From Brooklyn, CT, one of my all-time favorite epitaphs:
SacredFranklin Bowditch Dexter's Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College contains this brief biography of Tyler:
To the memory
of DANIEL PUTNAM TYLER
DANIEL TYLER Junr,
Who having gone thro'
His Collegiate Studies
And qualify'd himself
For the Profession
of the LAW
on the 18th of Janr,
Before his JUDGE
In life's and nature's freshest bloom
Death came remorseless on and sunk him in the tomb.
DANIEL PUTNAM TYLER, son of Captain Daniel Tyler (Harvard College 1771), of Brooklyn Parish, in Pomfret, Connecticut, and grandson of Daniel and Mehitable (Shurtleff) Tyler, of Brooklyn, was born in Brooklyn on March 1, 1776. His mother was Mehitable, daughter of General Israel Putnam and Hannah (Pope) Putnam, of Brooklyn. On of his brothers was graduated here in 1808. David Putnam (Yale 1793) was a first cousin. He settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, New York, but died there of fever in 1798, at the age of 22.
I love this series! Keep it up!
I haven't forgotten about Jason Russell — he's in the queue.
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