Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Little Augusta Ball

Row #2, Grave #308-10-015, GPS 41.41695 N - 71.97190 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup Augusta M., daughter of Van R. & Olive, died July 5, 1848, age 4 mos. 5 da.
A little longer, sweetest babe/ Couldn't I have kept thee here?
A little longer hadst thou staid/Thy parents heart to cheer

Born to Olive Gallup and her husband Van Rensslear Ball on 5 Mar 1858, she died 5 July of the same year living only 4 months and 5 days. She is buried next to her young mother.

It is speculated that her middle name might have been Melinda after her grandmother.

She is the first gravestone in Row 2 of the Gallup Cemetery in Ledyard, CT

Baby Augusta is listed on p. 530 as #4427 in the Gallup (2009) Genealogy

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