Hobart Cemetery Epitaphs

Here are the epitaphs of the graves I could read in the Hobart Cemetery. Some are exact transcriptions with accurate language, however, with the interruption of the sheriff’s department, most are just the pertinent dates on the stones along with the names. Hopefully I will have the time to come back later and more accurately transcribe the stones.

The first burial upon this hill was:

DRUSILLA HOBART
daughter of Thomas and Jane
who died March 3 1793
aged 16 years 11 months
“Here lies a corpse both cold and __
The first inter’d upon this hill
In her 17th year God saw it bef(it)
The fate of man should her __”
[slate]

(quick sketch, not exact copy)
THOMAS HOBART
who died January 30 1794
aged 68 years
[slate]

Sacred to the Memory of
JANE HOBART
wife of Mr. Thos Hobart
who died October 15 1797
aged 65 years 9 months
“Faith wrought by grave looks thro’ death’s deepest gloom
And all the terrours of his frown defies;
She smiles complacent at the closing tomb
And keeps on immortality her eyes.
Suche, reader was the Faith, we humbly trust
Of her whose body moulders here in dust.”
[slate]

ISAAC HOBART
died JUNE 12 1832
aged 78 yrs 7 m 8 days
LYDIA, HIS WIFE
died JAN 22 1844
aged 88 yrs 3 m 2 days
[white marble]
(Isaac Hobart was born 1753, son of Thomas Hobart and Jane Bailey)

MARY FOSTER HATHAWAY
wife of Cushman Hathaway
died July 18 1826
aged 26 years
[slate]

BARZILLA E. RIDER
son of Ezra and Eleanor
died Sept. 8 1825 aged 4 yrs 4 mo 21 days
[slate]

In memory of
Mr. EZRA RIDER
who died Oct. 28 1826
aged 43 yrs 5 mo
[slate]

ELISHER D. SHERMAN
died Oct 21 1832
aged 68 yrs
[slate]

Mrs. RUTH,
wife of ELISHER SHERMAN
who died Oct. 4 1836
aged 74 yrs
[slate]
[there is a record of a marriage between “Ruth Sherman and Joseph Hobart of Bridgewater, APR 6 1820”]

These are the latest stones:
ALPHEUS C. HARDING
died JULY 4 1879
aged 58 yrs 1 m _0days
“And on that beautiful shore.”
[white marble]

HANNAH C.
wife of ALPHEUS HARDING
died JAN 29 1899
aged 75 yrs 6 m 5 days
[white marble]
(Hannah C. Hobart was born 1823, the daughter of Isaac Hobart Jr and Lettice Barker)

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