Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ A Lovely Epitaph for a Toddler

This tombstone was photographed at the Huse Cemetery (Derryfield or Centre Cemetery) on Mammoth Road in Manchester, New Hampshire.

son of Mr.
James Nutt Jr. &
Hannah his wife,
died Oct. 23, 1829
AEt. 2 years 7 weeks

And is my lovely David fled
No more with us to dwell
Lo, the fair lilly droped its head,
Then all my pleasures fell.

David Nutt, was the infant son of James Nutt and his wife, Hannah Miller.  James Nutt (1794 - 1866) was the fourth generation of the Nutt family, son of Thomas James Nutt (1763 - 1843), grandson of William Nutt (1730 - 1801) who was born in Londonderry, and great grandson of the immigrant William Nutt (1698 - 1751) the weaver who was born in Londonderry, Ulster, Northern Ireland.  

James and Hannah are buried in Valley Cemetery, along with three other sons and their wives: James M. Nutt (1829 - 1891), Samuel M. Nutt (1833 - 1885), and another David Nutt (1833 - 1908).    

There are more NUTTs buried at Merrill Cemetery on South Willow (near the southern entrance to the Mall of New Hampshire), including the famous Commodore Nutt (see this blog post at this link:  https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/06/commodore-nutt-lived-in-fame-but-died.html  )


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ A Lovely Epitaph for a Toddler", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 24, 2017, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/10/tombstone-tuesday-lovely-epitaph-for.html: accessed [access date]). 

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