The marker at the grave of John James (d. 1838) has elaborate carvings of a large urn, chains of tulips, and plenty of decorate flourishes.
And what’s that? Yes! The stone carver made his mark at the bottom.
died July, 14.
The epitaph tells us that Mr. James left a widow behind. No children are mentioned; only “relations,” but perhaps he left children as well.
Farewell wife and
From all afflictions
I lie here; In peace
I lived in hope I died.
I craved for life but
The stone is signed T. Griffith, or is there more hiding under the lichen?
Radnor Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio