Fell From Buildings
"...while here on a visit on Saturday between 4 & 5 oclock PM in Mr.
Pope's Stable viewing a span of Horses he was suddenly kicked by one of them
in the lower part of his Bowels & departed this life on Sunday evening..."
Affection of the Heart
David Patterson, who died at sea at age 27:
"He sleeps beneath the blue lone sea,/ He lies where pearls lie deep./
He was the loved of all, yet none/ o'er his low bed may weep."
Betsey Petty, age 29:
"Sharp was her pains, her trials long:/ Her faith was great her patience
No murmuring thought disturb'd her breast:/ What Jesus ordered she thought
Especially poignant stories in stone:
John Flint was the resident doctor for Petersham, Massachusetts until his
early death at age 31. He tended to the sick during an epidemic of spotted
fever in 1810. He treated many residents before he himself became infected
and died after nine hours of suffering. Two of his young children are
buried near him and are also listed on his stone.
Gravestone for Mrs. Miriam Howe and her four children. The epitaph
on her section of the stone reads: "ERECTED In memory of Mrs. Miriam Howe,
Consort of Sylvanus Howe, who died Sept. 1, 1803, Aged 33. Together with
their four dear children all of whom were in the space of three weeks were
summoned to pass that bourn from whence no traveller returns, Leaving him
disconsolate & alone to bemoan so unparalled a loss."
The other sections are for Nancy (age 4), Mana (age 3), Sally (age 17 months),
and an infant son.