Thornton, Clarissa (d. 1828) U-9

Location:

Old North Cemetery
Section no: U
Memorial no: 9
Orientation: North-west

See map of this cemetery: https://cemeteries.nha.org/old-north-cemetery/section-u/

Personal Information

Name: Clarissa Elizabeth Thornton
Gender: Female
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Death: April 29 1828
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Number interred: 1


Notes

Inscription:
In memory of
Clarissa Elizabeth
Daughter of
John & Elizabeth B.
Thornton who died at
Nantucket
April 29th. 1828
Aged 15 months.

The blighting of a budding flower,
Nipped by the frost’s relentless power,
Gives sorrows to the tender heart,
To see its loveliness depart

Then how must parents feel who weep,
O’er flowers once animate, that sleep
Low in the grave, the sacred dust
Demands a guardian’s Angels’ trust.

Epitaph: Yes
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Biographical notes:
Relationship note:Daughter of John & Elizabeth B. Thornton
Other Notes:

Inscription Condition: Illegible or destroyed


Monument

Stone Composition: Slate
Stone Shape: Rectangular
Type of Monument: Headstone
Monument Condition: Heavy lichens|Leaning
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Shape of text panel:
Main motif: Willow
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Comments: Text almost totally obscured by lichens.


Data Collection

Date data collected:
GPS marker location:
Stone exists 1900: yes
Stone exists 2002:
Stone exists 2003: Yes
Stone exists 2004:
Stone exists 2005: yes
Footstone exists: No
Location note:
Citation source: NHA Old North Cemetery file (MS115, Box 2)
Field recorder:
Data input by: Amanda Nicholas|Georgen Gilliam Charnes
Reviewed by: Automatic