Displayed on the square-top white marble gravestone of 30-year old Arad Davis who died in 1852, is a highly-stylized willow tree, symbolizing sorrow and mourning. The epitaph on the gravestone, faded and weathered but still legible, speaks to the fleeting nature of life:
How short is life, how sure is death
Our days alas how few,
Our mortal life is but a breath
Tis like the morning dew.