|HERE LYES THE BODY OF MR.|
WILLIAM KARR HE DIED
MARCH 23d 1754 AGED 62
MY BODYS TURNED INTO DUST
THIS DUST SHALL YET ARISE
AT RESURRECTION OF THE JUST
TO SOUND JEHOVAH'S PRAISE
According to the Granite State Monthly, Volume 5, page 117 in an article labeled "Some Old New Hampshire Burial Places" by Anabel C. Andrews, there is a list of epitaphs at the burial ground in Thornton's Ferry, Litchfield, New Hampshire (right next door to Londonderry), and a very similar epitaph is found on the gravestone of a Mrs. Margaret White, in the same time period. If it wasn't winter, and if the ground wasn't covered with snow, I might have gone over to photograph this stone for comparison!
|In memory of|
Aug. 31, 1837
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My father wills me in his arms
And willingly I go
With cheerfulness I bid farewell
To everything below.
The inscription on the second gravestone is from an old hymn:
Readiness for Death. C. M.
My Father calls me to his arms,
And willingly I go ;
With cheerfulness I bid farewell To everything below.
My tender parents, kind and dear,
I bid farewell to you
Though nature feels tis sad and hard
to speak the word "adieu".-------------------
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo