Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Delilah (Neal) Sharp (1824-1904)

This tombstone is for Delila N. and William C. Sharp, my great-grandparents from my mother's side of the family. Inscriptions cover three sides of the stone; here, only Delila's side is shown, another side is for William (shown in a previous post), and one more is for their marriage. Delila's final resting place is in the Old Good Hope Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky, about 1/4 mile southwest of the former family homestead.

Inscription reads:
Delila N
Wife Of
William C
Nov. 9, 1824
Jan. 30, 1904"
"We shall meet again sweet mother
In a brighter clime than this
Where the anguish of this world of ours
Is lost in deathless bliss"


Old Goodhope Cemetery (Livingston County, Kentucky; 1 mile from intersection of state roads 133 and 1436 (Pisgah Road) on the side of Newman's Bluff), William and Delila Sharp marker, photographed by Stanley Mitchell, May 30, 2001.


This grave marker is the primary source for Delila's date of death and it is the only known source with an explicit birth date.