16 December 2008

Mrs. Eliza B. R. Mendenhall and Her Infant Grandson

Mrs. Eliza B. R. Mendenhall died almost 160 years ago on December 29, 1848. She was 67 years of age at the time of her death, so her birth year was about 1781. She, along with her infant grandson John Bruce Limehouse, was interred in St. Philip's Church Cemetery; Charleston, South Carolina. I love the wording on this stone. In case you cannot read it via the photo, here is a transcription:

This marble marks the spot where repose the remains of Mrs. Eliza B. R. Mendenhall, Who closed her earthly career on the 29th December A.D. 1848, aged 67 years.
By her side sleeps her infant grandson John Bruce Limehouse.
"Thou art gone to the grave, but we will not deplore thee whose God was thy ransom, they Guardian and Guide. He gave thee, He took thee and He will restore thee, and death has no sting for the Savior hath died."
This stone is consecrated to a beloved mother by her daughter.

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