Our glass is run
ERECTED LIKEWISE ALSO
In Memory of In Memory In Memory
Mrs. Ann of Mr. John of Mrs. Ann
Burns, Burns Burns
wife of Mr. who departed wife of Mr.
John Burns this Life John Burns
who departed March ye 20th who departed
this Life D. 1788; In this Life July
the 77th year 1745
of his age In the 21st
year of her age.
Dear friends for us, don't Mourn nor weep,
We are not dead but here do sleep;
Upon our easy bed of Clay,
Untill the resurrection day.
John Burns was born in County Donegal, Ireland of Scots ancestry. He came to Bedford with his first wife, Ann, who died one year after they arrived.
The Ann with the missing date is Anna McQuesten, daughter of William McQuestion and Margaret Arbuckle of Litchfield, New Hampshire. Ann McQuesten was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She died in 1790. They had ten children together.
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ A triple tombstone! Mr. John Burns and two wives named Ann", Nutfield Genealogy, June 23, 2015, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/06/tombstone-tuesday-triple-tombstone-mr.html: accessed [access date]).