One of the gravestones in Salyer Cemetery stands at the grave of Rachel Davidson (b. 1794, d. 1823). The stone is badly weathered and nearly illegible. It is not difficult to imagine the day, not too far in the future, when this gravestone will no longer be readable at all.
born June 12, 1794,
died [----] 1823.
Look carefully and you can just make out an urn carving, even though large sections of sandstone have flaked off.
And do I see tiny bits of what may have been an epitaph? Unless there is an old reading of this small cemetery, Rachel’s epitaph is gone forever.
Salyer Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio