Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Samuel Dinsmoor, age 22, Windham, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Cemetery on the Hill, Windham, New Hampshire.

Son of 
Lieut. John &
Mrs. Isabel Dinsmoor,
died Jan. 10, 1818
AEt. 22.

Death's sudden stroke dissolved my feeble frame,
Reader, prepare!  you fate may be the same!
Renounce thy sins, by faith to Jesus fly,
Then welcome death, his gain for you to die.

This is the second Samuel Dinsmoor I've written of this year.  The first was the New Hampshire Governor Samuel Dinsmoor at this link: http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/06/governor-samuel-dinsmoor.html

I also blogged about the 22 year old Samuel Dinsmoor's brother, Capt. John Dinsmoor, who died at age 37 and left his parents,  Lt. John Dinsmoor and Isabel Hemphill, to face growing old childless.  That story is at this link: http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/07/tombstone-tuesday-1834-drowned-in.html

This stone caught my eye because of the scary epitaph written below the names and dates.  Also, there is a barely visible line of inscription near the bottom that reads "???? Marble ??? 10 "

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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