Tombstone Tuesday: Emeline Curtis Goodwin


to the memory of
Obt. March 19th 1838
Aged 1 Year & 10 months

Farewell sweet bud of innocence
In all thy beauty sleep.
Twas not for eyes as breight as thine
Life’s bitter tears to weep.
Who would recall thy banished smiles
And all thy nameless grace.
That wrapt thee with a mantle bright
And lift its heavenly trace.

Emeline Curtis Goodwin was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Angelina E. Goodwin, whose headstones we saw last week.  She is a descendant of Major Samuel Goodwin thus: Thomas J., George, Samuel Jr., Samuel.  I do not have a reference for her birth, but her death on March 19, 1838, is listed in the Dresden town and vital records on page 102.  She is buried in the Court House cemetery.


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