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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Weeping Angel

This large grave monument of a weeping angel bears the name Teasdale and marks the plot where several Teasdale family members are buried in Friendship Cemetery, in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi. Smaller stones nearby mark the graves of Rev. Thomas Cox Teasdale and his wife, Delia Lottridge Teasdale.

Rev. Teasdale was born in Massachusetts, and according to his grave stone, his date of birth was December 2, 1808. Well-known for his service as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbus, Mississippi from 1858 - 1863, Rev. Teasdale died on April 4, 1891. Also nearby is the grave marker of Rev. Teasdale's wife, Delia Lottridge Teasdale. Born in New York, Delia's date of birth was January 16, 1811. On July 5, 1899, Delia died, having outlived her husband by a little over 8 years.

Friendship Cemetery, a historical cemetery in the eastern part of the state, contains several thousand graves, including those of Confederate heroes and Mississippi statesmen.

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