Featured Gravestone – Octavia Maria Graham

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Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Stone has much darkening from exposure along with chipping to edges which has damaged part of the name.  The epitaph is still very legible.

Inscription:  In Memory of Octavia Maria Graham who departed this life Dec’r 23rd 1829, aged 29 years.  Could virtue e’er be death be spared Or innocence could save, Sure then would Maria ne’er have shared The cold and silent grave.  Nor always here shall death confine Her mouldering form to lie.  The grave its victim shall resign And death itself shall die.  Then shall she hear the blissful cry Through Heaven’s high arches rings.  Whence now O! Grave thy victory And where O! death thy sting.

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