born September 3, 1828, in Licking county, Ohio
died December 27, 1855, in Dayton, Illinois
The last words of the departed:
I am confident that I will be better off
To leave this earth. I am anxious to go.
I ought to be off. Farewell, dear friends.
[The epitaph comes from a transcription of the cemetery done by Dorothy V. Masters in 1967, when the stone was more complete and readable.]