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Tombstone Tuesday: Interesting epitaphs for three women – one evidently one body had an unusual history

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.

 

Faith and Courage: A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love) (Volume 2)

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.

 

Faith and Courage: A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love) (Volume 2)


Features: Faith and Courage A Novel of Colonial America
By (author): Donna R Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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2 comments

  1. Ryan Jones

    Here’s one for another Tuesday. It reads ‘”here lies my leg, gone just ahead of me”. Located in Possum Trot cemetery, aka new liberty church in Fayette county. My great Pawpaw Peg John Little buried his amputated leg there.

  2. Susan Weathersby Mann

    Worth a read for a chuckle.

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