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Re: Sarah W. Oliver Byrd (1791-1812) burial location
Posted by: Watson Dorn (ID *****9825) Date: October 22, 2002 at 20:09:35
In Reply to: Sarah W. Oliver Byrd (1791-1812) burial location by Mary Thompson of 993

Her monument is now at Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery on Hwy 72. The Petersburg Cemetery was flooded by the creation of Clarks Hill Lake. Her grave was moved to this location. I found it last weekend. Tombstone broken but inscription readable:
"Sacred to the memory of Sarah W. Bird who died 3rd December 1812 in the 21st year of her age. Back to it's native home her soul is fled wafled on heavenly wings, by seraphims. This monument is erected by her affectionate husband Daniel Bird. Friendship cannot but drop a sympathetic tear, on the tomb of the truly amiable, pious, and lovely woman. At her right hand are interred our two daughters Frances and Louise the former in the 6th year and the latter in the 4th year of her age. Both died the 8th October 1815."

Copied by Watson L. Dorn, Jr. on 10/18/2002.


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