New York Tombstone Transcription Project
Sacred to the memory of
Kezia Newcomb, who died Feb.
in the 17th
year of her age.
Beneath this urn in soft repose
To wait the final doom (dawn?)
Lies a lov'd flower which like the rose
Had but a transient bloom
Hopes brightest scenes ware (sic) soon o'er cast
By a thick sable cloud
And the sweet flower retir'd at last
For shelter in a shroud.