TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: A young man’s early death and woman’s new home

In Whittlebury Churchyard, Northamptonshire

John Heath, 1767, age 27
While Time doth run, from him depart;
Let none e’er shun Death’s piercing dart;
For read and look, and you will see
A wondrous change was wrought on me.
For while I lived in joy and mirth,
Grim Death came in and stopped my breath;
For I was single in the morning light,
By noon was married, and was dead at night.


On a tombstone at Folkstone (1688), are the following lines, in memory of Rebecca Rogers:

A house she hath, ’tis made of such good fashion: The tenant ne’er shall pay for reparation;

Nor will her landlord ever raise her rent, Or turn her out of doors for non-payment; From chimney-tax this cell’s forever free, — To such a house, who would not tenant be,

RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America

RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love Book 1): Book 1 in Tapestry of Love Series (Kindle Edition)

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 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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