Featured Gravestone – John Hodge

DSC00817Section:  First Presbyterian

Material:  White marble

Misc.:  Distinctively shaped stone with typical darkening of surface and minimal wear to edge.  Inscription is very legible.  Some shallow cracking at lower end of stone.

Inscription:  This stone is erected by James & Sarah Hodges to the memory of their son John who died April 1, 1796 aged 6 years 8 months & 3 days.

Though very plainly carved, the outline of this undecorated stone is very similar to the shape of more elaborately carved stones by carvers like the later generations of the Collins family (particularly Zerubbabel and his son).  The fourth line of text comes extremely close to the edges of the stone.  James Hodge’s stone is profiled here.  The Common Council inventory lists Sarah as having died on February 20, 1804 at the age of 37.

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