Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Willow and coffin

The old sandstone marker for Nathaniel Coleman (b. 1787, d. 1836) is the first gravestone on which I have seen emigrate used to describe movement from one state (New Jersey) to another (Ohio).

The marker also has an interesting carving: A coffin or box tomb rests beneath a willow tree.

To the memory of
Who was born in N
Jersey May 7, 1787
And Emigrated to
This Town In 1829
And departed this life
Dec. 3 1836 Aged 49
Years 6 mo. & 26 days

Woodhill Cemetery, Warren County, Ohio

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