Archive for January 13th, 2011

I found the inscription on this stone too interesting to ignore.


Here we have listed for all to see the man and woman who are buried here and the name of the one child of theirs who isn’t.  Seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it?  Wouldn’t you expect that the folks buried here would get their names listed?  I am certain there is a perfectly reasonable explanation.  Perhaps Sara’s husband was someone that the family considered prominent and so they wanted to have that surname on the stone.  Perhaps daughter Sara was the only child to live out of infancy. Maybe Sara or her descendants erected the stone long after the parents’ death and didn’t have the names of all the children that had been interred here.

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