Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday- Lucy Gregg

In Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire


According to local legend, Lucy died on the morning she was supposed to wed.  
There are theories that the white picket fence still guards her virginity. 
This is the only grave in the cemetery with a white wooden fence.

LUCY
daughter of
JOSEPH & LUCY
GREGG
died
Oct. 4, 1843
aged 22 yrs
+++
so fades a summer cloud away
so sinks the gale when storms are o'er
so gently shuts the eye of  day
do dies a wave along the shore



The story of the volunteer who replaced Lucy Gregg's dilapidated picket fence can be found here http://www.derrynews.com/local/x1243786364/Derry-cemetery-benefits-from-adopt-a-stone-program/stripped?device=mobile

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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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