This tombstone was photographed in the Old Burial Ground,
Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
In Memory of two sons of
Mr. BENJn & Mrs. DESIRE BANGS
Viz JOSHUA BANGS died
at Rhode Island Febry. 3rd 1778
Aged 26 Years & 11 Months
ISAAC BANGS died at
Virginia Sept. 12th, 1780
Aged 27 Years & 9 Months
When the last trump that rends the skies
Shall bid those distant atoms rise
It instantly must be obey'd
And they will rise to Christ their head.
Benjamin Bangs was born 24 June 1721 in Harwich, Massachusetts, died on 31 October 1769 in Brewster; married on 4 January 1749 in Harwich to Desire Dillingham. She was born on 30 November 1729 in Harwich, and died 13 August 1807 in Brewster.
The son Joshua Bangs was born on 26 March 1751 in Harwich, and died on 3 February 1778 in Rhode Island. He was married on 10 February 1774 in Eastham to Mary Hatch, and had two sons. The other son, Isaac Bangs was born in 1752 and died on 12 September 1780 in Virginia. Both of these young men were soldiers and died during the Revolutionary War. Their stone was honored with a bronze marker by the DAR.
Another post with a photograph of two young Bangs boys from this same family in the same cemetery
Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo