In memory of
Mr. John Chapman
who departed this Life
Augst. ye 10th 1785
In the 43d year
of his age.
Happy the company that's gone
From cross to crown, from thrall to throne
How loud they sing upon ye shore
To which they fail'd in heart before!
There is a statue of Johnny Appleseed (AKA John Chapman) in the lobby of the Londonderry Leach Library, just outside the door to the children's room. And I have blogged several times about Johnny Appleseed. You can read more at this link:
and also at this link:
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ John Chapman, died 1785, Londonderry, NH. Cousin to "Johnny Appleseed"?", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 3, 2017, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/01/tombstone-tuesday-john-chapman-died.html: accessed [access date]).