This sandstone headstone is clearly inscribed
on top, but the bottom section has been damaged:
who departed this life
Aug 14th, 1826,
aged 35 years & 5 months
The partially destroyed verse was recorded in
the 1847 archives*:
Farewell, thou world, with all thy toys,
For thou has been to me,
A world of transitory joys,
Of sin and vanity.
Now I rejoice to leave this world
Of sorrow, sin and pain;
I know I'm washed in Jesus Blood
And shall a crown obtain.
*Page 109 of
Inscriptions from Monumental Stones in the Public Cemetery at
Orange, formerly Orangeville, 1847 Volume 2
This is a handwritten book from the Archives at First
Presbyterian Church in Orange, NJ.