Thursday, June 28, 2012

Without occupation

The monument at the grave of Delia Nettleton (d. 1884) features the carving of a tilted cross, which is sometimes understood to symbolize resurrection.

Do you agree with that interpretation?

(Note that the cross appears to be standing on a hill.)

Feb. 4, 1884
82 yrs 7 mos 20 ds

I could not make out the short epitaph, but it could be Asleep in Jesus.

Delia Nettleton was the sister-in-law of Samuel Patterson, whom we “met” in the recent post Africa and the Underground Railroad.

The 1880 U.S. Federal Census record shows that Delia and her brother William Nettleton were living with Samuel and Hannah (Nettleton) Patterson. That census record (and the 1870 record as well) show that Delia was “without occupation.”

Africa Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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