Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Jane (Wallace) Morrill, d. 1823, Goffstown, New Hampshire, the minister's wife

This tombstone was photographed at the Hillside Cemetery in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

Memory of Mrs.
who died Dec. 14th
1823; in the 54th
year of her age;
Wife of the Hon.
David L. Morrill
Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft, as downy pillows are;
While on His breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there

                                                  J. McConihe, Jr. Merrimack

Jane Wallace, daughter of Ebenezer Wallace and Sarah McGaffey, was born in Epsom, New Hampshire on 2 October 1771 and died 14 December 1823 in Goffstown.  She was a descendant of George Wallis (1619 – 1685), an early settler at Little Harbor, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and also my 10th great grandfather.  [See this link: http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/11/surname-saturday-wallis-of-rockingham.html ]

Jane became the wife of David Lawrence Morrill on 17 September 1794 in Epsom.  He was the son of Reverend Samuel Morrill and Anna Lawrence, born on 10 June 1772 in Epping, New Hampshire.  He was the town doctor in Epsom and he removed to Goffstown in 1801 as the minister of the Congregational Presbyterian church.  In 1825, two years after Jane’s death,  David L. Morrill became the Governor of the State of New Hampshire.  He died on 28 January 1849 and is buried in Concord with his second wife, Lydia Poor.

J. McConihe of Merrimack was a popular stone carver of gravestones in this area.  I've seen his carvings in cemeteries in Goffstown, Merrimack and Hollis, New Hampshire. 


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Jane (Wallace) Morrill, d. 1823, Goffstown, New Hampshire, the minister's wife", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 8, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/03/tombstone-tuesday-jane-wallace-morrill.html: accessed [access date]). 

1 comment:

  1. Ebenezer Wallace is my 4th great grandfather. I descend through daughter, Margaret.