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Black Wax Rubbing of William Winds' Memorial Stone

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Black Wax Rubbing of William Winds' Memorial Stone

Description

The Memorial Stone resting on top of William Winds grave in the graveyard at the First Presbyterian Church in Rockaway, NJ. Worn due to weathering, the text was preserved in 1958 by Kensley Robert Thompson as a black wax rubbing which is on display at the Denville Historical Society Museum. The inscription, once legible, read:
"Under this monumental stone
Lies interr'd the body of Willi
Am Winds Esq who departed this
Life Oct the 12th, 1789 in the
62nd year of his age - - -
His natural abilities were considerable which he improved for
The good of his fellow men whenever the cause of his country
And liberty called he acted with integrity and also sustained
The office of a Captain, a Major, Colonel & General with great
Honor. He was a provident husband, a kind neighbor, a friend
To the poor, & a good Christian. Blessed are the dead that die In the Lord."

Creator

Ward, Christopher

Date

2014-03-04

Contributor

Ward, Christopher

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Revolutionary War
1780s
Rockaway Township
Rockaway

Scripto

Transcription

Under this monumental stone
Lies interr'd the body of Willi
Am Winds Esq who departed this
Life Oct the 12th, 1789 in the
62nd year of his age - - -
His natural abilities were considerable which he improved for
The good of his fellow men whenever the cause of his country
And liberty called he acted with integrity and also sustained
The office of a Captain, a Major, Colonel & General with great
Honor. He was a provident husband, a kind neighbor, a friend
To the poor, & a good Christian. Blessed are the dead that die In the Lord."

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