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Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven

THIS MARBLE
marks the Grave of
JOHN MITFORD HUTCHINS,
Infant son of:
N. L. & M. D. HUTCHINS,
who was born at 2 O'Clock P.M.
16th March 1842
and died of Scarlet Fever
at 2 O'Clock A.M.
4th February 1843

But now he is dead; why
should we fast? Can we bring
him back again? We can get
to him, but he will not return
to us. 12th Chap. Sam'l, 23rd V.

THIS MARBLE
marks the Grave of
POLK FRANCISCO HUTCHINS
infant son of
N. L. & M. D. Hutchins,
who was born 15th January 1849
and died of Con[sumption?]
22 October 1849

But Jesus said, suffer little children,
and forbid them not to come unto me.
For of such is the kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew, 19th Chap. 14th Verse

Two box tombs from the HUTCHINS family plot at the Lawrenceville Historic Cemetery in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Photos © 2010/1 S. Lincecum.

Comments

pugbug said…
I've never seen "this marble..." Interesting to see an inscription that refers to the stone marker itself.
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The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)