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04 August 2011

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.



2 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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