A Son’s Epitaph

JOHN L.

Son of

Tobias & Mary

ROBERTS

DIED

Oct. 10, 1861

AE. 16 yrs.; 4 ms.

& 21 dys.

Happy now no unrest

With the Savior he is blest

Safe from sorrow, pain and fear

He is happier there than here.

The repaired rounded-top, white marble gravestone of 16-year old John Roberts in the Bar Harbor Village Cemetery is a testament of parent’s love for their child.  The epitaph is a parents’ wish that their child be in no pain and experience no sorrow, even if death gives relief.  The four lines of gravestone poetry attempts to offer comfort to parents who have suffered the painful and unimaginable loss of their son.

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