May 19, 2009
Tombstone Tuesday- Rufus Townsend
Though I wasn’t able to find a picture online of this grave, I was able to find a transciption of it online:
Rufus TOWNSEND Died Jan. 8, 1845 (1793 – 1845)
(NOTE: Charles McLellan visited the cemetery on Aug. 26, 1939 and took a few notes. He listed:
Rufus TOWNSEND Died Jan. 8, 1845 Aged 51 years 5 months & 9 days.
How empty, uncertain, are things here below,
While fondly affected, they say we must go,
Still fading and dying, we plee our desires,
We grasp for to hold them, but yet they retire.
This gravestone is in Hillside Rest cemetery in Bombay, NY. It isn’t listed in Interment.net.