Back row-James Harrison Coombs, Sarah Frances VanSciver Coombs, Mabel VanSciver Coombs Sever, Newton Stockton Sever, Middle row-Susanna Fenimore, Caroline Drinker Fenimore Sayre, Elizabeth Fowler Coombs, unknown man, Front row-Helen Fowler Coombs Browne

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

I love the headstone of my fourth great grandmother, Sarah Sanborn Chapman. She is buried in the middle of a farm field in Brownington, Orleans County, Vermont. The North Brownington Cemetery is the town's first burial ground. I do have her ancestry but know little else about her. This area of Vermont is still unspoiled and rural, her life could not have been an easy one. I hope she was happy and loved.
The verse on her tombstone reads:
Although of a mother berefit
Why sho'd we longer complain
Since all troubles on earth she has left
Forever in heaven to reign.

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