Then I turned and saw the business side of the Stockwell marker. Impressive!
The carving shows a somber man leaning on a pedestal that supports a draped urn. On either side are trumpet-bearing angels floating above the clouds. Everyone carries a book, quite likely meant to represent the Bible.
The inscription is presented on a scroll that hangs from the center post of several over which drapery is swaged.
|Click to enlarge. Daddy Longlegs too!|
aged 25 years
5 mo’ & 1 da’.
The gravestone has an epitaph as well:
Go home dear friends dry up your tears,
I must lay here til Christ appears,
Then burst the bands with sweet surprise,
And in my saviour’s image rise.
One final treat: The stone is signed by the carver, D. Stockwell. A relative of Sarah’s husband?
Stark Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio