In memory of
Thomas Watkins 1855
Sept. 25, 1855
AEt. 72 yrs. 9 mos.
& 5 days.
Dearest wife and daughter dear,
I bid you both a long farewell:
I hope in Heaven to meet you both,
In peace and love and joy to dwell.
My dearest friends 'tis vain to mourn,
To you I never can return:
For I have landed on that shore
Where tears and sorrows are no more.