James J. Mason, born June 13, 1806, married Jan. 22d, 1835, died June 13, 1835. “He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.”
“I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
The monuments of “Howard
,” and of “Cooke
,” are among the last on this Avenue.
We copy the inscription of the former, though long, as an interesting illustration of a class of family memorials of a similar description:--
We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Cor., 15 chap., 51, 53 v.
Here are deposited the remains of Elizabeth Howard, wife of the Rev. Simeon Howard, D. D. She died April 13, 1777, aged 43 years:
Algernon Sidney Howard, youngest son of Simeon Howard, D. D., who died April 19, 1796, aged 19 years:
Simeon Howard, D. D., who died Aug. 13, 1804, aged 71 years:
John Clarke Howard, M. D., first son of Simeon Howard, D. D., who died Aug. 11, 1810, aged 36 years:
Christiana R. S. Howard, youngest daughter of John Clark Howard, who died May 27, 1812, aged 14 months:
James Swan Howard, second son of John Clark Howard, who died June 28, 1814, aged 5 years:
Hepsebah Clark Swan Howard, relict of John Clark Howard, who died Sept. 14, 1833, aged 55 years.
On Locust Avenue the stranger's eye will be attracted by a modest column of free-stone, surmounted by an urn, and bearing, in gold letters, an inscription to the