When the stars threw down their spears,Stars were less common than other images on 19th-century gravestones here in central Ohio, but now and then I do come upon six-pointed stars, including on the gravestones for Timothy and Lucina Aldrich from my own family tree.
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
—From The Tyger by William Blake
Lucina Aldrich, Mound (or Foust) Cemetery, Morrow County, OH
Timothy Aldrich, Mound (or Foust) Cemetery, Morrow County, OH
Mehetable Black, Africa Cemetery, Delaware County, OH
Rebecca Ranney, Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware County, OH