Saturday, April 27, 2013

Frailty of human life

In the name of God Amen. I Hiram Andress of the County of Delaware in the State of Ohio being of sound and composed mind, but admonished of the frailty of human life am resolved to arrange my earthly concerns and dispose of the substance which the Lord hath committed to my trust, do therefore make this my last will & testament.

On March 17, 1845, Hiram Andress wrote his last will and testament, directing that his estate be divided between his beloved wife Polly and his two daughters, Eliza and Lucy.

He died a few months later and was buried at Oller Cemetery. On his marker, an angel stands beneath a garland of flowers, holding an open book.

Oller Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio


  1. Thats the wrong gravestone, the lad was 12 and died on 06 June 1815.

  2. The 4s do look like 1s at first glance, don't they? But click the photo to enlarge it and you can see the faint parts of the 4s.

  3. It's lovely how much detail is still here on this stone!

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