Tombstone Tuesday: Two rather sad epitaphs on women

Epitaph of a resigned and submissive husband on his second wife:

Here lies wife second of old Wing Rogers
She’s safe from care and I from bothers!
If death had known thee as well as I,
He ne’er had stopped but passed thee by.
I wish him joy, but much I fear
He’ll rue the day he came thee near

A Tombstone in Milford, Connecticut, has the following stanza on a young lady who died in 1792, aged 24:

Molly, tho’ pleasant in her day,
Was sudd’nly seized and sent away.
How soon she’s ripe, how soon she’s rotten,
Laid in the grave and soon forgotten

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 All her books can be purchased at 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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