Daughters

In Memory of

IDA

Daugh. Of

Geo. D. & A. C. ROLAND

DIED

Feb. 2. 1867

AGED

24 Yrs. 9 Mo’s.

4 D’s.

Daughter it is hard to give you up

But God has called and you must go

To dwell with jesus [sic] in those heavenly mansions

While we are left to weep here below

In the Sandhill Cemetery in the Clay Township of Bartholomew County, Indiana, is a tiny cemetery rightly named because it is sitting atop of a sand hill.  Inside the gates of the cemetery are two tablets for the two daughters of George and A. C. Roland.  Both soft, white-marble gravestones are eroded by years of weather and have lost a great deal of their detail.  Both gravestones have the same image carved into the top third of the marker—a young woman looking over an open book laying on a broad table with a man standing by the desk with one hand on the top of the book.  The man, wearing a long coat, appears to be a teacher, though it could be George Roland, the father of the young women.  The epitaphs on both gravestones are very similar but slightly different.

In Memory of

MALLIE

Daughter of

Geo. D. & A. C. ROLAND

DIED

Oct. 28, 1869

AGED

24 Yr’s. 7 Mo’s.

10 Ds.

Daughter our last can we give you up

Yes God has called and you must go

To dwell with jesus [sic] in those heavenly mansions

By and by we too will ceace [sic] weeping and go

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