Farmer in Nethertown
In Memory of
Who died on the 5th day of June
Aged XLIV years.
Died on the 23rd day of February
The parents and their children here
Lie mouldring into dust
Redeem a man the present time
For soon this follow must
Our days begin with trouble here,
Our life is but a span,
And cruel death is always near,
So frail a thing is man.
RIGHT PANEL – from NEW ENGLAND PRIMER (1777)
ALEXANDER DIED 1855, AGED 74
MARGARET DIED 1823, AGED 44