The coffin-shaped tombstone in the photograph is also a type of gravestone called a table tomb for an obvious reason—it looks like a table. Usually the table tomb has four or six legs supporting a stone tablet which carries the inscription of the deceased. In this case, the coffin-shaped table top is supported by two blocks. A large medallion carries the inscription on the widest part of the gravestone:
Memory of EDITH HAMILTON
Late consort of the Rev. Samuel Hamilton who
Departed this life in joyful expectation of a
Better, on the 29th of March, A.D. 1832 Aged
33 Years, 7 months and 26 days.
I with thee did fix my lot.
Willing to undergo like doom.
When death consorted with thee
Death was to me as life
So forcible in my heart I felt
The bonds of nature draw me to
Note: I first saw the gravestone above on the Website: www.graveaddiction.com. Beth Santore, the Webmaster gave me great directions to find the cemetery. I was just in Ohio Monday and snapped some pictures of the gravestone for myself. I highly recommend her Website, especially for those tramping around Ohio graveyards!