Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday
Lawrence Simes 1818-1880

In Memory
Lawrence Simes
There is Rest
Born
In Rockingham Co. Va
April 15, 1818
Died
In Copiah Co. Miss
April 11, 1880
His words were Kindness, his deeds were love
His spirit humble, he rests above.

Buried at Spring Hill Plantation Cemetery
Copiah County, MS

Picture Courtesy of Beverley Ballantine

Obituary of Peggy Sims, Lawrence's Wife

5 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful stone! Love the words on it.

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  2. That hand pointing is something I haven't seen before.

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    1. I've seen it before but this may be the first time I have seen it on an African American headstone.

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