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        EASTON, Mary
Buried in a Presbyterian cemetery in Maryland

    In memory of Mary, daughter of Nicholas and Ruth Easton, who departed
    this life on the 29th of June 1802, aged 1 year, 1 month and 14 days.
    The cup of life unto her lips she prest,
    Found the taste bitter and declin'd the rest;
    Averse then turning from the face of day,
    She gently sigh'd her little soul away.

    Source : Memoirs 1806


EDMONSTON, Archibald; mentioned in the epitaph of :
COCHRANE, Jean
Parish of Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland

    Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of Jean Cochrane,
    Viscountess of Dundee, wife of the Honourable W. Livingston, of
    Kilsyth, and of their infant son. Their deaths were caused by the
    falling in of the roof, composed of turf, of a house in Holland.
    Mr. Livingston was with difficulty extricated. The Lady, her child,
    and the nurse were killed. This occured in the month of October,
    MDCXCV (1695). In MDCCXCV (1795), the vault over which the church at that
    time stood having been accidentally opened, the bodies of Lady Dundee
    and her son, which had been embalmed and sent from Holland, were found
    in a remarkable state of preservation. After being for some time
    exposed to view, the vault was closed. This lady was the daughter
    of William, Lord Cochrane, who predeceased his father, William, first
    earl of Dundonald. She married, first, John Graham, of Claverhouse,
    Viscount of Dundee, who was killed at the battle of Lillicrankie,
    MDCLXXXIX (1689); and secondly, the Honourable William Livingston, who
    succeeded his brother as third Viscount of Kilsyth in MDCCVI (1706). Lord
    Kilsyth married, secondly, a daughter of Macdougal, of Makerstoun,
    but dying under attainder at Rome in MDCCXXXIII (1733), without surviving
    issue, this noble family became extinct. This stone was erected by
    Sir Archibald Edmonston, of Duntreath, Bart., MDCCCL (1850).

    Source : Rogers 1871 v.2


EGAN, Eugene L. and Leona J.
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA

    Front side of the monument:
    EGAN
    Eugene L. Aug. 17, 1925 - Oct. 28, 1993
    Leona J. Mar. 30, 1924 - Oct. 5, 2007
    Back side of the monument:
    “Thanks for stopping by”

    Source : findagrave.com, Memorial# 60192084


ELLERY, Christopher
Tombstone : Newport, Rhode Island

    The Human Form respected for its honesty and known for fifty-three
    years by the appellation of Christopher Ellery, began to dissolve in
    the month of February, 1789.
    If tears, alas, could speak a husband's woe
    My verse should straight in plaintive numbers flow;
    But since thy well-known piety demands
    A public monument at thy George's hands,
    O Abigail! I dedicate this tomb to thee,
    Thou dearest half of poor forsaken me.

    Source : Kippax 1877


ELLIOT or ELLIOTT, Miss Judith
of New Kent
Died December 26, 1811
Buried in the crypt of the Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia

ENGLEFIELD, Francis
Buried in Englefield Church, Berkshire, England

    Under ye North East Window lieth ye Body of Sr. Francis Englefield
    Baronet : he was buried in May Ano. 1665. & in ye Grave where
    formely Sr. Edward Norris had been laid.

    Source : Le Neve 1718


ENSOR, William B.
Buried in a Methodist Cemetery in Maryland

    Here lies intered the remains of William B. Ensor, son of William and
    Martha Ensor of Fell's Point, who departed this transitory life on
    Saturday the 21st day of June 1800. Aetat 30 years, 8 months and 12 days.
    He was! (but words are wanting to say what)
    Think what a son and husband should be, he was that.

    Source : Memoirs 1806


EVANS, John
Buried : St Pancras, Middlesex, England.

    John Evans
    Died Jany 16th 1811. Aged 60 years.
    Farewell, vain world, I know enough of thee,
    And now am careless what thou say'st of me;
    Thy smile I court not, nor thy frowns I fear;
    My cares are pass'd; my head lies quiet here.
    What faults you saw in me take care to shun,
    And look at home, enough there's to be done.

    Source : Cansick 1869


EVANS, William
Graveyard at Newton, Pennsylvania

    Here lies the body of William Evans, who departed this life,
    September the 29th, 1734, aged, 52 years.
    My pilgrim race I ran apace
    My resting place is here
    This stone is got to keep ye spot
    That men dig not too near.

    Source : Kippax 1877




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