I pray the Lord my soul to take

IMG_3767HENRY A. BURR

ONLY SON OF

HENRY A. & HARRIET A. BURR

BORN [ILLEGIBLE] 1843.

DIED [ILLEGIBLE] 1850.

[3 LINE EPITAPH ILLEGIBLE]

The white marble gravestone in the Green-Wood Cemetery at Brooklyn, New York, for Henry Burr, 7 year-old son and namesake of Henry Burr and Harriet Burr, has eroded badly. The angel figure, her clothing billowing, hovers over a cloud while she cradles a small child.  His head is nestled into her neck, a gesture of tenderness and affection.  This small boy, presumably Henry, is buried next to his 8-year old sister, Harriet.

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