12 January 2010

Echo of an Infant Voice (Tombstone Tuesday)

I tried to read the death date on this tombstone at Waverly Hall Cemetery in Harris County, Georgia, but was unable to do so. I checked to see if little Nannie's stone was listed in FindAGrave, hoping someone else had better luck. She is there, and the contributor has a guess, but is unsure. Here is my offer: Nannie M. Marshall was born 6 June 1859 and died 27 May 1868.

Nannie's tombstone is obviously eroding, and I wanted to get her information out. You never know to whose family tree she belongs.

I had better luck, however, with Nannie's epitaph engraved on the flip side:

Sweet Mother, do not weep;
The joy of sainted spirits now is mine,
I roam the fields of light, with those who keep
Bright watch where heaven's own golden portals shine.

2 comments:

Lori Ligon Hughes said...

Thank you for posting as this cemetery has many of my ancestors buried there!

S. Lincecum said...

You are quite welcome, Lori!

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