we have discovered many great headstones so far. among my favorites are those of our ancestors benjamin cooley
, and his wife, mary cooley
. they were buried in vermont in the late 1700s. it would be great to take higher-quality photos someday.
the inscriptions are difficult to read, but they appear to be:
"In memory of Mr. Benjamin Cooley who died April 1, 1790, in the 89 year of his age.
Behold & see & view this stone
Prepare for death as I have done
Apply to Christ's all cleansing blood
Forsake your sins & Live to God"
"Mary wife of Benjamin Cooley died June 16, 1799, in the 74th year of her age.
Virtue lives beyond the grave
My transient seans are ore
Heaven is my native air,
I bid my friends a short adieu
Impatient to be there."
so let it be written... so let it be done.