Monday, March 30, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday; Elspeth SMITH

Tombstone Tuesday: Elspeth Smith

Photo by Cary Schmidt, 2014, used with permission
Yes, Elspeth is a girl's name and it is the only one in my family tree.

She was the youngest child of John Smith and his wife Helen Wallace and baby sister to my Adam Smith, who was one my third great grandfathers in Scotland.

This stone is a bit unusual because  of the carved spacers that look like equal signs. 

"Sacred/ to the memory of/ Elspeth Smith, spouse to/ David Hunter, who died at Auchen=/=cairn, [Auchencairn, Dumfries, Scotland], the 8th//of March 1825 age 26 years. /

Also John Hunter, their Son, who died/ on the 16th of June 1825 aged 4 months. Agness Hunter, their daughter died 9th Feb/ 1831 aged 8 years."

Kirkmahoe Church Cemetery, Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, Scotland

1 comment:

Dave Robison said...

It's a relief to see that no one has attempted to "clean" this marker. This is what a gravestone of this age should look like! It deserves it after serving as a memorial to Elspeth Smith for nearly 200 years!