Interd here are the Remains of
Mr. Joseph Langdon Jur Mercht
(Son of Capt Mark Langdon)
Obt. 30th Octobr 1749 AEtatis 25
How Lov'd how Valu'd once, avails ye not.
To whom related, or by whom begot.
A Heap of Dust alone remains of thee;
T's All thou art & All that We must be.
This new stone marker is a replacement for the older stone just behind it. You can see that the carving and epitaph have disappeared from the original tombstone. How did the descendants know what to put on the replacement? The old epitaph is completely gone!
Joseph Langdon was born in 1724 and died 30 October 1749, son of Captain Mark Langdon and Mehitable Jackson of Portsmouth. His grandfather, Tobias Langdon (1630 - 1725) is my 1st cousin 10 generations removed. Our common ancestors are his grandparents Henry Sherborne and Elizabeth Gibbons.
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