Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Daniel EDSON

Daniel EDSON
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Tombstone Tuesday: Died in March Born in July, 1747

This is the sad gravestone of little Daniel Edson. It appears that he died and then was born. But, this is because of the change in the date of the start of the new year.

It reads (according to Williams Latham's records) but it is a very hard to decipher stone:

Memento mori.
Daniel Edson, son of Josiah Edson, Esq., and Mary his wife,
born July 27, 1747
died Mar. 3d, 1747.

Under this little hillock lies
My body of the smaller size;
I lived, I died within a year,
With grief my parents left me here;
From them one smiling look I got,
They looked again, but I was not.

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