Interesting epitaphs for three women
There is an epitaph of an eccentric character that may be seen on a tombstone at the burying-grounds near Hoosick Falls, New York. It reads:
Ruth Sprague, Daughter of Gibson and Elizabeth Sprague. Died June 11, 1846, aged 9 years, 4 months, and 3 days. She was stolen from the grave by Roderick R. Clow, dissected at Dr. P. M. Armstrong’s office, in Hoosick, N. Y., from which place her mutilated remains were obtained and deposited here. Her body dissected by fiendish man, Her bones anatomized, Her soul, we trust, has risen to God, Where few physicians rise.
Pour Martha Snell, she’s gone away,
She would if she could, but she could not stay:
She’d two bad legs, and a baddish cough,
But her legs is was that carried her off.
Here lies my wife, poor Molly, let her lie,
She finds repose at last, and so do I.
In this action packed novel depicting true events the family saga continues with Ambrose Dixon’s family. George Willson witnesses the execution of King Charles II and is forced to leave the woman he loves to witch hunters in 17th century England as he flees to his sister, Mary, and her husband Ambrose Dixons home in Colonial American. Ridden with guilt over difficult decisions he made to survive, George Willson and the Dixon’s embrace the Quaker faith which further creates problems for their existence in the New World.