John Simpkins 1799

full stone tympanum

Here lies the body of John Simpkins
Son of Rev'd John Simpkins
who died Feb'ry 17th 1799
Aged 2 years and one month

Lovely in life pleasant in death

Let this stone erected over the grave
of one who was once the florid picture of health
but rapidly changed into the pale image of death
Remind thee
That God destroyeth the hope of man

The gravestone displays a winged head with scallop border on the wings carved in the style of the Geyer carvers of Boston. Note the bulging eyes looking off to one side.

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