Monday, January 23, 2012

Wife and second wife, side by side

These matching stones interested me the moment I read them. Both are simply done in white marble. Both have well-intentioned repairs to serious breaks.

Both women, Jane Harrison (d. 1840) and Esther Harrison (d. 1846), were married to the same man. One is declared to be “second wife.”



ESTHER
Second wife of
ISAAC HARRISON
DIED
Feb. 17, 1846.
Aged 57 yrs.
        
JANE
wife of
ISAAC HARRISON
DIED
July 18, 1840.
Aged 62 yrs.

In April 1907, The “Old Northwest” Genealogical Quarterly published a listing of monument inscriptions (with annotations) for the cemetery, including the inscriptions for the Harrisons:


Curious about where Isaac is buried? Right next to Jane, his first wife.

Blendon Central Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio


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