Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Mercy Daby

Mercy, Phebe, and Sarah Daby, 1751, Groton, MA
Here lies the Body of
Mrs. Mercy Daby wife of
Mr. Simon Daby, who departed
this Life August 31st: 1751.
Aged 34 yeas & 10 days.

Also Phebe
their Daughter
who departed
this Life Septemr
20th: 1751 Aged 3
Years, 1 month & 25 days.

Likewise Sarah
their Daughter
Born at her
Mothers death
and lived 15 
days.

A loving Mother, a Pleasent Child,
An Infant dear, all lies here.
Naked as from the Earth we came,
and crept to Life at first,
We to the Earth return again,
And mingle with our dust.


3 comments:

Anna said...

Colburn workshop from the hair? I usually think of them as producing less rounded noses, though.

Jay said...

What a beautiful stone, and what a tragic story it tells.

Bob said...

> Colburn workshop from the hair? I usually think of them as producing less rounded noses, though.

I believe it's a William Park stone. The style is his from the 1760s, so it's probably a bit backdated. Groton was his home, and he's heavily represented there.

—RJO