|James William Lot|
Central Avenue Division East, Rose Hill Cemetery
James and his wife Catherine Arnett had to make the trek to the cemetery over and over again. Six times. Seven times for Catherine, since she outlived her husband as well. I can only imagine the scene. Entering the cemetery and following the main road until it starts to slope downward. Then turning right and climbing up a slight elevation. Unfortunately, the path likely became well known and worn. No thought was required for the direction of their steps.
Funerals were held in the spring, summer, and winter. And they lost children at ages ranging from 17 months, to 15 and 29 years. No rhyme or reason is apparent.
|Little Catharine Arnett, Mary Jane, Sarah Mason, and Henry James.|
In addition to the four mentioned in the caption above, there was also James E., aged 15 years, and Felix A., who was a railroad fireman before his death.
Daughter of James & Catharine Williams
Died 28th July 1841
Aged 18 months & 26 days
Son of James & Catharine Williams
Died 7th May 1859
Aged 17 Months and 25 days
|In Christ He Sleeps|
Born in Edgecombe Co, North Carolina Feb 10, 1795
Died in Macon, Ga Oct 17, 1871
Wife of James Williams
Born Nov 4, 1805
Died Sep 8, 1882
The last lines of Catherine's epitaph are especially poignant, and I hope they are true --
All photos © 2014 S. Lincecum.