John Holbrook and Sarah Knowlton.


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Mrs. Harriet Goodhue Holbrook


The Memory of the Just is Blessed


Harriet Goodhue
wife of
Frederick Holbrook
Born Sept. 10, 1817
Died Sept. 21, 1887.


These green hills where thy childhood roamed,
Yon river winding to the sea,
All lovely things by thee beloved,
Seem sacred to thy memory.

_________


'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


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Black Walnut Memorial Communion Table

Centre Congregational Church

Presented By Her Children

In Loving Memory Of Harriet G. Holbrook


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Capt. William Holton


Sacred to the memory of
Capt. William Holton
who died Jan. 25 1827
Aged 75


Altho I sleep in dust a while
Beneath this barren clod
Ere long I hope to rise and smile
To see my Saviour God.


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Abram N. Horton


To the memory of
Abram N.
Son of
J. S. Horton,
of Grand Rapids, Mich.
who died in Brattleboro
Jan. 7, 1855
AE 32 y's 1 m'th


He sleeps far from home & in a
strange land.


From the recently destroyed Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery


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Lucy J. Horton


Lucy J. Horton
Died
May 3, 1870
AE 22 ys 9 ms


Dearest sister know we miss thee
From our hearth and home each day
Yet we feel that we shall meet Her
When from earth we pass away


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Deacon Nathaniel Horton


In memory of
Deac.
Nathl Horton
Who died March
15th 1806
AE 81 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Benjamin Franklin Houghton


Benj. Franklin
Son of
Henry & Sally
Houghton
Born July 17, 1832
Died Nov. 13, 1856


My saviour's blood did once atone
And now it pleads before the throne.


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Mrs. Emma R. Houghton And Emma Adeline


Emma R.
wife of
Geo. H. Houghton
Died Feby AE 29


______


Emma Adeline
Daugh. of
G. H. & E. R. Houghton
Died Sept. 13, 1855
AE 30 ms & 10 days


Here side by side the child and mother sleep
Faith smiles serene though nature fain must keep.


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George Houghton With Frederick, His Son


George Harper Houghton was Brattleboro's well-known photographer of Vermont in the Civil War. He married Emma Rockwood Ward of West Brattleboro on July 7, 1846. She died by tuberculosis, then called consumption.


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Henry Houghton


Henry Houghton
Born
In Putney
Jan. 1, 1782
Died
Dec. 21, 1867


Look ____ The Spirit ____
Death cannot the Soul imprison
Tis in heaven that Spirits dwell
Glorious though invisible.


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Peter Houghton


Peter Houghton
Died
April 23. 1826, aged
42


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Mrs. Sally Houghton


Sally
Wife of
Henry Houghton
Born
June 7, 1788
Died
Dec. 4, 1859


Christ has my soul at freedom set
His death has paid ___ ___ debt.


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Edward Howe


Edward Howe
Died
April 14, 1832
AEt. 28 years


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William Hunt


In Memory of
William Hunt
Died Aug. 1, 1823
In the 37 year
of his age


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Mrs. Fanny E. Hutchins


Fanny E.
Wife of
Benj D. Hutchins
Died
June 7, 1845
AE 26 y's & 8 mo


Dearest Fanny thou hast left us
Ere one year has rol'd its round
But in Heaven I hope to meet thee
Where no sin or sorrow is known
Then oh the triumphant hope
Then again united be
Forever to dwell with Jesus & thee.


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Mrs. Eliza Hovey Hyde


Eliza P. Hovey
Wife of
William Hyde
Born
June 11, 1800
Died
April 1, 1883


Her ways are ways of pleasantness
and all her paths are peace.


[The Book of Proverbs 3: 17]


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James H. Hyde


James H. Hyde
Jan. 10 1850
May 29 1915


Gone but not forgotten.


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Mrs. Caroline Jones


Caroline
Wife of
Philip T. Jones
Daugh. of
Jacob & Susanna Gordon
Died
Mar. 11, 1861
AE 37 ys 5 m's 13 d's


From the recently destroyed Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery


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Mrs. Elizabeth Jones


Mrs. Betsey
wife of
Oliver Jones
Died
Oct. 18, 1850
AE 59


When summer brings its happy hours
To strew my grave with beauteous flowers
O plant a rose where lays my head
But weep not sigh not for the dead.


[From the poem "Weep Not"]


Gravestone Carver George H. Ide


George H. Ide was born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire on April 11, 1825 to the successful gravestone carver Henry Ide and his wife Betsey Rugg.


George's older brother was Ivory Soule Ide, who owned a farm in Hinsdale with a ferry landing on the Connecticut River, a marble shop nearby, and "Ide's Island".


George H. Ide, Gravestone Marker, 1850.jpg


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Laban Jones


Laban Jones
Died
Mar. 15, 1887
AE 90 yrs 5 ms


Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his saints.


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Mrs. Mary Ann Jones


Mary Ann Potter
wife of
Laban Jones
Died July 29, 1884
AE 73 yrs 4 ms


Asleep in Jesus


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Martin Jones And William H. Jones


Wm. H. Jones
Died
Sept. 30, 1865
AE 51


Martin Jones
Died
Oct. 2, 1865
AE 45


Faithful brothers have
gone to rest;
God called them as he
thought best
With silent step they
passed away
Oh! sad the mem'ry of
that day.


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Mrs. Mary A. Jones


Mary A. Jones
Wife of
Francis B. Jones
Died Jan. 3, 1892
AE 55 yrs


The weary at rest.


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Abel Joy


Memento Mori


Erected
in memory of
Mr Abel Joy
who died
April 11, 1813 AE 62
years.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Joy


Elizabeth
Wife of
Abel Joy
died June 25, 1843,
AEt. 84.


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Mrs. Jane W. Joy


Jane W. Joy
Wife of
Henry H. Joy
Died
May 13, 1911
AE 82


At Rest


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Mrs. Rhoda Ballou Joy


Rhoda E. Ballou
wife of
Samuel S. Joy
Died Sept. 11, 1901
AE 83 yrs


Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.


Rhoda is the mother of Sallie Joy White.


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Sarah Bradley Kellogg


Sarah Bradley
Dau of
Geo. B. & Mary L.
Kellogg
Died Aug. 17, 1853
AE 4 months


A bright bird
portal for ___ ____
Ours still in heaven.


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Mrs. Experience Kendrick


Experience
wife of Lemuel Kendrick, died
March 8, 1814. AE. 74
years.


Farewell dear friends we part in pane,
But hope to live & meet again.


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Nathaniel Kidder


Nathaniel Kidder
Died Nov.
5, 1843
Aged 78 Yrs


Erected to the Memory of a
Father by his
son C. Kidder


Nathaniel Kidder was born on May 2, 1765 in Dudley, Massachusetts into an old English family.


He removed to Wardsboro, Vermont with his four brothers in 1791. Nathaniel was a shoemaker by trade and served as captain in the Wardsboro militia. He married Polly Eddy on February 12, 1792 and had sixteen children.


The Rev. Corbin Kidder was born in Wardsboro on June 1, 1801 and graduated from Amherst College and the Theological Seminary at Andover, Massachusetts. He died in Poplar Grove, Illinois on December 29, 1874. Corbin was named for his paternal grandmother, Sarah Corbin, who died in her ninety first year.


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Ezra Kimbal


Ezra Son of Mr
Francis H & Mrs Olive
Kimbal He died
March 12th 1810 AE 7 Mons


Ere this sweet bud its blossoms
had unfurl
It was transplanted to a bright
world;
Too fair a flower for this sublunar
sphere
It blooms above thro____ ____


Slate stone now broken and lying flat.


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Mrs. Deidamia King


Mrs. Deidamia
wife of Mr Adonijah
King who Died July 8th
1785 in the 24th year
of her age --


Look down on me I slumber here
The Graves become my bed
And think on Death that's always near
For life may quickly fade --


Can she return to me alone
I mourning after her will go
With greif unspeakable opprest
Till in the Grave with her I rest.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Burnap Kingman


Our Mother


Elizabeth Burnap
Relict of
Benj. Kingman
Died
Mar. 21, 1867
AE 94


God gave her long life, cheerful
heart, kind friends, and a
peaceful death.


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Emery Ladd


Emery Ladd
Died
Jan. 19 1849
AE 41


Father we honor thee.


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William Rufus Ladd


Wm. Rufus
Son of
Emery & Lovina C.
Ladd
died Apr. 9, 1857
AE 22 ys 1 m


Asleep in Jesus ____ from ____
Thy kindred and thy ___ ____
But ___ still ___ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ___ ____


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Widow Martha Lamson


WID Martha Lamson
died Jan. 7, 1819 in her 92
year


The saints of God, from death set free
With joy shall mount on high;
The heavenly host with praises loud,
Shall meet them in the sky.


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Mattee Lamson


Mattee Lamson
dau. of Dea. Nathaniel & Mary
Lamson died June 10, 1817, in
her 22 year.


As Jesus died, and rose again
Victorious from the dead,
So his disciples rise and reign,
With their triumphant head.


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Mr. William Laugher


Beneath this Tomb are intered the remains of


Mr. William Laugher


He left England May the 8th and arived in America June 23d 1795
To a well cultivated mind he added amiable manners
To a Life adorned by Honor and Integrity
by Piety and Benevolence
by every Relative Social and Christian Virtue
Succeeded a Death full of Peace Hope & Trust in the mercy of God


Living he was Respected Esteemed and Beloved
Dying his Loss was deeply Lamented
& changed this transitory state for a happy Immortality
the 19th of April 1796 aged 62.


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David Lee


David Lee
Died
May 30, 1839
in the 76 year
of his age


A soldier of the revolution.


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Mrs. Susanna Lewis


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Mrs. Susanna Lewis
Wife of Mr. Isaac
Lewis. Daughr of Mr
Moses Warrener
died July 27th 1800
in the 33rd year
of her age. ---


To you who now
these lines do see
I pray you would
remember me.


[footstone]


Mrs
S L


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Henrietta Elvira Mairs


Mairs


Henrietta Elvira
Oct. 3, 1888
July 3, 1889


Until the coming of the
Lord.


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John Trowbridge Mairs, And A Little Sister


Children of
John G. & Frances Tyler
Mairs


Little
Daughter
Aug. 14, 1880


John Trowbridge
March 2, 1887
April 17, 1888


The Little feet in the Golden Street
Will never go astray.


[This is from the song "My Darling's Little Shoes", composed in 1867 by T. Martin Towne]


God bless the little feet that never go astray
For the little shoes are empty in my closet laid away
Some times I take one in my hand, forgetting till I see
It is a little half worn shoe, not large enough for me
And all at once I feel a sense of bitter loss and pain
As sharp as when two years ago it cut my heart in twain.


O the little feet that wearied not, I wait for them no more
For I am drifting on the tide, but they have reach'd the shore
And while the blinding teardrops wet these little shoes so old
I try to think my darling's feet are treading streets of gold
And as I lay them down again, but always turn to say
God bless her little feet that now, so surely cannot stray.


And while I thus am standing, I almost seem to see
Two little forms beside me just as they used to be
Two little faces lifted with their sweet and tender eyes,
Ah me! I might have known that look was born of Paradise.
I reach my arms out fondly but they clasp the empty air
There is nothing of my darlings but the shoes they used to wear.


O the bitterness of parting I cannot drive away
Till I meet my darlings walking where their feet can never stray
When I no more am drifted upon the surging tide
But with them safely landed upon the riverside.
Be patient, heart, while waiting to see their shining way
For the little feet in the golden street can never go astray.


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John Gaston Mairs And Frances Tyler Mairs


John Gaston Mairs
Son of John and Elizabeth Gaston Mairs
Born Dec. 25, 1849
Died July 27, 1893
in Lansingburgh, N. Y.


_________


Frances Bradford Tyler
Wife of John Gaston Mairs
and daughter of
Rev. Geo. Palmer Tyler, D. D.
and Elizabeth Atwater Trowbridge
Born in Lowville, N. Y. July 7, 1847
Died in Lansingburgh, N. Y. Dec. 9, 1907


Until the day break and the shadows flee away.


[The Song of Solomon 2: 17]


Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.


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George Manly


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George Manly
Son of Mr Alpheus
and Mrs Betsey
Thayer died May
6 1821 aged 9
Months


So fond desires
are often cross,d
And parents hopes
in death are lost


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Mrs. Mercy Mann


In memory of
Mercy
Consort of Mr Jonas Mann
She died Sept 13th 1808
Aged 30 years.


So man lieth down and riseth not:
till the heavens be no more they
shall not awake nor be raised out of
their sleep.


---"He who conjeerates his hours
By vig'rous effort and an honest aim
At once he draws the sting of life and death
He walks with nature, and her paths are peace.


Don't weep for me while here I rest
Nor quick forget my name:
But let this dwell within your breast
We soon shall meet again ---


The Biblical quotation is from The Book of Job 14: 12.


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Ara Marsh


Ara Marsh
Died
Oct. 10, 1835
AE 76 y'rs 9 m's 13 d's


Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord
his trust.


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Mrs. Sarah Earl Marsh


Sarah Earl
Wife of
Ara Marsh
Died
May 20, 1867
AE 66 y'rs 4 m's 24 d's


"The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and
holy in all his works."


Gravestone Carver J. T. Wilson


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David Marshall


David Marshall
Born in Lunenburg Mass
April 3, 1802
Died in Sewickley Pa
April 17, 1879
AE 77 Y'rs


Write, Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord.


[The Book of Revelations 14: 13]


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Susannah T. Marshall


Susannah T. Marshall
dau. of the late
Harrey Marshall
of Hartford, Con.
died March 26, 1846
AE 39


[The name Harrey may represent Harmie, or Harmony H. Marshall]


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Capt. William McCune


Capt Wm McCune
died Decr 27th 1807
AE 78 years


Gravestone Carver Stephen%2