This was evidently not a loving family – Copied from a tombstone in a Massachusetts Churchyard:
This to the memory of Ellen Hill,
A woman who would always have her will.
She snubbed her husband, though she made good
And on the whole he’s rather glad she’s dead.
She whipped her children (and she drank her gin),
Whipped virtue out, and whipped the’devil in,
May all such women go to some great fold
Where they through all eternity can scold.