Friday, July 15, 2011

Harriet Dashom, with footstone

When I stop to view and photograph a gravestone, I always check for a stone carver’s signature. At first glance, the gravestone of Harriet Dashom (d. 1837), with its asymmetric willow carving, is not signed.

Check the front: No signature.
Check the back: No signature.

Ah, but there is a footstone—and it is signed. The stone is attributed to a stone carving business, or at least a two-person team: J & D. Perrung of Somerset, Ohio.

In memory of
constort of Jacob
who died June 19
who died June 19
1837 Aged 33
years 3 months &
9 days.

Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! Beautiful photographs. I haven't found any footstones on my adventures yet.


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