Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ridley Family Group

I really like this group of stones. If you look closely at the writing you will notice several misspelled words, reversed letters and a mixture of capital and lower case letters.  This is not unusual for the time frame that these were created. Hope you enjoy them. (All thre are located at Combs Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR)

IN
MEMoRY of
MARY J RIDIEY
DAUGHtER of thoMAS N & 
EIIZABEth RIDIEY
DIDE JANUARY the
28 th 1864
AGED 18 Y 11 M
yay though i walk through
the valle of the shaDoW of
DEath i will fear no eviL
for thew ??? with me

(note: on this one all the "u"s are printed backwards.)

IN
MEMoRY of
ELIZABETH A RID
LEY DIED JUNE
THE 20th 1864
AGED 27 Y 3 M
o GoD thou Art My DOD
EARlY WILL I SEEK the
MY soul thiRst oth foR the

(note: the quote at the bottom was hard to read but that is the best I could make out. And all the "u"s are backwards.)

IN
MEMoRY of
LEMERLES E
RIDLEy
DECEASED
ocT the 12th 1865
AgED 14Y 6M
DAUTHER of
T N & E A
RIDLEY

(note: The S in Lemerles is backwards. The first D in deceased is backwards. The U in Dauther (daughter) is backwards and word is misspelled both times its used.)

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