This is the sign on the road that leads to the Philpot Cemetery just down the way from us. I laugh every time I see it, and I've been saving this pic for today.
Pretty, isn't it!
Click the pic and check the bottom right of the stone for Mr. Sudbury's signature.
We found more interesting carving on the gravestone of John Cox. He was born January 3, 1821 and he died April 17, 1891. What changes he must have seen all around him during his life. He lived through the Civil War.
I love his epitaph, way down at the bottom: Farewell my wife and children all, from you a father Christ doth call.
I also love this gravestone because of the carving in the center. It's faint, but still visible.
Here was another gravestone that I loved. This is on the grave of 3 year old Nellie Torrence. She was born July 3, 1884 and she died August 2, 1887. Her epitaph is: Buried on earth to bloom in heaven.
So sweet. She is buried next to her sister Ruth, who died at 2 yrs old.
Here is the stone for L M Newton. No other information. What did L M die of? Who carved the stone? Were they too poor for a limestone marker? These graves are mixed in with the others, and not separated in another section as if they were in the pauper's part of the cemetery.
This is the gravestone of Hannah May. Her name is misspelled on the stone: Hannh May. She was born Jan 25, 1817. She died Sept 6, 1855.