Rebekah Jenkins 1797

headstone tympanum

In Memory of Miss
Rebekah Daughter of Mr
James & Mrs Mercy
Jenkins she Died Nov'r
ye 16th 1797 in her 26th Year

She's dead, she's gone, oh doleful sound
Snatch't from her friends lies underground
Death gave the stroke, she is no more
To speak on earth as here to fore
She's dead yet speaks oh hear her cry
Ye living friends you're born to die
Come then & see where you must be

The gravestone displays a winged head in the style of the Soule carvers of Plymouth. Mehetabel Jenkins who was Rebekah's 24 year old sister who died two weeks before Rebekah has a very similar Soule style gravestone.

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