Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lydia Bird Morgan, Springfield, MA - 1780


Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts


In Memory of
LYDIA BIRD MORGAN
Daughter of Capt. JOHN &
Mrs. MARGARET MORGAN
who died April 8th 1780
In the 12th Year of
her Age.
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Fresh in the morn
the summer rose,
[the rest is not visible]


The text likely comes from this poem which was published in The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle, by Sylvanus Urban (London, 1748) Vol. XVIII, page 424.[Available from Google Books]


According to the Farber Collection this stone is carved by Solomon Brewer. In their photo you can see more of the stone.

1 comment:

  1. a member of my family line, we were missing her, thanks for posting!

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