Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Timothy and Salla Stearns

Timothy & Salla Stearns, 1793, South Burying Ground, Billerica, MA
IN memory of 2 Children of
Lieut Timothy Stearns & Mrs: Sarah his wife

Timothy Stearns
born Septr: 8th 1788
& died NOVr: 22
1791, In the 4th
year of his Age.

Salla Stearns
born Septr: 21st 1790
& died Febry: 23
1793, In the 3d
[year of] her

Two lovely babes here sleeping lie,
Which God did lend us for a while;
Then took them back our faith to try,
And we resign'd them to his will.