Nancy Marshall Tombstone, Chartiers Hill Cemetery


Nancy Marshall tombstone

HERE SLEEPS IN DEATH
NANCY MARSHALL
Who died July 2nd 1833
aged 40 years

Her equal is gone before her but her superior will never follow as a WIFE MOTHER and FRIEND.

My flesh shall slumber in the ground,
Till the last trumpet’s joyful sound,
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise
And in my SAVIOURS image rise.

This epitaph is the last stanza of Isaac Watts’ metrical version of Psalm 17.

Old Pa Pitt took this picture on black-and-white film in 1999 with an Argus C3, which captured a very legible image in spite of strong backlighting.


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