A variation on "departed this life":
In Memory of MRS.
the amiable consort
& for a few fleeting years
the kind & prudent partner
the pleasing & consoling
companion of the
HON. JOHN TREADWELL ESQr.
she departed from this
in hope of a better life
July 2, 1786
The fashion of this world passeth away.
Set your affections on things above
not on things on the earth.
John Treadwell, a teacher, judge, and representative in the General Court.
I'd suspect that one of being backdated. I don't know the Ipswich cemetery, but from the evidence of stones elsewhere in the state I'd guess it's a product of, say, 1800-1805 rather than the 1780s.
Just speculating (with no relevance to this additional mode of departure).
I think you're right. It looks almost exactly like the stone in part 21, which is dated 1802.
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