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Joseph Scudder D.D.

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This statue sits in part of Markillie and St. Mary Cemeteries in Hudson, Ohio. It’s rather small – no more than a few feet high. (I wish I had photographed something else next to it for scale. It is also extremely unclear what family plot it is supposed to go with.



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Rev. Giles Doolittle

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Martha Egerton Wright
wife of Asher Wright,
Missionary among the Seneca
daughter of Asa and Emily Egerton
and adopted daughter of Rufus…?

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In the Old Carlisle Graveyard lies Ademna Hamilton, who died when she was 14 months all.  I couldn’t find a meaning or even any other women with the same name.


In Markillie and St. Mary Cemeteries, you can find the grave of Elzina.  Elzina may be a variant of the Arabic name Alzena or of the name Elizabeth, and seems to be most common in the United States for women born in the 19th century.


Permelia is another 19th century name that is no longer seen much anymore.

Lyman McAdams

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Not lost, blest thought,
But gone before,
Where we shall meet
To part no more.

Sentiments like the one on Mary Kellogg Ellsworth’s tombstone are common in cemeteries of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The epitaph emphasizes a belief in a shared afterlife where the surviving family and friends will be reunited with the dead. It conveys a message of hope: do not despair, she is not lost, just temporarily gone ahead.

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Anner Maria Hudston Baldwin

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Anna Scudder

Sarah Ann Chamberlain, who seems to have gone by the name of Anna, married into a missionary family, the Scudders. Her husband Joseph was a 3rd generation missionary to India, and so she went to India, too. The records are a little hard to follow because the name Joseph was so common in the family, being the name of her husband’s grandfather and an uncle, but what I have found indicates that Sarah Ann was living in India and doing things like taking care of orphan girls for at least part of her married life.

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I can’t make out the names on this stone, but what I can read is heartbreaking. What I can make out is this:

9 months
they died
Sept. 6, 18?
Children of Ga? & Emily Sanford

So there are at least two siblings buried under this stone who died on the same day.

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Dr. Gideon Case

Dr. Gideon Case died May 15th, 1822 in the 44th year of his age.
Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

It’s hard to provide an exact citation for Dr. Case’s epitaph. Versions of the phrase appear in translations of the Biblical Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and those words then spun off into hymns, sermons, and religious tracts. Whatever the route by which epitaph came to Dr. Case’s tombstone, it is a reminder to the passerby that it is important to attend to the care of his soul today, since there may not be a later time to do so.

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