Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Elizebth Huntington

Elizebth Huntington, 1729, Windham Center, CT
Here lies ye Body of that
Graciou Saint of Christ
Mrs Elizebth Huntington
Wife to Capt Thomas
Huntington Esqr & after
She had liued A pios life
fell Alep in jesus Decembr
29 1729 Ageed 59 yrs

This stone was carved by Obadiah Wheeler. I generally find his carvings charming and expressive — that poor little soul effigy looks rather nervous perched atop those scary, staring eyes. But then there's a little heart to soften the whole thing.

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