07 June 2014

Ann Thornton and Sweet Babe Sarah

© 2013 S. Lincecum


SIMPLY TO THY CROSS I CLING

SACRED to the Memory of
ANN FOSTER THORNTON
Wife of JOEL F. THORNTON
Born May 11th, 1850
Died Jan'y 9th 1878

© 2013 S. Lincecum

It's easy to notice Mrs. Ann Foster Thornton died at a young age -- just 27 years.  Looking at the back of her ornate tombstone, I might have found a clue as to why.


SARAH PIERCE THORNTON

Sleep on sweet babe,
and take thy rest.
God called thee home,
He thought it best.


© 2013 S. Lincecum

If Sarah Pierce Thornton is Ann's sweet babe, then one or both might have died due to complications of childbirth. They rest at Greensboro City Cemetery in Greene County, Georgia.

Shared at Cemetery Sunday.

2 comments:

Beneath Thy Feet said...

What an amazing monument, it must have been quite beautiful when new. So sad to lose two young lives.

Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday, we hope to see you again.

Stephanie Lincecum said...

I was ecstatic to find a cemetery link-up! Thanks for having me; I'm sure to be back.

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