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Notes for Mary Roe

The Family of Langford Thorne & Mary Roe

Got this document from Ginny Polling - email FPGP118@aol.com

KARI: FINALLY FOUND IT SORRY FOR THE DELAY.
IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO RE WRITE IT INSTEAD OF MAKING NOTES TO YOU, SO HERE
GOES:
THIS INSCRIPTION IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF MARY THORNE LATE WIFE OF LANGFORD THORN
WHO DIED FEBY, 1797 AGED YEARS
AFTER A LONG AND VERY ODIOUS SICKNESS
SHE WAS THO AFFECTIONATE AND GOOD WIFE
THE KIND AND INDULGENT PARENT
TO TWO SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, WHOM SHE HAS LEFT BEHIND
TO LAMENT HER LOSS
BUT TO THEM SHE LONG HAD THE HABITS OF NEATNESS AND INDUSTRY
AND INSTILLED INTO THEIR MINDS THE PRINCIPLES OF A GOOD AND VIRTUOUS LIFE
.WHICH SHE HERSELF LIVED
SHE WAS LOVED AND RESPECTED BY THOSE WHO KNEW HER
AND IN HER FRIENDSHIPS WAS WARM, STEADY AND SINCERE
NOR DID SOFT PITY EVER SHED
ITS MILD INFLUENCE OVER HER IN VAIN
FOR SHE WAS BENEVOLENT, CHARITABLE AND HUMANE
WOULD THAT THESE QUALIFICATIONS COULD HAVE PRESERVED HER
FROM THE GRAVE
GO THEN BELOVED AND LAMENTED PARENT!
GO TO INHERIT THAT HAPPINESS
WHICH THOU HAST SO JUSTLY DESESERVED,
YET SHALL NOT THY NAME PERISH IN OBLIVION
BUT BE RECORDED BY SOME
MORE ABLE HISTORIAN
WHEN THE FRAIL RECORD OF MY PEN
SHALL BE FORGOTTEN

HOPE IT'S CLOSE TO YOURS, HAVE A NICE VISIT. GINNY