A good example of the romantic style of the middle 1800s, which—as we can see here—lasted into the 1870s. These monuments were usually in marble or limestone, which erodes far too quickly in our climate—although it is often beautifully picturesque in its eroded state. This is Father Pitt’s best attempt at reading the inscription:
ANNIE F. WOOD,
ROBERT J. GRIER
DIED MARCH 8, 1873
IN THE 32 YEAR OF HER
We are fairly certain of the name “Annie F. Wood,” but almost all the other readings are subject to amendment.
There was also an epitaph in a kind of cartouche below the inscription, but it seems hopeless to try to interpret it now.