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        SCHOCKLER, John
Memorial inscription : Montgomery, Alabama

    Stop as you pass by my
    Grave. Here, I
    John Schockler, R....Ey.
    rest my remains.
    I was born in N. Orleans
    the 22d of Nov. 1841,
    was brought up by good
    friends; not taking their
    advice, was drowned,
    in this City
    in the Ala. River,
    the 27th of May 1855;
    Now I warn all young and old, to beware of the dangers of this River, see
    how I am fixed in this watery grave; I have got but two friends to mourn.

    Source : Kippax 1877


SCHRUB, John
Died December 26, 1811
Buried in the crypt of the Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia

SCOT, Isobel; mentioned in the epitaph of :
ALEXANDER, Robert
He died June 19, 1738
Buried Kirkden, Angus, Scotland

    In hopes of a blessed resurrection, here lyis the dust of Robert Alexander, sometime Tennent in Parconon, late husband to Isobel Scot, betwixt whom were procreate six children, vizt., William, Jean, Isobel, Robert, John, and Thomas Alexander. He died the 19 of June 1738, of age 43 years -

    The penetrating art of man,
    Unfold this secret never can,
    How long men shall live on the Earth,
    And how, or Where give up their Breath.
    The person of whom this I write,
    Ah! dy'd by a mournfull fate;
    An old clay chimney that downfell
    Kill'd both his servant and himsell,
    Which should alarm men every where
    For their last hour well to prepare,
    That death may never them surprise;
    For as the tree falls so it lies.

    Quae mea sors hodie cras fore vestra potest
    (My fate to-day may be yours to-morrow.)

    Source : Jervise 1875


SCOTT
Died December 26, 1811
Buried in the crypt of the Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia

SCOTT, Margary
Died in 1738
Tombstone in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland

    Stop, reader, here, until my life you've read,
    The living may gain knowledge from the dead:
    Five times five years I've lived a virgin's life,
    Ten times five years I was a married wife;
    Ten times five years a widow grave and chaste;
    Now, wearied of this mortal life, I rest.
    I from my cradle to my grave have seen
    Eight mighty kings of Scotland and a queen;
    Four times five years the commonwealth I saw,
    Ten times the subjects rise against the law;
    Twice did I see old prelacy put down,
    And twice the cloak did sink beneath the gown:
    An end of Stuart's race I saw, -nay, more,
    I saw my country sold for English ore;
    Such dissolution in my time has been,
    That I've an end of all perfection seen.

    Source : Johnson 1883


SCOTT, William
Monumental inscription in New York, New York

    At Sandy Hook lie interred the remains of the honourable Hamilton Douglas
    Halliburton, son of Sholto Charles, earl of Morton, and heir of the
    ancient family fo Halliburton, of Pitcurr, in Scotland, who perished on
    this coast, with twelve more young gentlemen and one common seaman, in
    the spirited discharge of duty, on the 30 or 31 of December, 1783, born,
    the 10 of October, 1763, a youth, who in contempt of hardship or danger,
    though possessed of an ample fortune, served seven years in the British
    navy, with manly courage, and seemed to deserve a better fate. This
    plain monumental stone is erected by his unhappy mother, Katharine,
    countess dowager of Morton, to his dear memory and that of his unfortunate
    companions, James Champion, lieutenant of marines; Alexander Johnstone,
    George Paddy, Robert Haywood, midshipman; Charles Gascoigne, Andrew
    Hamilton, William Scott, David Reddie, William Tomlinson, William Spry,
    John M'Chain, Robert Wood, young gentlemen; George Towers, common seaman;
    cast away, all found dead and frozen, and buried in one grave.

    Source : Alden 1814 v.1


SCROPE, Gervase
Buried : St. Michael's graveyard, Coventry, Warwickshire
Family from Bolton, Yorkshire

    Here lyes the Body of Captain Gervase Scrope, of the
    Family of Scropes, of Bolton, in the County of York, who
    departed this life the 26th day of August, Anno Domini, 1705.

    An Epitaph Written by Himself in the Agony and
    Dolorous Paines of the Gout, and dyed soon
    after.

    Here lies and Old Toss'd Tennis Ball,
    Was Racketted from Spring to Fall
    Whith so much heat, and so much hast,
    Time's arm (for shame) grew tyr'd at last,
    Four Kings in Camps he truly seru'd,
    And from his Loyalty never sweru'd,
    Father ruin'd, the Son slighted,
    And from the Crown ne'r requited,
    Loss of Estate, Relations, Blood,
    Was too well Known, but did no good,
    With long Campaigns and paines of th' Govt,
    He cou'd no longer hold it out :
    Always a restless life he led,
    Never at quiet till quite dead,
    He marry'd in his latter dayes,
    One who exceeds the com'on praise,
    But wanting breath still to make Known
    Her true Affection and his Own,
    Death kindly came, all wants supply'd
    By giuing Rest which life deny'd.

    Source : Andrews 1899


SEWALL, Samuel (Esq.)
Memorial inscription : York, Maine

    In memory of Samuel Sewall, esq. four generations, in lineal descent
    distant, from Henry Sewall, esq. some time mayor of Coventry in Old
    England, whose grand-father, Henry, first came to New-England, 1634.

    For penetration, sound judgment, and wisdom, remarkable; given to
    hospitability; the widow and fatherless he relieved and protected;
    pious, exemplary, and devout without superstition. Various offices,
    civil, military, and ecclesiastical, with honour and reputation, he
    sustained. On the 23 day of April, A. D. 1769, aged 31, he died. His
    seven surviving sons, with the approbation of his four daughters this
    stone erected. Let brotherly love continue.

    Source : Alden 1814 v.2
    See also : Samuel Sewall (c. 1738-1769) Epitaph and Genealogy.


SHARPE, Ann Jean
Burial: Saint Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery, Brewster, Putnam County, New York, USA

    Ann Jean Sharpe
    1910 - 1973
    Why look ye here?
    I'am way up there!

    Source : findagrave.com, Memorial# 28833940


SHEAFE, George Meserve
Residence : Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Buried : Island of Madeira, Portugal

    Sacred to the memory of George Meserve Sheafe, of Portsmouth, New
    Hampshire, a youth singularly amiable, unassuming, and beloved. He
    had a mind cultivated by a liberal education and a heart overflowing
    with benevolence and affection. It pleased God to afflict him with
    a lingering and distressing illness, which he bore with truly christian
    patience. He visited this island in the hope of obaining relief; but,
    with the fairest prospect of usefulness and respectability, neither
    the prayers of an affectionate father nor the unremitting attention
    of friendship could preserve him from an early grave. He died on the
    14 of February, A. D. 1804, aged 20 years.

    Source : Alden 1814 v.2


SHELDON, Edward and Ralph; mentioned in the epitaph of
CONSTABLE, Philip
From Yorkshire
Inscription in Steeple Barton Church, Oxfordshire

    Here lyeth the Body of Sr. Philip
    Constable of Everingham in the County
    of York Baronet, whose whole Estate
    was confiscated by the Usurpers for
    his Loyalty to K. Charles the first.
    He died Febr. 25. Anno Dno 1664.
    This Sr. Philip was Father to Katherine
    Wife of Edward Sheldon of Steeple
    Barton Esq; which Edward was Son
    of Ralph, and he the younger son of
    Edward Sheldon of B... and he
    the son and heir of Ralph Sheldon
    of the said place, in Com. Wig...
    which last purchased one of the
    three Mannors in Steeple Barton
    of the Dorms whith the house
    belonging thereto (built by John
    Dorm) which is now possest by
    Ralph Sheldon, Son and heir of
    Edward Sheldon by Katherine
    Constable his Wife.

    Source : Le Neve 1718


SHEPPARD, Thomas
Buried : St. Albans Abbey, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

    In memory of Thomas Sheppard, son of Thomas and Mary Sheppard.
    Died February 15th, 1766, aged 30 years:
    Great was my grief, I could not rest;
    God called me hence, - He tought it best;
    Unhappy marriage was my fate,
    I did repent when it was too late.

    Source : Fairley 1873


SIMMONS, Elizabeth J.
Memorial inscription : New York State

    In memory of
    Elizabeth J. Simmons
    wife of
    J. E. Mount
    Born October 26, 1818
    Died October 26, 1852.
    Also their daughter,
    Marietta Clara
    Died March 28, 1853.
    Death claimed the lovely flower,
    Nor spared the tender bud.
    Tombstone of Italy! thou hast engraven upon thy sculptured
    marble the name and age of her whose immaculate spirit, exalted
    virtues, and noble soul were the joy of him whose heart is left
    desolate. Cherub of beauty - sweet flower of innocence - last rosy
    ray of hope of thy heart-stricken father! thou didst take thy flight
    with all thy loveliness whilst thy blessed mother was in Heaven,
    thy father far from thee; but the kind father of thy dear departed
    mother, did, with an agonizing heart, see that thy obsequies were
    properly performed.

    Source : Kippax 1877


SLATER, Joseph
Died November 21, 1822, aged 49 years.
Uttoxeter churchyard, Staffordshire, England

    Here lies one who strove to equal time,
    A task too hard, each power too sublime;
    Time stopt his motion, o'erthrew his balance-wheel,
    Wore off his pivots, tho' made of hardened steel;
    Broke all his springs, the verge of life decayed,
    And now he is as though he'd ne'er been made.
    Such frail machine till time's no more shall rust,
    And the archangel wakes our sleeping dust;
    Then in assebled worlds in glory join,
    and sing - "The hand that made us is divine."

    Source : Andrews 1899


SMITH, Chester
Buried by the road side in Hadley, Massachusetts

    To the memory
    of
    Chester Smith
    Fourth Son of Mr. Joseph Smith
    Who on this spot was instantly killed
    By the upsetting of a load of wood
    January 25 AD 1810
    Aetats 19rs

    Passenger
    Hast thou a son promising hopes
    Set not thine heart upon him. With
    submission resign him to that Being, who
    destroyeth the hopes of Man.
    Art thou a youth endued with vigor
    and blooming in expectation of future
    earthly joys. Remember that man
    Knoweth not his time as the fishes are
    taken in an evil net and as the birds are
    caught in a snare, so are the sons of men
    snared in an evil time when it falleth
    suddenly upon them.

    Source : Kippax 1877


SMITH, George W.
Governor of Virginia
Died December 26, 1811
Buried in the crypt of the Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia

SMITH, Isaac
Great Yarmouth churchyard, Norfolk, England

    To the memory of Isaac Smith, who died March 24th, 1808, and Samuel
    Bodger, who died April 2nd, 1808, both of the Cambridgeshire Militia.
    The tyrant Death did early us arrest,
    And all the magazines of life possest :
    No more the blood its circling course did run,
    But in the veins like icicles it hung;
    No more the hearts, now void of quickening heat,
    The tuneful march of vital motion beat;
    Stiffness did into every sinew climb,
    And a short death crept cold through every limb.

    Source : Andrews 1899


SMITH, Richard
Inscription in the cloisters of Chichester Cathedral, Sussex, England

    Beneath is deposited
    all that was mortal of
    Richard Smith Gent.
    The immortal part is gone
    Thro' the merits of a crucified Redeemer
    to join its great original in Heaven
    This awful change was on
    the 4th day of Septr 1767
    After a life of Sixty Three Years

    Source : Maiben 1870


SMITH, Robert
Died in 1782
Buried in the churchyard of Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire, England

    Fifty-five years it was, and something more,
    Clerk of this parish he the office bore,
    And in that space, 'tis awful to declare,
    Two generations buried by him were!

    Source : Andrews 1899


SMITH, Sam. Will
Buried in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

    The memory of
    Sam. Will Smith.
    Who departed this life Nov. 14, 1801.
    This lovely boy near 8 years old,
    Lies Buried with his Brother
    His Sister lies on the one side
    And his Nephew on the other.

    Source : Kippax 1877


SOUTHGATE, William; son of Wright Southgate
Died December 26, 1811
Buried in the crypt of the Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia

SPANKIE, Isobel : mentioned in the epitaph of
Robert MASON
He died April 20, 1748
Buried in Newtyle, Angus, Scotland

    Erected by George & Alexander Masons in memory of there father Robert Mason, late tennant in Pitnepie, who died Aprile 20th 1748, aged 84 years; & Iean Iackson, his first Spouse, who died Aprile 20th 1708, aged 40 years, by whom he had 5 children. His second spouse, Isobel Spankie, survives him, by whom he had 2 children.

    Struck by the fiery dart of Death,
    Here Robert Mason Lies,
    Awaiting the Eternal Call
    Of Christ beyond the Skies.
    He while on Earth mankind did aid,
    & genarously befriend,
    For which we hope, Almighty God
    has bless'd his latter end.
    He by god's blessing often did,
    Lame people Safe restore,
    To wonted Strength, although their bones,
    were bruised very sore.
    MEMENTO MORI.

    Source : Jervise 1875


SPICER, Richard Ward, Dudley Adcock and their children.
Buried at Saffron Walden Churchyard, Essex, England

    To the memory of
    Richard Ward Spicer
    Born May 13th 1789, Died June 25th 1853.
    Dudley Adcock Spicer
    Wife of the above,
    Born Decr. 28th 1790, Died Septr. 15th 1852.
    Also of their children,
    Matthew W. Spicer Born Septr. 28. 1812 Died May 3. 1852
    Sarah W. Spicer Born Feby. 26. 1814 Died June 5. 1814
    Richard Spicer Born Novr. 14. 1815 Died June 15. 1830
    Dudley Spicer Born July 20. 1818 Died June 26. 1827
    Harriett Spicer Born Augt. 10. 1820 Died Feby. 7. 1855
    Sarah Spicer Born May 6. 1822 Died Mar. 10. 1823
    William Spicer Born Feby. 21. 1824 Died Septr. 9. 1824
    George S. Spicer Born Septr. 21. 1825 Died Decr. 31. 1844
    Susannah Spicer Born May 30. 1827 Died Octr. 7. 1838
    Richard Spicer Born Octr. 30. 1830 Died May 4. 1833
    Dudley Spicer Born June 13. 1832 Died May 1. 1833
    Also Jane Wife of Matthew Spicer,
    And Daughter of Wm. Low of this Town,
    Who Died Octr. 13th 1852 Aged 37.

    Source : Maiben 1870


SPOONER, Thomas and Sarah
He died 19 December 1762, she died 25 January 1767
Old Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Here lies Interrd
    The Body of Ms
    SARAH SPOON-
    ER who dece-
    ased January
    Ye 25th AD 1767
    In ye 72d year fo
    her age. She was
    widow to (carving of a hand, pointing to the next stone which marks the grave of her husband)

    Here Lies
    Buried ye Body of
    Thomas Spooner
    who departed this
    Life Decemr 19th
    Anno Domi. 1762
    in ye 68 Year
    of his
    Age.

    Source : Perkins 1902


SPRAGUE, Ruth
Buried near Hoosick Falls, New York

    Ruth Sprague, Daughter of Gibson and Elizabeth Sprague.
    Died June 11, 1846, aged 9 years, 4 months, and 3 days.
    She was stolen from the grave by Roderick R. Clow, dissected at Dr. P. M. Armstrong's office in Hoosick, N. Y., from which place her mutilated remains were obtained and deposited here.

    Her body dissected by fiendish man,
    Her bones anatomized,
    Her soul, we trust, has risen to God,
    Where few physicians rise.

    Source : Eaton 1900


SPRY, William
Monumental inscription in New York, New York

    At Sandy Hook lie interred the remains of the honourable Hamilton Douglas
    Halliburton, son of Sholto Charles, earl of Morton, and heir of the
    ancient family fo Halliburton, of Pitcurr, in Scotland, who perished on
    this coast, with twelve more young gentlemen and one common seaman, in
    the spirited discharge of duty, on the 30 or 31 of December, 1783, born,
    the 10 of October, 1763, a youth, who in contempt of hardship or danger,
    though possessed of an ample fortune, served seven years in the British
    navy, with manly courage, and seemed to deserve a better fate. This
    plain monumental stone is erected by his unhappy mother, Katharine,
    countess dowager of Morton, to his dear memory and that of his unfortunate
    companions, James Champion, lieutenant of marines; Alexander Johnstone,
    George Paddy, Robert Haywood, midshipman; Charles Gascoigne, Andrew
    Hamilton, William Scott, David Reddie, William Tomlinson, William Spry,
    John M'Chain, Robert Wood, young gentlemen; George Towers, common seaman;
    cast away, all found dead and frozen, and buried in one grave.

    Source : Alden 1814 v.1


STAIN, David Leighton
Burial: Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

    David Leighton Stain
    Born
    Jan 20, 1830
    Died
    July 7, 1916
    An Innocent Shoemaker

    Source : findagrave.com, Memorial# 57608780


STEVENSON, Elizabeth or Eliza (Mrs.)
Died December 26, 1811
Buried in the crypt of the Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia

STEWART, Sophia mentioned in the epitaph of :
CRAN, Alexander
Buried in Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    Erected by Sophia Stewart, in memory of her beloved husband, Alexander Cran, feuar in Cuminestown, who died 16th June 1833, aged 60 years, by mutual concent of Andrew Lorimer, his Successor.

    Source : Jervise 1875


STOCKER, Mannetta
Born : Austria
Buried : St. Philip's, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

    In memory of Mannetta Stocker,
    who quitted this life the fourth day of May,
    1819, at the age of thirty-nine years.
    The smallest woman in this kingdom, and
    one of the most accomplished.
    She was not more than thirty-three inches high.
    She was a native of Austria.

    Source : Fairley 1873


STONE, John
Epitaph : Sidbury, Devon, England

    John Stone, Freemason, Jan. 1617.
    On our great corner-Stone this Stone relied
    For blessing to his building, loving most
    To build God's temples, in works he died,
    And lived the Temple of the Holy Ghost,
    In whose hard life is proved and honest fame,
    God can of Stones raise seed to Abraham.

    Source : Norfolk 1866


STRATTON, William
Hyden Churchyard, Yorkshire

    Here lies the body of William Stratton, of Paddington, buried 18th day
    of May, 1734, aged 97 years; who had by his first wife 28 children; by
    his second 17; was own father to 45; grandfather to 86; great-grandfather
    to 23. in all 154 children.

    Source : Fairley 1873


STRONG, Caleb (Mr.)
Buried at Northampton, Mass.

    In memory of mr. Caleb Strong, who died, 13 February, A. D. 1776, in the 66 year of his age.

    Man's home is in the grave;
    Here dwells the multitude; we gaze around,
    We read their monuments, we sigh, and while
    We sigh, we sink.

    Source : Alden 1814 v.3


STURGE, Benjamin
Springfield, New Jersey, USA

    Beneath this stone lie deposited the mortal parts of Benjamin Sturge,
    aged 20, and Hezekiah Woodruff, aged 17 years, who were, on the 18
    day of August, 1798, instantly snatched from time to eternity by a
    stroke of lightning.
    Stop, heedless youth, and read their awful doom,
    By heaven's own fire hasten'd to the tomb.
    The unerring shaft glides rapid through the air,
    And leaves no time for penitence or prayer.
    Oh, hear the warning voice of their decease,
    This moment fly to God and mke your peace.
    No longer dare provoke th' almighty frown,
    which on your heads will call his thunder down.

    Source : Alden 1814 v.5


SWETT, John Barnard
Inscription : Newburyport, Massachusetts

    John Barnard Swett, M. D. A. A. and M. S. S. died 16 August, 1796, aged 45 years.
    He was an accomplished scholar, a learned physician, and a most amiable
    man. In the midst of a very useful and exemplary life, he was torn from
    a bleeding family, and an extensive circle of admiring and lamenting
    friends, falling a sacrifice to his fidelity, in the exercise of a
    laborious and hazardous profession.

    Source : Alden 1814 v.2


SYMONS, William
Died 1753 aged 80 years.
Buried at Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England
Incription on a gravestone in wich is fixed an iron dish.

    Here lies my corpse, who was the man
    That loved a sop in the dripping pan;
    But now, believe me, I am dead,
    See here the pan stands at my head.
    Still for sops till the last I cried,
    But could not eat, and so I died.
    My neighbours, they perhaps will laugh
    When they do read my epitaph.

    Source : Norfolk 1866




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