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Sunday, February 27, 2011

JESSE SAGE 1764-1840


My most recently acquired cousin Rob Sage from England lives near Hinton Blewitt, Somerset, England and has kindly sent many photos of our ancestors burial place. 
Jesse Sage and Anna are my 3rd great grandparents and the inscription is as follows:

Sacred

To the memory of JESSE SAGE
who died Sepr 11th 1840
Aged 76 Years
Also of ANNA his Wife who died
Octr 12th 1838 Aged 65 Years

The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust

The burial register at Hinton Blewett gives Anna's age as 64.  Her burial was on October 14th 1838, her abode was given as Litton and she was described as the "wife of farmer Jesse Sage".

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