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Very Old Farley Headstone in New York Found
Posted by: Daniel Robinson (ID *****7243) Date: July 26, 2009 at 19:54:05
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I am not related and have no additional info, but thought someone may want this as it is very interesting.

" The Hampshire Review "
Romney, WV. Wed., April 25, 1934 pg7

- Diggers Find Tombstone -
A tombstone recording the death of a two-year-old child 118 years ago has been unearthed ten feet below street level at Houston and Chrystie Streets by workmen excavating for the Chrystie-Forsyth playground developement. The area once was a Presbyterian cemetery, according to the Park Department.
The headpiece is of brownstone and has been broken in half. It is seventeen inches wide and fourteen inches high. The inscription reads: " In memory of Hugh L. Farley, son of Alexander and Abigail Farley, who departed this life March 17, 1816, aged 2 years, 2 months and 14 days. " Under this is the following verse:
Sleep my babe,
And take thy rest.
God called thee home;
He thought it best.
The Park Department has not yet decided what to do with the tombstone. - New York Times.

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